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From molecular gastronomy to the classic coq au vin, elite dining is one of the biggest joys of a private jet lifestyle. Join us as we explore the world’s best restaurants.

Three Exceptional Japanese Spirits to Discover

By Olivia Cuccaro

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. HEAVEN SAKE Often referred to as Japanese rice wine, sake is actually less acidic and closer to beer in production. To create Heaven Sake Junmai Daiginjo, champagne cellar master Régis Camus partnered with Yamaguchi–based sake house Dassai for a blend he considers ‘too pure to mix.’ Made from high-quality […]

The Gaggenau UK Sommelier Competition

As part of brand and culture philosophy, Gaggenau focuses on all aspects of exclusive culinary culture and sophisticated lifestyle. Hence the extensive knowledge invested in wine enjoyment, bringing the sommelier’s profession and the art of pairing food and drink is put into sharper focus. Gaggenau will hold its first UK Sommelier competition for young professionals of the industry on 23rd […]

Gaggenau presents the new Vario cooling 400 series

Inspired by grand architectural structures, the new Vario cooling 400 series has been created for those who appreciate aesthetically advanced design. Combining a modular configuration with the smooth lines of seamless integration, these sculptural appliances redefine the landscape of the functional kitchen. The Vario wine climate cabinets 400 series take inspiration from the oak barrels used to age wine. Oak and […]

The Summer’s Best Pop-up Terraces in London

By Lauren Hill

As summer heats up and evenings become warm, join the after-work and weekend crowd in the city’s most inviting al fresco venues. Scott’s Mayfair Summer Terrace Scott’s Just last week the legendary Mayfair restaurant Scott’s (one of the five oldest restaurants in London) saw the launch of its summer terrace, which was created in collaboration with Victoria Beckham and unveiled […]

The Hidden Gems of Sydney’s Dining Scene

By Andy Hayler

Sydney is blessed with a stunning natural setting with more than its fair share of fine beaches, harbor coves and secluded spots to take in the view. Circular Quay, with the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background and the famous Opera House to one side, is a fabulous backdrop for a firework display, as I discovered when I was […]

Ornellaia Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Vendemmia d’Artista

By Lauren Hill

The prominent Italian winery, Ornellaia, celebrated for its Super Tuscan wines—the movement established in the ‘70s to distinguish winemakers producing innovative fine wines—is also recognized for bridging the gap between wine and fine art, the pinnacle of which is the winery’s Vendemmia d’Artista collaboration. To mark the project’s 10th anniversary this year, Ornellaia commissioned world-renowned South African artist William Kentridge […]

Chefs to Watch in Latin America Right Now

By Lauren Hill & Will Grice

Following on from our piece about the best restaurant openings in Latin America, Elite Traveler has put together a list of nine Latin America chefs who are set for stardom over the next 12 months. Xavier Pacheco Comederia Fonda Urbana, Puerto Rico A chef that’s said to be spearheading the farm-to-table dining scene in Puerto Rico, Xavier Pacheco has attracted widespread […]

Cocktail of the Week: Chelsea Flower Show Inspiration

By Lauren Hill

Cocktails inspired by Chelsea Flower Show, ME London Violet Crown 50ml Star of Bombay gin 20ml violet liqueur 5ml Cointreau 25ml lemon juice 15ml sugar syrup 1 egg white To create this cocktail, first combine all of the ingredients in a shaker. At ME London, these are dry shaken (without ice) to whip air into the cocktail. Four to five […]

Stay at Ruinart’s One-Bedroom Pop-up Hotel in London

By Lauren Hill

This summer, the first champagne house to have been founded, Maison Ruinart, will host a one-bedroom pop-up hotel in Primrose Hill, London. Open for just a limited time in July, the pop-up will see the transformation of a discreet London setting into a creative interpretation of Maison Ruinart that’s been designed in collaboration with creative director Tom Hingston. Named after […]

Michelin-Starred Chefs Create Collaborative Playlist for Restaurant Story

By Lauren Hill

Earlier this month, renowned chef Tom Sellers relaunched his Michelin-starred, award-winning dining spot Restaurant Story following an extensive renovation that simultaneously marked a transformation in the experience you have here. Not only has the restaurant undergone a complete redesign, the renovation has also signified the arrival of a new culinary concept and dining experience – a part of this re-imagined […]