Food and Wine Moments: Inspiration for All Your Senses.
This year, Hearst Magazines and Infiniti are partnering to showcase Infiniti vehicles in a luxurious setting by inspiring guests with a series of epicurean moments. Whether it’s a cooking demonstration by a world-class chef or a specialty tasting from a notable food purveyor, our guests will have an opportunity to explore the finest offerings from the world of food and wine. With our one-of-a-kind Food and Wine Moments, Infiniti aims to give guests a taste of the best things in life.
Chef Scott Conant
As one of New York’s most respected chefs, Scott Conant brings a deft touch and unwavering passion to creating food with soul. After 15 years of cooking, he opened Scarpetta in New York in 2008 to rave reviews and an enthusiastic following that, to this day, has established Conant as one of the country’s preeminent Italian chefs. He has received widespread critical acclaim, including three-star reviews from The New York Times and New York magazine in 2008 to a nomination for “Best New Restaurant” from the James Beard Foundation in 2009.
Chef Marc Murphy
Marc Murphy is known for accessible contemporary cuisine and celebrates marrying French techniques with a new American simplicity. His Landmarc restaurants (in Tribeca and Time Warner Center) showcase bistro-style cuisine while his Ditch Plains restaurants, also in several New York locations, serve casual, beach-style cuisine. Murphy has also made numerous guest appearances on television in shows such as Chopped, Iron Chef America and The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
The Cheese Store©
The Cheese Store has been the purveyor of choice for home cooks, professional chefs and caterers in Los Angeles since 1967. They specialize in rare, handmade, farm-fresh cheeses, seldom shipped out of their locales. The Cheese Store© also carries extensive varieties of extra-virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, seasonal white and black truffles, Italian prosciutto, Swiss bresaola, French ham, foie gras and the freshest Russian caviar. It has been ranked #1 by the Zagat Marketplace Survey and Los Angeles magazine on a regular basis.
Andrea Robinson is one of only 18 women in the world to have earned the Master Sommelier credential, and is the only woman ever named “Best Sommelier in the United States” by the Sommelier Society of America. She is a graduate and former dean of the French Culinary Institute in New York City and has won three James Beard Awards. Author of four top-selling books and the award-winning host of several TV programs, Robinson hosts an online video wine course at andreawine.com. Robinson created her own groundbreaking wine stemware series called The ONE, which is in alignment with her philosophy of simple.
Compartes’ Jonathan Grahm is known as the world’s youngest chocolatier. Based in L.A., he handcrafts all of his chocolate art confections from scratch, using only organic all-natural ingredients. A trendsetter in both design and unique exotic chocolates, Compartes is recognised as one of the top companies in the nation. Steeped in the traditional European style of handcraftsmanship with a flare of modern artistry, Compartes Chocolatier has been a Los Angeles tradition for over 60 years.