As you may be aware, I am currently in Australia on a PR and media trip which has involved some filming for one of Australia’s highest rating TV shows and a collaboration dinner with George Calombaris in Melbourne.
During my trip back home I took the opportunity to dine in the restaurant of a good friend of mine, Ben Shewry at Attica. Attica has just recently been recognized as #73 in the world by the famous San Pellegrino top 100 restaurants in the world.
When I met Ben in Madrid during Madrid fusion earlier this year I became intrigued at his whole food philosophy and how he has taken so much of his inspiration from his childhood growing up in country New Zealand. His style is very honest with a clever use of technique to enhance the dish rather than to pointlessly use techniques for fame. My intrigue was certainly satisfied after he prepared us (Myself and my good friend Darren Purchese) an amazing 12 course menu!
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I am very sorry for the turbulence Madridlab has been experiencing………………………………….
My host has been attacked by all sorts of bad mannered people and it has been impossible to post
I am now on my way to Australia where I will be preparing a Dinner in Melbourne’s Pressclub (http://www.thepressclub.com.au/) with it’s Chef George Calombaris. We will be doing a 26 course menu where I will be preparing 14 of my dishes and his team will be doing 12 of theirs. It is for a table of 20 of Australia’s most influential media and industry faces.
I will also be filming Masterchef Australia (http://www.masterchef.com.au/home.htm) where I will be Going on as a Celebrity Masterchef and doing a Challenge. Stay tuned……………
As always I will try and post while I am away, but sometimes it just isn’t possible
I am very sorry for the inconsistant and very turbulent few weeks on Madridlab.net.
All I can say is this is down to a poor selection of hosting companies. My host has been under constant attack from hackers and this has given all of us clients nothing but headaches for the past month or so. I have just signed up with a more secure host which guarantees no down time! So you can expect nothing but new stories and info to be posted here!
The transfer process will take some days but definitely well worth the effort!
Thanks For your patience,