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Netflix made such a beautiful chef film series out of one Michelin starred Yum’Tcha in Paris and raised the bar a little too high for me. It’s one of those things where the movie often times pales in comparison to the book and original plot.  I think the mind builds up its own expectations based on […]

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I made a note to read this book by Lauren Collins as I continue to learn how to navigate my intercultural marriage with a French man. The book is somewhat interesting, anecdotal and also a discourse in linguistics in some chapters (which I found rather dry and difficult to get through). The flow of the narrative […]

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Restaurant Paul Bocuse has been awarded three Michelin stars every consecutive year since 1965 (the same year Singapore became independent!). The restaurant is both an institution and rite of passage for any aspiring fine dining chef. Monsieur Bocuse is one of the most revered chefs in the world. He is also the only chef in the hospitality industry […]

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We had a wonderful dinner here last summer when they still had ** Michelin stars, pity about losing one in this year’s guide. Everything from the service to the food was impeccable and worthy of their two stars when we dined there. The restaurant is intimate and cosy with a straightforward menu and every dish […]

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Read a review of La Bonne Table in the Japan Times and was very curious to try. Farm to table seems to be the in thing in Tokyo right now, with everyone going after the rustic Noma-esque vibe. I have never been to Noma nor really have the desire to do so, the concept of […]

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This is our default Sunday brunch place when we wake up and don’t know where to go. Aux Beaux Arts is always a good idea and I always end up ordering the same thing, half a dozen of escargots followed by mussels and fries or the chicken stuffed with foie gras. It never fails me. […]

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This patisserie has a French pastry chef behind those beautiful creations and came hot on the scenes with a great market entry winning the hearts of locals with their cute and beautiful pastries and cakes. I like their choux and chocolate fondant, didn’t quite take to those cute cakes nor beautiful pantone perfect macarons. There’s […]

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This boulangerie is Macau’s latest addition with great new openings and has the locals lining up for freshly baked bread and patisserie. Run by a French baker and investors, the offerings here run the gamut from macarons, cakes, éclairs to breads and this month the Galette des rois “King Cake” with frangipane. Slim pickings in […]

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One of the grande dame of the restaurant world, La Tour D’Argent Paris (meaning Silver Tower) is like the rite of passage for every (French) chef aiming for the highest culinary accolades. It’s also one of the restaurants that inspired some scenes in the animation film Ratatouille. The history of the restaurant is a grey […]

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Caprice is our go-to date night place on special occasions and we’ve eaten very well every time. It was also one of the first few surprise dates we had when I first moved to Hong Kong from Beijing and the long and tedious weekly Macau-Hong Kong commutes began in 2011. And chef Vincent Thierry is an […]

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