Paul Qui’s BRUSSELS SPROUTS
The reigning Top Chef winner shares a dish that’s ‘a perfect combo of sweet, sour, spicy and salty,’ he says
2 lbs. brussels sprouts, halved
4 tbsp. olive oil Juice and zest of
6 basil leaves, torn
½ chili pepper, chopped (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. On a baking sheet, toss sprouts with olive oil and 1 tsp. salt. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes. Outer leaves should be crispy.
3. While hot, place sprouts in a mixing bowl. Stir in ½ to ¼ cup sweet chili vinegar (see at right). Stir in lemon juice and zest. Add salt to taste. Garnish with basil leaves and chili pepper if desired.
SWEET CHILI VINEGAR
Mix 1 cup sugar, 1 cup white vinegar, ½ tsp. black pepper, 1½ tsp. crushed dried red pepper, ½ head garlic, minced in a saucepan, and cook over low heat until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.
Bronson Pinchot’s CLASSIC TABLE
The actor turned home-design expert picks some of his favorite traditional dinnerware
“Thomas Jefferson would have approved,” says Pinchot of the 19th-century feel of this platter. Beaded oval platter, $29; ballarddesigns.com
SLEEK AND EDGY
Pinchot loves the “fluting and feather-edged” design of these dishes. Italian countryside, $39.99 per five-piece setting; mikasa.com
FUN AND FANCY
The “meandering vine” motif on this plate is “playful and formal at the same time,” says Pinchot. French Perle dinner plate, $19.95; lenox.com
Fiesta dinnerware comes in a rainbow of colors, but Pinchot prefers the less “overpowering” ivory. Fiesta dinnerware, $50 per four-piece setting; macys.com
The “subtle decoration” on this platter is very “romantic,” says Pinchot. Juliska Berry & Thread oval platter, $98; bloomingdales.com
The Bronson Pinchot Project airs Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. on DIY Network.
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ELLE SPA AT EDEN ROC RENAISSANCE MIAMI BEACH
Miami Beach, Fla.
At this beachfront location, spa clients can indulge in custom-made nail colors, like the neon pink “Eden.”
Celeb visitor: Joy Bryant
Signature Service: ELLE SPA Essential Manicure and Pedicure
Spa Week price: $50 (Originally $95)
JOANNA VARGAS SALON New York, N.Y.
Known for the use of all natural and organic skin products, the spa recently launched its own line of products, from a face wash to a daily serum.
Celeb visitor: Rachel Weisz
Signature Service: The Power Peel Facial
Spa Week price: $50 (originally $175)
Experience at-home luxury with the Enzyme Exfoliant from celeb facialist Tracie Martyn, who has treated stars like Kate Winslet. From March 14 to March 28 call 212-206-9333 and mention PEOPLE Special for 20 percent off the regular price of $90.
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