Chef Alain Passard, L’Arpege, Paris, France

During my travel and dining adventures around the world I visit with many well-known chefs, many of whom I have come to know well over the course of a lifetime but I am still in awe of many of these icons. Alain Passard is someone I have admired for years and in fact the only…

Chef Sven Elverfeld, Aqua, Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg, Germany

A brief trip to Germany landed me at Hanover airport well  after midnight and by the time I reached Wolfsburg it was early morning. As the huge Volkswagen Autostadt emerged in the dark I thought I had landed on the set of some futuristic movie. Two huge structures eerily looming in the skies at night…

Chef Pascal Barbot, L’ Astrance, Paris, France

Last month I was in Paris for a brief visit and had an opportunity to visit the temples of haute cuisine in the city of lights. It was glorious to enjoy the cuisine at some of the top tables not only in France but the world. To dine at Guy Savoy as he presided over…