Tasting Notes

The Best Chef Awards 2019 Results Announced

Last week The Best Chef Awards announced their list of the world’s Top 100 chefs for 2019 at a ceremony in Barcelona. FOUR takes a closer look…

From Sweden to Chile and the USA to Japan, chefs from all over the globe have been recognized for their culinary talents at this year's Best Chef Awards that took place on 24 September 2019 at the University of Barcelona. This year's selection of top chefs sees both male and female chefs feature side-by-side amongst the ranks, highlighting that inclusivity in the industry is key to its success. The Best Chef website comments on...

September 30, 2019

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Restaurant 108 and Ikoyi Come Together for a Creative Cooking Collaboration

Kristian Baumann of 108 Restaurant Copenhagen and Jeremy Chan of Ikoyi in London are teaming up for a special cooking collaboration in the British capital this October. Blending their unique styles and signature dishes, the chefs will create moreish morsels that take inspiration from the best ingredients of the moment.


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The collaboration will take place at Ikoyi in London on Thursday, October 10th. The menu, which is available for both lunch and dinner, will be a blind tasting of 9 servings for £150.  An optional beverage pairing is also available for £80. Bookings can be made via Ikoyi's website Restaurant 108 opened in 2016 and is the sibling to of world-famous Noma.  Located between Christianshavns Canal and the new bridge Inderhavnsbroen,...

September 25, 2019

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Local splendor on Jumby Island

Jumby Bay Island’s Estate House restaurant is making a splash as the centerpiece of the Caribbean Grand Dame that it calls home. This gem in Antigua is the latest addition to the opulent string of Oetker Collection properties, and it offers up some truly delectable gastronomic delights inspired by local West Indies flavors.

Looks are more than skin deep in this gal, and that’s before we get into Chef Matthew Liddell’s sensitive approach to local produce. Patel Phillips, Restaurant Manager, envelops you in a beam of sincere warmth the moment you step over the threshold of ‘his home’, radiating pride in The Estate House. Phillips is a home-grown talent, local is a key ingredient in the restaurant’s success. Antiguan born, he began working on...

September 19, 2019

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Sweet Entertainment | Jordi Roca

Known for implementing the three-pronged approach of tradition, intellect and academics into cooking, Jordi Roca is considered the ‘magician of pastry’. His creations are both a work of art and also a pursuit of ongoing gastronomic innovation.

“My training in the world of deserts started in an amateurish way, nothing academic. In my teenage years, I was a rebel trying to find his place in the family restaurant as I was neither completely happy in the dining room with my brother Josep, nor in the kitchen next to Joan. They had created their own complementary universes and they were mastering both their fields. It took time and a lot of trial and error to find my own space,...

September 18, 2019

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