Chefs offer restaurant recommendations in new food guide
- Published: 26/10/2012 at 03:24 PM
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Some of the top chefs around the world including names like Heston Blumenthal, René Redzepi and David Chang have offered their personal restaurant recommendations in a new food guide to be released in January.
"Where Chefs Eat" book cover ©Phaidon
From international food, art and fashion publishing house Phaidon, Where Chefs Eat is a 704-page tome that will include chefs’ favorite addresses besides their own – their favorite breakfast joints, where they like to eat late at night, sushi restaurants, and which restaurant they wish they’d opened.
For Michelin-starred London chef Jason Atherton of Pollen Street Social, that restaurant is legendary eatery The French Laundry in Napa Valley.
“For me, Thomas Keller is the ultimate chef-restaurateur…He’s sophisticated, he’s elegant, he commands the room when he’s in it,” said Atherton in a promotional YouTube video. “You go into his kitchen and it’s spotless. It’s run like a machine. Thomas Keller is the man, and the French Laundry for me is the restaurant. And that’s the restaurant I wish I had opened.”
'2,300 restaurant recommendations'
For British chef and restaurateur Mark Hix -- whose London restaurant empire includes Hix Oyster and Chop House and chicken joint Tramshed -- the dining destination he thinks is worth traveling to is David Chang’s Momofuku restaurant in New York.
More than 400 chefs make 2,300 recommendations on their favorite places to eat, based on the quality of food alone.
Restaurant reviews, meanwhile, are written by London-based restaurant critic Joe Warwick who began the influential World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards about a decade ago.
Meanwhile, the book comes on the heels of an iPhone app developed with the same idea last year. Chefs Feed also shares hundreds of restaurant recommendations from celebrity chefs like Grant Achatz, Thomas Keller and Mario Batali in major cities across the US like New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Where Chefs Eat is available for pre-order on Phaidon for 19.99 euros and is due to be released in January 2013.
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