Food & Restaurants

Shopping With The Chef

May 30, 2016
By Marla Cimini
Shopping With The Chef

For the full article click here:  ShoppingWChef_2012 This article is featured in Loews Hotel magazine. The piece focuses on shopping at Phildelphia’s Reading Terminal market with Executive Chef Tom Kriebel.

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Feast on This: New resort restaurant design

May 17, 2016
By Marla Cimini

Originally published as a feature story in Lodging Magazine. Resorts all over the world are carefully designed and constructed to impress and delight guests from the moment they step into the lobby. Restaurants and bars are no exception, as resorts are dramatically changing and upgrading the interiors and exteriors of their dining options to...

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La Notte Bianca: Italian White Nights

May 16, 2016
By Marla Cimini
La Notte Bianca: Italian White Nights

Originally Posted on USA Today Website May 2011 ~  Visiting Italy is always a thrill, no matter how many times you’ve strolled across the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, devoured a gelato in Sorrento, or tossed a coin into the magical Trevi fountain in Rome. But some of my recent trips have been even more memorable by...

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A Matter of Trust

April 13, 2016
By Marla Cimini
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There is no doubt about it. Trust is a major issue when it comes to booking a hotel reservation. Potential guests have faith that the hotel will provide the services and amenities promised, while properties work on the assumption that consumers will be fair and honest when writing online reviews.   Websites and review...

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Mendoza: The Wine’s in the Altitude

April 10, 2016
By Marla Cimini
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The vineyard at Rutini Wines; by Marla Cimini Although Mendoza, Argentina, is off the tourism map compared to Buenos Aires –– its much bigger and more visited urban counterpart –– this small city is definitely ready for its close up. The capital of Argentina’s Mendoza province offers all the things I like about cities...

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San Juan: Exploring an Argentinian Wine Trail

June 29, 2014
By Marla Cimini
San Juan: Exploring an Argentinian Wine Trail

On a recent visit to San Juan, Argentina’s second-biggest wine region, I came ready to taste. But before diving into the local Malbec and other varietals, I also knew some education was in order. I headed to the Santiago Graffigna wine museum, which is adjacent to the city’s oldest and largest winery dating to...

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Cooking up Success (cover story) featuring Celebrity Chef Jennifer Carroll

April 20, 2012
By Marla Cimini
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As more professional chefs are stepping out of the kitchen and into the spotlight, many have found themselves elevated into a lifestyle of celebrity status. Hotel chefs are major players in the restaurant world today, complete with admiring fans, packed schedules, and intense responsibilities to match their newly acquired fame. However, a chef who...

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Catching the Next Wave: Coffee is evolving and becoming more important to travelers

March 20, 2011
By Marla Cimini
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Similar to studying fine wine, the world of coffee is a blend of art and science. From bean (or rather, seed) selection to roasting, grinding, and brewing, coffee experts often spend yearsabsorbing the entire process, each developing complex philosophies and theories about how to procure, store, and serve this beloved brew. Travelers, too, apparently...

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Sustainable Style

March 11, 2011
By Marla Cimini
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The sustainable food movement is growing fast—literally. Today, more hotels are introducing fresh farm-to-table elements into their restaurants and incorporating organic foods into their everyday business practice. Enthusiastic chefs and knowledgeable hotel staff are spreading the word about the importance of food sustainability. Naturally, that extends to food and beverage enhancements. Food sustainability encompasses...

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Take a Flight: Tour Northern California’s Black-owned Vineyards

July 11, 2010
By Marla Cimini
Take a Flight: Tour Northern California’s Black-owned Vineyards

Take a “Flight” Tour northern California’s black-owned vineyards and take home a quality collection of wine by Marla Cimini You can spend a month in California’s wine country and feel like you haven’t made a dent in the list of wineries worth visiting. With nearly 1,000 sprinkled between Santa Barbara to the south and...

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