Tasting Notes

The French Revolution

Ahead of the grand reopening of The 1947 at Cheval Blanc in Courchevel, Yannick Alléno explains all about Cuisine Moderne, his new style of cooking that he plans to use to revolutionise gastronomy around the world. As seen in FOUR’s International Edition…

Yannick Alléno is embracing a new way of thinking. A modern style of cooking and a philosophy that will revolutionise French gastronomy. It is called Cuisine Moderne and will be unveiled at the reopening of The 1947 at Cheval Blanc Courchevel in December. Named after one of the most celebrated wines of the last century, (a rare bottle of 1947 Cheval-Blanc sold for $304.375 in 2010), The 1947 is Yannick’s two Michelin star restaurant...

November 16, 2012

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Xmas menu announced at The Fat Duck

Heston Blumenthal creates Xmas themed menu for his Fat Duck restaurant

Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck has announced it will be offering a Christmas inspired dinner for the first time. The festive tasting menu will be running on three separate sittings on December 2, 9 and 16. The exclusive menu is priced at £300, not including drinks or service charge. The menu features some familiar Fat Duck offerings but additional dishes like Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh, Hot & iced spiced cider and Christmas...

November 15, 2012

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Marking 25 years of culinary excellence

Alain Ducasse is celebrating 25 years at Le Louis XV

To mark the 25th anniversary of culinary excellence at Alain Ducasse’s Le Louis XV restaurant, an unrivalled collection of chefs will assemble in Monaco this weekend for three days of celebrations. 240 chefs from 25 different countries will be at the Monte-Carlo SBM; holding astaggering 300 Michelin stars between them. Saturday will see Ducasse highlight the Mediterranean produce he holds as a big inspiration in his cooking, while a...

November 15, 2012

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Seeing stars

Germany’s growing three Michelin star restaurants

The German palate has long been credited as one of the finest in Europe. The Michelin Guide has recently listed a total of ten three Michelin-star restaurants in the country, ranking it second only to France in Europe. Germany is often credited for its efficiency. This, combined with precision and bags of flair, has produced a host of culinary leaders, including Christian Bau of Victor's Gourmet Restaurant Schloss Berg in Perl-nennig...

November 14, 2012

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