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Merlin Labron-Johnson: A Young and Bright London Chef

Mónica R. Goya / November 2, 2017

Awarded a Michelin star only nine months after having opened his first restaurant, Merlin Labron-Johnson might be very young –he won the prestigious award as head chef at Portland at only 24- but he knows what he is doing. An accomplished chef trained in France, Switzerland and Belgium, he is behind two sought after London restaurants: Michelin starred Portland, and the more informal Clipstone, located a mere two minutes walk apart in Fitzrovia.

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5 Minutes With Jan Hartwig

TAOP Staff / May 25, 2017

The 2 Michelin starred restaurant Atelier is situated inside the multiple award-winning Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany – a hotel owned by the Volkhardt family for over one hundred years and one of the Leading Hotels of the World. As Chef de Cuisine of Atelier at since May 2014, Jan Hartwig has brought his culinary

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5 Minutes With Julien Royer

TAOP Staff / April 13, 2017

After training in multiple Michelin starred kitchens and heading restaurant Jaan at Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore, Julien Royer opened his very first restaurant Odette. Take a peak inside the restaurant that has everyone talking and spend five minutes with Royer as he divulges his guilty pleasures and what he keeps in his kitchen at home at all times.

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Gabriel Kreuther on Harmony

Seyine Park / March 27, 2017

Situated in Midtown, NYC, Gabriel Kreuther serves an Alsatian-inspired dining experience at his eponymous restaurant – a space where guests can escape the chaos of the city. Take a moment with us as Gabriel shares with us his early childhood memories, the importance of harmony in his dishes, and his favorite plating tools.

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Dan Graham: From Architect to Michelin Starred Chef

Mónica R. Goya / March 13, 2017

Honesty, innovation and hard work are three concepts chef Dan Graham is very familiar with. At Michelin starred restaurant Pidgin, where he is the head chef, they offer a very inventive set four-course menu that changes every week. We had the chance to discuss culinary inspirations and influences with Dan in east London, where Pidgin is located.

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Inside The Modern with Abram Bissell

Maria Nguyen / November 7, 2016

With a new open kitchen to revel in, chef Abram Bissell of New York City’s The Modern restaurant is amping up his efforts to create harmonious and memorable moments for guests. We sat down with him to chat about the new Kitchen Table, how he stays inspired, and of course, The Art of Plating.

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Nicolas Buisson: At the Crossroads of Architecture and Luxury

TAOP Staff / October 20, 2016

Born in Paris and currently living in London, Nicolas Buisson is a photographer and creative director who works with a variety of luxury brands and chefs. On his roster are chefs like Michel Rostang, Pierre Gagnaire, and Yannick Alléno – just to name a few. Sit down for a moment and get to know his story.

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Muñoz x Lambert: Peru Meets New Zealand

TAOP Staff / October 15, 2016

Last month, Diego Muñoz – former chef of Astrid y Gastón – continued his global exploration and stopped in New York, where chef Matt Lambert of The Musket Room invited him to cook for three nights. Meeting for the first time, the two talented chefs brought their cultural roots together and collaborated on an 8 course tasting menu. Here’s the inside scoop with some input from chef Diego himself. 

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Made in Copenhagen, Inspired by Japan

Seyine Park / October 11, 2016

Based out of Copenhagen, Studio Arhoj is a magical little world tucked away in a quiet corner. Simply entering its studio doors will steal your breath away as you marvel at a sparkling rainbow of ceramics – like a child stepping into a candy store. Founder Anders Arhoj and his wonderful team are some of the kindest and most humble and sincere artists you will ever meet working together to bring a little design, color and humor into the world. Take a moment now with Anders, as he tells us his story – his life-changing trip to Japan, some of his favorite pieces, and how he’s creating something personal and unique.

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Muñoz x Taller: South American Food in Copenhagen

TAOP Staff / September 23, 2016

Diego Muñoz – former chef of Astrid y Gastón – is currently on a culinary trek around the globe. Set on expanding his cultural and culinary horizons, he is visiting, learning, sharing, and collaborating with chefs all over the world. Recently, Diego made a stop in Copenhagen to work with chef Karlos Ponte of Taller, a restaurant serving Venezuelan cuisine. Take a moment with chef Diego, as he tells us what he learned and what made this collaboration special.

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