Tasting Notes

Heads turn for Brazilian chef Alex Atala

Brazilian chef Alex Atala to be crowned the world’s best chef?

Last weekthe well renowned US title theWall Street Journalnamed Brazilian chefAlex Atala, of restaurant D.O.M (pictured), the world’s best chef. And rightly so, we say. Since 2006, when D.O.M was ranked 50thin The World’s 50 Best Restaurant list sponsored byS.PellegrinoandAcqua Panna, the restaurant has climbed 46 places under Atala’s helm, to fourth place. A spectacular accomplishment for any chef, I’m sure you will...

February 19, 2013

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The Michelin Guide, France, 2013

The Michelin Guide to the top tables in France 2013 releases its results with some scrutiny

The 2013 MichelinRed Guide awarded two stars to 82 restaurants in France, including five new restaurants, and one star to 487 restaurants, including 39 new names.The award system can be seen to work as follows: three stars mean exceptional cuisine worth a special journey, two are for excellent cooking worth a detour and one denotes a very good restaurant in its category. Amongst the few restaurants which were awarded, Arnaud Donckele...

February 18, 2013

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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay has Refurbishment

From early March, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay will reopen with a new look and Chef Patron, Clare Smyth

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, the 12-time recipient of three Michelin stars, will reopen in early March 2013 after a four week refurbishment.But, it’s not only the interior that will be redesigned, the staff and the menu are getting a mini-makeover too, in the form of a new standing Chef Patron, Clare Smyth (pictured). Clare joined Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in 2002 as a Chef de Partie and after rounding out her knowledge of French cuisine...

February 18, 2013

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50 Best Restaurants in Asia

FOUR predicts the shortlist for The 50 Best Restaurants in Asia for 2013 to be released on 25 February

The first publication of the 50 best restaurant in Asia for 2013 is to be released on 25 February. FOUR gets in early and predicts some of the contenders We’ve kown for a while that Asia is a strong contender when it comes to defining where in the world the best restaurants are. You only have to look towards the world-famous Michelin Guide for your proof: Tokyo in Japan holds 331 michelin stars, more than any other city in the world...

February 17, 2013

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