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Digging for Treasure

I vividly remember the first time I had the pinnacle of all truffles, the white truffle (Tuber magnatum). I remember little about the dishes themselves, but like gastronome, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, I will never forget this introduction to what he described as, the diamond of gastronomy. I have also been gifted fresh Périgord truffle (Tuber melanosporum). Storing in an airtight container with organic eggs, which … Continue reading Digging for Treasure

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A Recipe for Recovery

“It’s easy to become sarcastic hearing ‘sustainability’ all the time but the  truth is, sustainability, is the bare minimum needed. The future needs to be based in recovery and reclamation,” chef Darren MacLean. For a restaurant’s longevity, and the planet’s, a culinary shift is needed. Additionally, what is being served to diners now and what will be served in the future will by necessity need to evolve. For … Continue reading A Recipe for Recovery

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5 Sustainable Luxury Hotels

For hotels, sustainability can take many forms, from local sourcing and community support through to eco-conscious structures and high-tech systems for reduced waste and energy consumption. The following five hotels in Sweden, Germany, Italy, Greece and the Netherlands are all ticking multiple sustainability boxes, while still providing a high-end stay.  Click here for more. Continue reading 5 Sustainable Luxury Hotels

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5 Hotels, 5 Cities

These five new hotels are all redefining luxury in the cities they are located: Jakarta, Paris, London, Geneva, and Los Angeles. Featuring stunning interiors by famous designers and architects, restaurants from celebrity chefs, and exceptional wellness offerings. Click here to read more. Cover photo Langham Hotel, Jakarta. Continue reading 5 Hotels, 5 Cities

Hot Spots – Sham Shui Po

So many great choices for a memorable dining experience in this super old neighbourhood including the 7 I picked, based on personal visits, for this article in SCMP’s Good Eating guide. From on-trend independent cafes to Japanese eateries and dai pai dongs to handmade noodle and wonton shops. Click here to read more. Continue reading Hot Spots – Sham Shui Po

When Food Meets Fun

Once upon a time, restaurants focused on the food on the plate, good service, and a dash of ambience. Increasingly, however, seasoned diners are seeking out multisensory experiential dining, from high-tech elements to underwater adventures and (literally) elevated meals. I explored six standout options around the world for this article in Echelon Hong Kong. Click here to read more.  Continue reading When Food Meets Fun