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Chef Masterclass

In Conversation With Chef Fernanda Guerrero Of Araya
Chef Fernanda Guerrero recalls her professional culinary journey – from Chile, Singapore, and everywhere in between – that led her to create irresistible breads and magical desserts at Araya.

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The Essence Of Summer At Banyan Tree Lang Co
Banyan Tree Lang Co, the crown jewel of the Banyan Group in Vietnam, offers the epitome of luxury travel. Recently, it earned the distinction of being the only resort in Vietnam featured on the prestigious World’s Best Luxury Hotels list and clinched the top spot in Vietnam’s Best Luxury Hotels category in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best. These accolades, based on reviews from TripAdvisor's global travel community, highlight destinations ranging from bustling cities to serene beaches, providing invaluable insights into accommodations, attractions, dining, and overall travel experiences.

What’s On

Top Chefs’ Culinary Retreat At Karuizawa’s Shishi-Iwa House
Shishi-Iwa House (SSH), which is nestled in a nature sanctuary in Karuizawa, Japan, brought together six top chefs for a private culinary retreat last fall. The objective? To gain some inspiration and explore their creativity in this tranquil, design-driven setting. Shishi-Iwa House is a collection of three architectural masterpieces designed by Pritzker Prize laureates Shigeru Ban and Ryue Nishizawa. The unique boutique hotel is about an hour’s train ride from Tokyo.

Dining

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali Unveils ‘Dining By The Sea’ Exclusive Dinner
Every month, the island has something to offer for your gastronomic pleasures. From innovative fusion dining experiences to elevated local flavours, the option is endless in Bali. However, when a dining experience presents a specially curated menu by the director of culinary, that is when you know it is unmissable. Luckily, that is precisely what The Beach Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali has in store at its upcoming exclusive ‘Dining by The Sea’ dinner.

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The Call Of The Wild: Untamed Sumba Beckons At Cap Karoso
Everybody who is anybody showed up for the last Pasola ceremony of the year in Wainyapu. The dignitaries and residents from villages in Southwest Sumba came with their cars, motorbikes, and horses. Some even journey from their luxurious retreats across Sumba such as Cap Karoso only to witness the ceremony.

Dining

COMO Uma Ubud Celebrates 20 Years With Anniversary Dinner Featuring SIR LOIN
Entering the 20th year is a milestone worth celebrating, and Ubud’s serene resort plans to up the ante to mark the occasion. For the special celebration, COMO Uma Ubud will see its featured restaurant, Uma Cucina, dish out an exclusive anniversary four-course menu in collaboration with Jakarta’s favourite steakhouse, SIR LOIN.

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Sprawling Suites Await At Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta
The capital city of Jakarta has always been known for its fast-paced urban life. Almost every destination is brimmed with the ever-present hustle and bustle. Navigating this city with a large number of people can be challenging, particularly when it comes to accommodation. Fortunately, Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta recently unveiled an interconnected bedroom offer, Double Joy Getaway, catering to groups or families.
Elite Lifestyle Privilege

Launched in September 2023, Prime Lounge – located at Tan Son Nhat International Airport - has quickly become the ideal destination for entrepreneurs and those with a trendy lifestyle, thanks to its exquisite and perfectly refined space that matches the elite standards on every journey.

Top Chefs’ Culinary Retreat At Karuizawa’s Shishi-Iwa House
Shishi-Iwa House (SSH), which is nestled in a nature sanctuary in Karuizawa, Japan, brought together six top chefs for a private culinary retreat last fall. The objective? To gain some inspiration and explore their creativity in this tranquil, design-driven setting. Shishi-Iwa House is a collection of three architectural masterpieces designed by Pritzker Prize laureates Shigeru Ban and Ryue Nishizawa. The unique boutique hotel is about an hour’s train ride from Tokyo.
Chef Corey Lee Of 3-Michelin-Starred Benu To Open Korean Restaurant In Hyundai Showroom
It is not uncommon for car showrooms to offer guests refreshments like snacks and coffee. Posher establishments might even go the full hog with freshly brewed lattes. But few, such as soon-to-open Na Oh in Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Centre Singapore (HMGICS), can say that they are offering a full gastronomic experience backed up by some serious star power.
Mandarin Bar, Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
Mandarin Bar is a modern Japanese style bar at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, which affords stunning views of the city and a glamorous vibe. It’s a top spot for executives to come by after work or travellers to unwind over a cocktail and bar bites. Head bartender Kengo Oda crafts signature cocktails woven with expressions of Nihonbashi, the ancient starting point of five routes where the hotel is located.
Perfect Pairings
What’s it like to work in the restaurant business as a couple? Two Singaporean husband-and-wife teams share how they keep the flame alive in and out of the kitchen.
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.
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.
Elevate Your Wine Game With The Perfect Decanter
In the world of wine appreciation, the use of a decanter is often underestimated. Many wine enthusiasts overlook the benefits that decanting can bring to their drinking experience. In this article, we delve into the reasons why and how to use a wine decanter, exploring its role in enhancing the aromas, flavours, and overall enjoyment of your favourite wines.
China's Rise As A Wine Powerhouse
Fine Indian varieties, innovative offshore floating wine production, and bees trained to detect flawed corks are just a few of the exciting predictions shaping the future of wine-making amidst the changing landscape of climate change. As we look ahead, the wine industry is set to undergo a significant transformation with new players emerging and traditional wine-growing regions adapting to meet evolving demands.
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.
Transporting Your Palate To Spain
Few culinary experiences can rival the indulgent delight found in Jamón Ibérico de Bellota. This esteemed cured ham, hailing from Spain, boasts a flavor and texture that effortlessly melts in your mouth, tantalizing your taste buds with each exquisite bite. This article delves into the origins, meticulous production process, and remarkable characteristics that make this gem of Spanish cuisine truly unparalleled. Prepare to embark on a journey through the realm of this exceptional delicacy.
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.
A Space For All
The Cesar brand’s rationale is simple – to make kitchens for people’s comfort. The kitchen is a place akin to a research laboratory, and at the same time, is a place for the soul – where both reason and emotion call home. At the center of this microcosm are people and their daily needs, while their well-being is Cesar’s top priority.
The Essence Of Summer At Banyan Tree Lang Co
Banyan Tree Lang Co, the crown jewel of the Banyan Group in Vietnam, offers the epitome of luxury travel. Recently, it earned the distinction of being the only resort in Vietnam featured on the prestigious World’s Best Luxury Hotels list and clinched the top spot in Vietnam’s Best Luxury Hotels category in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best. These accolades, based on reviews from TripAdvisor's global travel community, highlight destinations ranging from bustling cities to serene beaches, providing invaluable insights into accommodations, attractions, dining, and overall travel experiences.
A Perfect Weekend At The Datai Langkawi
A quick trip to Malaysia, especially if there’s a long weekend coming up, is almost second nature to most of Singapore’s residents. There’s the reliable option of a quick and easy trip across the border to Johor Bahru or a blink-and-you’ll-miss it flight to Kuala Lumpur. On some occasions, especially if you’re feeling ravenous, a fast yet satisfying food-centric trip to Penang or Ipoh just might be on the agenda.
Sun-Gria

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

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.

Calisson

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.

 

Vietnam's Culinary Masters Unite
On the 24 of May, in an awe-inspiring display of solidarity, 25 of Vietnam’s most esteemed chefs gathered at the Upscale Experience Zone in Galleria, Metropole to endorse Chef Vu Xuan Truong and his commis, Chef Đỗ Văn Đông, as they prepare for the Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific competition. Hosted by Upscale, the event not only celebrated Vietnam's rising status in the culinary world but also highlighted Upscale’s leadership in national gastronomy and innovative kitchen appliances.
Savour The Gastronomy Inspired By The Essential Elements Of Life At Le Méridien Saigon
The Chef's Table series "Pause + Savour" at Le Méridien Saigon always conveys the importance of cherishing life and finding joy in the little things. In May, this message will be shared with diners during the second event, Life Inspiration. From May 23 to May 25, 2024, Executive Chef Phi Cong (Le Méridien Saigon Hotel) and Executive Chef Si Toan (Sam Dining Dalat Restaurant) will lead the second chapter of this culinary event at BARSON, where they will create exquisite dishes using local ingredients that draw inspiration from essential elements of life.
Le Méridien Saigon Launches A New Series Of Chef's Table Named “Pause + Savour”, Honoring International Cuisine
“Pause + Savour” is a new series of Chefs' Table events organized by Le Méridien Saigon to celebrate the diverse international cuisine. Each event is led by a renowned Executive Chef of the hotel who was recognized as Chef of the Year 2023 by LUXUO magazine - Chef Nguyen Phi Cong, in collaboration with many talented chefs. Le Méridien Saigon aims to leave a remarkable impression through its Pause + Savour event series by emphasizing the importance of: Celebrate the ingredients; Be simply attractive;  Honour the talents; and Delight every taste.
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.