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Uber Gets Into The Credit Card Business


Begining November 2, Uber will give users the option to get the card right in its app and will populate all of the information they have on file for their customers into the application. You also can apply for the card online.

After a few minutes, an applicant can get a verdict yes or no. The card is automatically available for use for Uber rides and UberEats purchases and a physical card will show up in the mail within a week or so.




Facebook Is Now Into The Food Ordering Business


Facebook is rolling out new option “Order Food” to a select users in the US which will let them order food directly from its app, without having to open the restaurants’s dedicated app or website.

Represented by a hamburger icon, the option lets Facebook users place food pickup and delivery orders from restaurants using or Slice. To access the new feature, simply go to the main navigation menu and scroll all the way down. Once there, you should see an “Order Food” option alongside a corresponding hamburger icon.

Users can simply type in their specific location or general area, and from there, they can can scroll through a solid selection of restaurants. The selection is not as expansive as what you might find on a site like Grubhub,



Photographer: PAOLO TERZI Fotografo, Modena

A re-interpreted crab cake at Osteria Francescana, ranked No. 2 this year.

The Top 50 (Last year’s place in parentheses)

  1. Eleven Madison Park, New York (3)
  2. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy (1)
  3. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain (2)
  4. Mirazur, Menton, France (6)
  5. Central, Lima (4)
  6. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain (10)
  7. Gaggan, Bangkok (23)
  8. Maido, Lima (13)
  9. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain (7)
  10. Steirereck, Vienna (9)
  11. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, New York (48)
  12. Arpège, Paris (19)
  13. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris (58)
  14. Restaurant André, Singapore (32)
  15. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy (17)
  16. D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil (11)
  17. Le Bernardin, New York (24)
  18. Narisawa, Tokyo (8)
  19. Geranium, Copenhagen (28)
  20. Pujol, Mexico City (25)
  21. Alinea, Chicago (15)
  22. Quintonil, Mexico City (12)
  23. White Rabbit, Moscow (18)
  24. Amber, Hong Kong (20)
  25. Tickets, Barcelona (29)
  26. The Clove Club, London (26)
  27. The Ledbury, London (14)
  28. Nahm, Bangkok (37)
  29. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy (39)
  30. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain (21)
  31. Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris (72)
  32. Attica, Melbourne (33)
  33. Astrid y Gastón, Lima (30)
  34. De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands (38)
  35. Septime, Paris (50)
  36. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London (45)
  37. Saison, San Francisco (27)
  38. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain (16)
  39. Relae, Copenhagen (40)
  40. Cosme, New York (96)
  41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai (42)
  42. Boragó, Santiago (36)
  43. Reale, Castel di Sangro, Italy (84)
  44. Brae, Birregurra, Australia (65)
  45. Den, Tokyo (77)
  46. L’Astrance, Paris (57)
  47. Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany (35)
  48. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin (34)
  49. Tegui, Buenos Aires (68)
  50. Hof van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium (53)

Menu Trends



Fresh, natural and simple are the culinary words of the day. As consumers are taking a greater interest in ingredient lists of packaged food – the shorter the better, the more pronounceable the better – chefs and restaurateurs also look for minimally processed ingredients for their menus.


Quinoa is ubiquitous these days, but it’s starting to cool off as a hot trend. Its cousins in the ancient grain family are picking up that heat, though. Amaranth, spelt, farro and sorghum may be coming soon to a grain bowl near you.

  • Vegetarian and vegan cuisines

After a few years on the rise among hot menu trends fueled by an increased focus on health and nutrition, vegan and vegetarian cuisines are becoming less trendy. They are not going anywhere, though, as they are gaining momentum as permanent features on restaurant menus. Simultaneously, veggie-centric cuisine continues to heat up, indicating that plant-focused diets are increasingly embraced by both chefs and consumers.

  • Underused meats are on the outs

Meat cuts like chicken feet, pig ears, tongue and oxtail had their moment in the sun as far as being trendy, but the skies are now partly cloudy. And speaking of underused proteins, insects continue to hold the number-one spot on the yesterday’s news list in the What’s Hot in 2017 report.


The Culinary Forecast & Whats Hot


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Popular Giant Soup Dumpling



Qihui Guan age 63,  spends dozens of hours making the enormous soup-filled dumplings that are making New York foodies tremble with desire. “Demand is booming and we can’t keep up! The response has been overwhelming,” only  25 of them are cooked in a day and not a single one more. The soup filling takes eight hours to prepare, while the casing takes two. You can find excited New York couples waiting in line every day so that they too can take a selfie while sipping on the dumpling. And just one hour after opening, it’s all sold out.Located in the East Village New york



Food & Dining Trends For 2017


Korean food will be showing up at restaurant everywhere according to traveler. Korean Fried Chicken, five star buffets served on moving vehicles. Foodies are flocking to air , land and sea to get their food fixes. Fodors say 2017 will be the year for seafood.

The list for the World’s Best Restaurants

#1. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
Chef: Massimo Bottura
Last year’s rank: 2
Average cost: Cost: €180-€200 (USD $234-$260).

2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
Chef: Joan Roca
Last year’s rank: 1
Average cost: €165-€195 (USD $184-$218)* 2015 pricing.

3. Eleven Madison Park, New York City
Chef: Daniel Humm
Last year’s rank: 5
Cost: $295, service-included.

4. Central, Lima
Chef: Virgilio Martinez and Pia Leon
Last year’s rank: 4
Average cost: s/319-s/398

5. Noma, Copenhagen
Chef: René Redzepi
Last year’s rank: 2
Cost: 1900 DKK (USD: $289).

6. Mirazur, Menton, France
Chef: Mauro Colagreco
Last year’s rank: 11
Average cost: €85-€210 (USD: $110-$273)

7. Mugaritz, Errenteria, Spain
Chef: Andoni Luis Aduriz
Last year’s rank: 6
Cost: €185 (USD: $240)

8. Narisawa, Tokyo
Chef: Yoshihiro Narisawa
Last year’s rank: 8
Cost: ¥25000 (USD: $233).

9. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
Last year’s rank: 15
Average cost: €132-€142 ($171-$184)

10. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain
Last year’s rank: 13
Cost: €135 (USD $175)

11. D.O.M., Sao Paolo. Cost: 305-560 BRL (USD $88-$161)

12. Quintonil, Mexico City. Cost: 1300 pesos ($65).

13. Maido, Lima, Peru. Cost: n/a, a la carte raw fish.

14. The Ledbury, London. Cost: £105-£115 (USD $151-$166).

15. Alinea, Chicago. Cost: $175-$345.

16. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain. Cost: €145-€175 (USD $174-$210).

17. Piazza Duomo, Alba Italy. Cost: €200- €240 (USD $260-$312).

18. White Rabbit, Moscow. Cost: 8000 RUB. (USD $122).

19. L’arpege, Paris. Cost: €320-€380 (USD $415-$493).

20. Amber, Hong Kong. Cost: $1788-$2068 HKD (USD $230-$266)

21. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain. Cost: €199 (USD $258).

22. Test Kitchen, Cape Town South Africa. Cost: 525r-1200r (USD $79).

23. Gaggan, Bankgok, Thailand. Cost: 3500 THB (USD $99)

24. Le Bernardin, New York City. Cost: $180-$215.

25. Pujol, Mexico City. Cost: 1725 pesos (USD $93).

26. The Clove Club, London. Cost: £65-£95 (USD: $94-$137).

27. Saison, San Francisco. Cost: $398.

28. Geranium, Copenhagen. Cost: 2000 DKK (USD: $304).

29. Tickets, Barcelona. Cost: a la carte tapas.

30. Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peru. Cost: s/240-s/385 (USD $72-$116).

31. RyuGin, Tokyo. Cost: ¥27000 (USD $252).

32. Restaurant Andre, Singapore. Cost: S$350

33. Attica, Melbourne, Australia. Cost: $195 AUD ($154).

34. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin. Cost: €148-€198 (USD: $195-$257)

35. Vendome, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. Cost: €190- €265 (USD $247-$344).

36. Borago, Santiago, Chile. Cost: 45,000-62,000 CLP (USD $66-$91)

37. Nahm, Bangkok. Cost: ฿2500 (USD $51).

38. De Librije, Zwolle, the Netherlands. Cost: €175.50-€195.50 (USD $228-$254)

39. Le Calandre, Italy. Cost: €200-€225. (USD $223-$251).

40. Relae, Copenhagen. Cost: 475-895 DKK (USD $75-$136)

41. Faviken, Sweden. Cost: 2200 SEK (USD $365).

42. Ultraviolet, Shanghai. Cost: ¥4,000 (USD $609, inclusive of pairings).

43. Biko, Mexico City. Cost: 1100 pesos (USD $65).

44. Estela, New York. Cost: a la carte

45. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London. Cost: £225 chef’s table (or a la carte)

46. Combal.Zero, Rivoli, Italy. Cost: €200 (USD $260).

47. Schloss Schauenstein, Austria. Cost: 235-259 SFr. (USD: $204-$267).

48. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocatino Hills, New York. Cost: $238.

49. QuiQue Dacosta, Denia, Spain. Cost: €190 (USD: $247).

50. Septime, Paris. Cost: €65 (USD: $84).


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