Alto 11 East 53rd St 212.308.1099 Alto offers a four-course prix fixe dinner ($85) menu Monday through Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. A seven-course chef’s tasting menu is available for $130. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 […]
Reason to visit the Dominican Republic (DR): The beaches are stunning and well-maintained. DR Tourism Minister Felix Jimenez announced the rejuvenation of Long Beach in Puerto Plata, as well Juan Dolio Beach and the start of revitalization efforts to beaches in La Romana, Najayo, Palenque (San Cristobal) and Barahona to ensure their healthy beauty.
DR’s 41st Annual Merengue Festival to be Held July 24 – 27, 2008
JetBlue Airways Offers Flights to the DR’s Santo Domingo from Orlando
DR’s Dominican Golf Federation Adopts U.S. Golf Handicap and Course Rating Systems
Delta Introduces Atlanta-Santiago Daily DR Flight
Four AAA Diamonds for the DR’s Casa Colonial
DR’s Courtyard Hotel Santiago Awarded Platinum Distinction
DR Jazz Festival to be Held November 6 – 9, 2008
Fairmont Roco Ki Hotel Begins Construction in DR’s Punta Cana
DR to Host World Poker Showdown
Donald Trump’s Namesake Restaurant, DJT, Opens
At Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas
Trump’s Personal Chef, Joseph Isidori, Creates Innovative, Modern American Cuisine
Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas, the city’s newest landmark, today announced the opening of its signature fine-dining restaurant, DJT, bearing the initials of Donald J. Trump, who recently launched Trump Hotel Collection, with Las Vegas the newest location for the luxury brand. Located just inside the hotel’s spectacular grand lobby, DJT’s superbly crafted menu of Modern American cuisine and chic, intimate setting ensure a sensual, sophisticated and unforgettable dining experience.
DJT showcases the culinary talents of Executive Chef Joseph Isidori, former corporate executive chef for Trump Golf Management and executive chef at the Trump-owned Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. Isidori has also served as Mr. Trump’s personal chef, as well as chef for the Trump family.
ESCAPE WITH MINI-VACATIONS FROM CANADA’S LUXURY HOTELIER
Promotions and weekend stay packages let travellers cocoon in the spa, rekindle romance, refuel & best of all, save!
The luxury experts at Metropolitan Hotels’ three top Canadian hotels – the SoHo Metropolitan, the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver and the Metropolitan Toronto – have developed a few anecdotes in the form of bliss-causing promotions and weekend stay packages to allow visitors an escape from everything – from soaring gas prices to tightening travel budgets and more…
SOLITARY REFINEMENT AT THE SOHO METROPOLITAN
Cost: From $442
Package Details: What is it doing outside? Who cares! Hours of spa services in Salon Daniel will chase away the cold. Then, retire to your luxurious accommodations for an evening of decadent chocolates and movies. Delay your return to reality with an extended departure.
Includes: Overnight accommodation, complimentary room upgrade, three spa services at Salon Daniel (a one-hour massage, a spa manicure and a spa pedicure), Thomas Haas truffles, one complimentary DVD rental, complimentary late check out and parking.
ROMANCE AT THE METROPOLITAN HOTEL TORONTO (For the foodie!)
Cost: from $300
Package Details: One of North America’s best Chinese restaurants, Lai Wah Heen, is located at the Metropolitan Hotel Toronto. Combine dinner at this lauded hot spot, with complimentary Champagne and breakfast the next day in the Hemispheres, and you’ve got a foodie’s ultimate romantic getaway.
Includes: One night accommodation in a one-bedroom suite, a gourmet welcome amenity and a half-bottle of Veuve Clicquot, a $100 food credit for Lai Wah Heen (can be used in Hemispheres if you prefer), buffet breakfast for two in Hemispheres and parking.
Note: Rates are subject to availability and are based on double occupancy per night. Package rates are not available to groups, contracted rates or volume-contracted rates. Taxes and gratuities are not included.
SILKWOOD FINE WINES
Wine On Line
ALL WINES ARE HANDCRAFTED FROM GRAPES FROM THEIR CENTRAL VALLEY VINEYARDS.
GRAPES Are ALLOWED MAXIMUM “HANG TIME” WHICH PRODUCES WELL-BALANCED, MATURE FRUIT
THEY HAND-HARVEST, HAND-SORT AND CUSTOM CRUSH GRAPES TO PRODUCE SILKWOOD’S SIGNATURE FULL BODIED, RICH AND SMOOTH WINES.
NV RED DUET CAB/SYRAH $16
Tranquil and scenic, the Volga River links Russia’s two great cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg, but since Communist times cruising this great river has been limited to older Soviet ships. A luxurious voyage was simply not possible until the inauguration of the Volga Dream in 2007.
Academic Arrangements Abroad was the first charter client of the Volga Dream, which remains the only five-star riverboat in Russia. The vessel’s hotel operations are managed by a European company, including a massage therapist, hair dresser, doctor and even a French pastry chef. From barbecues on deck to six-course gala dinners, meals are a delight (and include complimentary beer and wine).
THE HERRING ARE COMING!
THE GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER BAR LAUNCHES ANNUAL “HOLLAND HERRING FESTIVAL” TUESDAY, JUNE 3, WITH OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONIES AND FIRST TASTING; FESTIVAL CONTINUES THROUGH JUNE 20
What: Annual Holland Herring Festival at the Grand Central Oyster Bar
celebrating the arrival of “nieuwe maatjes” herring from the Netherlands
Where: Grand Central Oyster Bar, “Below Sea Level” – Grand Central Station
When: Tues., June 3, at 1:00 pm (opening ceremony & first tasting) through
Fri., June 20, 2008
Time: 1:00 pm opening ceremony, all day throughout the festival
Admission free: Food and beverage by consumption: Dutch Herring prices: $7 per filet, $7.95 per herring salad
Who: Oyster Bar executive chef Sandy Ingber, general manager Jonathan Young, Netherlands Consul General Mr. Gajus Scheltema
Information/Reservations: 212 490 6650 Subway: 4,5,6,7, S to GCS