Tasting Notes

A food revolution in London? Or maybe not…

Antioco Piras, co-founder of FOUR, gives his take on London’s diluted dining scene

Despite the recession, some of the world’s wealthiest people are investing in London. Properties are sold for record breaking prices and oil money is flowing through London’s cash tills. So what does this mean? Well, better restaurants it would seem. Novikov was the first in a new wave of international investors in this sector. Arkady Novikov has 50 restaurants in Russia. His concept was simple yet brilliant, he would give Russians...

February 21, 2013

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Jean Cazals’s ‘Tea Time’ cookbook to win international Gourmand Award

Photographer Jean Cazals to win ‘Best Dessert’ book International Gourmand Award at Paris Cookbook Fair 22-24 February 2013 for recently published, Tea Time

Jean Cazal is an impeccable food photographer. His approach is clean, graphic and moody, his work, opulent and pungent with the aroma of elegant styling. It comes as no surprise, then, that he has won a plethora of awards for his cook books (he has published over 70) and the work he has carried out with chefs like Michel Roux, Peter Gordon, Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey, Jean-Paul Hevin and Raymond Blanc - not to mention receiving Best...

February 20, 2013

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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2013

Down Under with winter blues? Let us cheer you up with our guide to the world renowned Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, starting early this spring

When we decided to create a comprehensive guide to all the events taking place at one of the world’s most exciting Food and Wine festivals, we didn’t realise there was going to be quite so much on offer. We found over 200 food and drink related activities on Melbourne Food and Wine Festivals website; tours, master classes, tasting sessions, fashion-cum-food shows and more are all taking place in and around Melbourne’s...

February 20, 2013

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Chef Daniel Humm at Mandarin Grill + Bar, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Chef Daniel Humm of three-Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park will be in residence at Mandarin Grill + Bar from 13-17 March

Specialising in French cuisine with a witty New York twist, chef Daniel Humm is arguably one of the most acclaimed chefs in the United States. A native of Switzerland, Humm began his culinary training at the age of 14 as an apprentice, cooking in many of the finest Swiss hotels and restaurants. At the age of 24, as the Executive chef at Gasthaus zum Gupf in the Swiss Alps, he earned his first Michelin star. Three years after receiving...

February 20, 2013

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