Paul Day - Sculptor - www.pauldaysculpture.com I am delighted to invite you to my  Paris 2013 exhibition which opens with a "vernissage" at 18h on Saturday the 21st of September. The Gallery Art Club is situated on the rue de Rivoli, just opposite the Louvre (metro: Palais Royal / parking: Caroussel du Louvre).  ... read more >
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Timothy Bruyns The Common Tiger restaurant in new Phnom Penh dining precinct, Street 294 is anything but common, love stories rarely are.  ... read more >
Wine Dog of the Month - Chloe [caption id="attachment_8889" align="alignleft" width="276"] Wine Dog of the Month - Chloe[/caption]   Winery: HKG Estate Wines Healdsburg, CA USA   Breed: Miniature Dachshund, 5 Owner: Kathy Borg Naughtiest deed: Sneaky begging Favourite toy: Bright pink monster Favourite pastimes: Sunbathing on everyone’s desk at work and cuddling Favourite food: Yoghurt-covered pretzels Obsession: Hunting for lizards, gophers and pigeons     ... read more >
Chef Raymond Blanc on the Orient Express Northern Belle Well, it's not really a dinner for the Wandering Palate, but it is my birthday on November 16th, and I will most happily fly to England if you want to shout me dinner. And who knows we might well get a group of us together as a grand finale to my Golden Jubilee year. Meanwhile, details are below for what ... read more >
Charles Curtis - Master of Wine (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 ... read more >
Olivier Gasselin - Head Sommelier for Hakkasan in the Middle-East and China (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 ... read more >
Scotchman's Hill They say "Revenge is a dish best served cold". ... read more >
Makino - Soba Noodles with Duck and Broth - Exquisite Having been asked for some restaurant recommendations in Osaka the other day, which served as a reminder I am way behind in completing a full write up on our recent trip there and to Kyoto. So I am posting this as a reminder to get my act together and finish it--meanwhile this brief piece will serve you well for a ... read more >
Bell Hill - Sherwyn Veldhuizen, Marcel Giesen and Jamie Case (my travel buddy throughout NZ trip) Continuing my account of Pinot Noir New Zealand Celebration 2013 held in Wellington in February and my travels around New Zealand's vineyard regions. Admittedly I was on a patriotic high from this incredible four-day event but even more so, I felt a strong sense of absolution; that my visit to Bell Hill vineyard in Weka Pass, North Canterbury (South Island) ... read more >
David Glancy, Founder and CEO of San Francisco Wine School, USA (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 ... read more >