Tag Archives: Rene Redzepi

Birch – A Chef Grows in Providence

I already knew that Chef Benjamin Sukle had talent and could cook a delicious dinner. A couple of meals at his former restaurant of employment, The Dorrance, had convinced me of that. Chef Sukle had done a stage at noma [...]

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L’Arpege – Lasting Impressions

The Adria brothers of elBulli and Rene Redzepi of noma have been the most visibly influential individual chefs of the past twenty years, while Japanese cuisine has undoubtedly been the single most influential cuisine of that time period. However, no discussion [...]

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Boragó – Tasting Chile’s Ancient Roots With A New Vision

Chile’s neighboring country of Peru has long been known for the seemingly infinite variety of native ingredients, many of which have been adopted and adapted by other cultures as part of the Columbian Exchange, in which products from the Americas [...]

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Musings – Where Are The Destination Restaurants of North America?

Three stars reward exceptional cuisine where diners eat extremely well, often superbly. Distinctive dishes are precisely executed, using superlative ingredients. Worth a special journey. – the Michelin Guide
Restaurants don’t need to be difficult to get to to be “worth a [...]

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Acme: Nordic Roots Take Hold in NYC

With all of the success of noma and the rise of the modern Scandinavian dining revolution  most notably embodied by the descriptor, “New Naturalism” it was only a matter of time before its direct influences washed ashore in NYC. The [...]

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Attention! Atera is For Real!

When it comes to combining the elements of “New Naturalism” with the techniques of  Vanguardist cooking, Chef Matthew Lightner of the new Atera in NYC learned from two of the very best and it shows both in his cooking as [...]

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Five International Restaurant Hot Spots

The always controversial, discussion provoking 2012 San Pellegrino World’s Fifty Best Restaurants listhas just been announced. Whatever import one may or may not ascribe to the rankings, the list remains a useful tool to get a glimpse of the rising [...]

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Elements – A Meal of the Moment for the Ages

I got an email from ChuckEats asking if I’d be available to join he and Lesley along with Alex and Aki for dinner at Elements in Princeton, N.J. on a Sunday evening. Since Princeton is a 3.5 hour drive from [...]

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The Dorrance – A Sense of Place and Time in Providence, R.I.

Doing a stage at a well known restaurant is no guarantee that a stagiere will come away from that stage with anything other than to say that he or she worked there for a period of time. The brief period [...]

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elBulli is Dead! Long Live the elBulli Foundation!

It’s difficult to believe, but as the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end.” elBulli, as the world has known it,  came to a close this past Saturday night with a blowout dinner featuring many of the [...]

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