Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Bar-Roque: Stéphane, His Mom, Two Hugels and Me (and Fifty Guests...)

The Alsace Wine and Gastronomy Society reconvened at Bar-Roque Grill on the 11th of January to welcome back to Singapore Etienne Hugel, 12th generation proprietor of Hugel et Fils, and his freshly minted wife, Kaoru Hugel, the Asia ambassador for Govino (the award-winning, durable, shatterproof, stemless wine glasses).  

As well as celebrating the Hugels' return to our sunny island, we gather to toast their recent marriage as well as the Society's first anniversary.  With the support of Hugel's exclusive importers Monopole, Etienne had eight vintages specially shipped over for this auspicious occasion, a super treat for members.  And to top it all off, we had La Mère Istel, Sabine, helping her son Stéphane in the kitchen!  This is apparently a very potent alignment of factors, because we had 50 attendees, the first time we have broken the half-century for a Society gathering.  The English batsmen would have been proud!

Pictures in this post are courtesy of Professor Roland Yap.

The Alsace Corkscrew Man, by Ralph Steadman

Thursday, 16 January 2014

The Closing Down of Guy Savoy, Singapore - So Long, and Thanks For All The (Crispy-Scaled) Fish

This afternoon, I received an email from Guy Savoy MBS' Executive Chef and General Manager Eric Bost confirming the sad news: that Guy Savoy at Marina Bay Sands Singapore would serve its last dinner on Sunday, 2 February 2014.

Crispy-Scaled Sea Bass, Swiss Chard, Ginger and Vanilla Sauce

Thursday, 9 January 2014