Spanish chef Elena Arzak

Elena Arzak named World’s Best Female Chef

Elena Arzak will receive the award for Best Female Chef at this year’s edition of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards.

restaurant Alinea

Elite Traveler ranks top restaurants in the world

Elite Traveler, a magazine targeted towards the jet setting, “wealthy elite” has published its ranking of the top 20 restaurants in the world.

chef Ferran Adria

Ferran Adria to Launch Culinary Wikipedia

Spanish chef Ferran Adrià has released more details on life after El Bulli, including plans to launch La Bullipedia, a culinary version of Wikipedia.

Plaza Athenee facade

Hotel Plaza Athénée to host pop-up restaurant

Dubbed “Bancs d’Hiver,” the temporary winter menu at the Hotel Plaza Athénée will serve a multi-course meal themed around seasonal winter ingredients. The menu includes dishes like cream of chestnut soup, roasted pears, with cream and Savoie biscuits, and raclette, a traditional, hearty French dish that involves melting cheese over boiled potatoes, ham and pickles. [...]

Danish chef Rene Redzepi

The 10 Hardest to Get Restaurant Reservations

Eater.com has just released a list of the 10 hardest restaurant reservations to get in the world — and also offers tips on how to defy the odds and squeak one in. Not surprisingly, Danish chef Rene Redzepi’s restaurant Noma topped food blog Eater.com’s list, as it receives 20,000 reservation requests a day. The Copenhagen [...]

Palace Arms at the Brown Palace Hotel

OpenTable Diners Pick Top 100 Restaurants of 2011

Online reservation site OpenTable.com has announced the Diners’ Choice Awards for the top 100 best restaurants in the United States. The list of winners is derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants across the US. The honorees span 35 states and include Canlis in Seattle, Barbara [...]

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