I collected the best dishes from what I have tasted this year. Geographically, it turned out to be a very diverse list, as well as with regards the flavours and styles. First, I selected the fine dining dishes, but it wasn't easy to narrow down my favourites.
As my co-host at the Bocuse d'Or Europe 2016, Zsófia Mautner and I were saying during the show, Bocuse D’Or is not simply a contest - it means so much more. Here are three stories from Bocuse d’Or Europe 2016 to show you how much more.
Alex Atala is a living legend, martial arts master, ex-punk and DJ, hero of the Brazilian gastronomy, who is not afraid to go after and hunt down the ingredients, be it with a harpoon under the sea or with a gun in the jungle, if necessary.
Photo: from Netflix’s show Chef’s table, more info below
No, I’m not exaggerating in the title. I was in an amazing villa, at an event where the chefs came from Japan, the foodie guests from all over the world, where we feasted on Osetra Caviar, popped the cork of a 1980’ Rioja and enjoyed the best Hungarian foie gras!