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Ma Cuisine – Singapore & Beaune, Burgundy

Just how much can a pigeon tell you about a restaurant? In the case of Ma Cuisine, quite a lot, it would seem. That one dish alone sums up the differences between the two Ma Cuisines in the world – in Singapore and Beaune, Burgundy. I was planning to write a story of a father […]

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Restaurant Paul Bocuse – the Holy Grail of Gastronomy?

Paul Bocuse. Any gastronome would be familiar with this name, albeit in varying degrees and favour. There are those who regard him with much reverence for showcasing the culinary prowess of France, and there are those to whom he was just another French chef with an unhealthy obsession for les regles de la cuisine Francaise. […]

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Restaurant Stéphane Derbord – Delicious in Dijon

Restaurant Stéphane Derbord turned out to be a surprise. Well, with a Michelin star under its belt and glowing reviews online, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that it was good. But it did. I think it’s because in addition to having booked a dinner there months in advance, I had also booked several other […]

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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 […]