At Mahorčič, chef Ksenija’s cuisine is a real homage to these brave women farmers, influenced by the traditional ways to preserve and ferment fresh produce. Her plates are strictly local and seasonal. Thanks to her Michelin Green Star, she hopes to convince more and more food industry professionals, including hygiene inspectors, that there are alternatives to plastic and aluminum in a restaurant’s kitchen. As an example, she proudly holds up a glass jar containing a potica, the traditional -and probably most famous - Slovenian cake, made out of rolled dough, which is usually presented as a round, elevated piece of pastry. Chef Ksenija is famous for her desserts - and rightly so. Her signature sorbet, made with pear from the Brkini orchards region, rests on a surprising block of ice containing juniper berries. It is subtle and tender, and elegantly finishes off an excellent meal dominated by the Jamar cheese flan, another one of her specialties, a divinely melt-in-the-mouth dish with truffles and a crispy egg yolk, based on an old, local and slightly spicy type of cheese.
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Alexandre Mazzia – exploring the vegetable and herbaceous side of Japanese green teas (AM, Marseille, France)
Since his restaurant AM by Alexandre Mazzia took its third star in 2021, this basketball player turned chef has made no secret of his passion for Japan and its green teas. Let's take a closer look at this creator of imaginative cuisine, a refined man who was born in Congo and adopted Marseille as his home, and who never tires of delving into the gamut of culinary sensations.
Japanese green tea–food pairings : the aromatic orchestrations of Boris Campanella and Xavier Thuizat at L'Écrin (Hotel de Crillon's restaurant, Paris)
At the restaurant L'Écrin in Hotel de Crillon, the chef and the sommelier promise to "embellish tea with the finest menus possible". Drinking and eating at the same time is the secret to magnifying the flavours of Japanese green teas.