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Delectable Delano on newsstands



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Media: The December-January edition of Delano, published Wednesday, looks at the passion, dedication and smarts needed to make it in the world of fine dining.

The restaurant business has never enjoyed such a high profile, but it takes more than meets the eye to succeed in the business. For its December-January cover story, Delano meets three professionals whose enthusiasm and commitment has provided them and their clients with years of fulfilment.

Indeed, a positive attitude goes a long way. “I would rather have people who make a small mistake and can rectify it with a smile than someone who thinks they are perfect but looks miserable front of house,” explains Joël Schaeffer, chef at Restaurant Joël Schaeffer.

How has the industry changed in recent years? “The current economic situation means that people who have a certain budget to spend on dining out are demanding better quality,” says Dominique Rizzi, sommelier at De Jangeli, who only drinks wine herself two days a week.

Navigating officialdom is also a challenge. Hajime Miyamae, owner of Kamakura, tells Delano that he is frustrated by the authorisation process for hiring authentic, native Japanese chefs.

Capital deal and China connections

The December-January edition, out on Wednesday, likewise explains how the new government is taking shape and what members of the American Women’s Club of Luxembourg are thankful for; before peering through the haze surrounding the January 1 smoking ban and the European Commission effort to crack down on mobile roaming charges.

Also in this issue: the Chinese chamber of commerce re-launches just as financial flows between China and Luxembourg has started to explode; why mobile payments are a sector on the go; how to make your career move in 2014; getting the most out of online shopping; the writing on the wall (and on the envelope) for an up-and-coming graffiti artist; and the colours and crowds at this year’s International Bazaar.

Meanwhile scientist Joana Tarrés Font talks about recycling heat in steel mills and meeting government ministers, and insurance broker Paul Dunkel reveals how he ended up collecting 5,900 watches and when he knew it was time to stop.

Delano, the English language monthly news magazine for Luxembourg’s international community, is available December 11 for €4 at newsstands across the Grand Duchy and online at www.delano.lu. And don’t forget to download Delano’s Ten Things To Do This Week, our free app for iPhone & iPad.