100 Tastes to Try in ‘08 For this annual guide, F&W editors search out the most exciting new foods to taste, restaurants to try, places to visit and drinks to enjoy. We hope you’ll get to sample all 100 by next New Year’s Eve—and be ready to start again!
Oregon’s Great Chardonnays Oregon has been known for its superb Pinot Noirs, but its Chardonnays now rival California’s. Here are three to try:
The Home Bar A well-equipped home bar is the cocktail enthusiast’s answer to the at-home wine cellar. At Scott Morrison’s rustic-chic birch bar (below), vintage draftsman’s chairs face his extensive stock of top-flight spirits and the exotic souvenir bottles he collects abroad.
Fabulous Trips for the Food-and-Wine Obsessed A year’s worth of fantastic tours and camps led by chefs, cookbook authors and other experts. Unless otherwise noted, prices are for one person, including accommodations but not airfare.
Best Restaurant Dishes to Try in 2008 F&W editors make it their business to know about the best new restaurants and chefs. Here, in this web-exclusive, they’ve selected some of the best new and amazing restaurant dishes to try in 2008— from pork belly BLTs in Key West, Florida, to sake pairings in Chicago and langoustines with Prosecco-lemon sorbet in New York City.
California’s Best White Wine Blends California winemakers have been inspired by the great red blends of France’s Rhône valley for some time. Now they are turning to the Rhône’s exotic white varieties, combining Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier to impressive effect.
Aspen’s Best New Year’s Party The most fun New Year’s party in Aspen, Colorado, is not the one you read about in the society pages, but the one that Little Nell chef Ryan Hardy and sommelier Richard Betts throw the next day—with rich Gruyère fondue, spicy seafood soup and Betts’ own wines.
Breakfast: A Wake-Up Call Chefs like Los Angeles’ Neal Fraser have started setting their alarms early so they can serve exquisite breakfasts—from ricotta pancakes and brioche French toast to braised pork shanks with poached eggs.
An Insider’s Guide to Hawaii On past trips to Hawaii, Joel Stein stayed in touristy areas and never made it to the exotic landscapes he’d glimpsed from afar. This time, he booked a trip with a company that offers incredible insider adventures.
A Chef’s Irresistible Breakfast Eggs Neal Fraser of Grace Restaurant in Los Angeles, who named his BLD Restaurant (short for "Breakfast Lunch Dinner"), goes way beyond the usual scrambled, poached and fried by slow-cooking or baking eggs to make them deliciously soft and creamy. Here are five of his creative—and easy—egg dishes. They're perfect for breakfast, but just as satisfying for a light lunch or dinner.