Italy Taste Festivals

If you’re interested in Italian cuisine and planning on being in the Eternal City at the end of September, there is one event you can’t allow yourself to miss. Taste of Roma is an annual cooking festival bringing together the hungry public and some of Rome’s most celebrated chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists. This is a … Explore More

Chef Guillermo González Beristáin’s Roast Goat

Following the 2017 Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants award ceremony this fall, Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award winner Guillermo González Beristáin shares his recipe for Roast Goat. Try your hand at Chef Beristáin’s signature dish to his restaurant, Pangea, using the recipe below. Chef Beristain’s Roast Goat   Bean Puree 100 grams beans 2 spoonfuls … Explore More

Diners Club® The Best of Shanghai Dining Event

Diners Club International®, in conjunction with VOL Group, hosted a Behind the Best of Shanghai dining series, a special two-night culinary event on October 26 & 27 in Huangpu District of Shanghai, China. The two-night dining experience, exclusively for Diners Club® clubmembers, was held at the newly unveiled “Shanghai Lounge” – Bund.5 salon, a multi-functional space … Explore More

Top 10 Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016

The heart of Mexico City was alive with eager anticipation as some of Latin America’s best gastronomic chefs joined together for the culinary world’s annual Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants awards on 26th September 2016. The highly anticipated celebration was held at the innovative Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral venue designed by Mexican architect Gerardo Broissin. The … Explore More

Luksus & Tørst – The Beer Pairing Movement

Beer pairings are making a new home at the dinner table alongside wine as a new “haute” gastronomic movement increases in popularity across the US and abroad.   New York City, a dining destination known for forward thinking menus and unique dining experiences brings a new dynamic duo to the scene, Master Brewer Jeppe Janit-Bjergsø … Explore More

Chef Thompson Honored With 2016 Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award

Today, David Thompson has been named the recipient of the 2016 Diners Club®Lifetime Achievement Award. This prestigious accolade is part of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy; an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia, each selected for their expert opinion of Asia’s restaurant scene. In 1986, Australian-born Chef David … Explore More

Chef Renzo Garibaldi’s #BestMealEver

“It is difficult to choose just one #BestMealEver; I would like to select ten,” said Chef Renzo Garibaldi, who heads Osso Carnicería & Salumeria, No. 34 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015. “But if I had to choose one it would be Eleven Madison Park,” he added, referring to the New York restaurant focused … Explore More

Chef Soledad Nardelli’s #BestMealEver

Chila Soledad Nardelli confesses that her Best Meal Ever is the nut pudding her father has made for her every Sunday since she was a little girl. Chef Nardelli, who helms the Buenos Aires restaurant Chila, which ranked No. 21 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, typically has dinner with a big group of … Explore More

Luke Dale-Roberts’ #BestMealEver

“It was a bloody good time,” said Luke Dale-Roberts, recalling a recent #BestMealEver at Atera, a New York-based restaurant focused on highly seasonal, sensory cuisine. One of South Africa’s most celebrated chefs, Dale-Roberts was raised in the UK and trained in Switzerland and England before heading to Asia, where he launched restaurants in Singapore, Malaysia, … Explore More

Viva Latin America’s Best Restaurants 2015

All eyes in the culinary world were on Mexico City last week, which celebrated the region’s best chefs and restaurants at Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 on September 23, 2015 at the historic San Ildefonso. For the second year running, Central in Lima, Peru, was crowned as the No. 1 restaurant in Latin America. … Explore More

Up Next: Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015

Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants is in Mexico City this week for the first time, following two successful years in Lima, Peru. This prestigious list will be unveiled at an exciting awards ceremony tomorrow tonight. In addition to the list, several awards will be presented to chefs with notable popularity and sustained contributions to the world of … Explore More

Celebrating Enrique Olvera’s Lifetime Achievement Award

“My initial feeling was surprise,” said Enrique Olvera, recalling his reaction to winning the prestigious Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award—Latin America 2015. “Being so young, I never expected to deserve such a merit,” the chef and restauranteur explained. For the last 15 years, Olvera has made a vital contribution to the popularity of authentic Mexican … Explore More

Chef Virgilio Martínez: Creating Food that Screams “Welcome to Peru!”

Called “the new messenger of the Latin American [food] scene,” Chef Virgilio Martínez will travel 14,000 feet above sea level in [Cusco, Peru] to find local products to bring back to his flagship restaurant, Central, located in Lima, Peru. Martínez has made a name applying modern cooking techniques to indigenous Peruvian ingredients. He is known for incorporating unusual … Explore More

Gaggan Anand’s #BestMealEver

“Wow, how did they do this? Wow, wow!” said Gaggan Anand, owner and executive chef of Bangkok Indian restaurant Gaggan, (No.1, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, No. 10 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015) when asked about his #BestMealEver experience that mystified his sensibilities. Dining at El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain … Explore More

Celebrating Chef Daniel Boulud’s Lifetime Achievement Award

We are honored to celebrate award-winning chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud, named the winner of the The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this prestigious award that celebrates the extraordinary achievements of chefs from around the globe, so it’s especially poignant that … Explore More

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Join Us to Celebrate Asia’s Finest Dining

Next week, Diners Club will be traveling to Singapore to celebrate Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 with some of the leading chefs in the world. As the Official Financial Services Sponsor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, we will be on the ground for the awards ceremony on Monday, March 9, and for the festivities surrounding the … Explore More

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7 Things to Know About Chef Tetsuya Wakuda

Last week, Chef Tetsuya Wakuda was announced as the 2015 recipient of the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award for Asia. While his two award-winning restaurants, more than 30 years of excellence in the industry and mouth-watering creations speak for themselves, what impresses us most about this Japanese-born transplant to Australia is what drives him: A … Explore More

4 Leading Chefs Predict 2015 Food And Dining Trends

When it comes to gastronomy, there is truly never a dull moment. The ingredients and techniques du jour are constantly shifting. Take 2014 food and dining trends, for example. In the United States, several high-profile publications heralded the return of butter, and diners around the world increasingly sought local and gluten-free items while—coincidentally—the hybrid dessert … Explore More

Watch And Learn From World-Class Chef Alex Atala

We recently had the pleasure of filming Chef Alex Atala, the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award—Latin America 2014 winner, at work in his kitchen. Atala’s São Paolo restaurant, D.O.M, was ranked third on this year’s list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants and seventh on this year’s list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. In … Explore More

The 50 Best Places To Dine In Latin America? Find Out Today

The Latin American food community’s finest have landed in Lima, Peru, to attend Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 Awards, where this year’s list of the top 50 restaurants in the region will be announced today. As a key sponsor of these awards, Diners Club International® will be on the scene, hosting a private media event … Explore More

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Alex Atala: Bringing Brazilian Cuisine to New Heights

The star of South American cuisine is rising in global gastronomic circles, with recipes and ingredients from the region making it onto the plates of diners around the world. Chef Alex Atala has played a central role in this ascendance by unveiling the previously-hidden local flavors of Brazil. For this important contribution, Atala has been … Explore More

A Journey to Peru: The Best Restaurant in Latin America

The low hum of chatter from fine diners lofts high above the soft lighting and easy-going ambience found within the walls of this iconic restaurant, voted No. 1 in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013. Owner and celebrity chef Gastón Acurio and his wife, Astrid, have been cooking up brilliant Peruvian dishes together at Astrid … Explore More

Chef Narisawa’s Secret Ingredient

With his eponymous restaurant Narisawa ranked No. 1 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013 and coming in at No. 2 on the list in 2014, Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa has crafted the perfect culinary glue that binds nature and people together in food-loving harmony. Paired with his thoughtful selection of ingredients, he has developed a unique … Explore More

The Brothers Three: El Celler de Can Roca

The Roca Brothers have shaken the culinary community with their avant garde approach to cuisine which nevertheless remains “faithful to the memory of different generations of the family’s ancestors dedicated to feeding people.” Three diverse skills meet at the legendary El Celler de Can Roca, a restaurant that in eight years time rose to the … Explore More

Celebrating the Newest Class of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Diners Club International interviews Virgilio Martinez of Central in Lima, Peru – No. 14 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 list The World’s 50 Best Restaurants were crowned last week, with NOMA in Copenhagen, Denmark, edging out last year’s first place winner, El Celler de Can Roca from Girona, Spain, to regain this highly coveted spot. … Explore More

Chef-Innovator Henderson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Some take the road less traveled and this year’s Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award winner is no exception. Fergus Henderson, the founding partner of one of the United Kingdom’s most influential restaurants, St. John, and a UK culinary patriarch, has captured admirers from across the globe with his unconventional ‘head-to-tail’ dining. Henderson’s contribution to the … Explore More

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Chef Ivan Li: Heir to An Imperial Chinese Legacy

Last week, the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 was announced. The winner: Ivan Li (Li Xiao Lin), Executive Chef and co-owner of Family Li Imperial Cuisine. Chef Li has made his mark on the culinary world, drawing inspiration from recipes recorded by his great-grandfather, Li Shunqing, who oversaw the imperial … Explore More

Gastón Acurio Talks Global Dining Trends

“Chefs used to believe that our world ended in the restaurant. The reality is that the world starts in the restaurant.” With this statement, Chef Gastón Acurio kicked off his commentary on how the global community of chefs has evolved during an interview with Diners Club International® President Eduardo Tobon just ahead of the Latin … Explore More

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Exploring Chef Gastón Acurio’s Restaurants in Lima

  This week, Diners Club International® is in Lima, Peru, for the inaugural Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards being announced this evening. Lima is hometown to famed chef and Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award winner Gastón Acurio. What better preparation for this gastronomic adventure than to highlight some of Acurio’s very own local restaurants? … Explore More

Felicitaciones Chef Gastón Acurio! Ambassador of Peruvian Cuisine

Dedication, passion, and love of his native Peru’s rich culinary tradition and indigenous ingredients are some of the hallmarks of chef Gastón Acurio’s work. At just 45 years old, this ambassador of Peruvian cuisine’s accomplishments were recognized with The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award – Latin America 2013, announced on July 31. The award, conferred … Explore More

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Chef of a Lifetime: Alain Ducasse

True to the rumors, Paris in the springtime is nothing less than spectacular. But Paris increased its brilliance quotient when, just a few weeks ago, the culinary world paid tribute to one of its greatest: renowned chef Alain Ducasse. Ducasse received a Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Diners Club International®. The award, which I had … Explore More