Where Chefs Sate Their Dates

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Where Chefs Sate Their Dates

Words by Mr Tom M Ford

12 February 2015

The interior of The River Café in London, designed by Stuart Forbes Associates and Mr Richard Rogers

This book was never meant to be every great place to eat in the world. It's a selection of chefs, and a starting point for a city.

Mr James Lowe

The River Café

From left: The River Café’s calamari ai ferri – chargrilled squid with fresh red chilli and wild rocket; the outdoor seating area at the restaurant

Mr Mehmet Gürs


From left: a Noma dish of onion, pear, kelp oil (seaweed) and salt of wood ants; the restaurant’s interior was redesigned in 2012 by Space Copenhagen Mikkel Heriba

Mr Massimo Bottura

dal Pescatore

From left: dal Pescatore was established in 1925 and now has three Michelin stars; the restaurant’s signature dish, tortelli di zucca

Mr André Chiang

Maison Pic

From left: the interior of Maison Pic – a family business for 120 years – was designed by French architect Mr Bruno Borrione; one of the restaurant’s stunning desserts

Mr Mauro Colagreco

Zass, Il San Pietro di Positano

From left: set on the cliffs of the Amalfi coast, Zass sources most of its ingredients from its garden and the surrounding sea; a delicate dish using astice

Mr Niall McKenna

The House Restaurant, Cliff House Hotel

From left: The House Restaurant’s halibut with shrimp, black quinoa and chicken jus; the Cliff House is regarded as one of the finest boutique hotels in Ireland

Mr Matthew Orlando

Al di la Trattoria

From left: the rustic interior of the Al di la Trattoria; and the restaurant’s spring salad

Mr Claude Bosi

La Colombe d’Or

La Colombe d’Or, located in Côte d’Azur, unites a Provençal way of life with a unique modern art collection