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I haven’t been back to Italy since I left in 2006, then with a heavy heart and began a new chapter in life in Beijing. I forgot how much I miss the food, the fresh coffee and the beautiful produce and friendly wildly gesturing people. We ate wild caught sustainable seafood daily, and it was […]

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I haven’ t been big on the festive celebrations where everyone seem to go all out to party like there’s no tomorrow. Since going through cancer treatment and the gift that won’t stop giving – the reverberating side effects of chronic pain – my body feels broken from the inside out, I have been trying […]

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Last year, we made our friend a couple of hours from Amsterdam to Anvers in Belgium, on the insistence of my husband to have dinner at his friend chef Frédéric Chabert’s restaurant Dome. Fred was formerly at Petrus in Hong Kong and returned to Europe to open his own restaurant. Dome is a beautiful intimate […]

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When I was still working at the corporate office for Four Seasons, this was the newly acquired property in the French Riveria that everyone was really excited about.  I am grateful I got to visit and have lunch at La Veranda. We made a day trip down from Monaco, a 20minutes drive down the coast […]

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I am so late with posts. I’ve gone and returned from France twice now and didn’t get down to writing about Jamin. Late last year, we had lunch at this wonderful restaurant helmed by chef Hervé Rodriguez. It’s also the original location of the first restaurant of the late chef Joel Robuchon. He opened Jamin in 1981 […]

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We’ve been here several times now and love the neighbourhood. We’ve dined at the brasserie a few times as well as the 2 Michelin starred Thoumieux restaurant upstairs. It’s where they serve breakfast every morning too. As for the food, it’s definitely on our go to. Brasserie for simple quick fare and the Michelin restaurant […]

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Look up. View lying on my terrace. Banyan tree roots are always magical to look at. My second Amaryllis bulb starting to grow. World’s youngest three Michelin starred guest chef chef Max Alajmo of La Calandre served up some amazing dishes at Otto e Mezzo Hong Kong. Beet root sorbet in his saffron risotto with […]

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On this side of the world we don’t celebrate Christmas and the whole works. Well okay we do, just excuses for excesses – more consumerism, parties and revelry. I’m so pleased with how the photos turned out because I didn’t retouch any of them and just relied on natural light through the kitchen windows. Shot […]

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Photo credit: Yan Palmer Erica is an amazing photographer now living in Shanghai with her two beautiful children and chef husband.   1. Well, could you tell us a little about yourself? I’m a photographer, a nomad, a mother, a wife. I’m originally from Canada, but life has taken me around the world, through Asian […]

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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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