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  September 2016
Features
The New York Culinary Experience 2016
Gastronomy
Debra Argen and Edward Nesta - New York Culinary Experience 2016 - photo by Luxury ExperienceFor culinary enthusiasts as well as professional chefs, the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and The International Culinary Center) was once again a memorable weekend of baking, cooking, and celebrating with top industry professionals. Over the course of 2 days during the New York Culinary Experience 2016 we took bread classes, culinary classes, had chocolate and cocktail demos, and took a dessert class with top industry professionals where we learned professional techniques, tips, and delicious recipes.
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Chef Alain Sailhac - Classic French Recipes - NYCE 2016
Gastronomy
Chef Alain Sailhac and Debra C Argen - Photo by Luxury ExperienceChef Alain Sailhac, Dean Emeritus of The International Culinary Center (The ICC) in New York City, taught me how to make the classic French recipes, Bouillabaisse and Raspberry Crème Brûlée during the during the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and The International Culinary Center). Chef Alain Sailhac graciously shares his recipe for Raspberry Crême Brulée. Bon Appétit!
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Head Baker Francois Hiegel - NY Pretzels, EPI Bread - NYCE 2016
Gastronomy
Chef Francoise Hege, Edward Nesta - photo by Luxury ExperienceFrançois Hiegel, Executive Head Baker of the prestigious Thomas Keller Restaurant Group shared the art of making Classic New York Pretzels during The International Culinary Center (The ICC) in New York City, during the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and The International Culinary Center). Is there anything better than eating homemade pretzels hot from the oven?
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Chef Kerry Heffernan - Oysters A - Z at the NYCE 2016
Gastronomy
Chef Kerry Heffernan and Edward F Nesta New York Culinary Experience - Photo by Luxury ExperienceFor an oyster fan, Oysters A - Z with Chef Kerry Heffernan during the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and The International Culinary Center (ICC) in New York City was a fantasy of a cooking class. During the class I shucked my fair share of oysters to make East and West Raw Oysters with Two Mignonettes, Fried Oysters with Cornichon, Tangerine and Coriander Crema, and Oyster Pan Roast, with Oysteroot (Salsify) Celeriac, Bacon and Kale, and although all of the recipes were delicious, alas there were no pearls in any of my oysters. Chef Kerry Heffernan graciously shares his recipes for East and West Raw Oysters with Two Mignonettes, and Fried Oysters with Cornichon, Tangerine and Coriander Crema.
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Chef Paul Liebrandt - Fish and Chips - NYCE 2016
Gastronomy
Chef Paul Liebrandt and Edward F Nesta - NYCE 2016 - photo by Luxury ExperienceLearning the art of making authentic Fish and Chips with Chef Paul Liebrandt during the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and The International Culinary Center (ICC) brought back many fond memories of time spent in England. Chef Paul Liebrandt graciously shares his recipe for Fish and Chips with Lime Pickle Aioli.
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Chef Zachary Golper - Baking Bread with Potatoes - NYCE 2016
Gastronomy
Zachary Golper and Edward Nesta - NYCE 2016 - photo by Luxury ExperienceChef Zachary Golper, owner of Bien Cuit in Brooklyn, New York returned to the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and the The International Culinary Center (ICC) in New York City for the 4th year as an instructor. As someone who loves making bread, when I saw the list of participating chefs for the NYCE 2016, I knew that I wanted to take Chef Golper's bread class where I learned to make Madawaska Bread, Pugliese Bread, and Potato Focaccia, for which he graciously shares his recipe.
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New Riders of the Purple Sage, StageOne, Fairfield, CT, USA
Performances
Buddy Cage - New Riders of the Purple Sage - photo by Luxury ExperienceThe New Riders of the Purple Sage (NRPS): Buddy Cage, Michael Falzarano, Ronnie Penque, and Johnny Markowski and friends: Rob Wilson and Ron Harrison took the audience on a memorable journey of country rock at Fairfield Theatre Company's StageOne in Fairfield, Connecticut. Although David Nelson was not with the band due to a serious injury, the band and friends performed the songs that we have all come to know and love.
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Greenwich Concours d'Elegance 2016 - International Motorcars
Arts and Antiques
1958 Alfa Romeo - Photo by Luxury ExperienceFounded in 1996 by Greenwich, Connecticut residents Genia and Bruce Wennerstrom, the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance is a 2-day celebration of exceptional and rare American and International motorcars - the Concours Americana, held on a Saturday, and the Concours International, held on a Sunday. Since its inception, it is one of the highlights of the Greenwich social season, and is one which Luxury Experience allows enjoys attending.
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Sixty 5 on Main, Nyack, NY, USA
Restaurants

Falafel and Hummus - photo by Luxury ExperienceThe restaurant Sixty 5 on Main in Nyack, New York features Executive Chef Moshe Grundman and Pastry Chef Choya Hodge as the talent in the kitchen where the focus is on delectable Mediterranean cuisine designed to be shared. Live music, culinary creativity from the kitchen, and a hip, stylish and comfortable setting, make for a winning combination.

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Richard Elliot - Summer Madness
Music Scene
Richard Elliot - Summer MadnessRichard Elliot - Summer Madness produced by Rick Braun and released on the Heads Up International a division of Concord Music Group label is 10-tracks of pure listening pleasure that combines instrumental Jazz, Funk, and R & B. Joining Richard Elliot on this wonderful release are Rick Braun, Ron Reinhardt, Randy Jacobs, Nathaniel Phillips, Franklin Richardson III, Lenny Castro, Curt Waylee, Rebecca Vega, Gerey Johnson, and Eric Valentine.
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What the Butler Saw - Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT, USA
Performances
What The Butler Saw -Westport Country Playhouse - Westport,CT, USA - phogo by Carol RoseggPlaywright Joe Orton's play, What The Butler Saw at the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Connecticut, is brilliantly funny, fast-paced, non-stop, witty British humor at its best. Directed by John Tillinger with an exceptional cast - Julian Gamble, Chris Ghaffari, Patricia Kalember, Sarah Manton, Robert Stanton, and Paxton Whitehead, the play runs from August 23, 2016 until September 10, 2016.
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Cocktail Demo with Audrey Saunders during NYCE 2016
Liquor Cabinet
Audrey Saunders - photo by Luxury ExperienceAudrey Saunders, the owner of New York's esteemed Pegu Club, dazzled the audience with her Cocktail Demo during lunch at the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and The International Culinary Center (ICC), where participants in the 2-day gastronomical event had the opportunity to add to their cocktail knowledge as well as cooking with renowned toques. Cheers!
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A Romantic Summer Weekend in Connecticut, USA
Destinations
Debra Argen and Edward Nesta at Gillette Castle - photo by Luxury ExperienceWe spent a romantic summer weekend in Connecticut staying in a luxurious inn and exploring the enchanting towns of Essex, Hadlyme, Old Lyme, and Old Saybrook. We dined in lovely restaurants and on a dinner train, visited a museum, and even a castle. Picture postcard perfect Connecticut was an excellent choice for wining, dining, romancing, enjoying life, and each other!
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Tommaso Starace with Michele Di Toro - From a distant past
Music Scene
Tommaso Starace and Michele Di Toro -From a distant pastThe latest release from Saxophonist Tommaso Starace is the melding of two instruments, a horn and piano, to create Tommaso Starace with Michel Di Toro - From a distant past. The resultant release is a masterpiece of melodies, transitions, and complementing musicianship.
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The Steepwater Band - Shake Your Faith
Music Scene
The Steepwater Band - Shake Your FaithRockers, get ready to rock with The Steepwater Band and their latest release, Shake Your Faith, which consists of 11 tracks of music written by the band: Jeff Massey, Eric Saylors, Tod Bowers, and Joe Winters released on the Diamond Day Records label. Guest Jim Wirt layers in harmony vocals and also plays piano and organ on this outstanding release.
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Saybrook Point Inn and Spa, Old Saybrook, CT, USA
Hotels and Resorts
Saybrook Point Inn & Spa , Old Saybrook, CT - USA
The luxurious Saybrook Point Inn & Spa located in the shore town of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, has all the bells and whistles one could want in a luxury property - sumptuously appointed guestrooms, an upscale restaurant, Spa, two year-round salt water swimming pools, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, fitness center, complimentary bikes to explore the area, a marina, and impeccable service. It is also conveniently located to both New York City and Boston, with 2-hour drive times.
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Sanno at Saybrook Point Inn and Spa, Old Saybrook, CT, USA
Spas
Sanno - Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Old Saybrook, CT, USA - photo by Luxury ExperienceEnter the full-service luxurious Sanno spa at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa in Old Saybrook, Connecticut via their private entrance where a whimsical stone seahorse sculpture greets guests and leave the world behind. Once inside the Spa, the soothing waterfall and light fragrance in the air create a visual, auditory, and olfactory experience. The Spa's philosophy is, "Be well, look well, feel well, and eat well," with a diverse menu of treatments from which to select, in addition to a nail salon, beauty treatments, and multiple relaxation rooms making it ideal for couple Spa weekends, girlfriend getaways, and wedding party preparations.
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Jeff "Tain" Watts Quartet at Jazz Standard, NYC, USA
Performances
Jeff Jeff "Tain" Watts Quartet heated up Jazz Standard in the Flatiron district of New York City with a memorable evening of improvisational Jazz with Jeff "Tain" Watts on drums, Troy Roberts on saxophone, Benito Gonzalez on piano, and Orlando LeFleming on bass.
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Ashleigh Smith - Sunkissed
Music Scene
Ashleigh Smith - SunkissedJazz Vocalist Ashleigh Smith's debut album, Ashleigh Smith - Sunkissed, released on the Concord Music Group label is one that Jazz aficionados will want to add to their collections. Winner of the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition, Ashleigh Smith makes her mark as a singer and songwriter on this 10-track stunning release.
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Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT - The Center of Impressionism in America
Destinations
Florence-Giswold Museum - photo by Luxury ExperienceOne of our favorite destinations in Old Lyme, Connecticut is the Florence Griswold Museum, home of the Lyme Art Colony, where Miss Florence's family homestead became a boardinghouse for artists which evolved into the center of Impressionism in America. The museum itself is a treasure, as is Miss Florence's Late Georgian style home, the lush gardens, the studios, and Café Flo where you can enjoy a meal overlooking the river after feasting your eyes on the art.
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The Essex Clipper Dinner Train - 1920's Dinner Romance - Essex, CT, USA
Adventures
Essex Clipper Dinner Train - CHEERS - photo by Luxury ExperienceThe Essex Clipper Dinner Train in Essex, Connecticut was the perfect setting for the "Adventure Kids" aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta to have a romantic 2.5-hour summer dinner, 1920s style. Comfortably seated in the beautifully restored 1924 Meriden dining car we enjoyed the scenic views and the stunning sunset as the train made its way through picturesque New England scenery. So close your eyes, let 1920s music play, pop the bubbly or enjoy a cocktail, and imagine yourself onboard the Essex Clipper Dinner Train, perfect for couple's, families, or for celebrating life's special occasions.
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Chef Gese Rodriguez Recipes - Fresh Salt, Old Saybrook, CT, USA
Chefs Recipes
Chef Gese Rodriquez - Fresh Salt, Old Saybrook, CT - photo by Luxury ExperienceChef de Cuisine Gese Rodriguez of Fresh Salt restaurant at the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa in Old Saybrook, Connecticut brings a fresh and modern taste to the AAA Four Diamond restaurant with his recipes for Seared Tuna Steak with Red and Yellow Peppers, English Cucumber, Fennel, Napa Cabbage, and Kimchi Sauce, and Pan Seared Diver Scallops with Fresh Sweet Corn, Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Peaches, Parsley, Cilantro, and Chives. Situated on prime Connecticut shoreline, the attractive restaurant offers spectacular views to pair with fresh farm-to-table, and boat-to-table, well-crafted and presented cuisine that celebrates the rich local bounty.
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Fresh Salt Restaurant at Saybrook Point Inn and Spa, Old Saybrook, CT, USA
Restaurants
Seared Tuna - Fresh Salt Restaurant - Old Saybrook, CT - photo by Luxury ExperienceSummer dining does not get any fresher than at the restaurant, Fresh Salt at the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa located in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Chef de Cuisine Gese Rodriguez is the talent in the kitchen where he brings creative flair to farm-to-table and boat-to-table presentations to complement the stunning shoreline ambience.
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Gillette Castle, Hadlyme, CT, USA - Where Fantasy and Romance Come To Life
Destinations
Gillette Castle & State Park, CT, USA - photo by Luxury ExperienceWe spent a wonderful afternoon at Gillette Castle State Park in Hadlyme, Connecticut exploring the impressive Gillette Castle with its rough granite fieldstone exterior and unique interiors that was once home to actor William Gillette. Whether you are looking for a fun family outing or a romantic setting to propose or say "I do," Gillette Castle and Gillette Castle State Park are sure to stir the imagination.
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Perry Ellis RED - The Men's Fragrance
Luxury Products
Perry Ellis - RedPerry Ellis RED is the latest men's fragrance created by the Perry Ellis International, Inc. label and was released for spring 2016 and was designed as "a scent of power, passion, and performance." By definition, red is a primary color and is considered to be a "warm" color, a color of passion, power, energy, and excitement, it is a color that attracts attention, think the color of stop signs, fire engines, and Ferraris, and those attributes are integral components of Perry Ellis RED, a wonderfully sensual and masculine eau de toilette men's fragrance.
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Pastry Chef Miroslav Uskokovic - NYCE 2016 - Restaurant Desserts at Home
Gastronomy
Chef miroslav Uskokovic and Debra C. Argen with pudding = Photo by Luxury ExperienceAttention chocoholics! Pastry Chef Miroslav Uskokovic of Gramercy Tavern in New York City, brought the art of making decadent chocolate desserts at home to the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and The International Culinary Center (ICC). The class menu: Hot Fudge Cake and Chocolate Pudding with Pecan Dragée, Pecan Praline, Prunes and Chocolate Covered Puffed Rice. Pastry Chef Miro Uskokovic graciously shares his pudding recipe below, which is fabulously delicious, need I say more?
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Chef Chung Chow - New York Culinary Experience 2016 - Modern Hawaiian Techniques and Cuisine
Gastronomy
Chef Chung Chow and Debra Argen - Photo by Luxury ExperienceI took an exciting Modern Hawaiian Techniques and Cuisine class with Chef Chung Chow of Noreetuh in New York City, New York during the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and the The International Culinary Center (ICC).  As a scuba diver, I have spent substantial time in the Hawaiian Islands, and wanted to learn new techniques and flavor profiles to create Hawaiian cuisine at home. Under Chef Chung Chow's guidance, the class created Mochi-Crusted Black Bass with Green Beans in a Fermented Black Bean Sauce, and Big-Eye Tuna Poke with Macadamia Nuts, Seaweed, and Soy-Pickled Jalapenos. It felt great to be back in Hawaii, if even only by my palate!
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Baker Ellie Pegler - New York Culinary Experience 2016 - Breads Vaucluse Style
Gastronomy
Baker Ellie Pegler and Debra Argen -photo by Luxury ExperienceWhat I especially enjoyed about the class, Breads Vaucluse Style with Head Baker Ellie Pegler at the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) 2016 hosted by New York magazine and the The International Culinary Center (ICC) in New York City, was the opportunity to learn new bread techniques. Ellie Pegler, the head baker at Chef Michael White's restaurant, Vaucluse, deftly guided the class through the art of making croissants and baguettes, which were oh so delicious!
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