Paco Roncero is not like any chef. Not only is he the star chef at his restaurant in Madrid, he’s also a judge in cooking reality TV shows Master Chef Colombia and Top Chef Spain. Besides that he has written several cookbooks and participated in various running competitions such as the NY marathon and a half Iron Man. But most importantly, you can expect spectacular dishes in all the restaurants that are managed by this top chef, especially in his beloved Paco Roncero Restaurant in Madrid. Avant-garde Spanish cuisine with classic techniques, influences from all around the world and local top-quality products make Paco Roncero’s dishes so special. To give you an idea of the amazing flavours, the chef shared the recipe of his interpretation of hake fish with crab and a Bilbaina sauce. Continue Reading
The 33-year-old Javier Aranda is a young promising chef on his way to become a renowned name in the culinary world. Not only does he own two restaurants in Madrid (Gaytán and La Cabra), the culinary management of restaurant Retama also rests on his shoulders. Should there still be any doubt about Javier Aranda’s success: all the three restaurants have already been awarded with a Michelin star. In his gastronomic restaurant Gaytán, located in the heart of Madrid, Javier Aranda juggles with innovative flavours and surprising textures. These can be found in his fish dishes, of which he likes to share the recipe of the red mullet from Galicia. Continue Reading
Quail, corn, truffle and fermented Jerusalem artichoke: Vladimir Mukhin – The White Rabbit restaurant
Chef Vladimir Mukhin’s The White Rabbit restaurant is situated at the top floor of the Smolenskaya building in Moscow. Being top listed in the most renowned culinary guides Vladimir Mukhin has become a true star in the culinary world. Mukhin prepares finely-designed combinations with seasonal local Russian products. Beautiful and modern, but still authentic, that is what the chef wants the customer to experience. Today Vladimir Mukhin shares the recipe for one of his signature main courses: quail, corn, truffle and fermented Jerusalem artichoke. Continue Reading
Between the peaceful rural mountains of South Tyrol there’s a beautiful town called Val Sarentino. It is in this place that chef Heinrich Schneider and his sister Gisela have chosen to develop their Restaurant Terra. Luckily the stunning views of the valley are not the only great thing at Restaurant Terra. Heinrich Schneider wants his guests to taste the magic of the area in his dishes as well. With that in mind, the chef likes to take the authentic flavours of the region into a plate by sharing his recipe for a mouth-watering pasta dish: spaghetti with date tomatoes and fresh herbs. Something you can easily try at home. Continue Reading
The twin top chefs Thomas and Mathias Sühring share their secret recipe for Spätzle. They prepare this typical German classic by the rules of art, yet giving it their personal touch. Learn how to prepare this wonderful dish and get to know the German cuisine a bit better. It is definitely worth it. Continue Reading
During World War II, the Thai government wanted to reduce the consumption of rice for economic reasons. Eating noodles was economic because with one bowl of rice, one can produce five bowls of noodles. As noodles were a Chinese product and not so popular among the local Thai people, the government modified a noodle stir-fry recipe by using more local ingredients and renamed it as ‘Phad Thai’, meaning the ‘Thai stir-fry’.
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.
Paco Roncero is famous for a gastronomic style that combines the best produce with great technique and creative avant-garde inspiration. His approach translates not only in his cooking method, but also in the way of presenting and understanding food as a unique sensory experience.
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 talented young Spanish chef Javier Aranda provides a feast for the senses and a theatrical dining experience at Gaytán, his restaurant near Madrid’s Parque de Berlín. Continue Reading
In the northern part of Spain’s capital city, Madrid, you’ll find one of the country’s most extraordinary and surprising culinary experiences: DiverXO restaurant, by chef David Muñoz.
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.
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.
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
With the opening of L.E.S.S. Eatery and Bar Bulot, the former 3-star chef Gert De Mangeleer has shown that even after the closure of restaurant Hertog Jan, he remains full of passion, energy and innovative ideas. Recently, he introduced his brand-new project to the world: a culinary concept called ‘Chef’s Invitation’.