Author Archives: Tracey Ceurvels


3 Olympic Themed Cocktails from The Bitter Truth

olympic cocktails

3 Olympic Themed Cocktails The Winter Olympics have just started. Get all cozy at home and watch alpine skiing, figure skating, or bobsledding—while enjoying one of these three Olympic themed cocktails created by Alexander Hauck and Stephan Berg of The Bitter Truth, which makes aromatic bitters, liqueurs and spirits. What I love about The Bitter

A Weekend of Food, Drink & Luxury at The Milestone Hotel in London

I knew I was in for a special treat as soon as I arrived at The Milestone Hotel in London. As I stepped out of the taxi, the doorman held open the door for me and my daughter all while greeting us as though we were friends from long ago. Entering the hotel’s understated yet

The Food & Drink Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide

Basilippo Olive Oil

Not sure what to get those friends or family members who love a great meal, appreciate a bottle of wine and prefer artisanal chocolate over store bought? I’ve been on the hunt for some swoon-worthy and fun gifts and discovered quite a few gems for you to give your favorite food lover and drink lover.

Three days of “Hygge” at Hotel D’Angleterre in Copenhagen

Copenhagen’s most pleasurable places As I’m walking down picturesque Nyhavn, inarguably Copenhagen’s most photographed street where crowds convene and selfie sticks abound, I see a sign in a dusty window of a beauty shop that describes hygge. The sign reads: Hygge (n) a complete absence of anything annoying or emotionally overwhelming; taking pleasure from the

Join Me at Williams-Sonoma Columbus Circle

Join me at Williams-Sonoma in Columbus Circle in NYC, on Saturday, October 7th from 3-5. I’ll be offering samples of butternut squash soup with ginger and leeks. I hope to see you there! xo Tracey     Follow thenyckitchen!

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Beer & Pretzels

Oktoberfest

Last summer I spent a month in Germany visiting castles, palaces, gardens, restaurants, villages, the friebads (outdoor pools), monasteries and one of the best amusement parks I’ve encountered: Europark. I also went to a few local festivals where, not surprisingly, beer, pretzels and sausages were the focal point. (I had to laugh at one festival

5 Patrón Cocktails to Try

I recently received a bottle of Patrón Silver Tequila and started experimenting, as I often do, not wanting to go the usual classic margarita route, because you can find those anywhere. I like creating drinks with added flavors and flair. Which is not to say that a lovely margarita on the rocks with salt is

2015 Catalina Sounds Pinot Noir

catalina sounds pinot noir

I found an excellent end-of-summer red wine for you: 2015 Catalina Sounds Pinot Noir. Take a few bottles to the beach for a last hurrah or to a dinner party with friends—or simply enjoy at home over a simple summer meal. Which is not to say you can’t enjoy this red wine during other seasons

Try the 9-Course Bacon Omakase at Belly Korean Bacon Shop

A 9-course Korean Bacon Omakase dinner? I was intrigued. Which is how I found myself in Williamsburg one Saturday evening sitting at the bar of Belly Korean Bacon Shop. While I was walking around looking for Belly, I felt liked I’d been dropped into a movie set of what life would be like as a

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