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

Rene Redzepi with Noma to Japan, Heston Blumenthal with Fat Duck to Australia

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  Two of the best restaurants are leaving Europe. But luckily not for long.   Rene Redzepi, founder and chef of Noma announced: “Dear Friends, guests and colleagues, A long lasting dream of mine has come to fruition: Restaurant Noma is moving to Japan for two months in the beginning of 2015. Five years ago I was … 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

A look back at 10 years of Worlds 50 best restaurants

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna , is now in its 11th year. Dedicated to highlighting some of the best dining experiences on the planet the list has become one of the go to guides for new dining discovery. Rene Redzepi from the Noma restaurant in Copenhagen currently sits on top of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants … 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

A Taste Of Noma in London at Claridge’s

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“We are delighted to welcome René Redzepi, head chef of Noma in Copenhagen to Claridge’s to create “A Taste Of Noma at Claridge’s”.   Three time winner of best restaurant in the world at the ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards’ (2010, 2011 and 2012), Redzepi has sparked a cultural revolution with his focus on foraging and the reinterpretation … 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

Interview: Marjan Simčič, Simčič winery, Ceglo/Brda, Slovenia

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The Simčič wines (attention – we are this time talking about Marjan Simčič, not Edi Simčič, who also creates excellent and well known wines!) are for sure between the best known Slovenian wines abroad. His often awarded wines from the Slovenian Brda region (part of the vineyards are also in Italian Collio) are known as … Continue reading

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

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  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

Taste of Noma

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A plateful of milk skin with grass, flowers and herbs. Something most of you would go a long way to avoid. Especially at £27.50. But this was not any milk skin, it was René Redzepi milk skin. Redzepi is the genius who has wrested Nordic cuisine away from the Mediterranean influences of El Bulli and Pizza Express … Continue reading