Tasting Notes

The Red reveals Belgian and Luxembourg’s 2013 stars

The 57th edition of the Belgium and Luxembourg Michelin guide has divided 124 stars between the two countries

11 new restaurants in Belgium have been credited with one star and La Duree has become the 17threstaurant to be awarded with two stars in Belgium and Luxembourg. There are now a total of 16 two-star restaurants in Belgium. There are no new three-star restaurants to make the Guide,but De Karmelietin Bruges, Hertog Janin Bruges andHof van Clevein Kruishoutem all retain theirs. Luxembourg did not receive any new stars this year but its...

November 21, 2012

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Burns Night Festivals

Marking the festival to celebrate Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, here are a selection of events to whet your appetite

Fergus Legion, 500 Blair Street, Fergus, Canada,January 26 A good mix of food and entertainment is offered by this interactive celebration. Traditional Scottish fare with dancing, bagpipes and theatrics.www.fergusscottishfestival.com Big Burns Supper,Dumfries, Scotland,January 25-27 Aweekend full of music, comedy, theatre, dance, art and cinema – exactly the right mix for both young and old...

November 21, 2012

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Restaurant Mark Greenaway in secret move

Mark Greenaway is moving his restaurant to a location yet to be revealed

Mark Greenaway is set to move from No.12 Picardy Place and will be heading to a new location in Edinburgh city centre. After his successful stint at the 36-seater venue he has opted to concede to the growing demand and open a 60-cover restaurant. The location of his new restaurant remains a close guarded secret that will be revealed in the coming weeks. The 35-year-olds culinary skills are firmly rooted in Scottish tradition and...

November 19, 2012

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White Diamonds at Amber

New White Truffle menu currently available at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong

Dutch-born chef Richard Ekkebus has taken the Hong Kong food scene by storm. His French cuisine is currently being served amid glowing reviews in the Amber restaurant at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The menu is a great example of local produce delivered with French flair. Some of the signature dishes available at the Amber include Hokkaido sea urchin, blue lobster and Kagoshima wagyu beef. Before joining Hong Kong’s vibrant...

November 18, 2012

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