Rasmus Kofoed of Geranium Lands Third Michelin Star

On a recent flying visit to Copenhagen I had an opportunity to catch up with Rasmus Kofoed at Geranium. Every time we meet I really enjoy our conversations that range from food, to travel, family, industry goings on, and life. People around him comment about how he is so animated and it is unusual to…

Rasmus Kofoed, Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark: Rasmus on a Plate

Danish chef Rasmus Kofoed holds the distinction of being the sole individual in the world who has won the gold, silver and bronze levels of the esteemed Bocuse d’Or culinary competition, a remarkable achievement that has placed him in the count of the top chefs of the world! Rasmus Kofoed first came into the spotlight when…

Jakob Kjær, Manfreds & Vin, Copenhagen, Denmark

Jakob Kjær is the handsome young head chef at the very cool and hip Manfreds and Vin, a happening restaurant in the Norrebro neighborhood of Copenhagen. This formerly rough neighborhood haunted by drug dealers and the like has been transformed into a popular dining destination. Manfreds & Vin is part of the restaurant group that…

Chef Sebastian Mazzola of 41°, Pakta, and El Bulli

My young friend Sebastian is off on another culinary journey to Mexico, Peru, Denmark and then California for inspiration, rest and to add to his repertoire of stunning plates and flavors. Last time I was in Barcelona with him in October  while he was the creative head of the Ferran and Albert Adria group of…