Lifetime achievement award winner 2013 is Alain Ducasse

Alain Ducasse has pushed the boundaries of excellence in cooking and the dining experience throughout his 30-year career in gastronomy. The Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Diners Club International®, part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2013, acknowledges not only Ducasse’s reputation for innovative French cuisine but also his indisputable influence over today’s generation of chefs and restaurateurs around … Continue reading

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

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

San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2011

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

A great loss: Spanish chef Santi Santamaria died

Today, the culinary world was stunned to hear that Spanish chef Santi Santamaria passed away suddenly while in Singapore visiting one of his restaurants. At 53, Santamaria was a major force in Spanish cuisine and his restaurants had seven Michelin stars, three of which were for his Barcelona restaurant, El Raco de Can Fabes. Spanish chef Juan Mari Arzak … Continue reading

Elena Arzak – the heavy metal of the Basque cuisine

Juan Mari Arzak serves dishes to amaze and amuse the senses. His family has occupied the same site in San Sebastian since 1897, and it remains a family affair with his talented daughter Elena at his side now. Together they offer a modern interpretation of classic Basque cuisine, including such delights as Lobster with white … Continue reading

Cuisine goes multi-sensorial – Arzak

Eindhoven/Madrid, the Netherlands/Spain – During the 8th international gastronomy summit, madridfusión, Arzak and Philips Design present a series of concepts intended not only to delight palates, but also evoke emotion and stimulate the senses. The latest project from the Philips Design Probes program is a multi-sensorial concept using an integration of sensory stimuli that subtly … Continue reading

Our Poll – Who is the most appreciated?

There are many excellent chefs worldwide, each of them is great in his own way. Vote for your favourite (if it’s too difficult to decide for just one – you can decide for up to 5 chefs)!