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Homemade croissants. Who doesn’t love the smell of croissants and breads emanating from ovens in a French bakery? Let me share the secret for bringing these intoxicating aromas of freshly baked, French style croissants into your kitchen without the slightest fuss. Williams Sonoma has the answer. Hand made by Master Pastry French Chef, Jean-Yves Charon, […]

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Leave it to the Four Season’s Resort Hualalai to come up with a twist on the traditional tequila cocktail.  If you are a tequila connoisseur, then you will love pairing David Ravandi’s 1 2 3 line of certified organic tequilas with cucumber, fresh juices and just a slice of jalapeno for that extra kick. This cocktail, […]

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Four Season’s  Executive Sous Chef Nick Mastrascusa is always changing the BeachTree restaurant menu at Four Seasons’s Resort Hualalai on the Big Island of Kona, Hawaii. Count on fresh, local ingredients and creative ideas when it comes to salads. This Roasted Carrot Salad with Crispy Proscuitto and Gorgonzola is perfect if you love an autumn twist […]

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Love a little romance and grandeur? Villa d’Este is simply breathtaking. This exquisite, five star Italian resort is located on the romantic shores of Lake Como, not too far from Milan. This is one destination that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Where else can you combine history, exquisite atmosphere and culinary excellence? Many have […]

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Tell the truth. Don’t you think dessert is the best part of the meal? Chef Linda Rodriguez is pastry chef for Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. She is talented and passionate about each creation served at the hotel, from breads to pastries to desserts. The whimsical corn ice cream above was made with fresh pureed corn and […]

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Wolfgang Puck creates another seasonal favorite with his Bartlett Pear and Prosciutto Salad with EisweinVinaigrette recipe. The sweet and juicy pear is a favorite ingredient of mine. Remember, you can always substitute Asian, Bosc or Anjou pear, depending on the season. Instead of prosciutto, you can substitute ham, but I personally love the distinctive taste […]

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This freshly squeezed grapefruit cocktail with Absolut Ruby Red Vodka is refreshingly addictive, but lives or dies with the ingredients. Guaranteed you will get great raves for this party drink. The cocktail is named the “19th Hole” and is featured at the golf club bar at Four Seasons Hualala on the Big Island of Hawaii. […]

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Tom Yum Soup is a favorite Thai dish in our house. Executive Chef Jim Babian shares his fabulous recipe. Nothing quite like having your favorite soup at The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. SERVES 8 (APPETIZER PORTIONS) Total cooking and prep time 15-20 minutes INGREDIENTS 8 cups water 8 Shrimp peeled and deveined (save shells) 10 […]

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  Four Seasons Hualalai makes one wonder how to pick a favorite cocktail recipe at the resort. This fresh Pineapple Margarita cocktail is served poolside in Hawaii. That’s right, just swim up to the bar and watch all sorts of cocktail magic. Just discovered this variation of the traditional margarita at the Palm Grove pool. […]

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Turkey Stuffing is one of the best parts of turkey dinner during the holidays. Check out some of my personal favorite recipes in the holiday category of The Gourmet Review. My turkey stuffing comes from my mother and was passed down through generations. I always have extra stuffing that I cook in a separate baking […]

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