Illario Mosconi

Eight Belgian restaurants added to Michelin Guide

Eight Belgian restaurants have been recognized with a one-star rating by the Michelin Guide, the latest in the guide’s leadup to 2011. Eight Belgian restaurants have earned their first Michelin star rating, while two others earned their second star, Michelin announced on November 22. The new one star restaurants include Alexandre and Kamo in Brussels; [...]


Michelin gives 3 stars to Chicago eateries

Chicago scored a major culinary coup Thursday with two of its top restaurants awarded the highly-prized three-star Michelin rating. Michelin’s first guide for restaurants in the midwestern metropolis, which once garnered the nickname Hogtown for its slaughterhouses, reviewed hundreds of eating spots and honored two dozen with its star system. Rocketing to the top were [...]

Marc Veyrat

French cuisine eyes UNESCO heritage spot

When it comes to meal time, the French do it differently. That is the argument being put to UNESCO as it decides this week whether French cuisine deserves a spot on its intangible heritage list. “The gastronomic meal of the French” is seen as a strong contender as the UN agency meets in Nairobi from [...]

Italian giant truffle sold for 105000 euros

A giant white truffle was sold off on Sunday for 105,000 euros (144,000 dollars) at a lavish auction near the town of Alba in northern Italy, organisers said. The truffle, presented at the auction in the medieval Castello di Grinzane in a region of Italy famous for its cuisine, weighed 900 grammes. The price per [...]


What to expect on menus and shelves in 2011

An industry consultant and trend watcher Andrew Freeman delivered his 2011 food predictions via a “webinar” with the title “Eat, Stay, Love” last week. The Nation’s Restaurant News, the food service industry’s leading business publication, consolidated Freeman’s trend list that details what’s next for restaurants and the must-have ingredients.


The Miele Guide Ranks Asia’s Top 20 Restaurants

Singapore and Hong Kong dominated a list of Asia’s best restaurants, but Malaysia made it into the elite ranks for the first time, an annual survey showed. Singapore restaurant Iggy’s moved to the top spot from being #2 last year, according to this year’s ranking of Asia’s top 20 restaurants by The Miele Guide. L’Atelier [...]

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