Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Review of Corner House, Singapore - My Sweet Lord!

I don't normally do requests.  The beauty of the blog format is that I am not accountable to anyone, I can write what I choose and I leave it to the audience whether or not they wish to read it.  A couple of months ago, a reader named Marcus asked me in the comments section whether I had tried Corner House, and what I thought of it.  I hadn't, so he made a "request", as if this was some late night radio show.  But I thought, Corner House was ranked Asia's 17th Best Restaurant, has been receiving rave reviews, and was where PM Lee brought President Xi Jinping for lunch during the latter's state visit to Singapore in November last year.  PM Lee is my MP in Ang Mo Kio GRC, and if it's good enough for PM Lee and PRC President Xi, it's good enough for me (with apologies to Dr Seuss).

Monday, 20 June 2016

Review of Auberge de l'Ill, Illhaeusern - A Three-Star Legend

This was a very difficult review to write, and I had to have a good hard think about whether I should indeed write it.  You see, I was meant to have lunch here, at the beautiful Auberge de l' Ill, with winemaker Etienne Hugel and his wife Kaoru on the 16th of April.  Etienne left us the week before, and at the entrance to the Protestant Church of Ste Marguerite in Riquewihr, I saw a monumental wreath in the signature "Maggi yellow" of Famille Hugel, from the Haeberlin-Baumann family, the founders and custodians since 1878 of the Auberge de l'Ill and its predecessor the Arbre Vert.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Review of Maison Troisgros, Roanne: Evolution and Tradition

What does it mean to have three Michelin stars?  The Little Red Book, ahem forgive me, the Red Guide, states that a three-star meal must boast "(e)xceptional cuisine, worth a special journey".  During my Lyonnais detour, I put that boast to the test at Maison Troisgros, where the Troisgros family have reputedly been serving such a cuisine since 1968.