The 2012 World’s 50 Best Restaurants revealed next week at the awards’ 10 year anniversary

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London’s Guildhall will play host to the glitterati of the gastronomic world on Monday 30 April at the 2012 World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. The industry is holding its breath to see whether René Redzepi and his team from Noma in Denmark can make it 3 years in a row at … Continue reading

Thomas Keller – The S.Pellegrino Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2012

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With a presence in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants since the inaugural list 10 years ago, Thomas Keller is a true colossus of the gastronomic world. His iconic restaurant, The French Laundry in Yountville, California, effectively revolutionised American cooking, combining classical French techniques with distinctive, locally sourced quality ingredients years before such an approach became … Continue reading

Croccantino of foie gras with balsamic heart by Massimo Bottura

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An unusual stick of ice cream: Croccantino of foie gras with balsamic vinegar heart by the Italian chef Massimo Bottura Ingredients: Duck foie gras 400 g Milk 2 l Birra Moretti Lager 30 ml Cinnamon1 stick Cloves 10 g Almonds 30 g, bitter and sweet, from Noto Hazelnuts 30 g, from Piedmont Sugar 50 g Water 20 ml Vanilla pod 1/2 The peel of … Continue reading

Design of London 2012 Olympic Torch by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby debuted at the Triennale di Milano on Monday 16 April

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The London 2012 Olympic Torch has been unveiled yesterday, Monday 16 April, at the Triennale di Milano and will remain on show at the Museum until Sunday 22 April. Acclaimed London-based designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby were awarded the prestigious honour of designing the Torch. Sponsored by UK Trade & Investment, the exhibition at … Continue reading

Elena Arzak – Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef of 2012

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Elena Arzak, Joint Head Chef at Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain, has been named the Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef, part of the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. Elena is the fourth generation of the Arzak family to head up the restaurantsince it opened in 1897. In … Continue reading

Grandi Cru D’Italia 2012

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On March 28th in the evening, in the attractive setting of Palazzo della Ragione in the Cortile Mercato Vecchio, Verona, the Grandi Cru d’Italia Awards were assigned to the best Italian and international wine journalists, writers and publications. 360 Italian and international journalists and trade members attended the gala dinner, along with representatives and members of the Grandi … Continue reading

It’s time for KODA386

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KODA386 is not your every day shop. KODA386 stands for design of its own. KODA386 stands for unique identity. KODA386 stands for a concept that will change the way you see fashion. In time for quality design, cosmopolitan fashion and free spirit. In time for unique garments, entirely “made in Slovenia”. Why not just call … Continue reading

April event: The Čotar Experience – a traditional wines journey

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“A rocky limestone plateau between the Vipava River Valley and the Bay of Trieste. Similar landforms around the world are called karst, named after Slovenia’s Karst region. The landscape is rocky and wild, but for those of us who live here, cultivated and domestic. Here is where the sun dwells. From the north the fierce … Continue reading

Koppert Cress Tour Italy 2012: Dinner in Veneto with chef Ivano Mestriner and Batič wines

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Koppert Cress specializes in cresses; seedlings of unique plants, which each have their own specific effect on the senses. Flavour, fragrance, feel or presentation, there is a cress for all. And the assortment is widening. Every year at least one new item is added to the collection of Micro-vegetables. A collection, which is presented as … Continue reading

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