Tasting Notes

Tickets Now On-Sale For Chicago’s First Bites Bash

Feast the night away at this upcoming dinner hosted by Chicago’s sole Michelin-starred chef, Joe Flamm.

Join Joe Flamm, Chicago's only Michelin-starred chef, for an evening of fine dining delights alongside expert mixologist Jarmel Doss this January. Taking place on January 24th as the kick-off event for the 12th annual Chicago Restaurant Week, the evening is set to tempt tastebuds and treat guests to a night of exciting culinary action. Hosted at The Field Museum of Natural History, a portion of proceeds raised from First Bites Bash...

January 01, 2019

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Join Sven Elverfeld For Four-Hands Dinner With Corey Lee

With six Michelin stars between them, this upcoming dinner is set to be a mouth-watering masterpiece of eight enchanting courses.

Fine dining aficionados, start your year off in style with this upcoming dinner in Wolfsburg, Germany. The finale dinner of Aqua's extraordinary guest chef dining series, join chef de cuisine Sven Elverfeld for an unforgettable menu created by the triple Michelin-starred chef and Corey Lee, a member of the international culinary elite with three stars of his own.  Taking place on 11 January in Aqua's beautiful surrounds...

December 28, 2018

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Rocca Delle Tre Contrade Hosts Gourmet Getaway With Merlin Labron-Johnson

Originally built in the 1850s as a grand country retreat and winery for an aristocratic family, Rocca Delle Tre Contrade is a Sicilian holiday home offering mesmerising views across the Mediterranean horizon. Rising proudly between Mount Etna and the sparkling waters of the Ionian Sea, over the years it has acquired a well-earned reputation for its exquisite cuisine, warm hospitality and

Originally built in the 1850s as a grand country retreat and winery for an aristocratic family, Rocca Delle Tre Contrade is a Sicilian holiday home offering mesmerising views across the Mediterranean horizon. Rising proudly between Mount Etna and the sparkling waters of the Ionian Sea, over the years it has acquired a well-earned reputation for its exquisite cuisine, warm hospitality and its refined accommodation. The...

December 25, 2018

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FOURty Seconds With Franck Giovannini

Franck Giovannini helms Switzerland’s three-Michelin-starred Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville, one of Europe’s very best restaurants. After continuing in the accomplished footsteps of the late chef-owner Benoît Violier, Giovannini’s ingredient obsession and attention to detail has seen the restaurant continue to impress. We talked FOURty seconds of foodie questions to find out more. 

Tell us, what inspired you to become a chef? When I was little, my mom used to cook fresh good food, real cuisine, not frozen food Where did you train? Tell us more about your culinary background... In 1989, I did my apprenticeship at the Crown Inn, Apples, in the Canton of Vaud in the ranks of Chief Claude Joseph. 1993, I moved to Canada where I officiated as a kitchen commis at Dean Ross Catering in Victoria. In 1994, I became...

December 21, 2018

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