Tag: Grant Achatz

Quick Spin: Chef Sarah Simmons of City Grit

Quick Spin: Chef Sarah Simmons of City Grit

The gregarious ginger-haired Sarah Simmons sat two rows in front of me on the airport shuttle to the 2010 Cayman Cookout, her wide-brimmed white sun hat resting comfortably on her head as she chatted with her accompanying friend. Though I didn’t know it at the time, Simmons was there as a guest of Food & […]

March 14, 2012 | By
Eating and Exploring: Event Picks for February and March

Eating and Exploring: Event Picks for February and March

Oh, how I wish I could make it to every luxurious food, wine, and spirits event there is. Flying to and fro – Europe, Asia, Australia – eating, traveling, writing. It took Bourdain a few years to finally get to that point, and it’ll take me a few years to get to that point, too, […]

February 15, 2012 | By
El Bulli Serves Its Final Dish; Batali Shows His Love For Michigan

El Bulli Serves Its Final Dish; Batali Shows His Love For Michigan

Even though I knew my chances of finagling a reservation were slim to none, I, like many other dining-denied foodies around the world, breathed a heavy sigh as the last plates of the notable El Bulli left the kitchen over weekend. Those of us who are serial Tweeters followed as famed chefs Jose Andres, Grant […]

August 4, 2011 | By
McBride Departs Colicchio & Sons; Bourdain Takes To Social Media

McBride Departs Colicchio & Sons; Bourdain Takes To Social Media

Via a speculative post on Eater, restaurant fans learned today that Colicchio & Sons chef de cuisine Shane McBride would be moving on from his position at the New York restaurant. McBride, who has been a part of the Colicchio staff for the last three years, formerly manned the Craftsteak kitchen helm before making the […]

December 23, 2010 | By
Adria and Andres Discuss Their New Harvard Course

Adria and Andres Discuss Their New Harvard Course

When a new educational course involving world-renowned chef Ferran Adrià was announced at Harvard earlier this year, foodies everywhere collectively gasped before scrambling to find out if they could attend. With nearly 700 students showing up to register for the class this semester (400 of whom were turned away), it was clear that such a […]

October 28, 2010 | By
Shake Shack Expands to D.C.; Achatz Makes Appearance in Oral Health Ads

Shake Shack Expands to D.C.; Achatz Makes Appearance in Oral Health Ads

Capitol burger fans rejoice! The Washington Post reported early last week that New York’s Shake Shack, the burger and fry haven created by restaurateur Danny Meyer, would be making its way south to D.C., following in the footsteps of many popular NY restaurants. According to the article, Meyer’s D.C. location will open in early 2011 […]

August 23, 2010 | By
Achatz Blasts Dining Room Documentors

Achatz Blasts Dining Room Documentors

With the increase in interest in the developing culinary scene, the subject of food documentation is a hot topic. Bourdain covered it in a recent No Reservations (and was not loved for his opinion), with Chicago chef Grant Achatz the latest to comment on the oft-discussed situation. Achatz, the owner and chef at the award-winning […]

April 5, 2010 | By
Friday Five: Five Restaurants On My ‘Must Eat’ List

Friday Five: Five Restaurants On My ‘Must Eat’ List

When I started this Friday Five, I was thinking I’d just jot down a few of the restaurants I’m still needing to visit. As I started compiling my wishlist, however, it grew until it became more of a collection of culinary treks I’d like to make – and all the restaurants I want to hit […]

January 29, 2010 | By
2010 Cayman Cookout Day One: Grant Achatz in the Kitchen, Dinner with Michael Schwartz and Dean Max

2010 Cayman Cookout Day One: Grant Achatz in the Kitchen, Dinner with Michael Schwartz and Dean Max

Day one of the Cayman Cookout included a whole host of memorable events from a cooking demo with Chef Eric Ripert along the stunning Seven Mile Beach to a sunset rum tasting aboard a beautifully restored ‘pirate’ ship. I started the day at a cooking demonstration presented by Chef Grant Achatz, owner and executive chef […]

January 19, 2010 | By
The Cayman Cookout Kicks Off 2010

The Cayman Cookout Kicks Off 2010

With humidity hanging in the air and bare feet burrowing into cool sand, the decadent Cayman Cookout launched its weekend of top-notch demos and iconic chefs with a magnificent beach soiree last Thursday night. Hosted by the elegant Ritz-Carlton on Grand Cayman Island, the welcome reception included delicious bites from local conch to grilled lobster […]

January 18, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Wendy’s Withdraws From Japan, Andrés’ Bazaar Not Your Usual Eatery

Today’s Food Newsbits: Wendy’s Withdraws From Japan, Andrés’ Bazaar Not Your Usual Eatery

After being in the country for seven years, plans have been implemented to close all Wendy’s locations in Japan. In a market heavily dominated by McDonald’s, Wendy’s opened its first Japanese location in 2002 and had expanded to only 71 eateries, compared with McD’s 3,700 spots. Zensho Co. Ltd., which operates Wendy’s within Japan’s borders, […]

December 16, 2009 | By
Keller, Achatz and a $1,500 Menu

Keller, Achatz and a $1,500 Menu

Posted by R.K. Gella With chef celebrity saturating restaurant news this week – we have Top Chef set to air tonight and the Hottest Chef in NYC competitions in full swing – I decided to refocus attention onto what really makes restaurant news… outlandish prices and power chef collaborations. Okay, just a bit of facetiousness […]

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