Archive for the ‘California Dining’ Category

Chef’s Corner with Michael Nirtaut

June 2, 2010

As the leader of the culinary team at the Fairmont Newport Beach, Chef Michael Nirtaut creates works-of-art out of the finest, freshest ingredients. His presentation is amazing—and the specialty sorbets—cucumber, tomatoe, and truffles—are incredible. Read on…

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Chef’s Corner with Chef Megan Reichman

April 8, 2010

Welcome to Paradise! No, really. journeyPod recently returned from Paradise Point Resort & Spa. This lush 44-acre vacation isle is in the heart of San Diego’s Mission Bay.  And nestled within these 44 acres of towering palm trees is a hidden gem called Baleen San Diego. And this is where Chef Megan Reichman works her magic! Read on…

Chef’s Corner with Chef Jeff LittleField

March 2, 2010

At The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, the Pacific Ocean is your playground with 8.5 miles of fun in the sun in the heart of  Huntingdon Beach, CA…Surf City, USA! And this is where Chef Jeff Littlefield pulls out all the stops at Shades Restaurant & Bar.  Check out their chef…

Celebrity Travel Gossip with OK! Magazine

December 8, 2009

We’ve got Jacqueline Gifford, Features Editor for OK! Magazine on our exciting celebrity travel show! Jackie chats with us about star-studded destinations like St. Lucia, Thailand, Rome, Paris, DC and New York City. Find out where city girls Uma Thurman, Anne Hathaway and Sex in the City’s own Sarah Jessica Parker head for a cocktail in NYC. Read on for more info…

Chef’s Corner with Dakota Weiss of Shangri-LA

November 10, 2009

Nestled on Ocean Avenue The Dining Room is a creative, eclectic, and fun restaurant with a view! Located directly across the street from the big blue Pacific Ocean and on level two of the Hotel Shangri-LA Hotel, it’s one of the best dining views around. Chef Dakota Weiss cooks up some amazing comfort food….but with a fresh, approachable twist. Read on…

Chef’s Corner with Azmin Ghahreman of Sapphire Laguna

September 16, 2009

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Prior to opening Sapphire Laguna and Sapphire Pantry, Chef Azmin held executive chef positions at various five-diamond and five-star  hotels throughout the world. And Chef Azmin has cooked for over 30 kings, presidents and heads of state.  Add journeyPod to that list now! Read on to learn more about the chef…

Chef’s Corner with Jesse Perez of Fuego

August 26, 2009

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Situated within the new Joie de Vivre property, Hotel Maya, Fuego has the perfect waterfront dining atmosphere and the most amazing foods, prepared by Award-winning Chef Jesse Perez.

Celebrities Love Napa Valley: Best Wineries, Tours, Accommodations & Dining

August 7, 2009

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You say Napa, we say wine! Napa Valley is one of the premier travel destinations in the world.  A favorite of Robert Redford, Jeff Gordon, Joe Montana, Carlos Santana, Mario Batali, Dan Akroyd, Sting, Sir Cliff Richard, Bob Dylan, Gerard Depardieu, Sting, Olivia Newton John and many other celebs – Napa Valley can easily be described as heaven on earth! Read on…

Chef’s Corner with Simon Dolinky of BLVD 16

July 24, 2009

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Stunning views of the Los Angeles city skyline, beautifully designed rooms, and unparalleled amenities await guests. BLVD 16, the hotel’s new, swanky restaurant, is known for it’s seasonably fresh, locally grown produce, sustainable seafood and naturally raised meats are the foundation of Executive Chef Simon Dolinky’s menu. journeyPod gets close to Chef Simon Dolinky in the kitchen…

Chef’s Corner with Patrick Heymann of Loews Coronado Bay

April 9, 2009

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journeyPod sat with Chef Patrick for a delightful tasting in Mistral–a beautiful restaurant atop the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Mistral has an amazing view, and Chef Patrick has lots of amazing stories to share.  Read on…