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Ducasse's Master Class, Keller's festival and win a meal at Mugaritz!

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Ducasse's Master Class, Keller's festival and win a meal at Mugaritz!

The world waits to find out which restaurants will make The World's 50 Best Restaurants List 2012 on the 30th April at London's Guildhall. The event, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Aqua Panna, will be one of the biggest nights in the culinary year and FDL will be bringing you all the action live - all you need to do is reserve your seat in the front row by visiting us on Facebook.

We'll also be keeping you up to date as the clock ticks down with our 50 Best Restaurants News...


Alain Ducasse - Au Plaza Athenee - Paris

French chef Alain Ducasse is launching two hour lessons in the art of fine dining. The lessons, available at the three Michelin-starred restaurant The Dorchester and will begin on the 14th of April.

They will run for three months and cover everything from hold to fold napkins to selecting the correct wine glass and even tips on getting the correct distance between the napkin and the bread kife. Ducasse was 45 on the 50 Best Restaurants list in 2011. 

Thomas Keller - Per Se - New York

The American chef Thomas Keller will be appearing at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival in California. The chef has featured on the world's 50 best restaurants list every year since 2005 and in 2011 placed 10th for his Per Se venue in New York.

He'll be joining around 70 other chefs at the four day festival from the 12th - 15th of April - teaching visitors some of his world class cooking techniques.

Andoni Luis Aduriz - Mugaritz - Spain

Ranked at number 3 on the 2011 50 Best Restaurants list, Mugaritz, with chef Andoni Luis Aduriz, is a very special dining experience indeed. And Aduriz is offering 12 lucky people the chance to win a seat at a special dinner called ‘You Open the Doors".

The application is an online form an is open until the 10th of April - the dinner will be served on April the 17th. 

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