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Miso Fried Chicken – Tohru Nakamura

Recipe: Miso Fried Chicken by chef Tohru Nakamura of restaurant Werneckhof by Geisel in Munich, Germany

In the heart of Munich in Schwabing district you will find restaurant Werneckhof** by Geisel. The half German, half Japanese chef Tohru Nakamura serves you incredibly flavourful dishes from a modern cuisine with influences of German and Asian culinary culture. As there hasn’t been a great fried chicken concept in Munich, the chef saw an oppurtunity in the COVID-19 crisis and started a street food concept at the Schwabinger Wahrheit Hotel. It became a huge success. For those outside of Munich … Just try preparing Tohru’s recipe for the perfect comfort food: Miso Fried Chicken. Continue Reading

Aged duck with shiitake: Jim Ophorst – PRU

Aged duck and sweet tamarind by chef Jim Ophorst of PRU restaurant.

Young, ambitious and adventurous: chef Jim Ophorst – or ‘Jimmy’ as most Asian people like to say – is a name to remember. With his restaurant called PRU, he has made the Thai island of Phuket a must visit stopover for foodies, establishing a truly unique dining concept. The restaurant is situated in the beautiful Trisara Resort at the Andaman coast. The location seems to be a piece of heaven, boasting understated, yet refined luxury and top-notch service. At the heart of the resort, you’ll find PRU restaurant. The elegant, yet atmospheric design of the dining home immediately gets you in the right mood. Simple, stylish designs combining the local identity and international class, natural materials and beautiful atmospheric lightning set the tone.

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Hungry Chef: Kevin Lejeune – La Canne en Ville, Elsene (Brussels)

La Canne en Ville by Hungry for More. Portrait picture of chef Kevin Lejeune.

Awarded the title of ‘Discovery of the year 2019’, a recent 14.5/20 in the Gault & Millau guide, and a first Michelin star, chef Kevin Lejeune is most definitely a rising star and exceptional talent. After several years working as a sous-chef at La Paix restaurant, run by the renowned chef David Martin, Kevin decided to make the leap to his own restaurant, La Canne en Ville, just outside of Brussels city centre. Craftsmanship is reflected here in a refined cuisine bursting with personal touches and on-point flavours. Connoisseurs and experts describe the cuisine of chef Kevin Lejeune and his young team as contemporary, innovative and subtle. Continue Reading

The Best Chef Awards 2020: See you in Rotterdam!

The Best Chef Awards 2020 in the city of Rotterdam.

The word is out! The Best Chef officially announced the Top 100 new candidates for the 2020 Awards, as well as their plans for this year’s event. On the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of September, the world’s leading culinary platform will host the Food Meets Science conference, the Area Talks live debate, and the Awards Gala in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.            Continue Reading

Chef’s Secret: Jacob Jan Boerma & Randy Karman – The White Room, Amsterdam

The White Room by Hungry for More. The Best Chefs Jacob Jan Boerma and Randy Karman.

At restaurant The White Room, chef Jacob Jan Boerma – the three Michelin-starred chef of restaurant De Leest – transports his cuisine from the quiet and tranquil countryside to the vibrant city of Amsterdam. The restaurant is part of the NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, the first NH Collection hotel of NH Hotel Group in the Netherlands. As gastronomy plays a prominent role in the experience at NH Collection Hotels, it was an obvious choice to house a fine dining restaurant here. With Jacob Jan Boerma as the driving force and Signature Chef behind this project, and the young Randy Karman as Chef de Cuisine, The White Room has become as a unique and highly valued restaurant. Here, they lift an elegant, yet accessible cuisine to perfection. Together with the sour nuances and spices Jacob Jan Boerma is known for, they give substance to the illusion of white, in accordance with the similarly-named restaurant. The young team’s mission is to offer recognisable flavours in an unexpected way. Being rewarded with a Michelin star within 1.5 years after its opening, the chefs and their team seem to have succeeded with their mission perfectly.

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Chef’s Invitation #1: Belgium meets Japan

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to attend the very first edition of Chef’s Invitation, the brand-new project of former 3-star chef Gert De Mangeleer at restaurant L.E.S.S. Eatery in Bruges. Together with chefs Susumu Shimizu and Hiroyasu Kawate, Gert De Mangeleer and Ruige Vermeire created an exquisite menu that combined perfectly the cuisine and unique style of the four chefs. It became a great, culinary night out in the beautiful city of Bruges, boasting a well-balanced mixture of the Belgian and Japanese cuisine.

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Hungry Chef: Alain Bianchin – restaurant Alain Bianchin, Jezus-Eik (Overijse)

Alain Bianchin by Hungry for More. Portrait picture of chef Alain Bianchin.

Jezus-Eik (Overijse), a small city south of Brussels, on the edge of the Sonian Forest, is the home of chef Alain Bianchin, one of the most well-known chefs in the area. Refinement, technical skill, passion and energy characterize his cooking style. He also likes to surprise guests with his eye for detail and a touch of showmanship. Connoisseurs and experts from all over the world find their way to Alain Bianchin’s restaurant and fall in love with his modern take on the gastronomic French-Belgian cuisine. Continue Reading

Chef’s Secret: Joris Bijdendijk – RIJKS, Amsterdam

RIJKS by Hungry for More. Executive Chef Joris Bijdendijk.

Having dinner at a restaurant located in an extraordinary location, is something that’s sought-after more and more in recent years. In 2014, restaurant RIJKS opened its doors in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam – the Dutch national museum of arts and history that exhibits a collection of masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and many other famous artists. Joris Bijdendijk has been the restaurant’s Executive Chef right from its inception, but he’s up to more than just being the chef of this beautiful restaurant. On the sidelines, Joris Bijdendijk introduced the “Low Food” movement and started a second restaurant named Wils. At RIJKS the chef and his young, emerging team get their inspiration from ingredients grown on Dutch soil, while also making use of the many international flavours that have influenced the Dutch cuisine across centuries. Awarded one Michelin star in 2017, RIJKS is not only worth a visit for its unique location, but also for its exquisite cuisine.

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Chef’s Secret: Dennis Kuipers & Jurgen van der Zalm – Vinkeles, Amsterdam

Chefs Dennis Kuipers & Jurgen van der Zalm of restaurant Vinkeles in Amsterdam.

In the heart of Amsterdam, tucked away behind a historical façade right on the canals, you can find the luxury boutique hotel The Dylan and its restaurant Vinkeles, a destination unto itself. Awarded a Michelin star, its refined French cuisine offers an excellent blend of classic and contemporary styles. Set in a sunken dining room surrounded by the original wood ovens that once served as a bakery for the Old & Poor People’s Office, the restaurant offers an intimate and elegant setting combining the old world charm of authentic Amsterdam with the new, refined style of today. Executive Chef Dennis Kuipers and Chef de Cuisine Jurgen van der Zalm use only the freshest ingredients for their seasonal menu, which showcases their dedication to purity of flavour and presentation. Restaurant Vinkeles in three words? Exciting, modest and refined.

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Chef’s Secret: Vladimir Mukhin – The White Rabbit, Moscow

The White Rabbit by Hungry for More. Chef Vladimir Mukhin.

At the top floor of the Smolenskaya building in Moscow’s historical centre we find The White Rabbit restaurant. The White Rabbit Family’s flagship, with a total of twenty-five Russian restaurants by restaurateur Boris Zarkov and chef Vladimir Mukhin. As you step inside the glass dome the first thing that catches your eye is the spectacular 360° view over the city. The Alice in Wonderland themed interior also stands out: luxurious and playful boasting paintings of rabbits, colourful rococo furniture and plush sofas. You truly enter a different world. Even the elevator that leads to the restaurant is decorated accordingly and oozes a distinctive aroma. Follow chef Vladimir Mukhin on social media and you’ll see him posting videos of himself singing and philosophising from this elevator.

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