spirits

DESTINATION LUXURY HOSTS THE DEFINITIVE HENNESSY TASTING.

Life is about sharing great moments together. Enjoying a glass of Hennessy is a decadent experience in itself. Destination Luxury is known for curating unique events around the world and we had the pleasure of hosting an event at Homeira and Arnold Goldstein's Manhattan Beach residence for the University of Southern California's Marshall Partners. 32 guests experienced Hennessy's Prestigious Journey of the Senses, a 5-course meal paired with different varieties of Hennessy Cognac. The evening was curated by art collector & philanthropist Homeira Goldstein. Her vision was to treat the Hennessy Spirits as stars of the evening. Two 18 feet long tables were positioned in a ā€œVā€ shape to promote the vertical experience of the evening and to give Sten Lilja, Hennessy International Brand Ambassador, the perfect platform to address his audience. Sten's descriptions of the different spirits were educational and captivating and has our imaginations whirling.

LOS ANGELES FOOD & WINE: LEXUS GRAND AVENUE NIGHT MARKET.

In the last few lingering days of summer what could be more tantalizing then finally taking a break from your Summer beach body diets and indulging. The Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival gives Los Angeles locals and foodie fanatics from all over the ultimate chance to do just that! The festival takes place over four days in L.A. hosting around twenty-four events. This year it took place the last weekend of August and included spotlights dinners and lunches with famed local Chefs including Josh Graves of Faith and Flower, Nancy Silverton of Osteria Mozza, Freddy Vargas of Scarpetta, and fan favorite Zach Pollack of Alimento. In addition the festival spotlighted many national celebrities such as Curtis Stone, Tyler Florence, and Michael Chiarello.

DESTINATION LUXURY INFLUENCER: SEBASTIEN SILVESTRI – VICE PRESIDENT OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE FOR THE VENETIAN.

Few and far between are magical moments such as this when we get the opportunity to interview someone as masterful as Sebastien Silvestri, the VP of Food/Liquor of the enormous Vegas entities, The Venetian and Pallazzo Hotels. He's hosted many luxury events and has put together a roster of the best chefs and mixologists under one roof. We wanted to understand the luxury palate of the man who helps pull together some of the most luxurious experiences in the world. Enter, Sebastien Silvestri.