Tasting Notes

ANA and Luxeat Bring Authentic Taste of Japan to Paris

Japan’s largest airline, All Nippon Airways, is teaming up with Luxeat to bring some of Japan’s best chefs to Paris for a set of exciting Culinary Journeys this February.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Luxeat have invited three of Tokyo's best shokunins to cook in Paris from 7-9 February 2020 alongside Michelin starred Omiya Toshitaka at his restaurant Affinité. This year's event will see Shingo Takahashi the chef-owner of Tokyo's renowned Sho-style sushiya Takumi Shingo; budding Michelin-starred tempura master Tomokazu Maehira and famed Wagyu maestro Kentaro Nakahara cooking their signature dishes...

January 25, 2020

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Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam’s Vault Bar Unveils Rare Whiskies

The intimate and atmospheric Vault Bar, housed in the original vault of the longstanding MeesPierson bank, has elevated its already unique experience even further by serving some of the world’s most exclusive Single Malt whiskies.

The Vault Bar at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam on Herengracht 548 has been unlocked to present some of the most globally-revered single malt Scottish whiskies: the superior and extremely rare The Dalmore 40YO 42% ABV and Port Ellen 39 years Untold Stories. Due to its sought-after yet scarce nature, the collection is normally restricted to whisky collectors and investors only. Yet, at the Vault Bar, these exceptional whiskies are now...

January 24, 2020

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Will Aghajanian & Liz Johnson

Will Aghajanian and Liz Johnson are the talented chef duo behind The Catbird Seat in Nashville, Tennessee. Both are Noma veterans, and together they create immaculate yet playful plates that let the local produce – and their culinary skills – shine.

The Catbird Seat is an exclusive Nashville culinary hotspot that was taken over in early 2019 by Will Aghajanian, who is now the Head Chef, and Liz Johnson, who is now the Pastry Chef. Together they carefully craft a set menu for 22 diners that focuses on drawing out sublime flavors from local ingredients. The restaurant has one cube-shaped marble counter from which guests sit and overlook the chefs as they cook. Will Aghajanian...

January 23, 2020

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Behind the Indomitable Spirit | Nemiroff Vodka

FOUR sits down with Iryna Zhygunova, the CMO of Nemiroff Vodka, to find out more about how marketing has played an integral role in the brand’s success thus far.

How did you find your way into the marketing world of spirit production? The position I held prior to becoming the CMO of Nemiroff Vodka was with arguably the largest soft drinks brand in the world as a part of their marketing team.  The soft drinks world has no boundaries - surely many age groups can be a target.  By focusing on data, trends and listening to our consumers we were able to move the needle in the Ukraine. Those are...

January 20, 2020

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