Heck, theres even a celebrity chef-endorsed antacid . So, why not have a single-malt Scotch that bears a celebrity chefs name? That was the thinking when The Dalmore, a whiskey with roots going back to 1839, partnered with French-born, New York-based chef Daniel Boulud on this limited-release bottle (just 1,000 will be made available, sold through high-end wine and liquor stores as well as eventually through the chefs online store ). Even though he keeps busy running 14 restaurants around the globe, serving a $32 braised rib and foie gras burger, among other dishes, Boulud was actively involved in creating the spirit, working with Dalmore master distiller Richard Paterson on selecting specific barrels to create the final blend, which includes whiskies aged up to 18 years. (But its a mistake to call the final product a blend since all the whisky in it originates from a single distillery.) I wanted a generous, full-bodied whisky, but with aromas of caramel and also some candied orange and toasted praline, says Boulud. Um, who says Frenchmen drink only Cognac? Key stat: Click to Play Daniel Boulud tries his hand at Scotch After months of working with the renowned distillers at The Dalmores, chef Daniel Boulud is offering a bespoke single malt based on the cuisine of his restaurants. Charles Passy joins the News Hub for Weekend Sip. (Photo: AP) The Dalmore (and the brand name always has The in front of it) has gained a reputation for offering some of the worlds most expensive and sought-after whiskies. A case in point: The recently released Richard Paterson Collection 12 bottles of whiskies that date as far back as 1926, packaged together for $1.4 million. That makes the $200 Boulud bottle a steal by comparison.
Photo / Norrie Mobtgomery Kiwi singing sensation Lorde has been called out by influential celebrity blogger Perez Hilton for “dissing” Selena Gomez’s music. Hilton, who writes celebrity gossip on his website and boasts more than six million Twitter followers, posted an excerpt from a Rolling Stone interview the Takapuna teen did before her current US tour. Lorde, real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor, told the magazine she was a feminist and disagreed with the way women were portrayed in some songs. “I love pop music on a sonic level. But I’m a feminist and the theme of her song [Come & Get It] is, ‘When you’re ready come and get it from me.’ “I’m sick of women being portrayed this way,” the excerpt said. Hilton described the comment as “Round 1 of the Selena Gomez vs. Lorde feud”. Selena Gomez. Photo / AP And he warned Lorde to “watch out for Selenita’s [Gomez’s nickname] diehard fans”. The remark has been quickly making its way around the internet, with many fans protecting former Disney star Gomez, 21, whose Come & Get It single became her first Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart when it was released in April. In an interview with Radio New Zealand’s Kim Hill that aired on Saturday, Lorde, who turns 17 in November, elaborated on her feminist beliefs. “I think a lot of pop music and how females are portrayed in pop music is not a super healthy thing and I try and stay away from it,” she said.
Celebrity Cruises heads to St. Barts
Barts Post to Facebook Celebrity Cruises heads to St. Barts on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/19Fox0d Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Celebrity Cruises heads to St. Barts Fran Golden, Special for USA TODAY 10:37 a.m. EDT September 27, 2013 A view of St. Barts. (Photo: leonardo.com) SHARE 14 CONNECT 45 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Celebrity Cruises passengers will soon have opportunity to spot real celebrities as the cruise line introduces new sailings to the posh Caribbean island of St. Barts. Celebrity will visit Gustavia, the capital of the French island, for the first time in November 2014 with the 2,170-passenger Celebrity Constellation, according to spokeswoman Tavia Robb. St. Barts (also known as St. Barths) is a popular vacation spot for music moguls, supermodels and movie stars, among others.