Top of Aspen Highlands
Cloud Nine is the perfect aprés ski spot for locals and visitors alike at Aspen Highlands. Nestled near the top of the mountain, the venue is known for its party scene starting around 2pm. Among flowing bottles of excellent wine and their well-revered fondue pots, seating accommodates 55 in tight company. Ladies frequently dance atop tables and music is cranked up by the waitstaff as good times blend in with the snow capped mountains surrounding the views from 360 degrees around. Some people call Cloud Nine a European Alpine Ski Hut, but this party scene is all too American in nature.
Punta Mita's Premiere Dining Experience
A picturesque fishing village nestled on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, Punta Mita is an oasis of white-sand beaches and turquoise waters that boasts some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, surfing and golf in the world. The Four Seasons staff brings some of the best service standards to the region along with a signature restaurant inspired by Richard Sandoval.
A surf town with enduring spirit.
Sayulita is a surf town on Mexico’s west coast, and it’s a little piece of paradise. The locals probably wouldn’t call it a surf town, but, if you’re an expat, that’s what it is for you. Get here. Surf. And get some rellenos after your waves.
Ronald Reagan Building
It was one hell of a night with Andrew Zimmern, Anthony Bourdain, and Padma Lakshmi feeding someone a piece of Jamon Iberico from her collarbone for $1,000. Carla Hall snuck me a piece, too, and Jose Andrés passed out the rest to chefs around us. Chef Jeff Bubin won the Capital Food Fight against Enzo Fargione, Guillermo Pernot, and Adam Sobel from Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC. …but even more shockingly, Robert Egger steps down as the Director of the DC Central Kitchen. His speech is added here in full. Sorry about the sound quality, but they wouldn’t let me plug into their audio system.
Want details about the Capital Food Fight? Find them here.
Prescott's Lobster Birthday Party
Sponsored by SimplyLobsters.com, this segment features Chef Scot Harlan prepping a special birthday dinner with lobster, featuring some of his signature touches from the all-American, french-inspired bistro known as Green Pig Bistro.