More Surprises at Restaurant ANDRE

Singapore, September 2016 – For my birthday this year, I chose Restaurant ANDRE (Two Michelin star restaurant and #3 Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants), because of his innovative cuisine with impeccable presentation, not to mention excellent service and stylish ambience. Although it was not my first time there, I felt equally excited and anxiously waited for…

Corner House’s Gastro-Botanica Cuisine

Singapore, August 2016 – We decided to celebrate Singapore’s National Day at a restaurant with a sense of history. Corner House (#17 – Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants) was a natural choice since it was located at Singapore Botanic Gardens (an UNESCO site) inside a conserved building – a 1910 Black and White bungalow, which was the…

Lunch @ Restaurant ANDRE

Singapore, January 2016 – A week after our dinner there, Mr. King dropped by Restaurant ANDRE and made a reservation for our next lunch. That said it all – Mr. King was more than impressed. Restaurant ANDRE has received numerous accolades since its inception – World’s 50 Best Restaurant 2016 – #32; Asia’s 50 Best…

L’Art de Vivre at Metropole Hanoi

Hanoi (post in French & English) – Mr. King took our son and me to Hanoi for a weekend. While Hanoi has become more developed over the past decade, the city still retains its charms. Our journey starts upon our arrival at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel, which is a historic sight in itself. Numerous famous…

Bobby Bräuer’s EssZimmer

Munich, June 2015 – Who would have thought that one of Munich’s finest restaurants is above a car showroom? The Michelin 2-star EssZimmer by Bobby Bräuer is nested inside BMW Welt, the state-of-the art exhibition facility showcasing the latest BMW automobiles. The futuristic architecture of BMW Welt alone was impressive enough. Mr. King and I visited…

Le Bistro du Sommelier

Singapore, 2015 – Last Spring, Mr. King took me to Le Bistro du Sommelier in Singapore for dinner, and it has since become one of my favorite places in this city. Once inside the bistro, you may imagine that you were somewhere in France. The décor is simple, but rustic. I especially admire the chandelier…

Pascal Barbot at BLU

Singapore, April 2016 – Our dinner at “Pascal Barbot at BLU” must be one of our best meals in Singapore so far this year. His 3-Michelin star restaurant- L’Astrance in Paris is #36 of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, and Chef Pascal  is known for his modern take on French cuisine. Mr. King and…

L’Atelier de Joël Robouchon

Singapore, September 2013 – Brunch at L’Atelier de Joel Robouchon (Two Michelin stars in July 2016) was a pleasant surprise and as the French say, “une bonne affaire” (“a good deal”). L’Atelier is the modern French cuisine invention of renowned Chef, Joel Robouchon who has multiple Michelin stars to his name. AMBIENCE & SERVICE As in…

GEORGES at Pompidou

Paris, October 2014 – In the film “The Hundred Foot Journey”, scenes of a molecular gastronomic kitchen were shot at Restaurant GEORGES situated at the top of contemporary art museum, Centre Pompidou. Wonderful memories of our lunch there came rushing back. With a spectacular view overlooking the rooftops of the Parisian tenements, GEORGES is modern and…

Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire

Paris, October 2014 – Following a wonderful lunch at Pierre in Hong Kong,  Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire (#17 Best Restaurant in 2012) was at the top of my bucket list. It was a beautiful autumn day, when Mr. King and I visited the Michelin 3-star flagship restaurant of “the father of modern French cuisine”. Early on…

Odette at the Museum

Singapore, January 2016 – Mr. King and I are still exploring the restaurants at the recently opened National Gallery. This time, our culinary adventures took us to Odette (Two Michelin stars in July 2016, #9 of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant 2017), a Modern French restaurant with award-winning chef, Julien Royer at its helm.  Prior to establishing his…

Monsieur Vrinat’s Taillevent

Everyone should have 3 culinary experiences, so exceptional that one remembers them for a lifetime. For Mr. King and me, Taillevent in Paris is one of those unforgettable experiences. Spring 2002 –Mr. King put me in charge of our itinerary – food, culture and shopping. For the restaurants, I decided on ones that both of us have not…