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Wine Cellar

Tenuta Viglione: Authentic Italian Wines - All Cool Made Easy
Time is our guide: slowly and relentlessly, time has taught us to act at the right time, to observe the changing seasons, the days of sunshine and rain. Nature has endowed us with this rich and bountiful land, where we work every day according to the teachings handed down, learning the “art of waiting”.

Gourmet Traveller

Hoiana Premier Rewards Experience The New Heights Of Luxury
Nestled within a picturesque shoreline, just south of UNESCO World Heritage Site Hoi An, amid Central Vietnam’s Quảng Nam Province, lies Hoiana Resort & Golf, a spectacular vacation and recreation destination hub. The 4 kilometer long beachfront complex is a favoured retreat for the discerning Vietnamese and international guest expecting only the very finest in service, amenities, hospitality and quality.

What’s On

La Poissonnerie - Seafood with a Distinctly French Flair
Modest and unassuming from the outside, one step through the doors of La Poissonnerie, meaning “The Fishmonger Shop” in English, reveals a business that is dedicated to and passionate about fresh seafood. Founded in 2014 by Sybile and Hervé Blanes, La Poissonnerie has established itself as Saigon’s preeminent purveyor of high quality seafood.

Dining

Duke’s Oyster Bar - An Inviting Bistro for Seafood Lovers
Nestled away in a secluded courtyard along bustling Xuan Thuy street in Thao Dien is Duke’s Oyster Bar, a refined yet casual destination to enjoy the freshest seafood in town. Owned and operated by La Poissonnerie, Duke’s is one of the neighborhood’s hippest new restaurants.

Chef Masterclass

Vietnam’s Preeminent Celebrity Chef
Earning the title “Iron Chef” is one of the greatest triumphs a culinary master may realize in his or her career, next to the achievement of a highly coveted Michelin Star. Only a handful of Vietnamese Chefs have secured this stellar recognition of excellence, and David Thai is one of the few to have joined this elite group of artists, bearing the celebrated name. Iron Chef David Thai was kind enough to speak with us about his distinguished career in Gastronomy, and share some great insider industry tips.

Knowledge

Power Up With Peruvian Foods
Erick Aponte, Trade Commissioner for PROMPERÚ in South-East Asia shares his vision for empowering Asia’s health-conscious agenda with Peru’s native produce.

Bars & Clubs

Precision And Determination Raise The Bar For Brilliance
The BKK Social Club, located in the Four Seasons near Chao Phraya River, is a great new addition to Bangkok's pulsating cocktail scene, and its Argentinian concept is inspired by the similarities between Buenos Aires and the Thai capital. And recently, received their first-ever award bestowed by Asia’s 50 Best Bars. Having proudly been awarded as the recipient of the Michter's Art of Hospitality Award.

Wine Cellar

The Cape Winelands Stalwarts
Amongst the myriad wines of South Africa, a few names have stood the test of time. These are the iconic producers crafting poised, age-worthy wines.
A Serene Pre-Tet Respite
For a peaceful escape from the hurried and bustling city prior to Tet, Annam Gourmet Stores are a safe haven for you and your family to dodge the chaos. With a lovely open terrace, perfect for unwinding, Annam Gourmet is not only a place to stop, take a breath, and relax, but also where one may enjoy a premium culinary journey at their buffet lounge, and choose a specially curated, gourmet “Tet Hamper” for loved ones.
Kabin’s Dim Sum Above The Clouds at Vinpearl Landmark 81, Autograph Collection
Dim Sum lovers calling!  One month only, Vinpearl Landmark 81 – Autograph Collection welcomes Dim Sum chef Lâm Chí Kiên of Kabin Restaurant from Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon who will showcase his signature Dim Sum menus at Oriental Pearl, Sky-high buffet restaurant on the 66th floor. Chef Kiên’s finest Dim Sum will be added into Oriental Pearl’s extensive premium seafood buffet line, available for dinner from Thursday – Sunday throughout the month of February.
Raising The Bars
Vietnam has a great deal to brag about when it comes to world-class bars. During the years that we were cut off from the rest of the world, our bar industry flourished. An increasing number of watering holes have been added to the country's list this year. If you are searching for new bars, we have you covered. The following is a list of new drinking dens to add on your bar-hopping agenda, whether you're looking for a hip new hangout, a whisky bar, or a wine bar.
Ask A Chef

Do you have a question you’ve always wanted to ask about cooking or a food-related topic? If so, here’s your chance. In this new column “Ask A Chef”, we call upon chef Norberto Valdez Palacios to share his advice on grilling and roasting. If you are wondering why your steak never turns out the way you want it to, and how you can improve on it, read on. As the grill master of the W Bali – Seminyak’s FIRE restaurant, Palacios reveals his tips and tricks to cooking the perfect steak and lamb. 

Vietnam’s Preeminent Celebrity Chef
Earning the title “Iron Chef” is one of the greatest triumphs a culinary master may realize in his or her career, next to the achievement of a highly coveted Michelin Star. Only a handful of Vietnamese Chefs have secured this stellar recognition of excellence, and David Thai is one of the few to have joined this elite group of artists, bearing the celebrated name. Iron Chef David Thai was kind enough to speak with us about his distinguished career in Gastronomy, and share some great insider industry tips.
A Heritage Of Mouton Cadet Wines With Visionary Leadership
Since 1930, Mouton Cadet has been revered by wine enthusiasts for its exceptional taste, sublime quality, and remarkable value. Coined “The Fine Nose of Wine”, Jérôme Aguirre joined Baron Philippe de Rothschild in March of 2022, to carry forth and elevate Mouton Cadet’s sourcing and production strategies, as well maintain and enhance the brand’s good standing within France, and across the globe. As the company’s newly installed Director of Mouton Cadet Wines, Jérôme Aguirre is destined to continue the propulsion of this time-honoured legacy brand well into the future as the label of choice for global wine lovers.
Honouring Heritage
We get into the mind of Malay history and culture researcher Khir Johari who shares his thoughts on how far Malay gastronomy has come and where the scene is headed.
All-Star Cast
Singapore is a land of talented chefs who continue to push the boundaries of fine-dining experiences. But what does it take to stay at the top of the culinary game? We ask three celebrated chefs how they earn and keep their Michelin stars.
In Good Taste
Meet executive chef Claudio Rossi and learn more about Park Hyatt Jakarta’s latest dining destinations.
A Worthy Sea-Cation

Packed with a wide range of activities, entertainment and dining options, a cruise on the Spectrum of the Seas by Royal Caribbean is a surprisingly fun way to travel – even if it is to nowhere.

Tenuta Viglione: Authentic Italian Wines - All Cool Made Easy
Time is our guide: slowly and relentlessly, time has taught us to act at the right time, to observe the changing seasons, the days of sunshine and rain. Nature has endowed us with this rich and bountiful land, where we work every day according to the teachings handed down, learning the “art of waiting”.
The Cape Gins
South Africa is producing some impressive gins with a special focus on the rich bounty of Cape botanicals. Here are our top selections.
The Cape Winelands Stalwarts
Amongst the myriad wines of South Africa, a few names have stood the test of time. These are the iconic producers crafting poised, age-worthy wines.
Power Up With Peruvian Foods
Erick Aponte, Trade Commissioner for PROMPERÚ in South-East Asia shares his vision for empowering Asia’s health-conscious agenda with Peru’s native produce.
NFT Wine Club - Where Wine Lovers Enter Into Metaverse & Blockchain
With the intention of extending the concept to cultivate a community where wine lovers, luxury, metaverse, blockchains, and collectibles meet real life, NFT Wine Club carrying the vision to become the largest NFT Wine Club in the world. While sharing fine wines, NFT collections, exclusive content, insider perks, resources, and access to annual vineyard festival.
The Kitchen That Completes You
A rise in status for home cooks is in the reckoning, thanks to the innovations offered by kitchen and appliance companies. Esther Faith Lew talks to four premium brands on how they have captivated their fans at hello.
Time To Reawaken
Reconnect with the healing power of nature at COMO Shambhala Estate.
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.

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

Celebrate A Magical Christmas By The Ocean
The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong is getting ready for its first festive season and is excited to present a specially curated collection of Fullerton Experiences, gifts and dining options for a holiday filled with merry moments and wonderment. In keeping with The Fullerton Hotel brand’s tradition of creating memorable experiences for the guests, the hotel promises a feast to captivate the senses – including dazzling festive decorations, live performances, sumptuous festive gourmet menus, and an array of entertaining Christmas activities suitable for couples and families – all set in a serene waterfront oasis.