Bordeaux Starlets
Bordeaux Starlets

For all you those Singapore Bordeaux lovers, this should stimulate the palate, book through Hermitage

Bordeaux Starlets

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Shalom Chin Blog – Southern Rhone Valley – Part 5 – The Villages of Rhône
The village of Gordes reminiscent of a fortified citadel from that of the Lord of the Rings

Our intrepid Singapore sommelier, Shalom Chin, has filed a heroic piece on the Southern Rhone Valley and the much-underrated Cotes du Rhone Villages wines. Sommeliers take note; this is the level of writing skills and opinion you should be attaining. Wine enthusiasts take note; it’s time to be listening to and reading what sommeliers have to say, they are at the coalface and the new gatekeepers to wine discovery. Read More >

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Wine Archaeology amongst the Supermarket Shelves
Beaucastel vines

It’s not often that you will find the Wandering Palate lurking around the (Singapore) supermarket wine shelves, but sometimes out of curiosity I have a poke around to see what’s being stocked, invariably 90 percent of it completely pedestrian. Read More >

Wandering Palate Finds Excellent Nasi Lemak at Serene Centre – ‘CO+OP Nasi Lemak’
CO+OP Nasi Lemak

I wouldn’t say Serene Centre is a go-to location as far as eating places or malls go in Singapore; a rather rundown building that limps along on small essential businesses and one assumes, primarily kept alive by the 24 hours MacDonald’s that occupies most of the building with a constant gaggle of students occupying it, both inside and out. Read More >

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The Wandering Palate Best Cookbook Discovery of the Lunar Year
Papaya Flower Manadonese cuisine Provincial Indonesian food

Papaya Flower – Manadonese Cuisine Provincial Indonesian Food by Petty P Elliot

Having recently met Indonesian food writer, Petty P Elliot, my curiosity in Indonesian cuisine and culture has been reawakened, moreover enlightened and fascinated with her book, ‘Papaya Flower, Manadonese cuisine Provincial Indonesian food’, inciting a compulsion to discover more on this (undiscovered) cuisine. Read More >

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President Barack Obama in Synchronicity with The Wandering Palate
The White House

Someone in the White House clearly has good taste or has been reading the Wandering Palate, having served at the Obama-Cameron state banquet, the Peter Michael Chardonnay Ma Belle Fille 2009 with the first course of crisped halibut with potato crust served on a bed of braised baby kale (fresh from the White House garden) with shaved Brussels sprouts and micro-cabbage sprouts and Applewood smoked bacon. Read More >

Four Suits at PM 24
PM24 - The Rotisserie

Our intrepid, lionhearted gastronome, Matthew Wilson, finds congenial compotation and wholesome classic French cooking suits – Suits. Read More >

Schubert Wine Dinner at Conrad Koh Samui, Thailand
Kai Schubert - a man of ceaseless good humour and provodore of particularly good pinot, just needs to improve on his shirts...

The intrepid Kai Schubert of Schubert winery, Martinborough, New Zealand is parachuting into the Conrad Koh Samui on March 24th and will be hosting an intimate wine dinner at the resorts fabulous modern Thai cuisine restaurant, Jahn. Read More >

Polystyrene for Breakfast anyone!
Ghim Moh Market - Needless, Senseless Waste

The Wandering Palate Friday morning ritual, breakfast at my favourite Prata stall, Mohd Faisal Eating Stall – Ghim Moh Market stall 01-61, then a visit to Mr Chua, the best fishmonger in Singapore, http://www.thewanderingpalate.com/produce/singapores-best-fishmonger/ as we have friends coming over for dinner tonight, and I’m cooking spaghetti marina. Read More >

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Five Decades of Barolo and Barbaresco
Barolo 62 and Barbaresco 1967

One of our true Wandering Palates, Matthew Wilson, finds himself buried in Barolo and Barbaresco spanning 50 years with an intoxicating melange of history, the intriguing nuances of aged wines and great Italian food, Melbourne style. Read More >

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