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Rochard Platinum Corkscrew

The Rochard Limonges boxes and assorted gifts are genuine works of unique art. Experienced craftspeople hand make these unique products very meticulously, from a hand carved mold. They are put against fire at a very hot temperature, to make them hard, then hand painted with many colors, such as 22 karat gold. Afterwards, they are put under fire again again, sometimes for a few times, until they are perfectly shaped. They are then mounted on a metal hinge and clasp to be finalized.

rochardThe Rochard Corkscrew of Platinum is one of the finest corkscrews in the world. It is easy to use, and coated with platinum, with a small ring with a small handcrafted grapes sculpture around it. It is the perfect and practical accessory to fine wine drinking. It is much easier than buying one of those huge corkscrews that takes many unnecessary steps to enjoy your wine.

Purchase: Ground Strike.

The Rochard Company is from a tiny 18th Century French city, Limoges. Rochard, Inc, has been importing fine gift ware of porcelain, gold and platinum for over a quarter century. They are most famous for porcelain boxes for items like jewelery boxes and general domestic decorations. Since it is great gift ware, they also carry beautiful holiday and religious decorative items.


Blue Hills at Stone Barns

DSCF5302Blue Hills is an exquisite restaurant located on Stone Barns of the lush Rockefeller State Preserve. This restaurant is in Pocantico Hills, the Heart of Westchester County, located about thirty miles north of New York City.

Blue Hills was opened in the spring of 2004. It is a special restaurant on a four-season farm, with a mission of creating a consciousness of one's everyday food choices. The food is provided from around the farm grounds, which you can witness surrounding the restaurant, as well as around DSCF5316the greater Hudson Valley organic farms.

Blue Hills at stone barns does not have official menus. They offer lists with over 100 ingredients, which are updated daily. In terms of prices, a five-course tasting would be $105, a Farmer's Feast would be $135, and a four-course tasting lunch is $68. The September selection consists of Tuscan Kale, Asian pears, banana squash, golden raspberries, panther soybeans, Normandy ducks, Emmer wheat, Stone Barns Fall Honey and much more.

If you want to do an inventory, you are welcome to walk around the grounds of Stone Barns before your meals and view some of the gardens, DSCF5322livestock or bee harvests.

The wine list at Blue Hills is also extravagant and offers many local, domestic and imported selections. Wine comes by the glass and bottle, and champagnes run as high as $1850 per bottle (Moet and Chandon Dom Perignon, 1975). There are also some selections of craft beers and liquor.

To eat at Blue Hills, you must dress elegantly, but suits and ties are not required. Shorts in the dining room or terrace are not appreciated. Dinner is served on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00-10:00 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 5:00-11:00 PM. Lunch is served on Sundays from 11:30 AM-2:00 PM. You can make a reservation online, which is reserved instantly.


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