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

Master Chef: Thomas Keller UnCorked

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Here’s a preview of a documentary that goes behind the scenes with celebrity chef Thomas Keller. ‘Thomas Keller: Uncorked’ provides glimpses of the man’s perfectionism and a closer look at how a 14-year-old boy working the line grew to become the Michelin-starred chef of The French Laundry. In the 30-minute documentary “Master Chef: Thomas Keller … Continue reading

San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2011

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Yesterday S. Pellegrino released their fairly well-regarded annual list of the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants,” and for the second year in a row, René Redzepi’s Noma is on top. Two new restaurants made the top ten: Alex Attala’s D.O.M. in Sao Paolo, Brazil and Iñaki Azpitarte’s Le Chateaubriand is Paris. Making way for the newcomers in the top ten are Daniel Boulud’s New … Continue reading

Noma’s René Redzepi and the Link Between Nature and the Plate

Chef René Redzepi at his restaurant Noma in Copenhagen in December 2009 (Photo by Reuters)

  René Redzepi and his Copenhagen restaurant Noma have been catapulted into fame since being voted the World’s Best Restaurant in last year’s San Pellegrino awards.   Known for using foraging techniques to find his produce, the chef is considered to be the founder of the Nordic Cuisine movement. The name of his restaurant is a … Continue reading

Thomas Keller sold out six months in advance for the $835 (11-course) dinner

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U.S.-based chef Thomas Keller is in Hong Kong this week to prepare six dinners over four days. The 415 seats were all snapped up six months in advance for the $835, 11-course dinner, which takes place at the Mandarin Grill inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong. It’s the first time Mr. Keller, who owns eight … Continue reading

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