Ciel Bleu Restaurant is the culinary flagship of Hotel Okura Amsterdam. Awarded two Michelin stars – and certainly ambitious to get the third one – chefs Onno Kokmeijer and Arjan Speelman treat their guests to a ‘guestronomic’ experience offering them only the best of the best culinary creations, presented in a refined, aesthetic and tasteful way. With the restaurant’s large windows offering a one of a kind view of the city of Amsterdam, its luxurious interior design and the attentive service every haute cuisine experience at Ciel Bleu ought to be a night to remember.
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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
Bangkok is booming when it comes to fine dining. More and more top-notch restaurants pop up, and there’s definitely more than Thai food to discover in this cosmopolitan city. Take Sühring for example, the exciting project of the renowned German twin brothers Mathias and Thomas Sühring, presenting gastronomic dishes inspired by their home country. With Thailand’s number one Gaggan’s closing in 2020 in mind, Sühring might be the restaurant to take the leading place in most culinary lists, like Asia’s 50 Best, Michelin and The Best Chef Awards. So we went to Bangkok to discover this unique hideaway where German comfort food is lifted to the highest level of gastronomic cooking.
Young, ambitious and adventurous… Jim Ophorst (or “Jimmy”, as most Asian people like to say) is a name to remember, as we expect this talented chef to achieve great things in the future. He has made the Thai island of Phuket a must visit stopover for foodies, establishing a truly unique dining concept, that just got awarded its first Michelin star. Chef Jim Ophorst is also one of the selected chefs for the 2019 The Best Chef Awards, so we paid him a visit to discover his cuisine and philosophy.
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.
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…
Dining at &moshik is an amazing experience, thanks to the innovative dishes, the delicate tastes and flavours and the amazing location and interior design. The personality of chef extraordinaire Moshik Roth is reflected in everything you see, feel and taste in the menu. A must-visit place when in Amsterdam!
Located in the beautiful green quarters of Brussels, the capital of Europe, there’s one of Belgium’s most loved places for gourmands: Restaurant Bon-Bon. In fact chef Christophe Hardiquest is probably the best representative of the Belgian culinary identity, combining classic, flavourful cooking techniques with contemporary influences and a huge love for local produce and preparations.
To be honest, we must say there are a couple of restaurants that we really adore, places that are just so good, that you’re looking forward to your next visit from the minute the previous one has come to an end. And when a restaurant can meet those extremely high expectations, you know it’s simply top-notch. De Librije in Zwolle is definitely such a restaurant. The former women’s prison, has been turned into a culinary temple where it’s impossible to remain indifferent. The place arouses the heart and the senses instantly, what proves that high-end gastronomy is so much more than extremely tasty food. It’s about an overall experience, a journey, an adventure. Continue Reading
On the 1st of October the results of The Best Chef Awards 2018 have been announced at the gala evening at the Teatro Vetra in Milan. In the presence of more than 300 chefs and industry professionals, chef Joan Roca won the Barilla Top300 Award of The Best Chef, followed by chef Rene Redzepi in the second and chef David Munoz in the third place. 4th place went to Bjorn Franzen and 5th to Jonnie Boer. The category rankings look totally different from last year, with winners from Italy, Dubai, Puerto Rico, Sweden and the US. The 2018 list includes chefs from 41 countries worldwide. Continue Reading
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.
In the mundane mountain town of Courchevel, there’s a unique, well-known building with a rustic white façade. It’s the home of Le Chabichou, one of the most famous hotel – restaurants in the area. Chefs Stéphane Buron and Michel Rochedy present a refined gastronomic cuisine in a wonderful atmosphere. Continue Reading
Chef Soenil Bahadoer definitely knows how to surprise and amaze the gastronomic world with his cultural melting pot of the classical French cuisine and spicy, exotic cooking. Although both styles might sound contradictory, the result is balanced and extremely tasty. But there’s one important condition to enjoy Soenil’s culinary art to the fullest: at his restaurant De Lindehof you need to open your mind and senses to experience something new and different. Soenil surely knows how to tickle the taste buds with his unique way of combining elements from Suriname, Asia and Europe in his dishes. Dining at restaurant De Lindehof is a truly fantastic journey around the culinary world, all put together in a harmonious gastronomic experience.
As official partner we are proud to announce that the global selection of The Best Chef TOP300 is here with all finalists in the running to win The Best Chef Award 2018. The Best Chef Awards Gala will be held later this year on 1st October 2018 in Milan. Continue Reading
Zealeand in The Netherlands, famous for it’s beautiful dunes, the calm atmosphere and the nice views. However, our motivation to drive up to Kruiningen is the high-end gastronomic offer of Manoir Restaurant Inter Scaldes. For years it has been a fixture in the Dutch culinary landscape with a score of 19,5/20 according to Gault & Millau and three Michelin-stars. For ‘Chef’s Secret’ – the collaboration between The Best Chef Awards and Hungry for More, we’re happy to pay chef Jannis Brevet and hostess Claudia Brevet a visit, in search of the secret for their success. Continue Reading