• Carpe Diem!

    Don't ask what end the gods will grant to me or you, Leuconoe.
    Don't play with Babylonian fortune-telling either.
    It is better to endure whatever will be.
    Whether Jupiter has allotted to you many more winters or this final one
    which even now wears out the Tyrrhenian sea on the rocks placed opposite
    — be wise, strain the wine, and scale back your long hopes
    to a short period. While we speak, envious time will have {already} fled
    Seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the next.


CDC is closed. Welcome to Haut de Gamme

Dear all, CdC is an old outdated project. I am looking forward to welcoming you at Haut de Gamme, my new site. Best wishes, Andreja

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants & Mexico Exclusive #50BestPass competition on social media

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has announced a partnership with Mexico for an exclusive campaign, #50BestPass, leading up to the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony later this year. After two very successful years in Lima, Peru, this year’s awards ceremony for Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants will take place in Mexico City. Through this, The … Continue reading

Bellavita Expo 2015 in London

Bellavista 2015 is coming to London! Bellavita Expo is a B2B event aimed to increase the interaction of Italian producers and top buyers in every sector. Bellavita showcases the excel- lence of Made-in-Italy through international exhibitions, and between 2015 and 2020 Bellavita is targeted to become the global benchmark of Italian food and beverage. The event takes … Continue reading

World’s 50 best restaurants celebrates the great talents and hard work

Originally posted on London Chocolovers:
Once a year all best chefs from all over the world get together to celebrate the great talent and hard work at the World’s 50 best restaurants award ceremony. It is a wonderful moment full of emotions for each of them. This year’s winners are the great Roca brothers with their…

World’s 50 best restaurants 2016 awards ceremony will take place in New York

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, will be hosting its renowned awards ceremony in New York City in 2016, as part of a global location strategy. Since the list was created in 2002, London has been the host of 14 successful editions of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, but … Continue reading

The World’s 50 best restaurants announces the 51-100 list

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, has announced the list of restaurants ranked from 51st to 100th in 2015. This unprecedented announcement, coming less than a week before The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards event itself, is part of the annual celebration of global gastronomy that recognises restaurants around the world for their culinary prowess. 11 new restaurants claim their place on … Continue reading

Daniel Boulud receives The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award 2015

Daniel Boulud of Daniel in New York, has been awarded the 2015 Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the prestigious award that celebrates the extraordinary achievements of chefs from around the globe at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. Daniel Boulud, originally from Lyon, earned his first professional recognition … Continue reading

Slow Fish 2015 in Genoa, Italy

The seventh edition of Slow Fish will take place in Genoa, Italy from May 14 to 17, 2015. Dedicated to the world of fish and marine ecosystems, visitors will be able to take part in Cooking School lessons , Taste Workshops , Dinner Dates and an extensive conference program (Water Workshops ), as well as thematic participative workshops and much more. The full program of the events is available … Continue reading


Hélène Darroze of Hélène Darroze in Paris, France and of Hélène Darroze at the Connaught in London, UK has been named the 2015 Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef. She will be honoured at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, in London on the 1st June. French-born Hélène Darroze is a fourth generation chef who, after completing … Continue reading

THE GRAND GELINAZ! SHUFFLE – Beyond food & evil

Thursday July 9 2015 will herald the first ever, global collaboration of 37 of the world’s chefs as they participate in the 2015 The Grand GELINAZ! Shuffle. From San Francisco to Melbourne, 37 of the world’s most acclaimed, pioneering and creative culinary talent will participate in an unprecedented international restaurant ‘swap’. The brainchild of creative … Continue reading