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Tumultuous 2017 World’s 50 Best Restaurants dishes up many surprises, Eleven Madison Park number one restaurant in the world!

In an exciting ceremony live streamed from Melbourne at midday, Eleven Madison Park was named as the best World’s 50 Best Restaurant, an accolade it last achieved seven years ago. A number of exciting restaurant rankings are reflected in the 2017 World’s 50 Best Restaurant list. I have been fortunate to eat at some of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in New York, London, and in France, in the past ten months. Our reviews of some of these follow below. Continue reading →

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Shock ranking on 51-100 World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, South Africa drops out of Top 50 list!

It was a shock to see today that none of our country’s top restaurants have made the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, with both The Test Kitchen and La Colombe named today in the 51 – 100 ranking list, announced a week ahead of the 2017 World’s 50 Best Restaurant ceremony in Melbourne next Wednesday! Continue reading →

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Chef Heston Blumenthal to receive World’s 50 Best Restaurants Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award!

On 5 April Chef Heston Blumenthal will receive the Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award at the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards in Melbourne, it was announced last week. Chef Heston owns The Fat Duck in Bray, which was at the top of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list in 2005, and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London, the 45th World’s Best Restaurant, which I visited for lunch last July. Continue reading →

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A salute and toast to 2016: the best year ever!

imageI have rarely written about personal matters on my Blog. I am also long past formulating New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of a year. Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine that the universe would present me with a year of years in 2016, to top any I have ever experienced!  Continue reading →

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Chefs eatery brings dining room into the kitchen, refreshingly different!

imageOn Thursday a number of writers were invited to try the new Chefs in Gardens, an eatery which is based on there being as few impediments between the kitchen and the diner as possible. The eatery opened ten days ago.  Continue reading →

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#starsandbites: a food journey to New York and London!

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By the time you read this Blogpost I will have arrived in New York, for what is the most exciting journey I have ever undertaken, focusing on the best restaurants in the Big Apple as well as in London. Continue reading →

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World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016: Osteria Francescana number one, The Test Kitchen world’s 22nd Best!

Worlds 50 Best 2016It has been an exciting early morning, with the World’s 50 Best Restaurants announced from Cipriani Wall Street in New York from 2h00 this morning. The Test Kitchen has done our country and Cape Town in particular proud, by becoming the 22nd Best Restaurant in the World! Osteria Francescana in Modena in Italy, owned by Chef Massimo Bottura, is the World’s Best Restaurant. Continue reading →

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Tokara seafood dish one of Qantas magazine 2015 Top 10 in world!

Tokara Perry 1The January 2016 edition of Qantas’ Spirit of Australia in-flight magazine has named a dish by Tokara Chef Richard Carstens as one of the top 10 dishes in the world in 2015, rubbing shoulders with two dishes from Michelin-star restaurants! The photograph of the dish is the main Continue reading →

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The Hinds Head in Bray: historic British dishes with a twist of Chef Heston Blumenthal!

imageYesterday I was spoilt by my friend Katie Friedman, who took me to lunch at The Hinds Head in Bray, one of three restaurants owned by Chef Heston Blumenthal in this tiny Berkshire gourmet village.

Bray first attracted attention when the Roux brothers Michel and Albert opened The Waterside Inn in the village in 1972, and have held a three star Michelin rating for the past 25 years. Chef Heston, whose father grew up in South Africa, was attracted to the village too, Continue reading →

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