| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:18 PM
MONTALCINO, Italy — "Scusi," I said to a well-dressed man in this medieval Tuscan village, where even the gas station was somehow part of the farming landscape. "Can you tell me how to get to Castiglion del Bosco?"
"Hmm, yes," he said in English,...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Alain Passard, the chef and owner of l'Arpège in Paris, known for his cuisine a la vegetable, will be in Los Angeles to cook at the All-Star Chef Classic, which takes place this weekend at L.A. Live.
Passard's l'Arpège received three Michelin stars in...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:56 AM
What were you doing up before dawn Monday? If you are a hard-core restaurant fanatic, the kind who follows Massimo Bottura on Twitter and plans her vacations around the rankings of the San Pellegrino World’s Best 50 Restaurants awards, you were...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:21 PM
David Posey, a James Beard rising star chef finalist two years running, is leaving his position as chef de cuisine of Blackbird. Perry Hendrix will take over at Blackbird while continuing his current position as Avec chef.
Posey, who is departing August...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:06 PM
The first thing Jared Rouben does when we meet is suggest we talk over a lunch of charcoal-grilled chicken, refried beans and arroz amarillo. We're here to chat beer—specifically, his coming-soon Pilsen brewery, Moody Tongue—but food is...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:35 PM
We go to great restaurants for magic, for an extraordinary experience that is beyond our reach as home cooks. And so how to explain that the single most memorable dish I had at Alain Passard's Michelin three-star restaurant l'Arpege in Paris was a salad,...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Toward the bottom of the financial district and a few short blocks from Staples Center, Faith & Flower is the latest grand restaurant downtown, convenient for the dude-bros flowing from the Convention Center and elegant enough for first dates, a logical...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:58 AM
The Chinese American Service League hosted its 35th anniversary dinner gala with nearly 700 guests at the Hilton Chicago on May 21. The event celebrated its 35 years of service to the community and included traditional Chinese dancing by children from...
| Jun 17, 2014
Despite all the digital travel resources that are now readily available, I'm still a fan of printed references. Although a senior, I'm not a luddite; when I travel, I carry the usual Wi-Fi notebook and smartphone, use Wi-Fi everywhere I stay and I'm...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Ambition on this level is rarely seen in the restaurant world. But if you’ve got nothing to lose, why not go for broke? That seems to be the operating philosophy of one Brandon Baltzley, who I wrote about here, and was later profiled in the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:17 AM
A report out of Greenwich (Conn.) Patch, via Eater, is that Graham Elliot’s Connecticut restaurant, Primary Food & Drink, has closed. Restaurant manager David Wolvovsky told Patch the restaurant is "closed as of today — the issue being, it...