Interview: Chef Edward Lee

Louisville's rising chef on the cross-cultural appeal of smoke and pickles

by Stephen J. Pulvirent You might remember Chef Edward Lee from his stint on Top Chef Texas, but that’s hardly the most interesting thing about him. The Brooklyn-born chef actually honed his skills in some tough New York kitchens before a road trip to the Kentucky Derby in 2001 ultimately led Lee to find his culinary home in Louisville and move there a year later. …

Interview: Rone at Pow Wow Hawaii

The Melbourne-based artist on making collaborative murals in Honolulu's Kaka'ako district

by Vivianne Lapointe Last month we traveled to Honolulu to join the bursting community of artists that migrates there every February as part of Pow Wow Hawaii. The exciting event founded by Jasper Wong has turned into a month-long art festival with so much happening that it could hardly be taken in during the short week we intended to stay there. The city’s Kaka’ako commercial …

Interview: Richard Geoffroy

Dom Pérignon's Chef de Cave on the vintner's exquisite 2002 Rosé

One of my favorite people to sit down and have a glass of champagne with is Dom Pérignon‘s head wine maker, the doctor turned Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy. He’s a magician, a poet and a man deeply passionate about the quirks of the land and the grapes it produces. We last spoke three years ago when Dom Perignon released the 1990 Rosé Œnothèque, often …