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Breaking News: Frantzen/Lindeberg Now Just Frantzen

Just two days after being proclaimed the twelfth best restaurant in the world on the controversial San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list as Frantzen/Lindeberg, Bjorn Frantzen and Daniel Lindeberg have announced they are splitting up with Frantzen retaining control […]

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Chile – A Land of the Exotic and the Familiar – An Overview

Chile, the country, first came to my attention a couple of years ago when I saw Rodolfo Guzman of the Santiago restaurant Boragó speak at the StarChefs ICC. His presentation which featured ingredients indigenous to the country and totally unknown […]

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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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Swiss Movement – Philippe Rochat’s l’Hôtel de Ville Crissier

When I think of Switzerland, three things generally come to mind: precision, luxury and neutrality. My dinner at Philippe Rochat’s l’Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, just outside of Lausanne reinforced two out of three of them. I traveled there along […]

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