How to be a chef by the Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award winner Gastón Acurio

(The World’s 50 Best Blog) Following in the footsteps of a line of legendary chefs that includes Heston Blumenthal (2017), Joël Robuchon (2009), Alice Waters (2007) and Paul Bocuse (2005), Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio is this year’s winner of what is perhaps the biggest accolade in the world of gastronomy: the Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award. After winning the same accolade […]

High-Altitude Vineyards That Are Changing Wine

(Wine Enthusiast) From the Mosel’s Riesling vines that dip at dizzying 70-degree angles, to the Canary Islands’ arid garia holes that harbor Malvasía, or Norwegian vineyards located at 59º latitude, winemakers push grapes to all kinds of extremes. One of those extremes is altitude. We take a look at six vineyards reaching dizzying heights on each continent (excluding […]

Tegui pops up in Mendoza for 40 days

(The World’s 50 Best blog) When Germán Martitegui plans a pop-up, it’s no ordinary one-nighter helmed by a couple of his chefs. Instead, he goes 180º – and then some. Closing his restaurant in Buenos Aires for an unprecedented six weeks from 24th February, Martitegui has transferred his entire 24-strong team to SuperUco winery in Uco Valley, Mendoza, […]

Top Baja California bars and restaurants

(Decanter) Drive from Southern California to Baja for a Mexican adventure, with recommendations on where to drink or dine from Sorrel Moseley-Williams… ‘Baja’s abundant larder is also drawing in innovative chefs who’ve turned the region into Mexico’s most exciting foodie hub,’ said Sorrel Moseley-Williams. ‘Rich Pacific pickings include bluefin tuna and oysters from Bahía Falsa, and […]

Buenos Aires: An Insider’s Guide

(Luxury Defined) In Buenos Aires, Belle Epoque façades rub shoulders with brutalist architecture and glass-fronted skyscrapers; traditional tango and opera are enjoyed alongside electronic cumbia; and porteños (locals) have a seemingly insatiable thirst for rib eye, Malbec, and socializing—preferably at the same time, and usually until the small hours. Some describe the city as “New York lite.” Throw in a […]