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I was so sad to read that Faviken is closing at the end of the year and so grateful I got to dine there this January. It’s been one of my favourite experiences so far and I was so looking forward to go back with the husband next year. It made January’s dinner all the […]

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We practically spent the day here, and our one night in Lausanne was primarily to go to this restaurant. We took the degustation menu, but also let greed get ahead of us and took their recommendations to also order the signature pork trotters and poulard de Bresse carved tableside. It was a very strong three Michelin-starred […]

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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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My story, a double page spread was out in yesterday’s Straits Times, it’s behind a paywall so I’m sharing it here as I always believed travel tips and info are best shared to enhance other people’s trips and experiences. All the photos were taken by me except the Starbucks Roastery and Bvlgari hotel’s pool.   […]

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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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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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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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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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I was invited to dinner at The Eight for a menu paired with Perrier Jouet champagnes Belle époque rosé 2006 and the premiere vintage 2007 – both my favourites of the night. Food and wines are very personal and I am not for sweet wines and champagne so these were perfect, citrus notes, slight bitterness, […]

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We took our visiting guest chef friend ** Michelin Thierry Drapeau for Sunday yumcha here as he was curious what a *** Michelin Chinese restaurant in Asia was like. So, with four Michelin stars on the table, there was running commentary on every dish and its execution. Service was disappointing. We waited 20mins for our […]

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