It's time to face the facts: if you want to open a restaurant that is a) not ginormous, b) not in Las Vegas, and c) does not serve donkey sauce, you are not going to ever be a millionaire. Sorry to disappoint.
It's been a bode for female chefs this month, after Acquavit'sEmma Bengtsson landed a second Michelin star for the restaurant. She's only the second female executive chef to have two Michelin stars under her belt (the first being Dominique Crenn in San Francisco). Turns out, Bengtsson almost didn't take the job in the first place. With the wave of her success, it's safe to say now: no more excuses, lady chefs.
Bocuse d'Or 2015 -- aka the Olympics of fancy chefs -- is just around the corner, so buzz away about the big announcement this morning. Grant Achatz of Next and Alinea (maybe you've heard of them?) will preside as the "honorary president" over the panel of judges during the competition.
As he wrapped up filming the last episode ever of No Reservations last week, Anthony Bourdaintweeted one of the reasons he’s joined CNN, and it’s not so that he can become the latest hologram in their celebrity collection: “We are all assuming a worldwide news organization can get us into locales we otherwise might have problems with.”
Oh man! Does this mean that Bourdain is donning a khaki vest with multiple pockets and a neckerchief to go to the most dangerous places on Earth? (Ed Note: Fingers crossed for a disaster tee!) We don’t know what that will mean for the CNN version of No Reservations, but we do know that CNN can send its correspondents anywhere. Seriously: ANYWHERE. Let’s ponder that possibility, shall we? Hmmm…..