Saturday, 18 April 2015

Review of DC Restaurant by Darren Chin, TTDI - Is This Malaysia's Game Changer?

Is 36 year-old Darren Chin, the French-trained wunderkind heralded as Malaysia's hottest emerging cooking talent, the shot in the arm that Malaysia's moribund fine dining scene so badly needed?


Friday, 3 April 2015

A Review of David Thompson's Long Chim, Singapore: Me Love You Long Chim!

That was not an excuse to use a hackneyed, utterly non-PC quote from a Kubrick movie (showing my age?), but it is true.  Me....ahem, I mean I love Long Chim.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Review of Chikuyotei, The Intercontinental Singapore - Great Modern Japanese Food

I have been on a bit of a Japanese restaurant streak recently, and I assure you that this has not been inspired by this excellent blogger.  Rather, I was looking for a Japanese restaurant at which I could host an Alsace wine tasting (to me, the delicate, clean flavours of Japanese cuisine find natural companions with the crisp minerality of dry Alsace Rieslings, amongst others).  My old partner-in-crime S recommended Chikuyotei at the Intercontinental, at which he had been a regular for quite a few years.

The very discreet entrance from the Intercontinental Lobby

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Review: Lunch at the Royal Pavilion, Park Regis with Winemaker Cornelius Dönnhoff

Weingut Herrmann Dönnhoff has a special place in my heart.  It was a taste of its 2001 Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Eiswein that first opened my eyes to the beauty and versatility of Riesling.  When Boon Heng of Wein & Vin told us that he would be pouring Dönnhoff's 2011 Eiswein at a winemaker lunch with Cornelius Dönnhoff, I replied to Boon's invitation within 2 minutes of receiving it.  Which was just as well because all ten places were booked within 6 minutes of Boon sending it!