Pierre Gagnaire at Twist, Las Vegas Mandarin Oriental

I visited Twist, Las Vegas again after eight months for yet another memorable dining experience. The decor had changed from the butterflies suspended from the ceiling to lighted glass orbs that added an elegant yet festive ambiance to the dining room. There were many new faces attending to the guests in the dining room. Chef…

Chef Joan Roca , El Celler de Can Roca , Girona, Spain

The three Michelin starred restaurant  El Celler de Can Roca in Girona , Spain is at the # 1 spot this year according to the Restaurant Magazine’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list of 2013. It replaced Noma of Copenhagen , Denmark which held this spot for three years and was a well deserved recognition of…

Rene Redzepi, Noma, Copenhagen

I have been looking at new cookbooks published recently and one I was looking out for this year happened to be Rene Redzepi’s book A Work In Progress (winner of a James Beard Award) that I heard about from him in Spring. I always love a chance to talk to him about the mundane and…

Albert Adria’s Stars

Finally Tickets and 41 Degrees, Albert and Ferran Adria’s restaurants in Barcelona, Spain, received their first Michelin stars. Probably a year late, but still great news. Congratulations to the entire team at both the restaurants, and I am certain more stars will follow next year. I love Spain and especially Barcelona where ritually the first…