How do you make your own fine dining restaurant stand out from the rest who are also serving the usual suspects of wagyu, caviar, lobster, foie gras and oysters? That must be the holy grail of every fine dining chef. Indeed, the quest for the next gustutory epiphany is the holy grail of every foodie, […]
Joël Robuchon: Three Michelin Star Dining Experience
How does one write about a Three Michelin Star restaurant whose Chef has been given the title “Chef of the Century” and who currently has a total of twenty eight Michelin Stars? If I criticised it, I would surely sound patronising. If I said the experience is “phenomenal”, I might be misconstrued as being shallow.
Beni: French Cuisine, Japanese Style. One Michelin Star Restaurant
The Japanese have a knack for mastering foreign cuisine -- French, Spanish, Italian and even Sichuan cuisine as shown by Chef Kentaro who also won a Michelin star for Shisen Hanten. That is not to say that our local boys aren't up to it has well. We have to congratulate Chef Jason Tan of Corner House also earned himself a Michelin star for French cuisine. But what the Japanese have been able to do is to add that unmistakable Japanese touch to any dish which is instantly recognisable.
I had a great time chatting with Chef Julien who happens to love hawker food. It really goes to show that the love of food knows no boundaries. That is why Singaporeans love everything from carrot cake to caviar. From the way he reacted to laksa, char kway teow and oyster omelette, I could tell that Julien has a deep love for food, any type of food, as long as it is good!
I once asked Fashion Foodie who is a well traveled gourmand, which cuisine he preferred, Italian or French, to which he replied — Italian. The next question was of course, why? To which he said that Italian food is more hearty and casual, very much like Chinese cuisine where family and friends can gather around […]
Sky on 57: Putting Singapore on the World Culinary Map
I recently met up with an American couple who are taking a year off eat their way across the globe. You might have met similar people before. Most tourists tend to only “pass through” Singapore, staying a couple of days before moving onto their final destination. This couple was serious about wanting to really experience […]
The Lion King with pre-show Dinner at db Bistro Moderne
Photo courtesy of MBS When I first watched The Lion King Musical in London 8 years ago, my first thought after the show was that I must somehow bring my wife to watch the spectacle. Fast forward 8 years and thanks to the development of the integrated resorts, I have the opportunity of not only […]
Asparagus with Oxtail Ravioli $26 from Bistro Du Vin Singaporeans are not used to thinking about foods seasonally because we get produce from all over the world so we almost forget that most fruits and vegetables are only available for a certain part of the year. The big exception is of course Durians. But even […]
With damien Mushroom and Cheese Crepe $4.50 It is good that the younger generation of “hawkers” are venturing out into more international cuisines. It means that we get to eat stuff that we would otherwise find in fancy restaurants at cheaper prices. Crepes are by no means new to Singapore. They had their day years […]