The Wandering Palate Christmas Table last year in Melbourne

We spent last Christmas in Melbourne and had a great time foraging for food at the Victoria Market; it’s so good to be in a place where the produce is genuine and affordable. Maybe it’s a bit of “the grass is always greener” but I do miss the accessibility to free-range organic poultry and wild game in Australia. Read More >

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The Christmas Table around the World – Will it be Turkey or Goose?

With Christmas only weeks away it’s high time to make the appropriate preparations for the year’s most important lunch or Christmas Eve dinner, depending on where you live and local tradition. Read More >

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The Wandering Palates Wines for the Christmas Table
Many bottles of wines

These suggestions are purely personal and what we will be enjoying at the Wandering Palate Christmas table, although you are most welcome to follow the recommendations, or drop me a line if you need advice on your selection or sourcing.

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Steven Spurrier 70th Birthday Bash – Singapore

Steven Spurrier was in town this week for ongoing Singapore Airlines wine selection tastings (he’s been doing it for 22 years!), along with panel colleagues Michael Hill-Smith MW and Jeannie Cho-Lee MW.

As it turned out, it was the perfect opportunity to raise a glass to Spurrier’s innings, 70 not out. Spurrier was in good form and looks nothing like 70,  as he quipped when someone asked if there were going to be more parties, which came out the wrong way, as in meaning other 70th celebrations, he replied, “I’m hoping a least another 10 and 80 is a good number”!

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The Wandering Palate & Friends at The Datai

An  intimate evening with Sam Neill at ,The Pavilion, serving authentic Thai cuisine in a charming alfresco setting, in the canopy of the rainforest. The main dinning room will be the venue for the feature event “The Pearl”  with Allen Meadows serving a western-Malaysian influenced banquet.

Situated in the heart of the rainforest, in an open-air “Kampung Style” setting, the Gulia house serves traditional Malay curries and Indian specialities and will be the venue for our lunch with Josh Jensen  presenting Calera  Wine Co. wines.

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