Bastian Ballweg – Executive Chef at Firefly and The Pavilions Phuket

Bastian Ballweg has been Executive Chef of The Pavilions Phuket since March 2022 and is also the chef of the Firefly restaurant located on the hotel grounds. He previously worked – for a good four years – as Executive Chef at the Marriott Nai Yang – Resort and Spa, which is also located on Phuket. Continue reading Bastian Ballweg – Executive Chef at Firefly and The Pavilions Phuket

Nicolas Basset – Executive Chef of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit & Head Chef of Belga Rooftop Bar & Brasserie

Nicolas Basset – Chef Nico – is one of the most innovative chefs I have ever met. Before he started the BELGA project at Sofitel Sukhumvit, he was already sous chef at the MGallery Sofitel VIE Hotel.

The cuisine of the VIE Hotel enjoys an excellent reputation for a reason – for many years now, chefs of rank, name and stars have been coming here to set new highlights and pass on their knowledge.

Since the beginning of 2020, Nico has not only been head chef at BELGA but has also risen to the management level of the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit with the position of executive chef – congratulations.

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Mavroudis Olive Oil

Mavroudis Olive Oil is one of the most respected olive oil producers on the globe. Every year, the oils win gold medals and other prizes all over the world – be it Berlin, Athens, London, New York, Canada or even Italy – hardly any other oil makes it to the top places so consistently…and you can taste it!

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SCOTLAND HILLS Cowboy Steak

In the end I got my hands on a couple of Cowboy Steaks of the brand SCOTLAND HILLS by chance at EDEKA and was really surprised for a long time again. It had been a while since I was allowed to cook in a home environment with beef of such excellent quality. Continue reading SCOTLAND HILLS Cowboy Steak

Blood Oranges

Blood oranges in the Quick Check, KaDeWe, Sanlucar, Struwwelpeter, Il Fragolino, Moretti, Valensina Sanguinelli, IGP, Rosaria

Blood oranges in the Quick Check

I love blood oranges, but as it is always the case, you usually only buy a few and as soon as you have noticed that they were particularly tasty, there are no more of those to get – or the newly bought ones suddenly taste completely different. Continue reading Blood Oranges