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    Chefs tour of Spain

    Ok so the trip is going great so far, didnt make the stage at El Poblet but had two dinners there, the 2009 menu is probably the best food Ive eaten in Spain so far, (celler can Roca tonight), Mugaritz, arzak and Berasategui all solid, for me a toss up between Arzak and Berasategui, I loved both meals, Mugaritz was good though, one or two things I didnt really get but extremely good, Made it to Hotel Ferrero by Paco Morales, great service and fantastic food, amazing hotel too, blew me away, Just been to Barcelona for a day, been to Bubo(great) , La Boqueria (so much to take in, smells, colours, taste, Superb) also made it to Mon St Benet, Alicia and lunch at Jordi Cruz's L'Angle which is also so good, I love his food, so clean. So Roca, Espai Sucre, Balaguer, and Duytsche to go then heading back to NZ, Anyone know where I can buy quality chefs wear in Barcelona or Girona? NZ has a shortage of chefs white that are comfortable, still selling stone age thick high starched jackets and hate em!!! Reviews on my blog, Its been an Awesome trip!! Oh Yeah and Sergi Arola in Madrid too, Great restaurant , fun food,
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    Chefs tour of Spain

    Ok so the trip is going great so far, didnt make the stage at El Poblet but had two dinners there, the 2009 menu is probably the best food Ive eaten in Spain so far, (celler can Roca tonight), Mugaritz, arzak and Berasategui all solid, for me a toss up between Arzak and Berasategui, I loved both meals, Mugaritz was good though, one or two things I didnt really get but extremely good, Made it to Hotel Ferrero by Paco Morales, great service and fantastic food, amazing hotel too, blew me away, Just been to Barcelona for a day, been to Bubo(great) , La Boqueria (so much to take in, smells, colours, taste, Superb) also made it to Mon St Benet, Alicia and lunch at Jordi Cruz's L'Angle which is also so good, I love his food, so clean. So Roca, Espai Sucre, Balaguer, and Duytsche to go then heading back to NZ, Anyone know where I can buy quality chefs wear in Barcelona or Girona? NZ has a shortage of chefs white that are comfortable, still selling stone age thick high starched jackets and hate em!!! Reviews on my blog, Its been an Awesome trip!!
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    El Poblet

    hey Aidan I will try and get up to see you there, On quite a tight schedule but will see what i can make happen,
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    El Poblet

    I hope it is, I have 7 days work stage planned in the kitchen there in October, I can look at Quiquedacosta.com , also
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    Noma

    I tried already and they are not printing anymore
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    Noma

    Still on the search for Rene Redzepi's, Noma cookbook, Does anyone out there have two and wants to sell one? or wants to sell me the one they have? would love to have a copy, but its gone out of print, hope someone can help Cheers
  7. Your post has got me so Excited, heading over there from NZ in September, wasnt going to go to Extebarri but will now, as will as the others, counting the days!!!
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    Gellan

    Heh, I dont think thats exactly how i will word it, but thanks for your input. maybe 'Rooibos tea custard with mango and lime jelly, dehydrated yoghurt cake, Milk sorbet, Pinenuts and coriander'. but if you can think of something better i would love to know. Ive always used the low axyl Gellan for fluid gels and its always been Kelcogel thats been on the label. I practiced with water to see what works best and makes good fluid gels or jelly films, or cubes so i didnt waste any ingredients. from there i checked the tables of what works and doesn't work well with the Hydrocolloid on http://www.hawkinswatts.com/documents/hydr..._properties.pdf and go from there, sadly this table doesnt include gellan but im sure you can find one that does.
  9. So I have my trip to Spain booked, my restaurants are reserved and my stages are sorted out, transport is pretty much done also, ( thanks for the advice egullet people) Now for the local info, Where can I find the local food markets that the chefs head to ? I will be in San Sabastian, Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante, Denia, and Girona, If you could tell me of any food markets in the areas, I would be greatful. hope you guys can help
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    The world's best lobsters?

    I still love the lobsters of my home town and surrounding islands in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, Now living in NZ i find the crayfish a poor second,
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    Gellan

    The Texturas Gellan is the one that forms a firmer gel more suitable for films, I use it with a mix of Agar for a wrapping for a cannelloni style rooibos tea mousse wrapped in mango lime and vanilla gellan gum made jelly. can share the recipe for you to try if you like, pictures on my blog also, hope it helps
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    Chefs tour of Spain

    ok, well my trip is planned out, Im arriving in Madrid on the 28th of September after a mammoth flight from NZ, heading straight to lunch at Sergio Arola Gastro, then hopefully La terraza casino(el bulli's place in madrid i have been informed), then in the morning I have a trip to San Sabastian where I will attend Mugaritz berasatgui, and Arzak and have a couple of days to relax or hopefully attain a stage in one of the said restaurants. After 6 days in San Sabastian I head to Alicante for Torreblanca and on to Denia where i have organised a stage and then lunch at El Poblet, I will spend 7 days there. after this I head up to Mon St Benet where I will eat at Jordi Cruz L'angle, Hopefully I can get a look around Alicia, then I head to Barcelona to spend a day there and look around Bubo patiseree, Oriol Balaguer and have tapas at Inopia, maybe hopefully get to meet Adria, fingers crossed, After that I head to Girona to El Celler Can Roca for Dinner and spend the next day in the kitchen, hopefully the next two days but i will have to ask about the second day, feel so priviliged to be let in to see the inner workings, then after Girona I head back to Barcelona to eat at Espai Sucre, Moo and maybe Abac. and a trip to Yann Duytsche hopefully Then I return to NZ , Sad I didnt get a booking for Bulli but if anyone needs a right arm I will swap mine for your booking or if anyone needs a person to make up a table pm me. Dreaming? most probably but i will be calling them every day i am in spain to try and get a table. even to sit out side on a crate would do:) Thanks everyone for there help and advice,
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    Dessert Tasting Menu

    Just started tasting menu of desserts at the restaurant with immediate sales, 5 course menu and can be wine matched, good feedback. buts a little more pressure on in service but is good:)
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    Dessert Tasting Menu

    I plan on having a couple of menus, maybe a small classic menu then something more like the stuff you see on my blog, just a little more upscale. I grew up in Peru, my Dad use to take us to dessert only places all the time, these are places that have been open for decades, and not in just one city but through out the country. so this is a concept that works. a dessert only restaurant is also in my to do list. what kind of desserts are you thinking of? ←
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