Grand Lafayette Melbourne

Grand Lafayette, located at 9 Clifton Street in Melbourne, Victoria, is a colorful, out-of-the-box restaurant open for brunch and all-you-can-eat Japanese fusion dinner for just $32.80 per person (AUD). Prepare your Instagram account, because it will be soon explode with sensational, bright, cheerful dishes that are just as delicious to eat as they are to photograph. From a Rose Raindrop Cake, Chicken & Waffles, and Rainbow Lattes, to their freak shakes and monster shakes, it is the ultimate ‘flatlay’ party.

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Mode Kitchen & Bar at Four Seasons Sydney

Mode Kitchen & Bar, located inside Four Seasons Hotel Sydney on the ground floor, within walking distance to City Quay, is a contemporary Australian restaurant and bar known for their signature steaks and famous Australian dishes such as Coorong Pippies that are similar to mussels and clams here in the United States, as well as Flinders lamb and Tasmanian Kangaroo. The décor is 1920’s inspired, with brown and orange tones, creating a handsome dining scene that is perfect for a night out with friends, co-workers, or a significant other. The restaurant is also family-friendly.


Their menu changes every quarter, with current South Australian promotions available until May. To start, we were recommended specific cocktails to start based upon the dishes we chose to order. Our first selection was the Ginger Royale. Champagne and Gin lovers will appreciate the Ginger Royale ($20), made with West Winds Sabre Gin from Western Australia. Our second was the Lady in White, one of their native inspired cocktails. Made with Archie Rose Dry Gin, Lemon Myrtle & Finger Lime ($25).

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Vegan Restaurants on the North Fork

Courtesy of North Fork Doughnut Company

Dining out on the East End is one of the most anticipated, and delicious, activities of the summer season. And for people avoiding animal products, it has never been easier to find a satisfying vegan bite to eat thanks to the variety of new options available. Here are five places on the North Fork where vegans and non-vegans alike can share in an unforgettable taste experience. 

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Om Nom Kitchen at Adelphi Hotel Melbourne

Who knew works of art could taste as good as they look? When it comes to layers of distinguished flavor, a palette of decadent, intriguing ingredients, combined with a sexy, bubbly atmosphere, Om Nom Kitchen on Flinders Lane in Melbourne’s Central Business District has hit a home run. Om Nom Kitchen is set inside Adelphi Hotel, which is known as the world’s first dessert hotel, with their kitchen centering all dishes around dessert. At the helm of this creative masterpiece is Executive Chef Jo Ward, whose background includes working alongside award-winning chefs in Michelin-starred restaurants.

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Behind the Scenes at Barton G Miami

Barton G, which has locations in both Miami Beach and Los Angeles, offers anything but an ordinary dining experience. The restaurant’s out-of-the-box dishes tickle your imagination and push the limits of what a typical meal “should be.” Each drink, appetizer, entree, and dessert is crafted with a fun twist; not only is the food itself delectable, but the way meals are presented are extravagant productions of their own.

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An Interview with Nicole Miller: All Things Hamptons

Nicole Miller, iconic American designer and longtime Hamptons resident, shares her entertaining tips for the summer including her must-have in-home essentials, her favorite East End restaurants, and what she is most looking forward to this upcoming season.

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The Preston House & Hotel Celebrates their One Year Anniversary

The Preston House & Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Riverhead opposite the Long Island Aquarium, recently celebrated their one year anniversary. The restaurant and hotel opened its doors on Valentine’s Day in 2018 and continues to be a favorite dining destination, especially for those who appreciate a unique historic backdrop reminiscent of the gilded age paired with hearty, locally focused fare.

Anchored together with their five-story boutique hotel, The Preston House is ideal for a weekend getaway for Long Island locals and visitors to the region for the first time. The property is perfectly situated at the mouth of both the North and South Forks.

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Malibu Farm Miami Beach

At Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc in Miami Beach is Malibu Farm, the South Florida outpost of Helene Henderson’s California restaurant that boasts farm-to-table dining served in the epitome of coastal luxury. Guests will discover satisfying, fresh dishes made with organic and locally sourced ingredients.

Serving dinner seven days a week, as well as offering lunch and Sunday brunch service, Malibu Farm’s beach casual vibe is the perfect escape for a California-inspired meal with your significant other, friends, or with the family.

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Luxury Hotels Around the World with the Best Cuisine

Courtesy of The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel

When we search for luxury hotels, the first amenities that come to mind are the spectacular hotel room views, the impeccable service, and overall grandeur. As we look to where to travel in 2019, let the cuisine in your hotel awaken your inspiration for that region. Here are some of our favorite hotels around the world with notable cuisine experiences that distinctively reflect their province or state.
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Four Hamptons Restaurants Perfect for Singles

Roses may be red and violets may be blue, but February isn’t just for couples—it’s for singles, too! Whether you’re looking for a good night out or a good mate, these Hamptons restaurants are the perfect destination for anyone who is single and loving it or single and ready to mingle.

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TBar Steak and Lounge NYC

TBar Steak and Lounge, located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, is a restaurant you will return to again and again for its superior Nouveau American menu and intimate yet energetic downtown vibe. It is no surprise that the same UES clientele have been returning year after year for over a decade. The frequent customers seated around us exclaimed almost immediately exactly what they were ordering, without even a glance at the menu.

My guests and I decided to follow along with our dining room neighbors and order favorites including burgers from the Burger Bar and a variety of starters.

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Hamptons Valentine’s Day Dining

Deciding where to go for Valentine’s Day dinner can be harder than deciding on a life partner. Whether you wish to embrace a casual evening or do something a little fancy, here are our favorite Hamptons and North Fork restaurants that you and your partner are sure to love.

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Where to Eat on the East End during Super Bowl Sunday LIII

Whether your favorite football team is in the Super Bowl or not, it’s still a fun day for good food, good drinks, good football and good times. These East End bars are the perfect lineup for Super Bowl Sunday, making you the MVP of your friend group.

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