Spring Crumble: “Pina Colada” Cobbler

Enjoy the sunny spring season with this fruity and delightful cobbler in honor of the famous Piña Colada cocktail.

The Perfect Spring Time Soup: Cream of Broccoli With Lemon

With spring in the air, our taste buds turn toward lighter, fresher ingredients. Broccoli and lemon are a perfect match, as the sweetness of the vegetable-especially when freshly picked-is a great contrast to tart lemons. This soup is not heavy like your typical cream of broccoli soup, and will stay a nice, bright green, with […]

Cool Down With Our Top Ten Favorite Spring Cocktails

This is a list of our favorite spring cocktails. Offering a variety of flavors, we guarantee there is something in this list for everybody. Enjoy!

Taste the Rainbow with Spring Cocktails from New York City’s Finest Bartenders

From beets to kale, cucumbers to Thai basil, try one of these spring inspired drinks from NYC’s finest bars! Rainbow-hued cocktails may taste great, but they rarely get their coloring from nature. What holiday is better known for dying everything-from rivers to beer-than St. Patrick’s Day! This year, Soltado Tequila challenged some of New York City’s […]

Deviled ‘Spring’ Eggs by Chef David Vandenabeele

Just in time for spring and holiday entertaining, Executive Chef at Langham Place, Fifth Avenue, David Vandenabeele has come up with a few tasty treats using the incredible, edible egg! These adorable versions of the classic appetizer will appeal to kids and adults alike. In fun colors for spring, the hand-cracking-marbling is a technique that […]

Green Cucumber & Habanero Chili Margarita Recipe

From the heart of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Velas Vallarta invites those celebrating National Margarita Day on February 22nd its original Cucumber & Habanero Chili Margarita in hand.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Margarita Recipe: Pairing Chocolate with Tequila

What’s better than chocolate to satisfy a sweet tooth craving? How about a little tequila? It might sound strange, but chocolate with tequila are a match made in heaven. The toasted notes of agave pair well with the creaminess of  high quality chocolate, and the bitterness of each create complex flavors that complement, rather than clash, […]

How to Cook Octopus: Local 92’s Spanish Octopus With Spaghetti Squash and Leek Emulsion

Octopus as a dish, may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of summer inspiration. Typically found on high end restaurant menus, it can be a bit daunting to prepare-either because of those squiggly tentacles, or perhaps that beak, reminding you of those childhood nightmares from watching Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the […]

7 Anti-Aging Secrets for the Perfect Party Face

How to Get The Perfect Party Face – The secret to that perfect party face like Beyoncé? Here are seven tips to getting the perfect party face

Chicken Stroganoff Recipe with Chanterelles & Vanilla

Within the savory pages of the new cookbook Vanilla Table, we chose to share this unique Chicken Stroganoff recipe created by Chef Jonathan Waxman we know you will enjoy.

Wine 101: How to Choose Riesling Wines for Food Pairing

With the rise in demand for alternative white wine pairings and something different on the menu, Americans are turning to new and old varietals like Riesling wines. What Does a Riesling Wine Taste Like? Generally, Riesling wines are very fruit forward, with flavors of apple, pear, and peach. The nose is highly floral, with high acidity, […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Crave Local’s Best Wines of The Year

For the perfect wine lover gift, enjoy our top 28 wine picks in our seventh annual Crave Local Best Wines of the Year!

Classic Cocktails With a Twist: Eggnog Three Ways for National Eggnog Day

December 24th is more than just the day before Christmas—it’s also National Eggnog Day! Here are three ways to enjoy an eggnog cocktail.

Chef Annette Picha’s Eggnog Creme Brulee

From Executive Pastry Chef Annette Picha of Tender Greens Restaurant Group, this warming crème brûlée is perfect for the holiday season.