Unveiling Saigon's Culinary Gem: Fine Casual Asian Fusion
Since its inception in 2019, Esta swiftly rose to prominence in Vietnam's vibrant gastronomic landscape, captivating diners with its innovative approach to cuisine, and earning a coveted place within Michelin’s 2023 Guide. Situated in the heart of District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City, this celebrated culinary gem epitomises the pinnacle of Asian fusion cuisine.

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Vinexpo Asia Returns To Hong Kong In May 2024
Vinexpo Asia, the flagship international wine and spirits trade exhibition in Asia, will take place from 28 to 30 May 2024 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC).

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Discover Valrhona’s 5 New And Innovative Products
Valrhona recently invited a group of special guests for an exclusive experience to discover their latest innovations. The culinary event was held on 27 February at Chijmes, Singapore. The five stations showcased the latest products from five of their distinctive brands: Valrhona, Adamance, Sosa, Norohy and Republica del Cacao.


Savour The Flavours Of The World At Padma Hotels
There is no better way to discover a destination than from its cuisine. Each property of Padma Hotels in Indonesia offers a culinary experience in its signature restaurants. Be it authentic Indonesian dishes, vibrant Mediterranean fare, or hearty Chinese cuisine, rest assured that guests of the hotels are in for the flavours of the world when they visit or stay at Padma Hotels’ properties.

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Discover Danang’s Trending Check-In Spot For Summer 2024
Danang Marriott Resort & Spa is delighted to introduce the Dreamy Road a.k.a Greenery Road, a breathtaking attraction spanning over 500 meters at No. 7 Truong Sa street, Danang city. This enchanting pathway showcases rows of dalbergia tonkinensis (sua) trees, complemented by soft, pristine bougainvillea petals and the elegance of golden trumpet flowers. The road has quickly become one of the most beloved destinations in Danang this summer.

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Sézanne In Tokyo Claims No.1 Spot At Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024
Sézanne in Tokyo was named The Best Restaurant in Asia, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, at the live awards ceremony for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024. The prestigious ceremony was held in collaboration with host destination partners Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) and the Seoul Metropolitan Government.
Boudoir Lounge Reopens At Sofitel Saigon Plaza
April 3rd, 2024 - Boudoir Lounge, nestled on the ground floor of Sofitel Saigon Plaza, has officially reopened its doors to guests on March 15, 2024. The revamped lounge promises a delightful experience with its bright ambiance, courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of lush greenery. Drawing inspiration from classic French bars while exuding an air of elegance, Boudoir Lounge features red velvet curtains, plush sofas, and armchairs that invite guests to unwind in style.
Unveiling Saigon's Culinary Gem: Fine Casual Asian Fusion
Since its inception in 2019, Esta swiftly rose to prominence in Vietnam's vibrant gastronomic landscape, captivating diners with its innovative approach to cuisine, and earning a coveted place within Michelin’s 2023 Guide. Situated in the heart of District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City, this celebrated culinary gem epitomises the pinnacle of Asian fusion cuisine.
Dome: A Futuristic Homage To The Earth At Desa Potato Head
Aptly rechristened as Dome, the futuristic space at Desa Potato Head is now a casual restaurant and natural wine bar. Led by head chef Diego Recarte, one will find small plates and funky ferments inside a dome that will make Buckminster Fuller proud.
Meet The Chef From Kappa Senses Ubud
Guests of Kappa Senses Ubud are in for a gourmet treat when they stay at the French-inspired boutique resort. The lush natural surroundings of the resort, rice field terraces, and occasional dance of fireflies in the evening are the setting of culinary offerings of this serene luxury resort in Kedewatan, Ubud.
Diary Of An Italian Executive Chef
Ivan Barone, the culinary maestro behind the epicurean delights at MGallery’s Hôtel des Arts Saigon, is no stranger to luxury dining. Take a peek inside the mind of an Executive Chef living his dreams.
Vietnam Radiates With French Culinary Excellence
Cambodian-French Executive Chef Sakal Phoeung, with over a quarter-century in luxury hospitality, has become a culinary star in Ho Chi Minh City. His journey includes leading roles at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra and Sofitel Saigon Plaza. Now at Le Corto & P’ti Saigon, he blends traditional French cuisine with innovative approaches, and as President of les Disciples d’Escoffier Vietnam, Sakal fosters community and culinary excellence. We had the opportunity to chat with Chef Sakal about his illustrious career in Gastronomy.
An Immersion In Fermentation
At InterContinental Phuket’s fine dining restaurant, hom, Chef Ricardo Nunes and team are unlocking flavor profiles of locally sourced ingredients through various fermentation methods, resulting in creative and inventive dishes worth flying in for.
Penfolds Winemaker Steph Dutton On Technology, Sustainability And Future Proofing In Winemaking
Penfolds senior winemaker, Steph Dutton, shares her views on technology, sustainability, future proofing in winemaking, and transferring knowledge to the next generation of winemakers. Steph joined Penfolds in 2007 whilst completing her Masters of Oenology, and took on the role of senior winemaker in 2017. Today her winemaking responsibilities span between South Australia and California where Penfolds operates their vineyards. She has also worked with her winemaking team in Bordeaux and China (early trial work). Find out how this multi-regional brand is actively future proofing the wine industry for the next generation:
Unveiling The Most Expensive Wine Collections Ever Auctioned
Wine enthusiasts, known as oenophiles, meticulously curate their collections, often showcasing exquisite burgundies, whites, and rosés. Within these collections, certain bottles have garnered significant attention for the staggering prices they fetched at auctions. Building such a remarkable assemblage demands unwavering dedication and a profound passion for wine, as these exceptional collections hold a captivating legacy that transcends their monetary value, reaching millions of dollars.
Bentley And The Macallan Launch Rare New Whisky: The Macallan Horizon
The Macallan Horizon, is the first release designed and crafted in collaboration with Bentley Motors, fusing expertise from the worlds of exceptional single malt whisky and extraordinary automotive design. Fusing both traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge precision engineering technology, The Macallan Horizon pushes the art of the possible – where purpose meets innovation, craftsmanship and beauty.
Limited Edition Spirits & Wines For Collectors This Lunar New Year 2024
Gift-giving is a big part of the Lunar New Year – where hampers, sweet treats as well as fine liquors and wines are exchanged to usher in good luck, fortune, and prosperity. Here are some ultra impressive gifting options for loved ones: limited edition spirits and wines that are perfect for Collectors this Lunar New Year 2024.
Wine And Gourmet Pizza Pairing Tips And Recommendations
Hailing from the island of Mauritius, Chef Julien Li, who has been living in Singapore for seven years, works as a business consultant on weekdays and transitions into the role of a pizza chef during weekends for his private dining called Zuzu Kitchen.
Stylish Entertaining
Slogging over the stove is no fun, especially during the festive season, when there are guests that need entertaining. The right kitchen appliance can make a world of difference, saving you from lengthy hours of preparation and giving you more time to mingle. Here are some of the latest must-have kitchen gadgets that make cooking and entertaining a breeze.
Galangal Panna Cotta

Aromatic and fruity, this gochujang-spiked dessert has a piquant, Korean cuisine-inspired kick in addition to its galangal and apricot notes.


Trinkets and bijou usually sit pretty in trays, but these shallow receptacles can be statement pieces too. Mould your own beautiful – edible – vessels to present delicate morsels.


Cuca’s take on the classic summer cocktail is refreshing and punchy. As the tropical fruit ice cubes melts, the flavour intensify and it transforms the cocktail, from sparkling red wine into a fruity punch.

Classic Daiquiri

This three-ingredient drink is so easy to put together. Here, Davide Boncimino, bar operations manager of Sugarhall, brings herbal and citrus nuances to a classic with the addition of two rums in equal portions.

The Paloma

Shelley Tai at Nutmeg & Clove puts a tropical spin on the Paloma, for an ideal hot weather thirst-quencher


Tastin’France In Vietnam 2024
The "Tastin'France" event returns to Vietnam for its 14th edition. The event will take place in the presence of the French Ambassador at the Grand Mercure Hotel in Hanoi on Monday 1st April 2024 and in the presence of the French Consul General at the Caravelle Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday 2nd April 2024.
Redefining Authentic Malaysian Cuisine
On the evening of Saturday, March 9th, Saigon’s uber-foodie social scene witnessed a remarkable event in the grand opening celebration of Lesung in District 3. This much-anticipated restaurant drew an illustrious crowd of Ho Chi Minh City and Malaysian luminaries, introducing the rich and authentic flavours of Malaysia to the city, and marking a significant addition to its fabulous global dining landscape.
275 Travel Industry Thought Leaders Gather for the Fourth Annual TravMedia Summit Asia
The fourth annual TravMedia Summit Asia, sponsored by Expedia, brought together 275 of Asia's best travel editors, writers, influencers and international travel and tourism brands from hotel groups, destinations, airlines, cruise lines, travel operators and attractions to network and discuss the challenges and opportunities defining the industry today.