Mama Louise in Orlando

Created on a promise to his mother, 40 year restauranteur and chef, Joe Esposito, opened his family's recipe book to create home inspired Italian dishes and a fun atmosphere for Orlando, Florida. 

Inspired by Authentic Italian, Fun, and Family. As Mama Louise used to say, "Shut up and eat!

A Dallas Restaurant Dry Aged Its Steak for a Ridiculous 420 Days

Dry aged steaks are done so to extract the most texture, smell, taste and overall experience from the meat, but when is too long and too much? “Professional Carnivore” and editor at Eater Nick Solares set to find out. John Tesar’s in Dallas, Texas was up for the challenge when it presented Nick with a range of dry aged steaks, spanning from an already-double-the-standard amount of 45 days to a mind-boggling and purely experimental 420 days–a dry aging process that, in comparison, rivals the aging length of certain exotic cheeses.

Watch as Nick enjoys the “younger” steaks and differentiates between them before arriving at the “funky” 420-day old cut, to which his concerns become realized. Check out the video above and watch Solares’ previous video where he tries a 400-day-old steak that costs more than $1,000 USD.

Saffire Freycinet – Australia’s Most Exciting New Resort

Very few resorts manage to get all the ingredients right when opening but we can assure you, this beauty of a hotel has ticked all the right boxes.

One of the highlights of our stay was Saffire’s restaurant Palate. The multi-course degustation menus matched with the outstanding local wines are the specialty of head chef, Hugh Whitehouse, who is an Australian icon and a master of fresh, local, imaginative food prepared and served with style, love and care. We would go back for the food alone.

Designed by Tasmanian architects Morris Nunn and Associates, Saffire consists of only 20 suites ranging in size from 80 m² (860 sq. Ft.) to 140 m² (1506 sq. ft.). The buildings are super-modern yet reflect the surrounding environment perfectly. Waves, manta rays, sand dunes are all forms that come to mind both inside and out.


The German Gymnasium Snaps up the Title of World's Most Beautiful Restaurant

Since launching late last year, The German Gymnasium in London’s Kings Cross has already won over fans with high-end versions of hearty European cuisine: think grilled sausages, pork knuckles, dumplings and strudels. And now it’s collected the top accolade at the international Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, taking the prize for best overall restaurant. Located in London’s first ever purpose-built gym –  a huge red-brick building between Kings Cross and St Pancras stations – the restaurant sits in a vault-like chamber. It’s designed with original fixtures, plush banquettes and a sleek muted palette, making it an impressive dining experience like no other. Let us know in the comments if the German Gymnasium would be in your bucket list of places to eat in the world.


Karl Lagerfeld Is Launching a Line of Hotels and Restaurants

Designer Karl Lagerfeld is now adding hotelier and restaurateur to his résumé. Earlier today, the Chanel andFendi creative director announced his plans to pursue his own brand, titled Karl Lagerfeld Hotels & Resorts, which will include members’ clubs, restaurants, and residential buildings all under a licensing agreement with Brandmark Collective BV.

The Kaiser is no stranger to the business, having dipped his toe into the hospitality pool before when he oversaw the design of a large hotel in Macau, China and the lobby space of a Miami condo building. He has also lent his creative prowess to the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo in Monaco and the Sofitel So Singapore, and was commissioned to design two suites for the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris. This announcement follows his recent launch of a $2,850 USD art supply kit and a collection of wedding rings.