Interview: Michelin-Starred Chef Romain Fornell on Barcelona’s Culinary Chops

Insight on Fornell's forthcoming Barcelona restaurant, Grand Café Rouge, opening in Odile Decq's Antares

In 2001, at 24 years old, chef Romain Fornell won his first Michelin star (for Chaldette in Lozère, France) and became the youngest person to achieve the honor. Four years later, Fornell earned his second, but it just so happened to come by way of a restaurant in Spain. This restaurant, Caelis (now a Catalan institution) embodies the exemplary, international cuisine of Barcelona. Since, it …

Admiring the Bobal Wines From Spain’s Bodega Chozas Carrascal

An affordable option from one of the rare Vino de Pago designations

In the province of Valencia, Spain, the vineyards of Bodega Chozas Carrascal flourish in the Denominación de Origen Protegida (a protected domain) known as Utiel-Requena. Helmed by María José, the daughter of founder María José López-Peidro, the winery’s still and sparkling wines represent the region’s highest standards. It was there—on a sourcing trip through the Utiel-Requena DO—that Mika Bulmash, founder and CEO of the NYC-based importer Wine …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A profile of a successful education system, international art news, paramedical tattooing and more

The Mental Magic of Paramedical Tattoos Tattoos, though cosmetic in nature, have a diverse and longstanding history of significant purpose. For Eternal Ink Tattoo Studio owner Eric Catalano, an unexpected request led to a moment of discovery: while tattooing fingernails on a man that lost the tips of two fingers in a construction accident, he realized the restorative power of a new medium dubbed paramedical …