New entries in the 2014 UK Michelin guide

Ashley Palmers Watts and Heston Blumethal - successful team behind the Dinner

Gaining and keeping Michelin stars is for all the chefs who enter the game very important. Some decide to not take part in this game and have rejected stars which they received, but most of the chefs care about having them as they retain it the highest recognition of their talent and hard work and … Continue reading

Interview: Joan Roca (El Celler de Can Roca, Spain)

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When 27 years ago Joan and Josep Roca created their own restaurant beside the one of their parents, they started to realize their own dream. Chef Joan and sommelier Josep were later joined by their younger brother Jordi, who is master of the sweet pleasures. Six years ago they moved into their own space where … Continue reading

Sleeping in London: Metropolitan hotel, Mayfair

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Spaciousness, airiness and lightness, view open at the vastness of Hyde park and proverbial kindness with obligingness on one of the most famous streets of Mayfair –  the renowned Park Lane – mark the prestigious Metropolitan hotel, in which resides also the famous restaurant Nobu. Mayfair is one of the richest areas of the central London, … Continue reading

El Somni – the gastronomic opera by El Celler de Can Roca

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It was a nice morning in London last Monday when we have gathered in Mandarin Oriental, a nice international crowd  of food and travel journalists and opinionmakers, for the Catalonian breakfast with the legendary Roca brothers (El Celler de Can Roca) and tonight (6th May) is the day when premiere of El Somni will happen. … Continue reading

Art of the poor cuisine with Ana Roš and Lorenzo Cogo

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SLO (bellow in EN) Večeri “Umetnost revne kuhinje”, plod sodelovanja med Ano Roš in Andrejo Lajh, ki k vsakemu dogodku povabita drugega gostujočega chefa, postavijo Ano Roš in njenega gosta pred izziv pripraviti vrhunske krožnike iz revnih sestavin.  Po večeru s Cristianom Tomejem, ki nas je vse neizmerno navdušil, vas vabim na šesti večer iz … 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

Blumenthal’s gin with earl gray tea

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  British chef Heston Blumenthal has launched a line of lemon gin and tea for the supermarket chainWaitrose. The drink mixes classic earl grey tea with what is described as high-end lemon gin distilled with almond, orris root, Juniper, coriander, lavender, angelica and Liquorice. Blumenthal promises that all people need to enjoy his flavor packed gin is … Continue reading

Honey macaroons with special French cream by Pascal Aussignac

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Pascal Aussignac is a Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur. He cooks in and oversees eight award-winning restaurants in London, all of them with a slightly different culinary theme but all of them celebrating the food of France and of his beloved homeland of Gascony. Pascal Aussignac’s flagship restaurant Club Gascon was awarded a Michelin Star in 2002 and … Continue reading

Michelin-starred chef Laurent Gras releases his cookbook for iPad

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New York-based, Michelin-starred French chef Laurent Gras is the latest chef to release his first cookbook in digital form. Like Grant Achatz of Next and Alinea in Chicago, Gras — who has received three Michelin stars for his work at three different restaurants around the world — chose to bypass the traditional publishing medium and … Continue reading

Atul Kochhar: the British palate is changing

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  (From FineDiningLovers) When Indian food first invaded the British Isles it took a long time for the nation’s palate to develop, distinguish and welcome the exotic blend of spices offered throughout Indian cuisine. The British now consume curry as part of their average diet and with over 15,000 Indian restaurants across Britain and over … Continue reading