Tuesday, October 30, 2018
THE LIN in Taichung is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious hotels that I've ever stayed in. Upon arriving at the 5-star hotel, I was greeted by the sight of eight Lamborghinis parked right in front of the hotel. I asked the doorman if there was a car show or something but he said the cars belonged to guests who were staying at the hotel. I should have known then, what I was getting myself into.
Monday, October 22, 2018
Indulging in a hearty brunch seems to be what most Singaporeans get up to over the weekends. But what's better than a hearty brunch? Well, if you ask me, an Italian brunch which comes with a free-flow of delicious treats, wine, and champagne certainly sounds more enticing! Zafferano's popular Saturday brunch has made a comeback due to overwhelming demand. Perched on the 43rd storey of Ocean Financial Centre, the elegant restaurant promises a tantalising spread of classic Italian delights that will satisfy even the biggest eater, and the hungriest diner.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Ever since Botanico opened its doors, it has been on my list of recommended places to go. Set amidst lush greenery, the restaurant is perfect for romantic dates, intimate family dinners, and those who just want to kick back and relax over cocktails and wine. With a new chef at its helm, Botanico has moved towards a more locally-inspired menu that is heavily influenced by Asian flavours, and built with botanical elements. The outstanding Seabass Ceviche($17), which is Chef Su's interpretation of Assam Laksa, left a really deep impression. Diced seabass is brilliantly put together with tamarind-dressed glass noodles, and a scoop of shrimp paste icecream. If there's only one dish that you can have from the menu, this has to be it. I promise that you'll fall in love with it on the very first bite
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Do you know that dashi is the broth of life, and basically the backbone of Japanese cuisine? It takes years of practice, and a very refined palate to concoct the most well-balanced dashi. NAMI calls upon all who have a discerning palate to come and have a taste of the 8 different types of dashi prepared by Dashi Master, Chef Shigeo, using meticulous age-old methods. And there's no better time to pop by, than lunchtime, because the value-for-money lunch sets will have you jumping for joy.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
One of my good friends visit Akashi on a really regular basis. I got a little curious and asked why he keeps going there. He told me that the omakase is consistently good. Sure, I've heard of Akashi and Akanoya but I've never dined at any of them because I've heard that a meal at either locations will strain my wallet. Well, but when his birthday came around and he wanted to have an omakase lunch here, how could I say no? It's a great chance for me to finally see how good Akashi really is too!
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Chef Emanuele Faggi is young, creative, and absolutely brilliant. The new head chef of Zafferano, a Tuscan native, has had stints at famous restaurants(including 2-Michelin-Starred Cracco Ristorante), before taking over the kitchen at Zafferano. Chef Faggi makes sure that only the freshest produce is incorporated in his dishes, and cleverly marries seasonal produce and authentic Tuscan flavours with contemporary touches. Chef also firmly believes in the reduction of food wastage, and ever since his arrival at Zafferano, the restaurant has seen a 70% reduction in food wastage. Amazing, isn't it? "How does Chef Faggi do it?" You might ask. Well, food discards are made into powder, seasoning, or used for plating! Intrigued? You need to try his new additions to the menu then!