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La Maison du Cygne

TAOP Staff / December 29, 2014

Watch a mesh of eye popping and ear pleasing in this video featuring ingredients being transformed and constructed by chef Dimitri Strasser of the highly regarded Belgium-based restaurant La Maison du Cygne.

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Emotions You Can Eat with Massimo Bottura

TAOP Staff / December 15, 2014

One of the great powers of food is its ability to stir nostalgic feelings and memories. In this video, chef Massimo Bottura recounts an emotional memory of an old couple eating a compression of pasta and beans at his three Michelin starred restaurant Osteria Francescana. This intimate and genuine moment of storytelling is a must see.

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Marco Martini

TAOP Staff / October 28, 2014

Here’s a cinematic video featuring one of Italy’s best emerging chefs, Marco Martini of restaurant Stazione di Posta, plating a magical Cod dish with Pata Negra ham, bitter orange, and purple cabbage.

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DiverXO

TAOP Staff / October 15, 2014

To announce its’ relocation to the NH Collection Eurobuilding hotel in Madrid, the three Michelin starred DiverXO releases this extremely bold and twisted short film directed by Marc Ortiz. The video, which eccentrically blurs the line between food and art, features chef David Muñoz and his team preparing and plating a selection of peculiar dishes for a bizarre group of guests. Watch now and be prepared to have your mind blown.

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Deconstructing The Plate with Christopher Kostow

Maria Nguyen / September 17, 2014

Deconstructing The Plate is a series that illuminates the artistry behind signature dishes of some of the world’s most notable chefs. We recently made a trip up to St. Helena, CA to chat with Christopher Kostow, chef of the fourth-consecutive three Michelin starred The Restaurant at Meadowood. In this inaugural feature we deconstructed Kostow’s inventive 2-part cucumber dish: Cucumber Seed Risotto and Cucumber Roasted in Madrone; and captured the plating of his Sturgeon Cooked in Sturgeon Fat.

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Virú: Three Hours in Two Minutes

TAOP Staff / July 7, 2014

Here’s another artistic tasting menu video coming out of Peru titled Virú: Three Hours in Two Minutes by chef Gaston Acurio and his team at Astrid Y Gaston, Latin America’s #1 Best Restaurant. The video showcases the “flavors and dreams” that explore the five different themes of the Peruvian landscape: the coast, the desert, the Andes, the Amazon and the Altiplano. The menu will be available Fall 2014.

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Maaemo – Chapter I

Emily Elyse Miller / June 11, 2014

The process of finding ingredients to the final plate can seem like magic. Maaemo restaurant in Olso, Norway is the stage and chef Ebsen Holmboe Bang is the magician – transforming ingredients from the earth into the dazzling plates you see before you. It’s a rare thing when a creative’s process is reveled and this video shot by Tuukka Koski shows just a sliver of the transformation.

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Cecilia Chiang: Mandarin Mother

TAOP Staff / April 25, 2014

As one of America’s most legendary restaurateur, chef, and hostess, Cecilia Chiang has built a reputation for revolutionizing the way Americans eat Chinese food. Check out this video of her talking about food, fashion, and Jack Nicholson.

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Sound of Taste

TAOP Staff / April 2, 2014

What does an explosion of herbs and spices in perfect sync with musical composition sound or look like? Well, watch for yourself. This audio visual installation shows several tons of black peppercorns, cardamom, turmeric, paprika, cumin seeds, ginger, chilli and coriander exploding to individual piano notes or chord.

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1 day @ Delfina

TAOP Staff / March 15, 2014

To commemorate their 15th anniversary, the Delfina Restaurant Group documents a day in the life at Delfina, their popular Italian restaurant located in San Francisco. The video features time lapses of their early 4am prep work all the way until their busy service begins.

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