Best Wines of the World Announced
18,477 Wines were tested in this Competition. The Results are published at https://tastingbook.com/. See if your favourites made the cut in over 20 Different Categories.
Great News for Fans of Anthony Demetre’s Wild Honey in London
OTM was saddened when we saw the news that the original Wild Honey was going to close, since it was one of our favorite Dining Destinations in London. In fact we first met Chef Anthony at his first venture Arbutus. So how great to hear that WH will become WH St. James, at a new location. Opening is targeted for the end of May. The WH website has not been updated with details, but it’s sure to be - https://www.wildhoneyrestaurant.co.uk/. Best wishes Anthony, now we have another excuse to catch up with you again.
412 Food Rescue launches Exciting New Development in their Mission
Pittsburgh’s Local food recovery nonprofit 412 Food Rescue just announced the beginning of their next approach in their mission to simultaneously address the issues of food waste and hunger at a new multi-purpose community space in Millvale today. Housed in the recently renovated shared space of the former Millvale Moose kitchen, one area of focus is the Good Food Project – the coming to fruition of an idea and plan submitted by 412 Food Rescue for - and second-place winner of - the UpPrize social innovation challenge in 2017.
“We are excited to launch new methods of food recovery,” said Leah Lizarondo, CEO and co-founder of 412 Food Rescue. “This kitchen will help us to stabilize highly perishable surplus food as ingredients that can be prepared and frozen, then providwed as a healthy, convenient meal for people in need.” For more about this amazing project – www.412foodrescue.org.
Nelson's Green Brier Does it Again
The Nelson Brothers Andy and Charlie did it again at 2019 San Francisco World;s Spirits Competition. Their Belle Meade Honey Cask Finish Bourbon was awarded World Best Barrel-Finished Bourbon. This is the Nelson's second win in this category, in the past 4 years. To put this in persepctive, the SF Competition covered more than 3,000 spirits. The Nelson Distillery is located in Nashville, and the original pre-dates Prohibition. For more of the Story on how it was revived, https://greenbrierdistillery.com/.
Maida Heatter - Still Baking after all these Years
At Age 102 Maida, dubbed “Queen of Cake” by Saveur, just published a New Book, Happiness is Baking: Favorite Desserts from the Queen of Cake. Our Good Friend Dorie Greenspan contributed the Foreword. An Echo of Simon & Garfunkel seems appropriate.. You can get a copy of this book through our OTM Bookshelf, also Dorie Grenspan's latest, Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook.
News about World's 50 Best Restaurants
World’s 50 Best Restaurants in the News. The Asian version of the Awards took place in Macau, and in something of an upset Odette in Singapore (Chef Julien Royer) took Top Spot, over Bangkok’s Gaggan which won the Title 4 years in a row. Get details of the entire Asia Top 50, Female Chef, Pastry Chef, etc. at https://www.theworlds50best.com/.
The World’s 50 Best Awards is scheduled for June 25 in Singapore, and this year the Voting Scheme has been changed – see the web site for more details about these developments.
British Airways Non-Stop Service from Pittsburgh to LHR Starts this week
Get Details at https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/destinations/pittsburgh/flights-to-pittsburgh.This opens up Connections to Airports all around Europe and the Rest of the World. Nuisance of the need for Charlotte or Philadephia will be a thing of the past. OTM Applauds!!
World's Best Sommelier - You can only Win it Once
When we interviewed Sommelier Aldo Sohm a few years ago, we were intrigued when he told us how proud he was of receiving the Award. More intriguing, that having won, he was ineligible to re-enter the Competition. The Award Winner this time (The Competition is held every 3 years) was just announced; Marc Almert, Head Sommelier at Baur Au Lac in Zurich, Switzerland. For more go to https://asi.info/ and https://www.bauraulac.ch/en/. Congratulations Marc!!
Jacques Pepin to get Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award
Our Culinary Broadcasting Hero will be the first Culinary Personality to be so honored. Here at OTM we've been delighted to welcome Jacques as a Guest Interviewee, so we know first hand rhe contribution he has made to America's Cooks, old and young. His work side by side with Julia Child was recognized with an Emmy is 2001. OTM applauds Chef Jacques for everything he has done to advance the Culinary Arts in his adopted country.
Sunny & Ross Lusted - Bad News and Good
Our favorite meal during our last visit to OZ was the Lusted's Bridge Room in Sydney. So imagine our reaction when we received an e-mail saying that they were closing after 8 years - BAD, But reading further, we found that they are planning a new place, due to open in early 2021 - GOOD. MORE GOOD - you have time for the Brridge Street Room experience before they close at the end of April - www.thebridgeroom.com.au.