Review: Amtrak reinvents ‘traditional’ dining car meals

Ride with 'Southwest Chief' kitchen staff reveals upgraded quality and presentation. ABOARD THE SOUTHWEST CHIEF — A month after Amtrak revamped dining-car menus on the five long-distance trains that serve the West Coast — replacing pre-packaged meals in a bowl with freshly-prepared breakfasts, lunches, and dinners — it’s clear the company is aiming for a higher standard than what it previously offered.
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Expert advice on visiting Bordeaux

This evening, the UK’s school children will be delightedly contemplating the long summer ahead. But, for many of us, our dream holiday isn’t yet possible. If you’re pining (or planning) for international travel, we have a bit of escapism at hand. Here, we talk with Adam Stebbings, of luxury wine travel company SmoothRed, about why Bordeaux is the perfect wine destination.
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Experience Fine Dining in Greater Palm Springs

Fine dining evokes white tablecloths, candles, sparkling glassware and silver cutlery lined up for each delectable course. Imagine thick juicy steaks, delicate pan-seared scallops, rosemary and garlic crusted rack of lamb, grilled salmon in dill sauce. Here in the Greater Palm Springs area, fine dining can be more casually nuanced where innovative chef-centered dishes are the focus. Or opt for the more formal iteration where a legion of attentive napkin-armed waiters hover nearby amid a muted din of conversation and clinking glasses. Discover what fine dining in the Greater Palm Springs area means to you.
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Photos – Newly Reimagined Citricos Reopens

Jeremiah was over at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to get a look at the newly reopened Cítricos, which now has a look inspired by Mary Poppins Returns, including the Sommelier Room and a look at menu offerings Guests can order at the restaurant. Zero-proof cocktails include the purple...
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5 Best Steak Restaurants in Fresno

Fresh fruits and vegetables are abundant in California's Central Valley's southern portion due to the abundance of agricultural activity. Together with the different ethnicities that have settled in Fresno, this creates the perfect setting for a thriving and diverse restaurant scene, where chefs' identities are reflected in kitchens and the best ingredients are used.
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News for Foodies 07.15.21

The Careers through Culinary Arts Program, a nonprofit that helps under-served teens develop cooking, job, and life skills, will hold a cocktail party benefit with food from Nick and Toni's, Almond, Carissa's Bakery, and other local restaurants from 6 to 8 next Thursday in the gardens at Guild Hall. The event will include an auction featuring travel and food experiences. The cost is $250 per person, and includes a gift bag. Guests are asked to dress in greens or botanical patterns in keeping with the party's theme of regrowth. Tickets are available on Guild Hall's website.
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New York City's Best Filet Mignon

Whether you're celebrating that overdue promotion or simply treating yourself to a steak dinner, New York City has a place to indulge in a juice filet mignon. This tender cut is one of the most luxurious ways to enjoy steak, and here's where to order it in the Big Apple.
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Ranking Emeril Lagasse's Restaurants From Worst To Best

Before Guy, Bobby, Gordon, and Giada, there was Emeril. Raised in Fall River, Massachusetts, Emeril Lagasse took the New Orleans dining scene by storm in 1982, when at the age of only 23 he took over the kitchen of the renowned Commander's Palace. By the early '90s Lagasse would find...

Lexington 2018 Alma Gist Ranch Estate White (Santa Cruz Mountains)

This Bordelaise-inspired blend of 51% Sémillon and 49% Sauvignon Blanc is suave and sleek on the nose, offering guava-peel, baked apple and tropical-citrus flavors on the pleasantly mellow nose. There is a tension to the sip, where yellow- and green-apple flavors meet with a waxy lemon peel-touch and the faintest drops of petrol. Matt Kettmann.