Sunday, 24 November 2013

A Review of Jade Palace Seafood Restaurant, The Forum - Please Don't Go There.

Jade Palace Seafood Restaurant (not to be confused with "Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant") may be hidden away in the basement of the Forum Shopping Mall on Orchard Road, but it is certainly no secret.  It is a particular favourite of wine lovers for its unlimited no-corkage BYO policy, so getting a table on weekend nights is virtually impossible.  I certainly do NOT want more people making it even more difficult for me to get a table, so this review of dinner there last week comes with a single message which I hope comes through loud and clear:

PLEASE DON'T GO THERE!!!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Etienne Hugel Lunch on 11 January 2014 - The Alsace Society. Chapter Four, Winter 2013/4

Hot on the heels of our very successful AGM in September, I am excited to let you know that Etienne Hugel, the 12th-generation proprietor of Hugel et Fils, Riquewihr, has (again) gracefully agreed to host the Society to a lunch with Hugel wines on Saturday, 11 January 2014.

Etienne Hugel, bringing some amazing wines out to Singapore for our lunch!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Brisbane 2013 (Part 1) - Reviews of Eats around Eagle Street Pier

Apologies for the extended quiet.  I have just endured one of the most challenging yet simultaneously rewarding weeks of my life in an unfamiliar role (being a full-time carer to my 10-month old) in unfamiliar surroundings (the 35th floor of a random block of serviced apartments) in an unfamiliar city (Brisbane, Australia).

But when my little princess dozes off and the full moon rises, the gourmand within resurfaces, lycanthrope-like, ravenously hungry for a taste of my new surroundings.  As my movements were limited, my hunting ground was Eagle Street Pier, an expansive piece of riverfront restaurant real estate home to some of Brisbane's best-loved restaurants.  Below are some quick reviews of my meals there: