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Carme Ruscalleda – Moments, Barcelona

Not only is Carme Ruscalleda the only woman in the world to hold a total of seven Michelin stars but this culinary queen is self-taught; opening her first restaurant with husband Toni Balam, in the Catalan town of Sant Pol de Mar back in 1988 – a restaurant that has held three Michelin stars...  Read More »

Pierre – Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Seductive modern French cuisine, inimitable style, exquisitely presented With over five decades of experience, holder of more Michelin stars than you can shake a stick at, including three stars at his eponymous restaurant in Paris; two restaurants in the World’s Top 50, Pierre...  Read More »

Not Really Indian

Ruchika Vyas travels to Mumbai to see the latest addition to Michelin starred Chef Atul Kochhar’s burgeoning culinary empire NRI (Not Really Indian) The moment the door opens, you are greeted with a sign that says “Are you Indian or Inca?” written in black against a stark...  Read More »

Twist of Taste

Fine dining Indian restaurant Junoon fuses new-age techniques with old school recipes to create food that is authentically Indian and yet distinctly modern All over the world, you will find Indian restaurants in almost every nook and corner; much like your neighbourhood coffee...  Read More »

Firebirds are GO!

Egyptian born, Chef Michael Mina talks to Ruchika Vyas about the secret behind his burgeoning restaurant business and details of his recently-opened Firebird in Dubai Chef Michael Mina has always kept a low profile. He is not a television personality, nor has he done product endorsements...  Read More »

Enigma variations – Dubai

This revolutionary new restaurant at Palazzo Versace Dubai is game changing in a lot of ways. Not only is it novel in that it doesn’t have a resident chef, but rather, a roster of superstar chefs who host ‘pop-up’ restaurants in three-month cycles, but the dining experience is also never-seen-before...  Read More »

Rhodes W1 review

Rhodes Mezzanine was designed on a white palette, and so is Rhodes W1. But that is where the similarity between the two restaurant concepts – which reopened with a rebrand and lengthy refurbishment in 2014 – ends. In the quintessentially British Rhodes W1, splashes of lime green and yellow brighten up...  Read More »

Reflets Par Pierre Gagnaire

Fifty years of experience and three Michelin stars, and yet Gagnaire greets you like you are the most important person in the room. Chef Pierre Gagnaire’s stature is enough to induce feelings of intimidation and excitement all at once. The experience of dining at Reflets Par Pierre Gagnaire is as exclusive as one would...  Read More »

The Ivy – Covent Garden

The Ivy’s multi-million pound redesign is welcoming and impressive – and some old favourites remain When Richard Caring announced he would be closing The Ivy this time last year for a root and branch refurbishment, it sent shivers down the spines of celebrities, music magnates and media types who had been using the...  Read More »

Pearls by Michael Caines – Abu Dhabi

Dining at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers has never been so exciting with an incredible line-up of award-winning restaurants to sate any culinary appetite. This January awards winning 2 Michelin-starred Chef Michael Caines MBE will be visiting Abu Dhabi to showcase the exciting new menu where he has created stunning new dishes...  Read More »