Tasting Notes

FOURNews | Michelin Guide France 2018

The French family of stars has grown! Two new three-star restaurants, five new two-stars and 50 new one-star tables. Do not wait to discover the 2018 revelations and the many surprises …

Just a stone's throw from the Castellet circuit in the heart of Provence, Restaurant Christophe Bacquié receives three stars this year in the new Michelin Guide selection. In this setting nestled in the Hotel du Castellet, chef Christophe Bacquie, Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2014, offers amazing dishes – for example his modern aioli, vegetables from the local market gardeners and Mediterranean octopus. "A real ode to the...

February 24, 2018

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FOURty Seconds with Juan Marí Arzak

Meeting Michelin maestro from acclaimed restaurants Arzak and Ametsa, FOUR basque-ed (see what we did?) in finding out about Chef Arzak’s avant-garde cuisine…

What are your first memories of being interested in food? I was born in the restaurant (Arzak) and spent almost every weekend and holiday there. I was always cooking and helping my mum who held a lot of banquets and celebrations. I would help with the starters, man the bar or do whatever needed to be done. I remember one task: having to find loose clams in the cooking pot, and putting them back in their shells.   How would...

February 24, 2018

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Cocktail Innovator

Mixology-man of the moment, Ryan Chetiyawardana, talks about his love of New York ingredients and the molecular technicalities of fine drinks…

There are many great similarities between London and New York—it certainly makes it a joy to jump between the two—and the fact that both cities are leading the global scene in terms of fine drinks, it gives me a huge amount of pride to be working on projects in both. However, one of the differences that really stood out to me about visiting New York was the quality of the produce. The frustration I felt with poor quality and...

February 23, 2018

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FOURNews | {Re} Food Forum Bangkok 2018

The {Re} Food Forum, a two-day symposium to be held in Bangkok on March 19 and 20, 2018, reveals a series of exclusive dinners and masterclasses.

Starting with a Thai barbecue prepared by celebrated Thai restaurants Nahm, Bo.lan, Err and Those Thai Chefs- a group of young up-and-coming Thai chefs – and ending with a multi-course fine dining dinner by Shinobu Namae from 2-Michelin starred L’Effervescence in Tokyo and Garima Arora from Gaa in Bangkok, the {Re} Food Forum presents six dinners spread over four nights. Other dinners include Luis Chele Gonzalaz from Gallery VASK...

February 22, 2018

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