• The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel: RAYA

    September 10, 2019

    RAYA, one of six eateries at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, offers a locally-sourced restaurant menu influenced by Pan-Latin cuisine. The ambiance makes it impossible to not fall in love with this AAA Five-Diamond Resort: the sound of the ocean’s waves, the salt-scented breeze and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from the 150-foot seaside bluff.…

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  • The Phoenician: A Culinary Experience

    August 30, 2019

    Quality is consistent among the eateries at The Phoenician: A Luxury Resort. From the crafted cocktails at The Phoenician Tavern to the 8oz filet at Jean-Georges Vongerichten concept, I was never disappointed with the food at the AAA Five-Diamond resort! Below, I listed my top recommendations and provided additional insight on each restaurant J&G Steakhouse…

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  • Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain: The Masters of the Craft

    June 13, 2019

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain presented their chefs with the opportunity to showcase their technical skills and creativity through the Masters of the Craft, a Marriott-based volunteer competition. Executive Pastry Chef Daniel Mangione and newly-appointed Executive Chef Emily Dillport invited me to participate as one of three judges for the event! As you can imagine, I…

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  • Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain: A Culinary Experience

    January 30, 2019

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is a desert luxury experience nestled into the historical foothills of the Tortolita Mountains, where the Hohokam tribe resided until 1450 AD. Alex and I thoroughly enjoyed our sponsored stay with the Ritz-Carlton. It was a weekend getaway filled with a divine culinary experience and plenty of relaxation. As someone who…

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  • Goodness New Menu Items

    August 28, 2018

    Goodness has been on my radar for at least three years since I first discovered the restaurant as a college student. My love for Goodness originally began as a result of not being able to find healthy options on campus. Naturally I was thrilled when one of my favorite eateries invited me to taste some…

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  • Gingerbread House Dining Experience at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

    December 28, 2017

    To get into the holiday spirit, Alex and I dined in the Ritz-Carlton’s adobe-styled gingerbread house! Having dinner inside the life-sized gingerbread house was a magical experience two days before Christmas. After driving through the cacti lit with twinkling lights, we arrived at the resort and were graciously welcomed by several congenial staff. We spotted…

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  • Afternoon Tea at Bergdorf Goodman

    December 12, 2017

    With my friends visiting from Australia and being avid tea drinkers, I wanted them to experience afternoon tea in New York at Bergdorf Goodman’s BG Restaurant. One of my good friends from New York, Jill, also joined in on the experience. After having a mini photoshoot in Central Park, we headed over to Bergdorfs. The…

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  • Maynards Market & Kitchen Guest Chef Series– Italy Meets AZ

    September 13, 2017

    Thanks to Maynards Market & Kitchen, I had the opportunity to attend their delicious Italy Meets AZ six-course dinner. Italy has always held a special place in my heart and I was particularly excited to attend this dinner because the chef is from my study-abroad home in the beautiful town, Orvieto. La Dolce Vita My…

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  • Top Matcha Desserts in New York

    August 8, 2017

    Anyone who truly knows me, will know of my utmost obsession with matcha. I can’t get enough of matcha, whether I’m ordering a latte (hold the sugar) or a decadent dessert. On my most recent trip to New York, my friend Heidi  joined me to try out two more matcha places on my list. Heidi,…

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