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Restaurant Atlantis Valrhona dinner

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Menu from a dinner at Restaurant Atlantis in the Dominican Republic with a Valrhona chocolates (rough English translations bold and in brackets) (Read my post on Valrhona’s cocoa plantation in the Dominican Republic here): Apéritif & amuse bouches (drink & appetizers) Carpaccio de deux poissons crus, au citron vert et aux fruits (two fish carpaccio with…

Causses and Cevennes UNESCO press conference lunch

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Menu from a lunch at the Residence of Embassy of France in London to explore the UNESCO sites of Causses and Cevennes with food by Daniel Lagrange from Hôtel Mont-Aigoual Meyrueis Lozère and Gilles Quillot, head chef at the French Embassy, and wines from Sud de France (rough English translations bold and in brackets): Crémant de Limoux, Domaine…

Stephen Smith on wild foods

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I was recently asked if I’d like to pose some questions on wild foods to Stephen Smith at Bohemia on Jersey. (It follows a little series of videos where I asked Phil Howard questions about pasta and vinaigrettes.) Smith had just taken up post as head chef at the recently reopened restaurant on the Channel Islands…

The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2013

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As the chatter quietens down and lights dim inside the Guildhall ready for the countdown of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, a flurry of activity restarts. The results had been leaked. ‘It’s all over the internet,’ screams Twitter. How silly are we to be sitting down, waiting eagerly to see if Noma had been toppled? ‘Can everyone switch…