Tasting Notes

Glorious Grouse

One week into the game season and red grouse are gracing butchers’ counters and restaurant menus across the country

With their guns dusted down hunters set off in search of the first red grouse of the season last week, marking the start of the game season in the UK. The prospect of the first grouse of the season has had butchers and restauranteurs salivating for weeks, including Richard Corrigan who celebrates the season with a speciality grouse menu for one week from August 27, at his restaurant Corrigan’s Mayfair. “The young red grouse are...

August 20, 2012

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The Earthquake and the Parmigiano Reggiano Production

The earthquake shocks of May 20th and 29th have affected 37 dairies and maturing facilities in the provinces of Mantua, Modena and Reggio Emilia

The total number of cheese wheels affected by the earthquake amounts to almost 600.000 units andthe operations to extract the cheese from the affected facilities have not been completed yet. However, it can be estimated that less than 50% of the cheese can continue ageing in neighbouringfacilities in respect of the conditions indicated by the product specification for the PDO ParmigianoReggiano. Once matured, this cheese will be sold...

July 30, 2012

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City Slickers: Duck & Waffle

4-hour dining lands in London

In the latest issue of Four we’ve reported on how a slew of new openings are livening up the City’s dining scene. Restaurants from the likes of L’Anima and Hakkasan are opening in the Square Mile, and now we hear that the people behind Sushi Samba (which has literally just opened in the Heron Tower’s 38thand 39thfloor) have landed the top spot in the high rise development and are launching Duck & Waffle on the...

July 30, 2012

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“Bon Appetit” in Bhutanese

Star-Chef Éric Ripert on a culinary tour through the Himalayan Kingdom

Éric Ripert, the Michelin star awarded Chef of the "Le Bernardin", will be visiting the Amankora Thimphu in Bhutan on September 14 and 15, 2012. His New Yorker restaurant "Le Bernardin" is listed by the internationally renowned guides and magazines as one of the best gourmet venues worldwide. The restaurant was awarded by Guide Michelin with the highest valuation of 3 stars and was distinguished with 4 stars by the New York...

July 25, 2012

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