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From Forest To Fork With Krug Champagne

By Katherine Houston

Michelin star chefs join forces with Krug Champagne for the third edition of its single ingredient book series. Krug x Mushroom From Forest to Fork, challenges the perception that Champagne is merely an aperitif or celebration wine, and displays how 18 Michelin star chefs paired creative mushroom dishes with the prestigious Champagne House’s Grand Cuvée in their own unique way. […]

Guide to Venice

By Nick Levine

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. The city of Venice conjures up a constellation of colorful, dreamlike images for any sanguine traveler. It is a place bursting with art, history, music and romance, where visitors relish majestic architecture, glorious churches and unrivaled food. The uniqueness of the turquoise lagoon remains a fascination for travelers, who […]

Spa of the Week: The Spa at Culloden

By Olivia Cuccaro

There’s something magical about Belfast during the holiday season, and spending it in a Gothic mansion perched within the Northern Ireland woodlands makes it all the more enchanting. Stroll through the charming Christmas markets in the city center, cozy up by the fireplace with a cup of tea (or an Irish whiskey cocktail), then set time aside for some seasonal […]

The Best Luxury Hotel Stays for the Holidays

Embrace the festive period by celebrating the holidays with the hearty seasonal cuisine, sparkling decorations and exclusive events offered by each of these luxury hotels. Claridge’s London Claridge’s is celebrated for its afternoon tea and the festive offering is considered particularly special. Throughout the holidays, this afternoon tea service comes complete with Claridge’s famous Christmas pudding, of which only 150 […]

Roberta Naas on Automaton Watches

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Only a handful of brands offer these incredible feats of art and mechanics, which can take several hundred hours to make and assemble—something that is reflected in their price. Moving magic on the wrist is the best way to describe this rare breed of watches. A concept that predates […]

Cocktail of the Week: Hennessy XO Two Branches

By Olivia Cuccaro

Hennessy XO Two Branches at Per Se  1.5 oz Hennessy XO cognac 1/2 oz oz Prune de Souillac Louis Roque 1/2 oz Antica Formula vermouth 1/2 oz honey To create this cocktail of the week, stir Hennessy XO, Prune de Souillac Louis Roque, Antica Formula vermouth and honey with ice. Serve straight up and garnish with an orange twist. At Elite Traveler, we […]

Elite Traveler Celebrates Ultimate Gift Guide at Bonhams

On Thursday, November 30, Elite Traveler and renowned auction house Bonhams hosted an evening of cocktails with the Mexico Tourism Board to celebrate the Elite Collection: Ultimate Gift Guide. Jewelry and watch collectors, influencers, industry leaders and our readers joined Elite Traveler in celebrating the November/December issue at Bonhams New York on Madison Avenue.  The party was hosted by Matthew Girling, Global CEO […]

The Auction of La Ferrari Aperta Number 210

By Alexandra Cheney This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. It’s less of a throaty roar and more of a whoosh, the sound Eurofighter Typhoons create overhead as they blow by. These particular fighter jets belong to the Italian Air Force’s 4th Wing from Grosseto and were present in Fiorano to initiate an auction in honor […]

The 12 Best Fine Dining Dishes of 2017

By Andy Hayler

There are many lovely restaurants around the world and no shortage of accolades and lists of the best known ones, but how do you choose the very best, the absolute pinnacle of fine dining?  There is no perfect answer, but here is a personal choice of the very best dozen fine dining restaurants in the world today. These are in […]

Celebrating the Innovative Watches of Voutilainen

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. One of the industry’s most beloved independent watchmakers, Kari Voutilainen is as well-known for his artistry and dedication to métiers d’art as he is for his innovative, and sometimes mind-bending, timepieces featuring in-house movements. Voutilainen uses traditional horology techniques, but the resulting timepieces are anything but traditional thanks to […]