The Upgrade by SUITCASE Magazine

The Upgrade by SUITCASE Magazine x Krug: Chalet Cooking and Getting Creative in the Kitchen with Chef Michael O’Hare

Episode Summary

The Upgrade by SUITCASE Magazine has joined forces with Krug Champagne to bring you a glass-clinking celebration of creativity, collaboration and culinary greatness. For this winter-special episode of The Upgrade x Krug, co-hosts India Dowley and Fleur Rollet-Manus have handed over their mics to Chef-Patron of The Man Behind the Curtain, Michael O’Hare and Mark Sansom, Editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Bars, who discuss the future of fine dining, the changing face of luxury and why microgreens have no place on the mountains.

Episode Notes

This year, 2020, has been one of collaboration. That’s the C-word we’re championing, forget the other one.

We’re joining forces with the brands, businesses and like-minded people that share SUITCASE’s passion for connecting people and places all across the globe. Spotlighting independent businesses and expert craftspeople, we’re sharing the stories from those that have used the last few months to hone their art. 

As part of this collaborative celebration, we’re partnering with champagne house Krug to bring you a special episode of The Upgrade. We’re handing over the mics to Michael O’Hare, Krug ambassador and Chef-Patron of Michelin-starred The Man Behind the Curtain, and Mark Sansom, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Bars, who chat about chalet cooking in Morzine, the future of fine dining and how Michael’s creativity surged in the pandemic. Given India and Fleur’s questionable cooking kills – who else recalls the time India asked how to boil an egg? – we thought this was wise.

Kick off your winter festivities by joining us in pouring a glass of the good stuff and tuning in to two food enthusiasts’ culinary tales. There’s no better way to see the back of 2020. 

We’d love to know where you’re going next. Send your voice notes to or drop us a DM on Instagram @indiadowley and @fleur_rm. For a daily dose of travel inspiration, check in with us at or buy a copy of SUITCASE magazine

We’ll be back with Season 2 soon.

Keen to flex your culinary muscles? Check out these at-home chef approved recipes: