Tasting Notes

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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Update: Thierry Drapeau is reunited with lost cookbook

The world-class chef breathes a sigh of relief as his prized cookbook is returned to him

After last week’s news that Thierry Drapeau had lost his cook-book whilst giving a masterclass in Yekaterinburg, the wayward item has now been returned back to him, as reported by news agency Interfax. The French-chef lost the cookbook as he gave a class in the Ural region, Russia. The culinary bible contained 20 years’ worth of recipes and food information. A Russian woman found the book in a local park and has since passed it...

December 02, 2012

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