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Six steps to the Perfect Picnic in Burgundy

There’s something altogether ultra-charming about shopping at a market, picking up the yummiest cheeses and hams for a picnic basket and heading off for lunch at a sun-kissed vineyard in a little village in Burgundy, isn’t there? I’ve just returned from a wonderful gastronomic adventure in Provence and Burgundy and while there were so many […]

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How to taste wine in Burgundy

Here’s the thing. I was filled with some trepidation around the thought of wine tasting in Burgundy. There is a friend of mine, French and not only extremely knowledgeable about wine, but also IN the wine business. He imports some of the best Burgundy and Bordeaux out there. And yet, there he was, telling me […]

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Driving Burgundy’s Route des Grand Crus

I love my Burgundy. To me, a fine glass of red Burgundy is akin to silky velvet coating my mouth, imbuing it with tiny red fruit notes, tinged with slight floral perfumes, leading into earth, the very terroir that this wine comes from. Overly dramatic, sure, I hate the verbosity one often encounters with wine […]

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Shang Social at Jewel Changi Airport

Seeing as how the rain vortex at Jewel Changi Airport had been blowing up my Instagram, I wasn’t exactly planning to visit Singapore’s latest attraction anytime soon. But I had received an invite to check out Shang Social, the Shangri-La group’s first-ever standalone dining setup outside of its hotel settings, so off I went. It […]

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Bar Cicheti for a Pasta Fiesta!

If the thought of stuffing your face with copious amounts of pasta doesn’t intimidate you, then Bar Cicheti is for you. I’m not a fan of pizza so I’ve yet to visit the “original” venue of Cicheti at Kandahar Street which prides itself on its wood-fired pizzas. Lust after pasta, however, that I do. So […]