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The Best Restaurants of the World

25 February 2019

Have you seen the latest version of the TripAdvisor ranking for the best restaurants in the world? Just like every other year, the ranking is based on ratings given by those who were there and actually experienced the services provided by the venues. The comments are worth reading, because feedback is a great way to learn and […]

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Farewell, Anthony Bourdain!

9 June 2018

It is a bitter irony and overwhelmingly sad that a man who brought so much joy to others couldn’t find his own… However, despite the fact that he chose to leave this world [way too early], the exceptional chef Anthony Bourdain will forever live on through his legacy: his dishes, his shows, his writing… Through everything […]

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(Română) Sărbători fericite!

20 December 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in Romanian.

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Cured Meats that You Need to Know

10 December 2016

We’ve written about prosciutto before but even if this is probably the most used in restaurant menus all around, we believe that anyone who works in a professional kitchen has to develop a generous amount of basic knowledge in the cooking field, so we’d like to add some more important cured meats to the list […]

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The Best Chefs in the World

10 December 2016

The prestigious French magazine Le Chef keeps a steady eye on the whole world of gastronomy and based on their observations and expertise, the editorial staff makes every year a ranking of the best chefs in the world. This ranking reunites 100 big names in the global field of cuisine and we believe that at […]

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Professional Kitchens – Behind Closed Doors

9 October 2016

There are many things that clients don’t know and/or understand about how a professional kitchen functions. And sure, it’s debatable if it would be of any use for them to find out about them, because the relationship between a customer and a restaurant is shaped strictly by what was ordered and the quality of the […]

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The Restaurants of Robert De Niro

20 September 2016

You may not necessarily know this side of him, but the famous actor is the owner of several restaurants; actually, he owns quite a few and plenty of them are actually top restaurants, famous for the finesse of their dishes and the unique quality of the ingredients and services. The first one that comes to […]

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Could This Be the Recipe for a Successful Coffee House or Restaurant?

28 May 2016

Ce conteaza cel mai mult pentru clientii care intra in localul dumneavoastra? Probabil ca primele raspunsuri care v-ati gandi sunt calitatea serviciilor si calitatea preparatelor. Si nu v-am contrazice. Totusi, exista studii care au subliniat importanta unei serii de cinci alte elemente: curatenia, iluminatul adecvat, mirosurile din ambient, mobilierul confortabil si privelistea pe care o […]

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It’s Not Only About Food

16 May 2016

For great dishes you already know that we’ve got all you need, but no matter how perfectly even the oven is baking, no matter how well you’re preserving the ingredients or how talented your chef is, a business in the field of hospitality is based on a whole set of services, with big and small […]

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Three Surprising Pieces of Advice from Chefs

16 May 2016

We’ve gotten used to great chefs talking about fine foods, rare ingredients and sharing tips with us about dishes we can barely say out loud. But it wouldn’t be a bad thing to find out from time to time a little bit about the basics, because what we eat on a daily basis isn’t necessarily […]

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The First Edition of Bucharest Coffee Festival

8 May 2016

We are glad that we are starting to see in Romania as well an increasing interest towards quality coffee, exquisitely made. We care a lot about our professional equipment designed to make espresso and other coffee varieties in a perfect way, so that they capture the maximum amount of flavor and the best qualities of […]

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The Lovely Wines of California

8 May 2016

Since we recently talked about wines that come from outside Europe, we thought we’d also mention Californian ones. Just as the wines of New Zealand, they are rapidly becoming more and more popular. To be honest, this particular American state deserves his notoriety since it would be the world’s 4th largest wine producer (if it […]

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New Zealand Wines

2 May 2016

Of course we love Romanian wines and we have a soft spot for the French vineyard and the other exquisite aromas of the wines made from the crops of the Old Continent. But the wines of the New World are starting to be more and more popular; and among these, the New Zealand wines definitely […]

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The ABC of the Exotic Sushi

25 April 2016

A lot of people think of raw fish when they think about sushi, but that’s not really a correct assumption. In fact, sushi is, basically, rice – a certain type of rice with added vinegar to be more precise. It is true, rice is hand pressed into little mounds that are then enriched with all […]

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How Did the Buffet Emerge?

25 April 2016

Buffets are a common thing today. Actually, if we were to really think about it, there are plenty of (kinds of) events that we simply couldn’t imagine without this type of display for the courses. Furthermore, it’s obvious that there are significant advantages in using this form of serving: an economy of space, an economy […]

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The Story of the very Loved Pinot Noir

17 April 2016

Pinot Noir, just as Merlot, is one of the most popular names and wines in the industry, both for connaiseurs and casual drinkers, and it’s no wonder, since it’s both light and strong at the same time, poetic and aggressive… But what is at the core of it all? To put it simply – a […]

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Other Essential Characteristics of Wines

17 April 2016

Remember how we talked about the basics of wine pairing on one of the articles we published last week? We pretty much concluded that contrast and mutual complementarity are the holy basis of pairing food and wines. But there are also a couple of other key-elements you should know about wines – the ones that […]

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Meet the Famous Merlot

10 April 2016

We think it’s safe to say that Merlot is probably one of the most famous words in the wine vocabulary. You are sure to have heard about it, but how much more do you know? Not much? No problem! We’ll tell you right away. First of all, Merlot is a grape – a dark-blue colored […]

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The Core of Mediterranean Cooking

27 March 2016

The flavor of a dish is influenced by a lot of factors, starting with the skills of the cook and the tools he uses and up to the boiling, baking or grilling time, the quality of the ingredients, the balance of quantities and flavors and so on. But what really makes food taste the way […]

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Other Dangerous Foods in the World

20 March 2016

Last week we told you about the fugu fish, probably the most famous dish from menus in restaurants all over the world that also has a deadly potential. But the list of dangerous foods is way longer and it’s worth a bit more exploring, right? Jamaica is the home of the so-called „ackee”, a fruit […]

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The most Dangerous Foods in the World – The Fugu Fish

13 March 2016

We all know that certain foods are not good for us, but now we are not talking about those courses that can affect our health on the long run or about those that could cause a certain level of discomfort, especially after a bit of an excess. There really are foods out there that can […]

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Romanian Tourism of 2015 in figures and details

6 March 2016

In our most recent article we told you about the reports published online by The National Institute of Statistics and we highlighted a particular report that summarized the main aspects of tourism in Romania in 2015. Well, there is another report, a much more ample one, with a lot of nuanced conclusions about Romanian tourism. […]

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Top Chefs with the most Michelin Stars

28 February 2016

We’ve recently written about the famous Michelin Guide and we were telling you then that the maximum acknowledgement for a restaurant are the “three Michelin Stars”. But great chefs aren’t awarded themselves any actual stars; however, they can gather as many as they can from the restaurants they run. So, if you’ve ever wondered about […]

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Table Utensils, Etiquette and What You Communicate through Them

28 February 2016

In a world where wețre eating more and more on the run and we’re eating way too much fast-food, we don’t really have the time anymore to think about table manners or etiquette. And it’s true, maybe some of the rules don’t belong in today’s world, but there are a couple of basic elements that […]

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Prosciutto – What Is It and Where Does It Come From

20 February 2016

Prosciutto, actually prosciutto crudo (because there is also și prosciutto cotto, the ham variety obtained through thermal processing), is a dried meat specialty made from pork (or wild boar) and it’s been made ever since the times of the old Roman Republic. There is also written proof from that era (for example, in Cato’s De […]

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A Perfect Espresso

20 February 2016

We bet you can definitely think of someone who simply can’t function until he/she has had his/her coffee in the morning. It doesn’t matter what kind of coffee or how it was made – it can be pretty much anything, from instant coffee brought to life by boiling water to the finest Arabic flavors, obtained […]

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Le Jules Verne – Maybe the most Romantic Restaurant in the World?

14 February 2016

In Romania, some people celebrate Valentine’s Day, others insist on the national version – Dragobetele – and maybe a few actually manage to celebrate love every day. Well, no matter where you fit in the categories above, we know that romance tends to be associated with romantic dinners, so it’s always a good idea to […]

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Fun Facts about Coffee

13 February 2016

Most of you have probably started your day off with a coffee. Maybe you’ll be drinking at least one more coffee cup today. Maybe you’re drinking it because you need it. Maybe you’re simply enjoying it because you love the flavor, or maybe it’s part of a ritual. But it’s a fact that we are […]

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A Short History of the Famous Michelin Guide

5 February 2016

Most of you have probably heard already about The Michelin Guide and about the fact that the world’s best restaurants and chefs are awarded Michelin Stars. But we’re assuming that for most of you this might be all you know about this topic. And who could blame you? We don’t have any Romanian restaurants listed […]

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The Best Restaurants in the World in 2016

5 February 2016

If you want to go forward, you always have to look at the best, so we’re inviting everybody in the HORECA field to carefully look at the hotels and restaurants that truly impressed their clients and thus managed to get ranked among the best in the world in the TripAdvisor visitors’ top. We really want […]

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Ayam Cemani – „The Lamborghini of Poultry”

4 October 2015

While we were writing about the Beluga caviar, we thought it might be interesting to also write about other exotic animal products, and the first thing we came across in our research that really caught our eye was this Indonesian breed of chicken, known as Ayam Cemani and called by some „The Lamborghini of poultry” […]

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Beluga Caviar

4 October 2015

How about you spoil yourself with some information on one of the absolute symbols of luxury, if an actual taste isn’t really an option… Yes, we are talking about caviar, Beluga caviar in particular, and we’re starting off with telling you that a single kilo of this lovely thing can usually cost up to $25,000 […]

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The Most Popular Restaurants in the World

27 September 2015

Comparing yourself to the best in your field can always be a great way to learn and, in the end, to grow. And since our activity revolves around restaurants, we thought we should look for the best restaurants in the world and see what makes them so special. Sure, it’s difficult to establish what are […]

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Maybe You’d Like Some Hamburger Records

27 September 2015

The pizza records from last week kind of made us hungry for more monumental foods. Because getting into The Guinness Book of Records is about glamour, show, performance and, usually, a community. Food does bring us together in all sorts of occasions, but if we were to look at it from a record stand point, […]

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The Most Expensive Coffee in the World

18 September 2015

You might find this hard to swallow, but the most expensive coffee in the world is made through a process that is… let’s just call it surprising for now and leave the bad news for the end. First of all, we’ll tell you that this very special kind of coffee is called Kopi Luwak and […]

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A Short History of Pancakes

11 September 2015

Crepes might just be among the most beloved desserts in the world and we all understand why. Really, do you know anyone who actually doesn’t love the wonderful pancakes? In fact, it seems that our love of pancakes exists for thousands of years, although it’s true that in the beginning they weren’t quite the same […]

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The Fine Touches of Asian Cooking

10 September 2015

Asian cooking is getting more and more popular all over the world and even if in some areas or restaurants some culturally adapt the original taste (as it is obtained in its place of origin), maybe soften it a bit, in order to suit the locals’ tastes in the adoptive region, Asian food certainly has […]

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Marsala – The Color of the Year in 2015 and the Wine That Is Always in Style

18 June 2015

You may already know that The Pantone Color Institute decided that Marsala is the color of the year in 2015. It is a daring color in a brownish-red shade. The reason why it earned its status is, according to the Executive Director of Pantone (Leatrice Eiseman) is: „Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding […]

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The Most Popular Fast-food Courses in the World

11 June 2015

From a nutritional perspective, fast-food is not really the best option. But it’s very likely that almost all of us occasionally sin with a little bit of something from this category. Sometimes we’re hypnotized by the smell, other times it’s simply the most convenient option, it may happen that it’s the only thing that fits […]

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How Do They Make the Most Popular Coffee Varieties?

5 June 2015

A lot of us love coffee and it’s very likely that most of us have a favorite variety. It may be true that for some of us coffee, in any form, is a necessity in the morning, but the coffee we cherish in our relaxing moments is special. There are those who always go for […]

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The Youth Monitor and SMARK Research study of „tendencies regarding activities, preferences and consumption” among young people in Romania in 2013/2014 compared to 2014/2015

4 June 2015

We’ve already stated on different occasions that information about consumer behavior is extremely valuable. Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of (thorough) researches in this area, so every time we find data from trustworthy sources we insist on publishing it here as well, in order to help our friends in the HORECA field. So we’re adding […]

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Pancake Records

28 May 2015

The world pf desserts is usually a very complicated one, because most of the recipes are complex, they require precise quantities and steps and quite often they even call for true talent. However, one of the most popular desserts in the world seems to take shape from only a few basic ingredients and a couple […]

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