Tasting Notes

Cutting-edge Craftsmanship | Sknife

Swiss cutlery producer Sknife crafts high-quality, elegant steak knives and forks using innovative craftsmanship and superior materials. Award-winning and endorsed by top chefs, these knives and forks ensure the most pleasurable dining experience.

FOUR speaks with Michael Bach, CEO Sknife, to find out more about the Swiss brand... Can you give us a brief overview of Sknife, including how/when it was founded and its philosophy? We were asked from different Swiss top chefs, if we couldn’t or wouldn’t develop an knife because we have a lot of experience with Japanese knives. We set the focus on steak - and pocket knives - “in the style” of the well-known Laguiole...

February 21, 2020

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Tour de Force | Mathieu Pacaud

With cooking in his blood and rhythm in his soul, French chef Mathieu Pacaud has his finger firmly on the pulse of contemporary fine dining.

“I basically grew up in the kitchen of L’Ambroisie restaurant where my father worked. I was bathed from the first years of my life in this world of high gastronomy imbued with luxury, perfection and sensuality”, explains Mathieu. As the son of Danièle Pacaud and the 3-Michelin-Starred Chef Bernard Pacaud, Mathieu had cooking in his blood. He also happened to grow up in an area of France that is renown for haute cuisine and an...

February 18, 2020

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Massimo Bottura Hosts Exclusive Italian Dinner in Dubai

One of the world’s most celebrated chefs is returning to W Dubai – The Palm this February to host an intimate Italian dining experience at Torno Subito.

Chef Massimo Bottura will treat a limited number of guests to his much-loved culinary creations on 18 and 19 February at his only restaurant outside of Italy, Torno Subito, located at the beautiful W Dubai – The Palm. The exclusive two-night dinner and stay offer gives guests an opportunity to see Massimo himself step behind the stove to prepare a mouth-watering, authentic Italian menu. Massimo fans and foodies alike are invited...

February 08, 2020

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Mandarin Oriental, Milan Launches Dine & Design by Fornasetti Experience

Mandarin Oriental, Milan has unveiled a luxurious accommodation package for guests looking to experience the fantastical world of Fornasetti and enjoy Milanese fine-dining delights. 

The Mandarin Oriental, Milan Dine & Design by Fornasetti experience will see guests stay in the sumptuous Fornasetti suite adorned with their distinctively whimsical artwork, receive a hand-decorated porcelain plate from the Atelier, enjoy a private tour of Fornasetti’s flagship store and indulge in a three-course dinner at the hotel’s two Michelin-starred Seta restaurant. The one-of-a-kind Fornasetti Suite pays homage to...

February 07, 2020

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