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& Chandlery in New Orleans, La. Bolivian Chocolate Cake at Compère Lapin.(Image: Compère Lapin)For a food adventure down south, travel to New Orleans to experience Chef Nina Compton’s dining establishment Compère Lapin, which lives at The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery. Compton, who was named one of Food & Wine publication’s Finest New Chefs for 2017, blends the flavors of New Orleans with those of her Caribbean roots, French culinary training, and deep experience with Italian food. The Old 77 Hotel & & Chandlery, situated 3 blocks from the French Quarter, is the most recent version of a building that started its life in 1854 as a storage facility serving the Port of New Orleans.Go: 535 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA, 504-527-5271;. Chanson Restaurant at Royal Blues Hotel in Deerfield Beach, Fl. Waygu Filet at Royal Blues Hotel (Photo: Royal Blues Hotel)Come
for the food, remain for the beach. Chanson is Florida’s only Relais & Châteaux restaurant and recently debuted a brand-new executive chef– Sicily’s rising skill Florenzo Barbieri
, who studied together with Michelin-starred chefs Fulvio Pierangelini and Peter Brunel. Chanson’s new menu integrates in your area sourced seafood and organic fruit and vegetables, and will now be peppered with Barbieri’s Italian touches, including his variation of a Sicilian “green “pesto– a twist on the traditional sauce made with almonds, and a”Sexy Tartare.”Together with Chanson’s level 3 sommelier, Barbieri works to develop extraordinary gastronomical experiences during their frequent wine suppers and occasions. Enjoyable Reality: Chanson is really the brainchild of Hollywood manufacturer Edward Walson(Blue Jasmine, Café Society, An American in Paris on Broadway )who matured vacationing to the area. The hotel is his way of bringing world-class cuisine to the captivating coastal town of Deerfield Beach.Go: 45 NE 21st Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL., 954-857-2929;. The White Barn Inn Restaurant at Grace White Barn Inn & Health Spa in Kennebunk, Maine Dining-room at The White Barn Inn & Dining Establishment.(Image: Philippe Schaff)Grace White Barn Inn & Health spa is a captivating country inn offering luxurious accommodations year-round and the acclaimed The White Barn Inn Dining establishment that provides a luxury dining experience with a menu that is revitalized every week. Historically revered for its culinary program, this Relais & & Châteaux home has a delectable four-course seasonal dining experience with live piano music in an intimate setting, creating luxurious dining without the stuffiness. To take the cooking experience to the next level, guests can book a personal class with Executive Chef Derek Bissonnette and discover the ins and outs of the kitchen while creating their own tasty meal.Go: 37 Beach Ave., Kennebunk, ME, 207-967-2321; whitebarninn.com. Hearth ’61 at Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley, Arizona
Georges Bank Scallops at Hearth ’61 (Photo: Hearth ’61) Popular Chef Charles Wiley stands at the helm of Hearth ’61, the signature dining establishment of the newly opened Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley, an upscale boutique resort with roots in 1950s modernism and a Hollywood past. Wiley has been named among “The 10 Best New Chefs in America” by Food & & Wine, “One of the Best Hotel Chefs of America” by the James Beard Foundation, and chef honoree of the Scottsdale Hall of Fame. His food at Hearth ’61 serves seasonal American fare made in a spectacular exhibition cooking area with a stone oven as the centerpiece. When a month, Wiley hosts a Sunday Dinner Club culinary occasion to combine a tasting menu with drinks in partnership with among the restaurant’s craftsmen suppliers or visitor chef.
Go:5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ, 480-624-5400;.
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