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Dining

Iru Den Launches New Pocket- and Time-Friendly 5-Course Menu
Housed in a black-and-white colonial house on Scotts Road, Iru Den’s brand new five-course menu showcases the best seasonal produce procured from small scale producers and friends in Taiwan and Japan, making it a rare, value-for-money fine dining proposition. Seemingly simple Amuse Bouche of twin snacks, featuring the Aichi Amela Tomato Tart and Taiwan Sakura Ebi Gunkan with tamagoyaki, are brilliant examples of how the quality of fine produce speaks for itself, as diners enjoy the natural flavors of the ingredients with minimum embellishments and fuss.

Gourmet Traveller

Enjoy Luxurious Gourmet Experiences At The Ritz-Carlton, Perth Club Lounge
The Ritz-Carlton, Perth Club Lounge with its sweeping views of the Swan River is reminiscent of a luxe yet warm residence, or a beautifully designed private sanctuary. Stepping into the space is akin to a welcome home hug. You will get to enjoy a range of bespoke experiences along with personalised attention from the incredibly savvy team throughout your stay. Aside from the excellent concierge service, prep yourself for the ultimate luxurious gourmet experiences at The Ritz-Carlton, Perth Club Lounge. Guests will never go hungry (or thirsty) here thanks to five daily signature culinary offerings and daily cocktails; and select beverages all day (with beer, wine and spirits from midday).

Bars & Clubs

Meet Me In The Afterglow
For those seeking an unforgettable experience amidst the scenic shores of Da Nang, Kết Bar emerges as the quintessential destination, offering an atmosphere that seamlessly blends local charm with cosmopolitan allure.

Gourmet Traveller

A Fusion Of Design, Culture, And Hospitality At Artyzen Singapore

Artyzen Hospitality Group, with hotels in Shanghai and Macau, recently opened the 142-key Artyzen Singapore on Cuscaden Road. The design-led hotel is ideally located at the crossroads of the embassy district, the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and Orchard Road, making it great base for well-travelled guests.

Wine Cellar

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.

Dining

AKASA Restaurant & Bar At Jumeirah Bali Is Now Open For Lunch With A New Signature Menu
The signature restaurant of Jumeirah Bali, AKASA Restaurant & Bar, sets to open for lunch to meet the growing lunchtime demands. Starting from 1 February, diners can now pay a visit to the cliffside restaurant for lunch and dinner. Open daily from 12pm to 11pm, it offers different dining experiences during the day and the night. What’s more, guests will find a new signature menu from the chef de cuisine as something to look forward to.

What’s On

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Unveils Exquisite Culinary Delights during Culinary Sensation Week 2024
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay exceptional chef series is back for another week of foodie fun from February 29 to March 5, 2024, starting with all four chefs coming together on opening night to share their culinary passions and curate an exclusive 8-hand dinner. Over the remaining days, each chef will individually showcase their distinctive culinary artistry, providing guests with an unforgettable journey through the world of flavors and innovation.
Be Spellbound By Super Giant Cake More Than 1 Meter To Recreating Vietnamese Scenic Beauty
The final competition to find the Super Cake Champion was held very fiercely and attractively at the 5-star Sofitel Saigon Plaza hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Displaying remarkable skill and boundless creativity, bakers Bao Khanh and Phuong Nguyen metamorphosed into true artists, orchestrating a harmonious blend of flavors that evoked a captivating and unforgettable tasting journey.
A Fine Dining Experience In Seminyak At KU DE TA
Twenty-four years have passed since KU DE TA opened its gates in Seminyak neighbourhood. The iconic sunset destination enchanted both the island’s visitors and residents alike with its open-plan restaurant, sexy plunge pool, chilloSeminyakut soundtrack, chic daybeds, and access to the best seat to watch sunsets in Seminyak.
Meet Me In The Afterglow
For those seeking an unforgettable experience amidst the scenic shores of Da Nang, Kết Bar emerges as the quintessential destination, offering an atmosphere that seamlessly blends local charm with cosmopolitan allure.
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.
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.
How 3 Top Champagne Houses Are Championing Sustainability
These three maison are at the forefront of green practices – from increasing biodiversity to eliminating packaging, and reducing bottle weight, they are finding ways to reduce carbon footprint in their own ways. Find out how these champagne houses are doggedly championing sustainability today for the benefit of future generations.
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.
Under The Radar
In 2004, James Suckling was invited to a blind tasting wine dinner with 10 bottles to sample. The evening turned out to contain many surprises — one of which was how a 1989 Pétrus, a 100-point wine, appeared to be the unanimously voted worst wine.
The Encyclopedia Of Vietnamese Coffee
Vietnamese coffee is a caffeinated artform, and is enjoyed in a variety of alluring ways across the country. Find your perfect cuppa with this guide to the 10 different types of coffee served in Vietnam. 
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.
Hotelier Memoir
In an exclusive interview with Epicure Vietnam, life-long hotelier Herbert Laubichler-Pichler reminisces highlights of his hospitality career spanning more than 50 years, working with the mega famous such as Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Arnie Schwarzenegger, Prince and Michael Jackson. 
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

 

Akuna Launches Mate’s Mash-Up, A Series Of Star-Studded Chef Collaborations
Akuna at the Le Méridien Saigon presents Mates’ Mash-Up, an exciting series of chef collaborations featuring internationally acclaimed names such as Rishi Naleendra of Cloudstreet, Sun Kim of Meta and Peter Gilmore of Quay amongst others. This will be the first time these chefs will be cooking together in Vietnam.
A Comprehensive International Event Of The Food & Beverage Industry
Vietnam Foodtech 2023 is a comprehensive international event on products, machinery, equipment and technology for the production, processing and packaging of the food & beverage industry. The exhibition would take place for 4 days, from December 13 - 16, 2023 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) - 799 Nguyen Van Linh, District 7, City. Ho Chi Minh. With a total display area of more than 8,000 square meters, the exhibition attracts more than 300 booths from more than 250 domestic and foreign units to display products, services and modern advanced machinery technologies, contributing to the innovative development trend of the food industry 4.0 worldwide.
The First European Charity Christmas Market In Ho Chi Minh City
Mid-November is the season for wonder and magic all over Europe and Christmas markets pop up everywhere. Wishing to bring this festive cheer to Ho Chi Minh City, the Consulates general of France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and the Netherlands organize a charity Christmas market in the gardens of the French Residence on November 25th, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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.