China’s ever-growing taste for luxury goods is extending into the culinary world — and that’s good news for Jean-Marie Vallier, who runs a duck farm and foie gras factory outside Beijing. Two years ago, French group Euralis — the world leader in foie gras production — invested 2.7 million dollars in the facilities, aimed at [...]
While the rest of the world in the past 12 months saw declining figures in the sales of high-end goods, China’s market continued to blossom. And as well as its developing desire for brand names, the nation appears at the same time to be growing a very sweet tooth. China’s chocolate market — driven by [...]
Two international delicacies caviar and escargot (snails) have birthed a new trend in French luxury gastronomy that is captivating international chefs: escargot caviar also known as snail caviar/eggs. Snail eggs are more akin to Japanese salmon roe than traditional caviar, as they are larger and plumper. The taste is described as one-of-a-kind on various gastronomy [...]
Molecular gastronomy maven Ferran Adria has announced that he will close his famed Catalonian restaurant El Bulli for all of 2012 and 2013. The three Michelin star El Bulli, tucked away on the Catalan coast, was last year named the world’s best restaurant by Restaurant magazine in Britain. “El Bulli is not closing down. I [...]
Britain got its fourth three-star Michelin restaurant on Friday as French chef Alain Ducasse’s restaurant at The Dorchester Hotel earned the rare top ranking. Ducasse joins Heston Blumenthal, Gordon Ramsay and Alain Roux in the three-star elite club in the 2010 Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland.