Gordon Ramsay plans to open two more restaurants in London this year, one of them with the sportsman David Beckham. This is a good time to consider his impact on gastronomy rather than his pantomime role as an angry TV chef.
Alain Ducasse , Rene Redzepi , Michel Roux Jr . and Pierre Koffmann are among the chefs planning to attend Taste of London , which opens on June 16 in Regent’s Park. If that’s too many cooks, Gwyneth Paltrow is also going.
Where do chefs and restaurateurs like to go out for a bite to eat near their homes? I asked more than 40 members of London’s culinary elite about their favorite local eateries. Here’s what they had to say:
Ashland Inc., which soared to a record this month after activist Jana Partners LLC disclosed a stake in the company, stands to boost the lowest valuation in the specialty-chemicals industry by breaking itself up.
Michelin announces the winners and losers for its 2011 U.K. guide on Jan. 18 and the country’s chefs are betting that Koffmann’s, L’Anima and Marcus Wareing will be among the London restaurants that gain a star.
Chefs and restaurateurs eat out more than some of us and know more about food than most. I asked about 50 of the U.K.’s culinary masters where they enjoyed their best London restaurant meals of the year.