Paul van Dyk

One of the finest trance DJs in the world loves a bit of choccy!!


Your perfect breakfast would be…

With my girlfriend on a boat

The most unusual thing I have ever eaten…

A scorpion in Beijing


The dish that reminds me of my childhood…

My Grandma’s chicken noodle soup…she even made the noodles herself!

Who taught you to cook?

Due to how I grew up, I had to learn to cook for myself most of the time.

Your favourite restaurant in Europe…

Basement by Tim Raue in Berlin

A DJ that has surprised you with their cooking skills…what did they cook?

No one has surprised me yet!

Your guilty pleasure food. You know you shouldn’t but you always do…  

I love chocolate

What is your signature dish?  

I am pretty good with all kinds of soups and stews, but I was told my Teriyaki steak is up there, too

If you could have a master-class with a celebrity chef, who’d you pick and why?  

Tim Raue — I love the way he treats food and turns dining into an experience

Tim Raue vor der Türe zu seiner Küche, Tim Raue Restaurant, Berlin, 10/2010

Dead or alive – he perfect dinner guests?

Jesus, Mohammed and Gandhi

A dish you have yet to master…  

It takes special skills to make a proper ceviche – I’m trying!

Your favourite restaurants in Asia and North America…

There’s a great little noodle place in Sanlitun, Beijing.  In New York it’s Masa (below)..and LA it’s Picca


The country you love returning to, to sample their cuisine…

Colombia, there is so much amazing food to discover

A dish you just cannot stomach…

Intestines of any kind!

Favourite restaurant on Ibiza…

Sa Caleta


Your favourite Ibiza dish…


The best sunset spot for a cold drink…

My terrace at home