A Taste for the Exotic – food to surprise, food to innovate

If you were offered gold painted chapulines as your appetizer, would you eat them? That would be grasshopper to you and I, and it’s a signature dish at the authentic modern Mexican super-restaurant Ella Canta on Park Lane, W1. Globetrotting chefs and customers are increasingly pushing boundaries, using exotic ingredients and unusual combinations to make…

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Chef’s Recipe : Vegan Chocolate & Banana by Asimakis Chaniotis at Pied à Terre

The Luxury Restaurant Guide presents a delicious dessert recipe from Michelin-starred Pied à Terre’s menu, which is totally Vegan. Pied à Terre, one of the most popular gourmet hot-spots since 1991, is the original Fitzrovia restaurant meticulously constructing Modern French dishes in a discreetly decorated dining room. Head Chef Asimakis Chaniotis (pictured below) uses Aguafaba (chickpea…

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Chefs Recipe – Guinea fowl with liquorice braised leeks by Marcus Eaves of Pied a Terre

Marcus Eaves’ roast guinea fowl recipe produces an expertly poised dish. The meat is roasted on the bone and paired with a sweet and warming shallot purée, leeks enhanced with the flavour of liquorice and textural morels. The final dish only uses the breasts, so reserve the legs for soups, stews or salads. Ingredients Guinea…

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