Isola Hong Kong

Hong Kong, July & August 2017 – Isola, a modern Italian restaurant has a vibrant and casual chic ambience that draws an international clientele. I was excited to visit it after a recent relocation. In their new space, Isola still had a spectacular view of the Hong Kong harbor, and retained the same décor elements…

Romantic Tuscan Restaurants

Florence – While reminiscing about romantic Italian dinners, memories of our dining experiences at La Loggia and Enoteca Pichiorri came to mind. What made them memorable? Ambience, Elegance and Tranquility. The Tuscan cuisine was delicious, but we were intoxicated by the sheer ambience (romance in the air) that made them so extraordinary to Mr. King…

Tuscan Retreat – Il Borro

September 2011 – Imagine a mediaeval village set in the lush Tuscan hills –  this is Il Borro, an estate belonging to the Ferragamo family, who fully restored the property while retaining their century old facades. Upon arrival at Il Borro‘s gates, Mr. King and I were greeted by the rows of majestic tall trees…

AMMO at Asia Society

Hong Kong, December 2013 – Since its opening in 2012, AMMO has received impressive praises for its fine Italian-fusion cuisine as well as its unusual “military chic” interiors in the middle of Hong Kong’s urban jungle. Mr. King and I went to AMMO for dinner after a visit to Asia Society, a private museum showcasing…

Jamie’s Italian Singapore

Sept 2013 – Jamie’s Italian opened at VivoCity in Singapore in July, one of the hottest restaurants of the year. Décor – The décor was industrial chic – a mixture of wooden tables, cupboards & wall-paneling with red leather and pastel blue steel chairs. What impressed me the most was the use of industrial lamps…