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

Art of the poor cuisine: Ana Roš and Franco Aliberti

The great heart of a veal - by Ana Roš. Photo: Janez Pukšič

  SLO (bellow in EN) Večeri “Umetnost revne kuhinje” vsakič postavijo Ano Roš in njenega gosta pred izziv pripraviti vrhunske krožnike iz revnih sestavin. Vznemirljivi večeri, ki navdušujejo, in privabljajo goste in novinarje tako iz Slovenije, kot iz tujine. Bodo navdušili tudi vas? Prijazno vas vabim na četrti večer iz serije “Umetnost revne kuhinje”, ki … Continue reading

Art of the “poor” cuisine: Ana Roš and Marko Pavčnik

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SLO (bellow in EN) Večeri “Umetnost revne kuhinje” vsakič postavijo Ano Roš in njenega gosta pred izziv pripraviti vrhunske krožnike iz revnih sestavin. Vznemirljivi večeri, ki navdušujejo, in privabljajo goste in novinarje tako iz Slovenije, kot iz tujine. Bodo navdušili tudi vas? Prijazno vas vabim na tretji večer iz serije “Umetnost revne kuhinje”, ki se … Continue reading

Art of the “poor cuisine” with Ana Roš and Dino Galvagno

Winter in the garden and in the pantry (Ana Roš) Photo by Janez Pukšič

SLO (bellow in EN) Ana Roš ima rada izzive. Za tokratni izziv je inspiracijo našla v ekonomski krizi, ko je treba počistiti z vsem, kar je odveč, ter se vrniti k bistvu. Gre za izziv tako Ani sami, kot njenim kolegom doma in v tujini – kako ustvariti vrhunske jedi iz “revnih” a kakovostnih sestavin. … Continue reading

Art of the “poor cuisine”: Ana Roš with Damjan Fink and Joško Sirk with Alessandro Gavagna

In the fish market at the end of the day and at the bottom of the cases (Ana Roš) Photo: Janez Pukšič

Chef Ana Roš loves challenges. Her next challenge to herself and to her colleagues from Slovenia and abroad, which was inspired by the economical crisis, is to create stunning dishes with simple, “poor” ingredients. Low cost cuisine of a great mastery. At the first from the series of events under the name “ART OF THE … Continue reading

Massimo Bottura and Alain Ducasse at Eataly NY

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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