Tasting Notes

Dining at the Oscars

Wolfgang Puck’s Academy Awards menu in photos

Wolfgang Puck, along with chef Matt Bencivenga, created an award-winning menu featuring more than 50 imaginative dishes, from one-bite hors d’oeuvres to small-plate entrees which were fed to the stars at this years 85thAcademy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 24 2013. For Puck, it was his 19thconsecutive year creating the menu for the Academy Awards, and the images captured show his experience and natural aptitude when it comes to...

February 25, 2013

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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

Announced: The first ever list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna

Japanese chef Yoshihiro Narisawa took top place on the list for his Les Créations de Narisawa restaurant in Tokyo. Narisawa caught the eye of the awarding academy for taking environmental concern into consideration when creating his dishes in harmony with nature and the environment. Narisawa was also awarded the special award for Best in Japan. Second place went to chef Seiji Yamamoto for his Nihonryori RyuGin restaurant in Tokyo and...

February 24, 2013

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Oscar themed cocktails at the Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel Celebrates the 85th Academy Awards with Oscar-Themed Cocktails

With the 85th Academy Awards approaching, The Beverly Hills Hotel, one of Dorchester Collection, has created an Oscar Cocktail Menu inspired by this year’s “Best Picture” nominations. These cocktails will be available during the lead-up to Oscar night on Sunday 24 February 2013, at the internationally renowned Polo Lounge and Bar Nineteen 12. The beverage team has created nine unique cocktails in celebration of the world’s most...

February 21, 2013

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A food revolution in London? Or maybe not…

Antioco Piras, co-founder of FOUR, gives his take on London’s diluted dining scene

Despite the recession, some of the world’s wealthiest people are investing in London. Properties are sold for record breaking prices and oil money is flowing through London’s cash tills. So what does this mean? Well, better restaurants it would seem. Novikov was the first in a new wave of international investors in this sector. Arkady Novikov has 50 restaurants in Russia. His concept was simple yet brilliant, he would give Russians...

February 21, 2013

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