Food & Drink


Tastes of Menorca: Essential Foods of the Island

Discover the history and traditions of Menorca by sampling some of its essential food products: Mahon cheese, Binifadet wine, olive oils and Xoriguer gin.

19 Holiday Gifts for Foodies

This season, the choices for new and exceptional comestible holiday gifts are as diverse as they are delicious. Here are our fully vetted favorites.

Just Back From: Mexico City

Our graphic designer just came back from a mind-blowing trip to Mexico City. He plans on going back soon and this report shows why: There's so much to do!

A Perfect Day In ... Richmond, Virginia

With historic homes and gardens, museums and monuments, and restaurants and hiking trails, Richmond, Virginia, is a great place to make a day of it.

Best Restaurants in Asheville

Nestled in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville has a food scene worth taking note of. Here are eight of its best restaurants.

The Serendipitous Discovery of a Lively Tapas Bar in Madrid

Sometimes a random conversation leads to a serendipitous discovery. In this case, a helpful chambermaid alerted our editor to a great tapas bar nearby.

The 5 Best Wine Bars in Tbilisi

Wine-making began 8,000 years ago in Georgia. To this day, the country has a robust wine scene. Here are five wine bars we loved in Tbilisi.

Yorkshire’s Top 5 Gastropubs

In England, almost every street corner once had a pub. Though many didn't survive a changing culture, Yorkshire now has more than its fair share of gastropubs.

Seattle Craft Breweries Take Flight

Seattle has no shortage of stylish, lively taprooms and thoroughly delicious, character-filled craft beers. Here are six breweries we tried on our last visit.

A Day in the Hamptons With Goop

Foraging on an organic farm and dinner by a Michelin-starred chef from Meadowood? An invitation to Goop's Road to Table event is too good to pass up.

Craft Gins: 5 Scottish Brands at the Heart of the U.K. Craze

The drink originally known as Mother's Ruin is booming once again, with an explosion of craft gins, gin bars and distilleries in Scotland.

The Best New Cocktail Bars in NYC

New York City is a cocktail town. Here are 11 new bars where the drinks are imaginative and the settings breathtaking.

Best Wine and Spirits

Mr. Harper recounts the top 11 wines and spirits from his year of travels. He enjoyed wine from classic regions along with locally produced spirits.

Top Vancouver Micro-Distilleries

Gin is a particular specialty of Vancouver, British Columbia. Andrew Harper visited four micro-distilleries and sampled some absolutely delicious spirits.

Surprising Vermont Spirits

The entrepreneurial impulse to create artisanal products is strong in Vermont. The state currently has 19 distilleries in operation.

3 Summer Cocktails: The Caipirinha, Kir and Frozen Pineapple

From the coast of sunny Southern Brazil are three summer cocktail recipes from the Ponta dos Ganchos resort.

Cold Weather Cocktail Series: Pumpkin Ale Shandy

Today's cold weather cocktail recipe is one inspired by fall and can easily be thrown together in a hurry if you have guests on their way.

Cold Weather Cocktail Series: Artichoke Negroni

We're pleased to share a new negroni recipe that is perfect for the onset of fall from Belmond Villa San Michele.

Cold Weather Cocktail Series: The Bear Trap

Huckleberries are found in a myriad of Montana products ranging from wine to barbecue sauce. If you can’t forage through the Montana mountains this summer, try this signature craft cocktail from The Ranch at Rock Creek.

Cold Weather Cocktail Series: Mulled Blueberry Cider

We stumbled across a cocktail recipe from Prince Edward Island Distillery. The company recommends incorporating their signature wild blueberry vodka product into a warm apple cider.

Summer Cocktail Series: Gran Mojito

Last year, Mr. Harper visited Jicaro Island Ecolodge located 35 minutes by boat from Granada, Nicaragua.

Summer Cocktail Series: Lighthouse Gin Martini

This week's recipe comes from Wharekauhau Country Estate in New Zealand and was inspired by Lighthouse Gin, a small batch, handcrafted and locally produced spirit recently purchased by the lodge's owner, Bill Foley

Interview: Chef Jordi Cruz of ABaC

A trip to Barcelona is not complete without a stop at ABaC Hotel and Restaurant. The 14-year-old hotel seamlessly combines a restful stay in the Catalonian capital with an emphasis on culinary excellence.

Summer Cocktail Series: The Saxon's 'High Tea'

Marco Mertens, mixologist at Harper-recommended The Saxon in South Africa, provided this signature cocktail below, inspired by the hotel’s revered High Tea dining experience and the loose-leaf Yswara teas blended at the property.

Summer Cocktail Series: Mahana Cocktail

Named for the color of the setting sun as seen from the resort's bar, the Mahana ("Sun") Cocktail is served exclusively at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora.

An Interview with Dallas Chef Kent Rathbun

Mr. Harper has recommended the flavors of chef Kent Rathbun's Dallas restaurant Abacus since 2011.

Summer Cocktail Series: qualia's 'Line Honours' Cocktail

This weekend marks the beginning of the annual Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, August 16-23, one of Australia’s favorite yachting events and a firm fixture on the international sailing calendar.

Summer Cocktail Series: The 'Femme Fatale'

As the story goes, in 1967, Jackie Kennedy visited Cambodia, fulfilling a “lifelong dream of seeing Angkor Wat”.

The Inventors of Alma: Ari Taymor and Ashleigh Parsons

If you have picked up a "Best New" issue of any major food publication within the past year, you have undoubtedly come across a mention of Alma. The Los Angeles-based restaurant originally opened as a pop-up concept and soon found a brick-and-mortar in the downtown area.

Summer Cocktail Series: The Airavata

According to Cambodian legend, Indra, the king of the gods and ruler of gold at the summit of Mount Meru in Paradise, rode a white elephant with three heads that was known as Airavata.

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