Category: Interviews

  • An interview with the founders of Butler & Brewer – the all natural tonic enhancer that has just launched.

    An interview with the founders of Butler & Brewer – the all natural tonic enhancer that has just launched.

    The Tastemaker asked founders of Butler & Brewer, Laren and Kirst, about their exciting new brand. Butler & Brewer is a brand new all natural tonic enhancer – the ultimate addition to a Gin and Tonic to give it an exotic twist. Can you tell us about the backstory of […]

     
  • Rafi Bejerano and the AB Hotels concept

    Rafi Bejerano and the AB Hotels concept

    Rafi Bejerano is the Director of AB Hotels, a luxury hotel group that includes Sopwell House Hotel & Spa in St Albans, The Arch London in Marylebone, and the Crowne Plaza Five-Lakes Resort in Colchester. The group focuses on three aspects: a high level of service, a family driven approach […]

     
  • Interview with Chef Davide Degiovanni

    Interview with Chef Davide Degiovanni

    When did you first realise you had a passion for cooking? I was very young. I would say about 8 years old and my mum used to take me with her when she went to cooking lessons. At first I just watched with curiosity, and eventually they started giving me […]

     
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  • An interview with Chef Salvatore Bianco

    An interview with Chef Salvatore Bianco

    Chef Salvatore Bianco is Master Guest Chef at Italian Cuisine World Summit 2014, and took the time to answer a few questions about this venture, as well as his work at Michelin-starred restaurant Il Commandante. Can you tell our readers about the Italian Cuisine World Summit in Dubai and what […]

     
  • Interview with legendary interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon

    Interview with legendary interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon

    First published in our 2014 publication, Beyond Indulgence, we interviewed the legendary interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, on his eponymous brand ‘PYR’ and idiosyncratic design style. The first thing that strikes me when looking at your portfolio – even in the case of your more modernised or contemporary designs – is […]

     
  • An Interview with Chef Antonio Mellino of Quattro Passi

    An Interview with Chef Antonio Mellino of Quattro Passi

    The Tastemaker recently visited Quattro Passi (read our review here), a rising star in London, prided upon its dedication to authentic Italian cuisine. We took the opportunity to ask Chef Antonio Mellino a few questions about his new restaurant. Share

     
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  • Interview with chef Riccardo DiGiacinto

    Interview with chef Riccardo DiGiacinto

    Do diners come to All’Oro because of its Michelin star reputation or because of the menu? A little bit of both, but more so for the menu. We are very honored to have  the Michelin star recognition because many use the guide when they travel so it of course helps […]

     
  • An interview with Chef Heinz Beck

    An interview with Chef Heinz Beck

    How do you describe your food? Mediterranean, healthy and well balanced food. How do you decide in what type of restaurant you want to work? By my side, every Restaurant represents a great challenge and I consider every place as a source of inspiration. Share

     
  • It’s all about taking it to the ‘Nth degree’.

    Bob Walton is an astute and passionate man. On top of winning a plethora of awards and titles, he has also dedicated 40 years to the hospitality industry that he loves. He knows the ins and outs of this business better than anyone else, something you would expect from the […]

     
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  • The Tastemaker interviews Gerard Basset

    The Tastemaker interviews Gerard Basset

    The Tastemaker interviews wine connoisseur Gerard Basset. Share