This amazing series by the Swiss publisher Opt Art, with text in both English and German, focuses on different regions, showcasing restaurants and chefs through reproductions of their menus and recipes accompanied by remarkably vivid large-format photographs of plated food. The series began in 1997 and was published annually until renowned photographer Bruno Hausch, who led the project, was killed in a mountaineering accident.
The release of each handsome, slipcased, full cloth-bound volume generated much excitement. All volumes have since been sought by collectors who recognized the value of the perspective they provided.
Volume 4: Spain and Southeast Asia (2000) includes profiles from Spain of elBulli, el Racó de Can Fabes, Arzak, Martín Berasategui, and Akelare. From Singapore: Shangri-La Hotel and the Peninsula in Bangkok, and Pangkor Laut resort in Malaysia.
Fine, unused copy. Minor shelfwear to the slipcase.