Tasting Notes

Pure Berlin

This creative and innovative cooking movement is seeking to raise the profile of German cuisine

Sebastian Wussler and Miles Watson are the pioneering minds behind Pure Berlin; a revolutionary campaign to raise the profile of German cuisine around the world. Using Berlin as the epicentre of German culinary invention, Pure Berlin believe that there is a large misconception of German food throughout the world. Their concept of innovative German cuisine is being presented to willing participants on their World Tour and the duo will be...

December 05, 2012

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Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

“The dishes have to be well assembled, easy to understand and possess eccentricity. And, of course, they have to be delicious,” says Pierre Gagnaire, who opened his first restaurant in the United States at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, three years ago. Twist by Pierre Gagnaireboasts an innovative menu that infuses the simplicity of classic French

“The dishes have to be well assembled, easy to understand and possess eccentricity. And, of course, they have to be delicious,” says Pierre Gagnaire, who opened his first restaurant in the United States at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, three years ago. Twist by Pierre Gagnaireboasts an innovative menu that infuses the simplicity of classic French cuisine with a modern spin – a fusion for which Gagnaire is revered in today’s...

December 05, 2012

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World champion of cheeses

The 2012 World Cheese Awards were held in England this year and had an international collection of fine cheeses on display

This year’s world cheese were held at the NEC in Birmingham, England and judges were on hand to deliberate which cheeses were of the highest standard. There were several that received high praise on the day and 50 walked away with ‘Super gold medals’. The overall winner was the Manchego DO Gran Reserva. The Spanish cheese comes from Dehesa de los Llanos in the province of Albacete and is the first Spanish cheese to walk away with...

December 03, 2012

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Update: Elena Arzak confirmed for London restaurant

After the recent announcement that Nahm will be closing its London restaurant down, Elena Arzak has been confirmed to takeover

The world’s greatest female chef has been confirmed to takeover at the five-star Halkin Hotel in London. Elena Arzak is part of the Arzak cooking dynasty and is currently the holder of three Michelin stars. The site of the soon to move Nahm, which is headed by Australian David Thompson, will become Ametsa. The new restaurant will be a London outlet of the San Sebastian restaurant, Arzak, and will open in February. The Arzak...

December 03, 2012

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