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Foodie Heaven – Ninth Annual Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival

If you love good food and wine (and who doesn’t) this one is for you. The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival is coming up and the stylish Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach has just the package for you! Mark it down in your calendars – December 10 – December 13, 2015!


In addition to the luxurious accommodations, the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach offers a special festival welcome amenity and autographed “Season with Authority: Confident Home Cooking” cookbook by author/chef Marc Murphy, an exclusive private chef’s dinner on Thursday, December 10, as well as tickets for two to Get Served, Late Night Rock, Chillin’ N’ Grillin’ and Street Food Fest.


The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival is in its ninth year and this year’s line up includes such kitchen royalties as Daniel Boulud, Robert Irvine, Marc Murphy, Christina Tosi, Jeff Mauro and Ken Oringer, Hugh Acheson, Gavin Kaysen, Dena Marino, Michael Ruhlman, Brad Kilgore and Beau MacMillan. Events at the festival include Get Served!, the annual chef volleyball battle, an evening of cocktails and karaoke hosted by Jeff Mauro of the Food Network, cooking classes for children, and culinary panels offering compelling insights from the country’s most inspiring foodies. The festival ends with a dramatic street food competition where NYC-based chefs take on five of Palm Beach’s culinary stars.


And of course, you will get to enjoy year-round great weather, stunning ocean views, and Palm Beach’s most beautiful beach!

Do not wait and contact Classic Travel to book your Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach festival experience!

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Mouth Watering Metropole Masterpieces


For delicious palatable masterpieces, have a meal at the Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo. Indulge your epicurean desires at any of their restaurants for a superb culinary experience.

The Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo’s dining establishments are considered to be sensational and their efforts have gotten them nominated to the Virtuoso Best of the Best awards for “Best Culinary Experience”. Chef Joel Robuchon, the most Michelin awarded chef in the world, heads the Hotel Metropole’s three restaurants, Odyssey, Yoshi, and Restaurant Joel Robuchon. Each restaurant has its own type of dining style, but they all retain the same flair expected from this seasoned chef. Odyssey, the hotel’s poolside restaurant, presents alfresco Mediterranean cuisine available for all your lounging lunches.


Yoshi is the hotel’s one Michelin starred restaurant featuring contemporary Japanese cuisine complete with a sushi bar and a Japanese inspired garden. It is also Chef Robuchon’s first Japanese restaurant in the world. The restaurant Joel Robuchon is the hotel’s two Michelin starred restaurant and offers Mediterranean cuisine with an open Teppanyaki styled kitchen.

With a variation of meals available to Hotel Metropole guests, all of which are of high-caliber quality, it is no wonder that guests keep coming back.

If you haven’t stayed at the Metropole and you really should remember, Metropole Monte Carlo is an esteemed member of Virtuoso, the by-invitation-only-consortium where members clients receive exclusive benefits. Become a member of classictravel.com and review the exclusive benefits you will receive here.


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Best Meals in Montreal

I just came back from a weekend in Montreal – and the food there is incredible! I think I gained 10 lbs, because all I did was eat.  It was the first weekend my husband and I left our son, and we really lived it up.

We headed right to Mile End, grabbed a coffee at Cafe Olimpico, then starting drinking sparking wine and eating charcuterie at Buvette Chez Simone. From there we headed to the piece de resistance – JOE BEEF.  This was basically the reason for the trip – to “kill ourselves with food” at this legendary establishment. It nearly worked! We gamed the system and made 2 reservations of 4 so that we and our 6 friends could eat together – they figured out what we were up to and they made an exception and created an 8 top for us.  This is a great trick to get around the difficulty of seating a large party at a popular or small restaurant.  We didn’t even order, we just told them to bring us the best of everything.

After a modest appetizer course of eel fritters and pate, to name a few, fresh wine was poured and it was time for foie gras double downs – this heart attack in a pouch is a sandwich where the “bread” is 2 pieces of deep fried foie gras and the “meat” is bacon. Enough said. The rest of the meal was a blur of wine, lobster pasta, horse fillet and amazing fries.

The next night we gorged ourselves at Au Pied de Cochon on poutine (with foie gras, of course), guinea hen, halibut tail and a half a pig.

We stopped of at Beauty’s for a bagel and blueberry maple syrup milkshake before getting on the plane.

I couldn’t wait to get home and go to bed without dinner!

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Culinary Tour Through Southeast Asia

For a foodie there is nothing better than traveling through local markets and eating at hidden gems in a foreign city.

From hole in the wall undiscovered treasures, to five star, impossible-to-get-into places, when it  comes to Southeast Asia (particularly Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand) Chef Robert Danhi knows the food scene better than anyone.

Chef Danhi is a renowned chef and has written a James Beard nominated cookbook, Southeast Asian Flavors (one of my personal favorites) and has a new book on its way. He travels the world to inspire new recipes and will take groups of lucky travelers with him and give them access to a true culinary immersion experience. So get your friends together and head out on a custom made delicious adventure!

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