DINING

UNITY Magazine’s Q&A with Michelin Star Chef Marcel Ravin

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Michelin star Chef Marcel Ravin brings glory to the Blue Bay restaurant at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort with amazing skill. From his beginning in Alsace to now, Chef Ravin has made his cuisine all about flavours. In an exclusive Q&A with Chef Ravin, Lucy Self discovers his true inspirations.  Tell us something about you that most people don’[...]

ATUL KOCHHAR – Indian food explorer

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Atul Kochhar is not only one of India’s prodigal chefs, he is the Marco Polo of Indian culinary arts and the first to amass two Michelin stars. Atul’s passion for food was born in his family’s catering business where he eschewed his parents pressures to become a doctor or engineer to follow his pursuit of culinary enlightenment. His journey started at The Ob[...]

UNITY magazine’s Q&A with the venerable Ed Baines

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Celebrity chef Ed Baines says he’s like pistachio ice-cream: hard to crack, unique and terribly irresistible. He sharpened his knives under the famed restaurateur Anton Mosimann before spending two years as the official chef of global fashion house Armani. Ed now runs his own restaurant Randall & Aubin in Soho. In an exclusive Q&A, Ed Baines spills [...]

Michelin Star Chef Carlos Martinez On His Signature Dish

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In 2012 he was voted one of the top ten Michelin chefs and now brings Valencian cooking techniques to traditional British cuisine at the Stafford London hotel. Here, he talks us through one of his all-time favourite autumn dish: mango and coconut ravioli with south coast Cornish crab.    

7 Spectacular Places To Drink Champagne

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Her words leave an indelible mark on the spirited lovers of France’s sparkly wine, born holy and baptized royal. Throughout the history of times, wine has been a preferred beverage but only champagne is at the heart of every celebration.  From the earliest days of Christianity, before the Middle Ages, the French vineyards of Champagne were entirely in the ha[...]

Around the World in 18 Plates

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I caught up with David Johnstone in London’s legendary American Bar at the Stafford Hotel. Johnstone who created The Global Party alongside Lord Stanley Fink as a VIP philanthropic event after being inspired by Jules Verne’s ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’, has now launched The Movement 365, an initiative of The Global Charity Trust raising charitable fund[...]

Food of the Soul

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Lucy Self, Editor at Large has a spiritual awakening in the Drome, France   Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is essential to the morale. In a modern world where there is an increasing lack of community, we search to replace this[...]

Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées & Spa

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... “My keyword": taste My cuisine is inspired from the classic Italian tradition, I use only high quality - seasonal products, many of which are local. I feel curious and I keep an eye on novelties in order to transform classic dishes into authentic innovations. The classic Italian cuisine is therefore just an inspiration, a starting point, which I like[...]