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Guest Chef September 2014: Matthew Lightner

The experiences of a culinary traveller

An exquisite dish is just like a good book: It combines the experiences, emotions and world views of a chef to create a unique pleasure for the palate. Matthew Lightner is a true master of this art.

He owes this to his culinary journey of over ten years which has taken him to some of the best restaurants, from the West Coast of America to Europe. As a young chef, he avidly gathered experiences and flavours at Paul McCabe’s L’Auberge or Andoni Luis Aduriz´ Mugaritz, amongst others. Lightner now incorporates these into his own modern cuisine based at the heart of New York City where he opened his Atera in 2012. Here, his culinary pioneering spirit is paired with classic elements of European dining culture – this is reflected in Lightner’s passion for seasonal and regional products, his love of vegetables and, last but not least, the cosy atmosphere of his premises. The result: two Michelin stars and countless delighted guests.

ServusTV: Culinary Heights at Ikarus bei

ServusTV offers anyone wanting to watch the world’s best, most innovative chefs the ideal opportunity to do so. The documentary series “Culinary Heights at Ikarus“ shows the guest chefs up close and personal. See the challenges faced by the team at Restaurant Ikarus, and what Executive Chef Martin Klein discovered during his trips to the home countries of his guest chefs. 

Sun 07.01.19:40Culinary Heights at Ikarus - Paolo Casagrande


New York City, USA


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