Bobby Flay selects from the seasonal and local menu at Bouchon in the wine region of Santa Barbara, CA, on Food Network's FoodNation with Bobby Flay.
The Market is a total "you name it, they've got it" sort of place. Hailed as the first espresso bar open between Los Angeles and New York, drop in to sip lattes, shop for gourmet groceries, grab a meal to go or indulge in the Spring Fling cake, layered with zucchini bread and cream cheese frosting.
There's no better cure for a hot Texas day than a little Amy's ice cream, especially when the flavor is the famous Mexican Vanilla. Work your way through more than 350 premium ice creams on rotation, as well as frozen yogurt and dairy-free fruit ices. Then fold in a few mix-ins and Crush'ns.
Giada thought the perfect ending to her weekend getaway in Santa Fe would be taking a hike at the mountain trails of The Bishop's Lodge. This resort also features two restaurants: the award-winning Las Fuentes Restaurant and Bar as well as the poolside Sunflower Bar & Grill.
The Pan-Asian Social House at Crystals is what Giada calls "a swanky place." She says she enjoyed the crispy tuna-box roll, pleased that "the flavors are fresh and they're clean." She approved of the well-seasoned halibut: "A little bit of kick and spiciness with fish balances out the flavors."
For a monumental stroll through D.C.'s favorite farmers' market, Giada heads to Dupont Circle where she finds the FRESHFARM Market and nibbles on blueberry scones and Manchego cheese. Open rain or shine, FRESHFARM Markets run more than 11 farmers' markets, representing over 150 farmers.
Since the first sushi bars in the country opened in LA, it seems LA has a sushi bar on every corner. But Hamasaku's modern sushi has been an instant crowd-pleaser. Giada customized her roll with ponzu sauce but for newcomers, try the crowd favorite: Charlize tacos made with fried wonton skin.
Host Giada De Laurentiis stops by the 1886 Cafe & Bakery, in the Driskill Hotel, for Texas comfort foods and fresh baked cakes, on Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways.
As the "Grand Master" of French cooking, Joel Robuchon's restaurants have been praised all over the world. In Las Vegas, his La Langoustine dish made of langoustine and a basil pesto sauce may seem simple, but Gail Simmons instantly craved it and added it to The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
The Planation House has a stunning view of pineapple fields and the Pacific Ocean, so Giada suggests "making a reservation [for] exactly sunset." The food eclipsed the view when the servers brought fresh fish with a perfectly seared crust. "Oh, my gosh!" Giada gushed after just one bite.
To get to Beano's Cabin, you must go by tractor or horseback. Or if it's winter, by sleigh. But Giada says this mountaintop restaurant is worth the trip. Beano's gourmet full-course menu doesn't disappoint with its Watermelon Gazpacho appetizer or Rack of Lamb entree glazed with maple syrup.
Almost everyone has tried peanut butter, but how about almond butter or macadamia butter? Magee’s House of Nuts in Los Angeles showcases a huge variety of products for nut lovers. Magee's has been selling cashews, peanuts and pecans at the Los Angeles Farmers Market for more than 70 years.
Artiste Winery and Tasting Studio is a "combination art gallery, art studio and wine tasting room." Every bottle of wine is a limited edition blend with a "one of a kind label inspired by the work of local artists." Giada enjoyed a crisp white wine during her painting lesson with a guest artist.
For a crash course in crawfish, Giada visits the Ritz-Carlton's Crawfish Concierge. Every Sunday from 2 to 4pm, the hotel hosts an authentic crawfish boil, open to the public, where the chef goes from table to table giving every attendee a quick tutorial on how to eat the tasty crustaceans.