The Sommelier’s Palate – Our Sommelier at the Four Seasons Hotel in Geneva, Yann Hangouet
Sommelier Yann Hangouet

Le Pré Catelan in Paris, impeccable service and a wine list overlooked by one of the Best Sommeliers in the World, Olivier Poussier.” Sommelier Yann Hangouet Read More >

Favourite Chicken Rice in Singapore – Wee Nam Kee New Premises
Wee Nam Kee new premises at United Square

Having just visited the new premises of Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice today, 24 November, 2013, I can report that it is still my favourite Chicken Rice in Singapore and the new location at United Square more convenient and accessible than there old Novena location. Moreover, with a brand new, modern fit-out and much more space, the place feels a lot more conducive and everything more organized, and I sense that the move is a ‘breathe of new life’. Read More >

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Charolais Beef now Served at Brasserie Gavroche Singapore
The beautifully white Charolais

One of my favourite restaurants in Singapore, indeed ‘The Wandering Palate Restaurant of the Year 2012” Brasserie Gavroche, is now featuring on their specials menu, the famed Charolais Beef from Burgundy.  Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Sara Bachiorri, Head Sommelier at Chez Bruce Restaurant, London
Sara Bachiorri, Sommelier at Chez Bruce Restaurant,London

“Their white, Le Blanc de Casot, delivered in the glass the same fragrance of the sea breeze and wild herbs I smelt along the way up and back. It was mind blowing.” Sommelier Sara Bachiorri, Chez Bruce Restaurant, London Read More >

The Man in the Van delivers again: Route du Van Geelong Pinot Noir 2011
Route du Van Pinot Noir - www.routeduvan.com

Route du Van, as reported previously is the joint adventure of Tod Dexter and Ian Bird and their families, and the aim is to produce wines for everyday drinking pleasure. Read More >

Dexter Mornington Peninsula 2012 Releases
Dexter - Mornington Peninsula, www.dexterwines.com.au

Tod Dexter knows as much as anyone about this Peninsula and his 2011 releases were a triumph given the difficult vintage conditions that year. In 2012 the weather Gods were much kinder, indeed this looks to have been a very good vintage indeed. Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Julien Drevon, Head Sommelier at Tetsuya Wakuda’s Waku Ghin, Singapore
Julien Drevon, Head Sommelier at Waku Ghin Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Tell us about an inspirational wine and food pairing that has you have experienced recently… “A Peking duck from Imperial Treasure restaurant with Côte-Rôtie “Lancement” 2005 Domaine Michel & Stéphane Ogier.” Sommelier Julien Drevon Read More >

United Nations Food Day at UWCSEA & ‘Best Fish n Chips 2013’
UWC Primary School UN Food Festival

My daughter’s school, United World College Southeast Asia (UWCSEA) Dover Campus in Singapore, holds an annual event to both celebrate the diversity of food and culture represented by the school’s students, parents and teachers, and to raise money for charities associated with the UN and the UWC Primary School Global Concerns. Read More >

The Wandering Palate – Best Meal of the Year 2013 – Martin Bosley’s Yacht Club Restaurant, Wellington, New Zealand
Martin Bosley's Yacht Club Restaurant with a view

Updated May, 2014:

Unfortunately Martin Bosley’s is now closed, due to extraneous circumstance—the landlord, that being the Yacht Club, having a different view of what Wellington diners want than one of the most accomplished chef’s in the country—and wanting to dumb down the restaurant to more casual dining. Read More >

Paradise IV – Geelong, Australia – 2012 Releases
Paradise IV frost on vines

Paradise IV is a small, five acre vineyard planted to Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon (with small plantings of other varieties) established by Graham and Ruth Bonney in 1988. It sits on a northeast facing slope, sheltered from the hotter extremes of the Moorabool valley, at Bates ford, just a few kilometres west of Geelong. The soils are decomposed granite over limestone and deep clay. Read More >