Bellavita Expo 2015 in London

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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

Taste of London announces a new look & line-up for 2014

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The world’s greatest restaurant festival returns: with a new Wednesday night session, an outdoor cooking showcase and a spotlight on emerging talent The culinary event of the year returns to Regent’s Park from 18th – 22nd June, and this year the festival is delighted to announce even more reasons why the event is the highlight of the … Continue reading

Worlds 50 Best Restaurants and new triumph for Rene Redzepi and Noma

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Another magical night in the beautiful ambient of Guildhall which has gathered best chefs from all over the world is behind us.  Many expectations, hopes and emotions reach their culmination in this special evening at the end of April each year. For me, it’s not about one winner, it’s about celebrating all the great honest … Continue reading

World’s 50 best restaurants awards 2013

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Attending the Worlds 50 best restaurants award ceremony is each time a special emotion. For me it was the second time, but I didn’t enjoy less than last year. It’s wonderful to meet all the worlds top chefs in one place, seeing their friendly interactions and feeling the excitement each time a name of the … Continue reading

Lifetime achievement award winner 2013 is Alain Ducasse

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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

Massimo Bottura and Alain Ducasse at Eataly NY

Massimo Bottura, Carlo Cracco, Alain Ducasse, Yoji Tokuyoshi (sous chef of Bottura), Sylvain Portay (executive chef of Adour at St. Regis in New York)

The great Massimo Bottura, Italian chef who was many times nominated as one of the best worldwide and was last year proclaimed also as the Italian chef of the year,  was in 1993 gaining some knowledge also at Louis XV, the flagship restaurant od Alain Ducasse in Montecarlo. “You’ve learned the technique, now you have … Continue reading

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

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

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

Massimo Bottura – best chef of the year

Massimo Bottura. Photo by Sigrid Verbert

The International Academy of Gastronomy in Paris awarded Massimo Bottura the title of Best Chef of the Year. Congratulations! More about Massimo Bottura: https://carpediemclub.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/evolution-not-revolution-massimo-bottura/