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Welcome to Connoisseur Corner - Luxe Consulting and Executive Services

Marty Feldmann, The Connoisseur, is the highly sought after consultant who assists businesses and individual clients with the acquisition of the finer things life has to offer. Whether you are planning a weekend getaway to wine country, selecting audio equipment to outfit your home, planning your dream vacation or purchasing your ultimate transportation, Marty is your personal connection to the good life…

Marty can be contacted at: 916.952.9529 Marty@ConnoisseurCorner.com

5/11/12

La Cornue – Kitchen Ranges for the Connoisseur


As with many tasks in life, cooking works better when the right tools are at hand.
An excellent set of knives and some quality cookware are the perfect starting point, but let’s not overlook the large appliances, more specifically the kitchen range.  There are myriad options out there, but if you desire bespoke hand-built quality with a highly customizable configuration, I have one place to send you…

The year was 1908 in Paris, France when an artisan and old world foodie by the name of Albert Dupuy fashioned the first La Cornue gas circulation Roast & Pastry stove.  Three generations later, the family’s company continues to build hand-crafted custom ranges with their Chรขteau Series and a jaw dropping 8,000 possible configurations.  Surely enough choices to please the most discriminating of gastronomes. 

Several different lengths are offered with the largest at nearly 6 feet.  The range can be finished in nearly any color you can dream up and then trimmed with various brass, stainless steel or copper hardware options.  Several cooktop configurations are available utilizing gas burners, electric burners, plaque “French top”, reversible griddles, lava-rock grills and the power burner.
Of course this level of quality and customization doesn’t come cheap.  After all, a La Cornue range is thought of as the Rolls-Royce of the kitchen!  If you love to cook, and you demand nothing but the best in quality and style, a La Cornue range is for you…

5/9/12

Antigua Luxury at Hermitage Bay


Sun… Sand… Surf… Solitude…
Nestled into 16 lush acres on Antigua is the 5-star Hermitage Bay resort.

Ahhhh….
Relaxation is easy here.  Surrounded by undisturbed tropical habitat, this secluded eco-chic resort provides an excellent escape from those dreaded words:  hustle and bustle.

There are 25 cottages on the grounds from which to choose.  8 are beachfront, with a split-level lounge and patio area facing the ocean.  The remaining 17 cottages are hillside, each with its own plunge pool and sunning deck.  All cottages have the expected luxury appointments such as King beds with Italian linens, freestanding bathtubs, outdoor showers and every electronic convenience one might require.
Resort amenities are highlighted by the secluded beach, as well as a gourmet beachfront restaurant, a fitness center, resort pool and the Garden Spa. 

To remove even more stress, Hermitage Bay is all inclusive.  This covers all meals and snacks, premium cocktails, private luxury airport transfers, morning yoga, meditation and Pilates classes, non-motorized water sports… the list goes on…
The excellent and well-trained staff also gets high marks for being unobtrusive, yet available and efficient when needed.

If peace and tranquility are your vacation goals, Hermitage Bay provides these in spades.  Highly recommended!