In love with Hotel Palazzo Manfredi, Rome (Italy)

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I have felt in love with Rome already many many years ago when I visited the eternal city for the first time. Since then I am regularly returning, because love has to be taken care of and because my heart loves what Rome represents. Now I have another motive to return. I have felt in … Continue reading

The easiest way to (not) lose guests – a quick advice for the restaurant owners

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I am a food lover. Give me a great dish and I will forget everything around me. Or at least I always thought so. But not after what happened to me recently at a Michelin starred restaurant in London. You might win me over quickly with great cooking – but you will lose me just as … Continue reading

elBulli: Ferran Adria and the Art of Food – exhibition in London in July

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Ferran Adrià is heading to London and offering an exhibition that explores two areas in which he is extremely well-versed: the art of science and food. The intricacies of his experimental style of cooking and the molecular gastronomy that catapulted him to fame will be on display for all to see. Whether you’ve eaten as his … Continue reading

Andrea Matranga’s dreaming in Japan

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Italian gastronomy is well known in the world. But story of chef Andrea Mantranga is something special. Born in Sicily in 1968, he is known for his deep approach to the cuisine where nothing happens just casually. He loves to explore new ingredients and techniques and creates with his poetical nature masterpieces which are like … Continue reading

Evening with chefs Marko Pavčnik & Uroš Štefelin at restaurant Pavus – this time with beer

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Marko Pavčnik is absolutely between my favourite Slovenian chefs. His dishes are always the right mix of creativity and harmony. And most of all – he knows how to exalt the taste. So I’m happy to announce the evening which are creatig Marko Pavčnik and his lovely wife Katja in their restaurant Pavus together with … Continue reading

The world’s 50 best restaurants 2013 date confirmed: 29th April will be in London announced best chefs

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Following its 10th Anniversary in 2012, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, returns to London’s historic Guildhall for a prestigious ceremony on Monday 29th April. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is organised by Restaurant magazine and presented in the company of the world’s most influential restaurateurs, finest chefs and international media.  Over two … Continue reading

Pakta by Albert and Ferran Adria will be open in March

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Originally scheduled to open in January, the new Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant by the Adria brothers will open in early March. Called Pakta, the restaurant will serve a cuisine called nikkei. It will be located in Barcelona, next door to Tickets, which is operated by Albert Adria. So far, Pakta will seat 30 and will feature … Continue reading

The Best New Hotels, Spas and Restaurants of 2012 by Condé Nast Traveler

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From Condé Nast Traveler : “We all know what makes a good hotel good: impeccable service, excellent food, beautiful grounds (and let’s not forget a bed so plush that you dread going home). But for all of us here at Condé Nast Traveler, a good hotel is more than just a blissful temporary roost: It’s also … Continue reading

The Sushi Etiquette Infographic

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  See on Scoop.it – Food, wine and other pleasures Never quite sure what do do when you’re in a sushi restaurant? What can you grab with your hands, when should you use sticks and how do you dip your fish correctly? Welcome to the world of Sushi Etiquette. This infographic from the team at … Continue reading

Taste of London 2012

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This year’s Taste of London restaurant festival has celebrated the best of world class cuisine with a host of new international features and the impressive line-up of Michelin starred restaurants and world renowned chefs in the show’s nine year history, taking place between 21 and 24 June in London’s Regent’s Park. The capital’s largest open … Continue reading