About the author: Andreja Lajh & Haut de Gamme

I’m deeply involved in gastronomy, wines and hospitality. After my life and work between Slovenia and Italy I have recently moved to London to start my activity here. My professional background started with studies on Faculty of Architecture, continued with over 15 years in visual communications and advertising (Publicis, McCann, Ogilvy), mostly as art director/designer (so … Continue reading

Cook it raw in Poland

Cook it raw in Lapland. From left: Chefs René Redzepi, Daniel Patterson and David Chang forage for ingredients in the woods near the town of Levi, Finland. Photo: Erik Refner

From 25 – 30 August, Cook it Raw (CIR) is reappearing, after the deep immersion with Japanese culture in Ishikawa Prefecture, in the northeast of Poland, at Suwalki Region, for its fifth edition in three years. In Suwalki Region, an ethnic mosaic of many peoples and faiths inhabits a landscape of exceptional purity. The Region … Continue reading

The New Atelier de Joel Robuchon Etoile Restaurant at the Publicisdrugstore Awarded Two Stars by the Michelin Guide

Joel Robuchon in the middle of slovenian top chefs during his visit in Slovenia (Photo: Andreja Lajh)

PARIS, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Atelier de Joel Robuchon Etoile restaurant has been awarded two stars in the 2011 edition of the prestigious Michelin Guide. With this new distinctionJoel Robuchon is once again acknowledged as the world’s most awarded chef. The Atelier de Joel Robuchon Etoile recently opened in Paris on the premises of the legendary Publicis drugstore … Continue reading

“Dalla Slovenia con Amore” in Milano (article by Marina Alaimo)

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Read the article in Italian: http://www.lucianopignataro.it/a/dalla-slovenia-con-amore-chef-e-vini-a-milano/20059/ Thanks to Marina Alaimo for this contribution.

Slovenian wine and culinary festival

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Slovenian wine and culinary festival for many years draw together suppliers and consumers of exquisite wines and culinary delights. This year more than 250 excellent wine makers, producers of culinary delights aswell as selected chefs will be presented; Slovenian and foreign. Every year the event hosts more than 3500 visitors from the ranks of experts, … Continue reading

CDC event: Ana in Wonderland. Ana Roš presents Koppert Cress

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    We are warmly inviting you to join us at the next Carpe Diem Club event which will take place at restaurant Gostilna Na Gradu in the Ljubljana castle, on Monday, 18th of October at 20.00. What’s all about: Koppert Cress are little plants of great flavours. Their impressing colours, forms and tastes will … Continue reading

Creamy risotto with red peppers, parsley sauce and anchovies – by Giovanni Grasso and Igor Macchia

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At San Maurizio Canavese, not far away from the Torino airport, you can find La Credenza, a pearl which is different from all others in the region and which was awarded with a Michelin star. In the kitchen are Giovanni Grasso and Igor Macchia, Giovanni’s wife instead is the one who takes care of the … Continue reading

Better, Cheaper French Cuisine

Chicken pâté with pickles and Espelette chilli pepper at La Régalade Saint-Honoré. Photo: William Daniels for WSJ

It hasn’t exactly been plain sailing in French culinary waters. For the first time since they began nearly a decade ago, the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards failed to place a single restaurant from France in the top 10. Whereas in previous years, there was always at least one multi-Michelin-starred establishment from Paris … Continue reading

Cook it raw 2010 in Lapland

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Cook It Raw is a very special culinary event. It is the brainchild of Academy member Alessandro Porcelli, and is run in conjunction with Andrea Petrini and Carla Capaldo. Taking chefs away from the pressures of a kitchen and the day to day running of a restaurant, gathered with their peers from around the world, … Continue reading

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