Walter Bourke - enjoyed his Champagne! 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 - Cuchchi Pulao - Sensational! 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 >
Vanilla and Raisin Tart 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 >
Sam Christie (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 >
Chek Wong (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 >
Lunch with Luke There is nothing more civilized than a long lunch with the barbeque fired up and a surfeit of meat and read wine, even if you’re in the tropics. Even better if you have gaggle of chefs to do the cooking - the pictures say it all... ... read more >
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Conrad Koh Samui Resort Sommelier Khun Cha - The Wandering Palate Sommelier of the Year Asia (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 >
Nick Hildebrandt, Bentley Restaurant & Bar   (pronounced suh-mal-'yAy) ... read more >
Feels so good Our Wandering Palate Melbourne correspondent, Matt Wilson, pigs out, and that’s literally, at his favourite Melbourne restaurant, Scopri. Makes you want to get on plane right away... rustic, hearty food in the Melbourne winter. Make sure you scroll down right to the end of the article to see some truly tantalizing pork pictures. ... read more >
Edward Scothern, Mele e Pere Trattoria, London (pronounced suh-mal-'yAy) ... read more >