Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Spanish Celebrity Chef Spends Time on Denis Island

Madrid-born chef Alberto Chicote, is not just famed for his appearance on the Spanish language version of Kitchen Nightmares, but his Asian-Mediterranean fusion cuisine has earned him a name beyond the Spanish capital where his restaurant, Yakitoro, is located.

This interesting restaurant concept sees a menu that is inspired by traditional Japanese yakitori (brochettes), cooked on grills in-view of customers. But Chicote, in his Madrid restaurant, takes the Japanese custom and combines it with traditional Spanish culinary concepts like patatas bravas and cocido madrileño and, essentially, grills them on a stick.

Chef Chicote recently spent a relaxing few days on Denis Private Island in the Seychelles. This unique island destination combines a secluded island getaway with a very interesting concept - sustainable cuisine!

Here, the resort grows all its own fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, as well as raising its own beef, pork, poultry, duck, rabbit and quail. The dairy not only provides fresh milk daily, but a range or organic cheeses are also produced and, of course, the day’s catch ensures that only the freshest, line caught fish is prepared for their guests. 

Sounds like the perfect place for any chef to escape to, doesn’t it? Well throw in the weekly Sushi buffet and you can see why this was the perfect fit for Chef Chicote.

According to www.foodsfromspain.com, “happiness” is what Alberto Chicote seeks in his cuisine. "I want my customers to be happy, to leave the restaurant feeling contented."

Well we know that Chef Chicote found happiness on Denis Private Island, and left the beautiful Seychelles feeling as content as he hopes his customers to be, we look forward to welcoming him back soon.  

Last night the second season of ‘Nightmares in the kitchen’ was launched and it had an extremely successful audience, with the highest viewers ever reached. It is regarded as one of the best programs relating to Gastronomy in Spain.

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