La dame de Pic Berlingots

La Dame de Pic Singapore {Birthday dinner}

Last year, when I was travelling around Provence, Burgundy and the Rhone region, I nearly visited the “birthplace” of the PIC restaurants – Maison PIC in Valence. The 3-Michelin-starred restaurant has remained in the Pic family for 3 generations, and has maintained its star status (losing and gaining stars along the way) since 1939 when […]

The Butcher's Wife Entrance

The Butcher’s Wife – Showcasing Gluten-free & Natural Wines

{Update: 7 March 2020} The Butcher’s Wife has been running their popular 5 Bites, 5 Wines monthly dinners for some time now, but I only finally discovered what the fuss was when I dined there last month. Chef Mariana Campos D’ Almeida expresses her Brazilian heritage and fermentation fascination with a good melange of Asian […]

Tiong Bahru Bakery Diner pork risoni

Tiong Bahru Bakery Diner (new menu at Funan)

Oh that nasty word… diner. Brings images of red-pleathered booth seats, and a burly dude frying up bacon and eggs in a small town in America asking you if you’d like some fries with that. Ok, I really should not start the review with that image. The new Tiong Bahru Bakery Diner is nothing at […]

Wagyu Beef Rossini

Kimme – a Korean-inspired Mod European restaurant

{Update: 11 Jan 2020} It’s been two years since I last visited Kimme. It’s funny reading the last paragraph of my original post below where I said I’d bring my hubby the next time. I guess it’s taken me two years, huh? Anyway, to celebrate a very important milestone, we decided on Kimme last Friday […]

Caffe Cicheti Iberico Pork Featured

Caffe Cicheti – Cruisin’ the Coasts of Italy

The Cicheti name is not new. The first restaurant holding this moniker is still going strong at Kandahar Street (Arab St / Kampong Glam area). The newer Bar Cicheti at Jiak Chuan Road was the one that helped me realise they meant serious business. I mean, a sommelier who has perfected the art of funky […]

New Ubin Garlic Crab

New Ubin Seafood, New Digs at Tampines

{Update: 24 Oct 2019} New Ubin Seafood, or rather just New Ubin, is bringing its Truly Singaporean, zi char cooking to Tampines. Not just any old place in Tampines, but the most far-flung, hidden space possible, at an industrial park. With the closure of the outlet at another distant place, Hillview, and with only the […]

V Hamachi Tartare

V Dining – Ryan Clift puts his vibes on new restaurant

{Update: 23 Oct 2019) V Dining is getting all snazzy with its new weekend high-tea offering at $48 per person, with free flow of coffee and teas by Tea Forte. Savoury items feature a curried lamb pastilla, the Singaporean favourite otah with turmeric and lime, and a fresh Thai Basil spring roll. Sweets include the […]

The Summerhouse Beef Brisket 2

The Summerhouse – Countryside Dining in Seletar

I visited The Summerhouse’s location at The Oval at Seletar Aerospace when it first opened around two years ago. Then, there were just a couple of places operating, such as Wildseed Café which I visited and reviewed, and Young’s. I have not trekked my way back to Seletar till last Friday night. On account of […]

Wakanui Beef Bourguignon

Wakanui | Bouchard Père et Fils Wine Dinner

I’m already a fan of Wakanui, having visited its old haunt along Boat Quay, and then again when it moved into classier digs smack in the CBD at Marina One. So, when an EDM popped into my inbox about a wine dinner at Wakanui, I knew I had to make a reservation. Not only because […]

Le Galion Beaune Boeuf Bourguignon

Top Burgundy Restaurants For Your Wine Vacation

Burgundy is the dream, isn’t it? Oenophiles, what can I say – the best wines (in my biased opinion) come from Burgundy and foodies, welcome to the land of hearty, French country cooking. For my recent trip to Burgundy in July, I spent hours researching on the best places to eat. Considering that I had […]