The Whole Duck
The Duck restaurant on Sotheros Boulevard, Phnom Penh

Our Cambodia correspondent, Darren Gaul, reports on the latest restaurant opening in Phnom Penh, The Duck Read More >

Best Restaurant in Singapore – Jade Palace Seafood Restaurant
Jade Palace Seafood Restaurant propreitor Mr HO in good form as he chats with the loyal clientele

With a plethora of new restaurants in Singapore, the Wandering Palate is largely unimpressed with the ‘Johnny come latelies’ and names a well-established, family owned and run Cantonese restaurant as his current “Best Restaurant in Singapore” Read More >

The Duke of Duck – Celebrating Villa Maria’s 50th vintage at Phnom Penh’s latest dinning hot spot, The Duck
Darren Gall MC's The Duck Villa Maria Dinner

Last year, Villa Maria Estate celebrated its 50th vintage; its first vintage, back in 1962 was off a single acre of grapes, vinified in a small shed in suburban Auckland. Read More >

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Project Crimson – You don’t need to live in New Zealand to understand the logic

Project Crimson – There are many ways we can save our planets unique ecosystems and combat climate change, some more pragmatic than others but none more beautiful than planting Pohutukawa or Rata trees in New Zealand – you don’t need to live there to understand the logic – click here


Aromatic Wine Dinner at Coriander Leaf, Singapore – 22 Aug
Coriander Leaf

The sense of taste cannot exist with the sense of smell. In this dinner, we present to you an array of aromatic wines paired with our fragrant signature dishes in a 5 course dinner held in Coriander Leaf’s cosy private cooking studio @ $98++ per person Read More >

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When you’re hot, you’re hot. And when you’re not, you’re definitely not
Catalunya - most defintely 'hot'

Readers of the Wandering Palate may have noticed that I rarely write negative reviews on restaurants, with a self-compliance adopting the old adage “If you’ve got nothing nice to say, say nothing at all. ” Furthermore, I find it best to refrain from criticizing the work of other journalists or publications out of respect for both their opinion and avoiding conflicts of interest. Read More >

In the Mood for Love – Food, Wine & Film Night – Screening Room, Wed 21 Aug
Screening Room Singapore

Casual Cantonese canapés, with wine tasting, followed by film screening of the beautiful Hong Kong film by Wong Kar Wai, ‘In the Mood for Love’ @ $58++ per person Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Karim Boulet
Karim Boulet

(pronounced suh-mal-’yAy)

In Medieval Provençal times they were saumaliers, animal pack drivers who evolved during Middle French kingdom to become court officials charged with transportation of supplies. So what does a modern day Sommelier actually do? Well, Wikipedia outlines as such, “A sommelier or wine steward is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food matching. The most important work of a sommelier is in the areas of wine procurement, wine storage, wine cellar rotation, and expert service to wine consumers.” Read More >

Misha’s Vineyard Pinot Noir Masterclass, Singapore Sept 2 with winemaker Olly Masters
Misha's Vineyard, Bendigo, Central Otago, New Zealand

Misha’s Vineyard, Bendigo, Central Otago, New Zealand

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Grand Vin Wine Pairing Dinner at Coriander Leaf, Singapore 25th July
A Good Year, Russell Crowe

Coriander Leaf,