Friday, 19 December 2014

Maximising Your Dining Dollar in Singapore - Tips for Young Players / Diners

Unless you have been living under a rock the last few years, you would be painfully aware that the cost of living in Singapore has been getting higher and higher.  Unfortunately, that of course includes dining, where it seems virtually impossible to get a decent three-course meal for under $50.  Where's a budding gourmet to start?

I was once a broke uni student with a nasty emerging addiction to dining at good restaurants.  Granted that I wasn't too broke because I held down a part-time job while studying.  However, I was always conscious that I got the most bang for my limited bucks.  

Over my last seven years living and dining in Singapore, I've learned a few valuable lessons, some the hard way.  Below are a few brief pointers for those just getting started on their careers and their foodie addictions, who may not be quite sure where to start, or think they lack the cash to enjoy the best Singapore has to offer.  Now some of these will not endear me to my friends in the F&B industry, but at the end of the day, I am a consumer advocate and I hope that it at least gets a few youngsters started on their gastronomic journeys.  I also hope that whoever in the industry is reading this takes a long-term perspective and appreciates that these interested youngsters are the ones whom they should cultivate and groom into loyal customers.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

My 100th Post - Wine Trade Masterclass with Olivier Humbrecht, Master of Wine, at Salt Tapas & Bar, Raffles City

It's taken me a rather long time, but after 34 months, I've finally reached my 100th post.  And it is fitting that I celebrate this milestone with one of the artisans who originally inspired this adventure, Olivier Humbrecht of Domaine Zind-Humbrecht.

Olivier Humbrecht, Master of Wine