Category Archives: Chef Sache

Guts and Glory – StarChefs’ ICC 2013 Day Two

The second day of the StarChefs ICC has everything that the first day has, but it also has the cocktail party at the end of the day as well as a variety of top notch cocktails available throughout the day. […]

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Coming Up Roses at Joachim Wissler’s Vendôme

It was one year ago today, that I had this meal at Vendôme, Chef Joachim Wissler’s 3-Michelin starred beauty of a restaurant located on the spectacular grounds of the  magnificent Schloss Bensberg Hotel. It was my last blow out meal of […]

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Schwarzwald Stube – German Elegance in the Black Forest

I went to Germany to learn about the Neue Deutsche Schule of chefs that have emerged as the brightest stars amongst a glowing constellation of contemporary German food. One way to know them better was to get a sense of […]

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The Night the Stars Shined at Germany’s Gourmet Restaurant Lerbach

If there was ever going to be a time to get a close look at the Neue Deutsche Schule of high-end German cooking, this was going to be it. With all four of the major culinary figures of this contemporary […]

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Thomas Bühner’s La Vie – That’s the Life!

Sheer audacity. To label a dish as “pure” takes audacity on the part of a chef. However, when the chef can back it up the way Thomas Bühner does at La Vie in Osnabrück, Germany, it goes from audacity to […]

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Massimo Bottura’s Message – Identitá Golose, Chef Sache, StarChefs & More

Chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy is one of the most thoughtful and artistic chefs people in the world.  2011 was a tremendous year for him. At the beginning of the year he received an award from his peers […]

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Sven Elverfeld’s Aqua: An Exquisite Introduction to the Neue Deutsche Schule

A Volkswagen factory might be the last place you would expect to find a modern luxury hotel and a Michelin 3 star restaurant, but those are exactly what you will find should you venture to the Volkswagen Group’s Autostadt in […]

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Pinch Me – A Culinary Dream Tour of Germany

I never used to have a burning desire to visit Germany, though I had always had a sort of morbid curiosity since my father had been a Medical Officer during WWII and had served through the Normandy Invasion, the Battle […]

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