Friday, 26 October 2012

Restaurant André - A Review of One of the World's Best Restaurants

Every now and again, we have a culinary experience which makes you thank whatever gods may be that we are alive, and for the veritable angel tending the stoves for our personal pleasure.  As I get older and my tastebuds gets more jaded, these epiphanies get rarer and rarer.  I had one recently at Restaurant André.

Chef André Chiang

Sunday, 21 October 2012

An Inspirasianal Lunch with Two-Michelin-Starred Chef Eneko Atxa

Chef Eneko Atxa of Azurmendi
If you are reading this, you are probably here for a report on the food.  Atxa, the first two-Michelin-starred chef in Biscay and an exponent of avant-garde Basque cuisine, flew in this week to cook one exclusive lunch for 40 guests at the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.  But to focus on the food would be to miss the bigger picture.  Why was Atxa here, and what’s with the typo in the heading?

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Alsace Wine Promotions in Singapore, November 2012

Regular readers will have noticed a certain slant in my writing toward the wines and gastronomy of Alsace.  My tastes in wine lie towards the gentler end of the colour spectrum, and I strongly believe that Alsace produces some of the purest, most versatile (and delicious!) white wine in the market today.  Asia remains a small market for Alsace, where trying to sell anything French beyond Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne remains an uphill task.  But for the amateurs, we hope it will only be a matter of time...


Alsacien Architecture at the Maison du Cloutier, Riquewihr
(courtesy of Hugel et Fils, www.hugel.com)