Luxury alert! Looking for a taste of Paris, with authentic freshly made gourmet pastries, macaroons, hot chocolate, and more in the heart of New York City? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen took on the onerous task of making a visit to experience a taste of France in New York at the new Angelina Paris tearoom and café in Bryant Park, and here’s her report, including the top menu items, prices and reservation policy. Bon appetit!
Looking for a micro-luxury? A wonderful and delicious experience that won’t break your budget? One word, dear reader: ice. Crystal clear artisanal ice is a luxury that many craft cocktail, whisky, and spirits drinkers swear by. Since we’re all stuck at home this winter thanks to COVID-19, we have to become our own master mixologists. And ice is essential to that effort. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has all the info we need. Here’s how to make (and where to buy) crystal clear ice cubes, ice balls and spheres that are perfect for cocktails and whiskey whenever the closest bar has to be the one at your home.
What are the best gourmet chocolate treats to buy for that someone special this Valentine’s Day? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the best luxury gourmet chocolates and chocolate treats to buy as a gift for Valentine’s Day this year. It’s 14 ideas for February 14 – somewhere on this list is your paramour’s dream.
As we settle into the winter months, we’ve got some simple joys to look forward to. Quiet nights in front of the fireplace. Or not-so-quiet nights in front of a large screen TV. Whether your agenda includes watching lots of sports or reading lots of books, a great craft beer can be an excellent addition to the action. Our correspondent Jeanette Settembre has curated a list of 8 of the best craft beers to spread some cheer this winter holiday season and beyond, including IPA, stout and sour. Take that, coronavirus!
Hosting Thanksgiving at your house? Or spending the day at someone else’s home, but need a side dish or a dessert to contribute to the feast? Or perhaps you have a vegan or vegetarian guest and you want to serve them something they’ll love, but don’t have the skills/time/cookware/patience to make it yourself? No worries. Here are the best places to order gourmet mail-order Thanksgiving food online this year, including appetizers, turkeys, side dishes and desserts. And no, it’s not cheating. These are so good, your fellow guests will be forever thankful to you for not trying to make them yourself.