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Kurt Zdesar Headed To Tokyo To Plan His Next Move In London

The UK restaurateur has an intriguing new concept
Apr 19, 2013 10:01 am
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You might say that Kurt Zdesar knows a thing or two about Asian fine dining. The London restaurateur earned the first Michelin star for an Asian restaurant in the UK for Nobu London, then worked with Alan Yau on the launch of Hakkasan. Zdesar’s next project is called Chotto Matte, slated to open in September in London’s Soho district, and it sounds like another sleek reimagining of Asian cuisine. Here, he tells us about his big Tokyo research trip for the project.

Jean-Georges Wants To Tell You About His 'Little Paradise' Restaurant

On St. Barth's, an emphasis on fresh, local flavors
Apr 4, 2013 4:01 pm

Picture a day spent doing nothing but soaking in some glistening rays, on a pristine sand-filled beach situated miles away from the stresses of everyday life. As if the day could get any better, you are told that there is a restaurant with full views of the ocean’s coral reefs. And if the promise of a breathtaking meal were not enough, the executive chef is none other than Jean-Georges Vongerichten. We recently caught up with the world-famous chef to discuss his St. Barth's restaurant.

Mario Sandoval Is The One To Watch In Madrid

Excitement, history, piggy in the kitchen at Coque
Mar 29, 2013 10:01 am

Humanes is a gritty little industrial town located 30 km south of Madrid. It’s hardly on the tourist route. The guidebooks? Not a chance. But it’s here where chef Mario Sandoval has made a huge name for himself at familial Restaurante Coque. Earlier this year we were able to spend some time with him.


London: CRAFT, A Collective Of International All-Star Chefs. Coolest Pop-Up Ever?

Six nights, six superstar chefs, to showcase CRAFT
Mar 5, 2013 3:05 pm

Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes is bringing a collective of world-class chefs to his London restaurant, Viajante. For each night from April 25 to May 1, the Michelin-starred Mendes will host an acclaimed chef from a different part of the globe.

5 Best New Restaurants In Vancouver, BC

This Canadian city is way serious about its food
Feb 11, 2013 11:31 am

Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and Coast Mountain Range, Vancouver is able to supply local chefs with an abundance of pristine and unusual seafood, produce and game. It has also been rumored that its residents dine out more than in any other North American city. Here are five buzzy newcomers that are well worth a visit.

5 New Hotels To Watch In London in 2013

High design, celeb chef restaurants and more
Jan 8, 2013 5:01 pm

London had a big 2012 but the swinging capital shows no sign of slowing down as the New Year kicks in—particularly when it comes to hotels. A stylish slew opened in time for the Olympics but a new crop has already stolen some of their thunder, with more on the way. From hip boutiques to reborn classics—many designed by world-class architects—here are five new lodgings to land on during your next jump across the pond.

You Travel, You Eat: Where To Find The Best Food & Drink In Bangkok, Thailand

Insider’s guide to eating and drinking really well
Jan 7, 2013 3:01 pm

With Bangkok's vibrant street-food culture, it's possible to feast for a week without setting foot in a restaurant. (Since many street meals cost just over a dollar, this is an excellent option for travelers on a tight budget). But the Thai capital also is home to excellent restaurants, ranging from simple shophouses to swanky hotel dining. Here's where to go.

This Column Was Written From Ian Fleming's Desk At Jamaica's Golden Eye Resort

Simon Ford pays tribute to two of his heroes
Dec 13, 2012 2:01 pm

Today, December 13 is columnist Simon Ford's 40th birthday. After years of traveling in search of quality drinks and bars, he wanted to go somewhere with some friends for an ultimate imbibing experience — "a sort of summary of my last 10 years in the business of drinking," he writes. So he headed to Jamaica and wrote this week’s column from the very desk that Fleming wrote every Bond novel while sipping a Vesper Martini. Welcome to the GoldenEye Hotel.


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