VINTAGE MILLENIUM – LOUIS ROEDERER at M1NT SHANGHAI

Millennium fever hit Shanghai last week, with a glorious celebration of infamous Champagne House Louis Roederer. I was fortunate enough to be a member of a select group who were invited to share the precious gifts Domaine Louis Roederer offers. Read More >

The Paris Enigma

Paris July 2012 – Terry Chellappah, the Wandering Palate’s Western Australia correspondent reports on good, bad and ugly encounters in Paris. Read More >

When my baby smiles at me, I go to Rio, De Janeiro

Friends of mine are off to Rio just after Christmas and asked me for restaurant recommendations. Now I know my reputation for ‘Wandering’ is as solid as my waistline but Rio is a little out my reach at present. Actually, I have to confess I have never been to South America although Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru all beckon. Read More >

Duncan Forsyth – Peking Duck and “The Day of Pigs”…

Duncan Forsyth, winemaker at Mount Edwards, Central Otago with our Wudang Swordsman Chef at Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck

Here we are at Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck, yes for the second time this week, but it was imperative that I take Duncan Forsyth from Mount Edwards vineyard here, pictured with our Wudang Swordsman Chef.

And you too can experience this ambrosial Mallard experience in the exclusive company of the Wandering Palate and 12 top New Zealand winemakers, namely the Family of Twelve familyofXII@xtra.co.nz at an outrageously lavish Chinese Banquet at Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck on Friday Nov 2nd, full details at http://www.thewanderingpalate.com/?p=7309

And further mandatory reading:

New Zealand Red Wine of the Year – Mount Edward Pinot Noir – Central Otago http://www.thewanderingpalate.com/?p=5978

Reflecting on Best Meals and Restaurant in the Year of the Rabbit – Part 2 – Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck – Surely the best Peking duck to be had in all Singapore – perhaps the world!

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Reflecting on Best Meals and Restaurant in the Year of the Rabbit – Part 2 – Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck – Surely the best Peking duck to be had in all Singapore – perhaps the world!

Out of all the meals throughout the lunar year, and there are many around the world, there are four occasions or meals that were the ultimate standouts; consummate in both a culinary sense and sheer dining pleasure. Read More >

A Tale of Crayfish Tail – Golden Fields

On a recent sunny winter’s day in Melbourne, curiosity got the better of us and we had to find out what is was that Melbournian’s find so irresistible about Golden Fields, one of a ever-growing number of eateries spawned by the unpretentiously talented chef, Andrew McConnell. Read More >

Gidleigh Park and the wider sense of ‘Terroir’

Alistair Scott endures excellence at Gidleigh Park Manor in the middle of rural Dartmoor, but wonders if international standards are always the right yardstick in the hospitality industry.

Dartmoor has a schizophrenic history. A patch of stunning moorland perched in the bottom left-hand corner of England with little topsoil, for many years it was a gulag for tin miners, prisoners of war, masochistic farmers and stubborn ponies. Read More >

A Lesson in Short Term Cellaring, and Life

I waste an inordinate amount of time coaching people on wine. Most of it falls on deaf ears, which irritates me. What’s most annoying is I did not initiate it; people come to me asking for advice – what should I drink? Where do I get it? How much will it cost? Read More >

Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra

The Wandering Palate was totally impressed with our first meal at Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Being casinophobic, I have been somewhat reluctant to frequent the restaurants at this “Integrated Resort”, Singapore Governments attempt at soft gambling (read soft porn). Read More >

The Heroic Ledbury, London

Our London correspondent, Alistair Scott, is in the trenches at The Ledbury braving several visits and duress on his constitution and affirming this is rightly one of the most highly-regarded eating places in Britain. Read More >