Tasting Notes

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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Suite for your sweet?

How one London hotel is bringing a whole new meaning to ‘room service’

The term 'room service' is being given a whole new meaning over at Shoreditch’s Town Hall Hotel and Apartments, where guests can book their own chef from Michelin-starred restaurant Viajante to prepare a six course tasting menu for two people. Prices also include wine pairing and an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s executive apartments. As part of the package, couples can book the services of lauded Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes,...

July 22, 2012

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