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2011-01-28 07:00:00

Top Toques Turn Up the Heat in This Six-Star Michelin Town - YOUNTVILLE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a block party of unparalleled pairings - from Michelin-starred restaurants to cult cabernet producers - sharing the spotlight at the 18th Annual Taste of Yountville, Saturday, March 19, 2011. This gourmet gallop puts foodies on the fast track to the town's 12 renowned restaurants and 20+ local wineries. Set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the event is free; tasting...

2010-10-26 11:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- With its fifth edition out today, the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2011 shines the spotlight on one of the world's most diverse culinary regions. The MICHELIN Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2011 goes on sale Wed., Oct. 27, at $18.99. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101026/CL88562 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101026/CL88562 ) As the name indicates, the MICHELIN Guide San...

2010-05-03 20:13:00

NEW YORK, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners were announced this evening, Monday, May 3, 2010, at the annual 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation's most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries. During a ceremony hosted by Lidia Bastianich, Alton Brown and Wolfgang Puck at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, awards in the Restaurant and Chef and the Design and Graphics categories were presented, as well as a number of special...

2009-10-19 13:42:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelers seeking an enjoyable experience along their journey have counted on the MICHELIN Guide for its trusted recommendations for the past century. And for the past four years, San Francisco-based MICHELIN Guide inspectors have been dining and rating local restaurants and presenting the highly-anticipated selection in the annual MICHELIN Guide. This under $20 purchase enables readers to choose a wonderful restaurant with confidence, and its...

2009-03-30 14:50:00

LOS ANGELES, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Take two Michelin Star-awarded chefs. Fold in a Bocuse d'Or winner and one French Laundry sous chef. Add a Nobu executive chef. Stir in two James Beard Award-winning wine experts, a couple of Masters of Wine, and blend well with leading mixologists. These are the key ingredients for Crystal Cruises' worldwide 13th annual Wine & Food Experiences of Discovery, served aboard the ultra-luxurious Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. Seven culinary...

2009-01-28 16:48:00

LYON, France, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Chef Timothy Hollingsworth of The French Laundry in Yountville, CA achieved sixth place at the Bocuse d'Or 2009 World Cuisine Contest today in Lyon, France. Team USA was one of twenty-four teams from around the world; each presenting one fish and beef dish, in elaborate platters and individually plated portions. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090128/LA64067) Competition medals were awarded to Norway for first, Sweden for second,...

2006-04-05 18:48:30

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Having tried the cuisine in New York City and deciding American restaurants can merit its top ratings, Michelin said on Wednesday it was expanding its guidebook series to San Francisco's legendary restaurants. Michelin introduced its first American guide -- New York City -- in November, giving four restaurants out of 507 reviews its coveted and rare three-star ratings. The San Francisco area has some of America's best-known restaurants including Chez Panisse...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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