FOOD + WINE


A review of a luxury holiday in FOOD + WINE. An insider’s guide to the best luxury hotels, resorts, and restaurants. Discover where to go, what to see and what to eat in FOOD + WINE, with Carmen Edelson.

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The Lodge at Ashford Castle

The Lodge at Ashford Castle

FOOD + WINE, IRELAND, LUXURY AIRLINES & CRUISES TOURS, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY CASTLES, LUXURY HOTELS, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
Ashford Castle towers over its impressive gardens and green golfing fields. After a two and a half hour drive from Dublin, we were greeted at the gate by a man in a traditional green coat and black top hat. He welcomed us in, directed…
Ashford Castle towers over its impressive gardens and green golfing fields. After a two and a half hour drive from Dublin, we were greeted at the gate by a man in a traditional green coat and black top…
Three Days in Dublin:  What to Do

Three Days in Dublin: What to Do

EUROPE, FOOD + WINE, IRELAND, LUXURY TOURS
Our two week trip to Europe with the family starts with the flight over. Our main target is Ireland. From Florida, we connected first through Kennedy in NY and then Paris.  After the overnight flight to Europe, there is the problem of…
Our two week trip to Europe with the family starts with the flight over. Our main target is Ireland. From Florida, we connected first through Kennedy in NY and then Paris.  After the overnight flight to…
Codorniu Cava Winery Tour

Codorniu Cava Winery Tour

EUROPE, FOOD + WINE, LUXURY TOURS, LUXURY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, SITES TO SEE, SPAIN
One of the treats of visiting Spain is drinking Cava, a sparkling white wine, the Champagne of Spain. And while Cava is made through-out Spain, the best Cava comes from the Codorniu vineyards in Catalonya. It’s the oldest and second-largest producer of bottle-fermented…
One of the treats of visiting Spain is drinking Cava, a sparkling white wine, the Champagne of Spain. And while Cava is made through-out Spain, the best Cava comes from the Codorniu vineyards in Catalonya. It’s…
Height of Romance on the Water

Height of Romance on the Water

FLORIDA, FOOD + WINE, FORT LAUDERDALE
Living in Fort Lauderdale, we have many choices on where to dine.  On special occasions like an anniversary or a birthday celebration, I want to go somewhere quiet, intimate, and of course with an ocean view. Two of my favorite waterfront…
Living in Fort Lauderdale, we have many choices on where to dine.  On special occasions like an anniversary or a birthday celebration, I want to go somewhere quiet, intimate, and of course with an…
Lauderdale by The Sea Restaurants

Lauderdale by The Sea Restaurants

FOOD + WINE, FORT LAUDERDALE, UNITED STATES
The Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is home to warm tropical breezes, spectacular ocean views, quaint downtown shops, a pier that extends 876 feet over the ocean, and, as I’ll detail down below, some fabulous restaurants. The center strip of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea was…
The Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is home to warm tropical breezes, spectacular ocean views, quaint downtown shops, a pier that extends 876 feet over the ocean, and, as I’ll detail down below, some fabulous restaurants.…
Waterfront Dining in Fort Lauderdale

Waterfront Dining in Fort Lauderdale

FOOD + WINE, FORT LAUDERDALE, UNITED STATES
We live in a fabulous area of Fort Lauderdale called Coral Ridge.  I live literally two miles from the ocean and have the intracoastal waterway in my backyard.   I have a privileged position in terms of local Waterfront Dining in Fort…
We live in a fabulous area of Fort Lauderdale called Coral Ridge.  I live literally two miles from the ocean and have the intracoastal waterway in my backyard.   I have a privileged position in terms…
Pelekanos – Santorini Restaurant Oia

Pelekanos – Santorini Restaurant Oia

EUROPE, FOOD + WINE, GREECE
In Oia Santorini, we noticed a small sign while walking along one of the picturesque, narrow sidewalks.  It pointed to Pelekanos, (in English “Pelican”) an upstairs bar/restaurant. It does not look like a restaurant from the entrance.  Since it was…
In Oia Santorini, we noticed a small sign while walking along one of the picturesque, narrow sidewalks.  It pointed to Pelekanos, (in English “Pelican”) an upstairs bar/restaurant. It does not look like a restaurant…
Best Rooftop Breakfasts

Best Rooftop Breakfasts

FOOD + WINE
I had the most amazing breakfast again this morning. So I’m now inventing a new category in luxury travel: Best Rooftop Breakfasts in the World.   Today, we had breakfast at the rooftop restaurant on the 7th floor of the…
I had the most amazing breakfast again this morning. So I’m now inventing a new category in luxury travel: Best Rooftop Breakfasts in the World.   Today, we had breakfast at the rooftop restaurant…
Champagne with Ice

Champagne with Ice

FOOD + WINE, LIFESTYLE
Moet & Chandon has created theMoet Ice Imperial, a refreshing new champange, that has been described as the world’s first-ever Champagne served on ice.  For me its’s a great idea, since I normally like ice with white wine.   I had…
Moet & Chandon has created theMoet Ice Imperial, a refreshing new champange, that has been described as the world’s first-ever Champagne served on ice.  For me its’s a great idea, since I normally like…
Best Family Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

Best Family Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

FOOD + WINE
When you are going out with the family, everyone wants to find a restaurant that pleases the whole family. Since we live in Fort Lauderdale, we are often asked for a good restaurant for the whole family.  So we polled…
When you are going out with the family, everyone wants to find a restaurant that pleases the whole family. Since we live in Fort Lauderdale, we are often asked for a good restaurant for…
Most Famous Cuban Restaurant in Miami

Most Famous Cuban Restaurant in Miami

FLORIDA, FOOD + WINE, MIAMI
Miami is well known for its white sand beaches and delicious dining destinations.  Although you will find a Cuban restaurant or cafeteria in almost any corner of Miami, the best place to get a traditional Cuban meal in Miami is…
Miami is well known for its white sand beaches and delicious dining destinations.  Although you will find a Cuban restaurant or cafeteria in almost any corner of Miami, the best place to get a…
58 Tour Eiffel Tower Restaurant

58 Tour Eiffel Tower Restaurant

EUROPE, FOOD + WINE, FRANCE
Le Jules Verne, (Eiffel Tower) . The Restaurant on the Second Floor of the Eiffel Tower. We have been to Paris many times before and have never able to get reservations.  I booked dinner a whole six months in advance knowing that…
Le Jules Verne, (Eiffel Tower) . The Restaurant on the Second Floor of the Eiffel Tower. We have been to Paris many times before and have never able to get reservations.  I booked dinner a whole…