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Chef’s Secret: Ángel León – Aponiente, Cádiz

In the south of Spain in the province of Cádiz, a half an hour drive from Jerez, there’s a charming harbour town called El Puerto de Santa Maria. Besides its beautiful historical buildings and whitewashed houses, great Sherry wineries and beloved beaches, this place has much to offer for those who seek ultimate culinary pleasure, with Aponiente Restaurant as a must visit checkbox and a true highlight on your bucket list. In his previous life Spanish topchef Ángel León – founder of Aponiente – must have been a creature from the sea, as his passion for the briny deep seems limitless. The obsession with the sea is omnipresent at Ángel León’s culinary home base. The location, the architecture, the interior design, the table decoration and of course the dishes, they all reflect that true love and fascination for the ocean and marine life.

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Chef’s Secret: Tohru Nakamura – Werneckhof by Geisel, Munich

The location of Werneckhof by Geisel restaurant in the Werneckstrasse, between Leopoldstrasse and the English Garden, is welcoming and idyllic. The vibrant and creative Schwabing district is loved by many locals, with its nice restaurants and bars, beautiful architecture and historical buildings, and lots of parks and green. It’s almost surreal to have such a tranquil area in a big German city like Munich.

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Chef’s Secret: Nils Henkel – Restaurant Schwarzenstein, Geisenheim-Johannisberg

At Restaurant Schwarzenstein by Nils Henkel guests are spoiled with haute cuisine dishes and a very attentive service, in the elegant designed dining room with a pleasant terrace and stunning views on the vineyards. With his cuisine in close touch with nature Nils Henkel stands for his own special style. The Fauna Menu is convincing with the best products from the countryside and the water, intelligently paired with the aromas of the world. The Flora Menu showcases all types of vegetables and wild herbs from the region, without fish or meat. A perfectly matching selection of wines as well as an extraordinary alcohol-free accompaniment complete the two menus in an exciting manner. Restaurant Schwarzenstein in one of the best restaurants in the region, holding 2 Michelin stars, 18/20 in the Gault&Millau Guide and previous nominations for the list of The Best Chef Awards 2018.

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Chef’s Secret: Benito Goméz – Restaurant Bardal

Welcome to Ronda, homebase of chef Benito Gómez. This charming town in Andalucía is very popular amongst visitors. With its stunning landscapes, beautiful walking routes and monuments and top quality produce like wines, meats and olive oils, driving through the area is a real pleasure. Continue Reading

Chef’s Secret: Peter Goossens, Hof van Cleve

Year after year the uncontested number one in Belgian gastronomy. The only Belgian restaurant to hold three Michelin stars, receiving the highest quotation of 19,5/20 in the Gault&Millau guide and ranked number 20 on the list of The Best Chef Awards 2018. No doubt Peter Goossens is one of Belgium’s most respected chefs. He’s also the representative of the true Belgian cuisine in the most refined form and he embodies service with a capital S. But what makes him tick? How did he get at that top level of haute cuisine and how does he and his team manage to give the very best of themselves day after day? Intrigued and curious as we are, we arranged a trip to Hof van Cleve, the culinary temple representing Belgium’s finest.
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Paste, Bangkok

A restaurant serving artisanal Thai food, conceived by one of the most talented and respected female chefs in Bangkok, rewarded with an excellent ranking in the most renowned culinary listings like Michelin (1 star) and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants (#31)… If that can’t convince you to schedule a trip to Paste Restaurant, we wouldn’t know what would trigger you anyway…

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Hungry Chef: Giovanni Bruno – Senzanome, Brussels

Brussels. The capital of Belgium and Europe, it’s the place where cultures meet and where creativity has no boundaries. Where else could chef Giovanni Bruno have started a restaurant like Senzanome, where the Italian cuisine is lifted to the highest level. His reinterpretation of Italian classics is focused around honest top quality produce in a simple and refined presentation. It’s all about the details, but everything starts from the basics. Continue Reading

Chef’s Secret: Jarno Eggen – De Groene Lantaarn

Today the collab between The Best Chef and Hungry for More brings us to chef Jarno Eggen of restaurant De Groene Lantaarn in The Netherlands. This top chef is famous for his classic cuisine (based on regional and seasonal produce), his passion and his profound knowledge of cooking techniques.
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Chef’s Secret – Heinrich Schneider at Terra Restaurant

Amidst the South-Tyrolean mountains and landscapes near Val Sarentino a small, lonely, winding road brings you to Terra – The Magic Place. This restaurant and hotel – formerly known as Auenerhof – is part of Relais & Châteaux and is the perfect hideaway for bon vivants. For ‘Chef’s Secret’ – the collaboration between The Best Chef Awards and Hungry for More, we visited chef Heinrich Schneider and hostess Gisela Schneider to talk about their inspiration. Continue Reading

Hungry Chef: Anthony Snoeck of Carcasse

Anthony Snoeck bij Carcasse

S.Pellegrino Hungry Chef, stop number 1: Carcasse, Sint-Idesbald. A real meat restaurant, with attention to quality, authenticity and contemporary trends. As a result of their passion and skills they received their first Michelin star in 2017. Welcome at the restaurant of Hendrik Dierendonck, the perfect place for meat lovers. Let’s have a chat with chef Anthony Snoeck here.
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Sweet temptation

Sweet temptation… Impossible not to make an association with pralines and macarons! And that’s what inspired us to create this photo series. As he’s one of our favorite chocolatiers – patissiers we used the creations of Joost Arijs for this shoot.

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L’Air du Temps, Liernu

L'air du temps soft boiled egg truffle

L’Air du Temps is situated in the middle of the fields, at a stone’s throw from Namur and Leuven in an environment that seems pretty much the epitome of ultimate tranquillity. This is a restaurant that has rightly built a solid reputation by responding perfectly to the needs and expectations of today’s value seeker in the world of gastronomy. Here, it is not just about good food, top products and an über-professional service. The location and cuisine of Chef Sang-Hoon Degeimbre guarantee an exquisite experience. Would you like to know more? Then please continue reading. It only gets better. 🙂 Continue Reading