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LUXURY

Dining Destinations August 2020


C O N T E N T S August 2020

04| SUBA

06| Delfina Cantina Portuguesa

07| Glass Terrace

08| Tendiez Tapas Bar & Restaurant

09| Settimo - Roman Cuisine and Terrace

10| Aurelio’s Gourmet Restaurant

11| Donatela Restaurant

12| Kalua Mykonos

13| Ombra Restaurant

14| Epsilon Resto Bar

16| Aragu

17| Crab Shack

18| Terra

19| Raakani Grill

20| Château Mon Désir


21| YU

22| Straight Kitchen

23| Tang Garden Chinese Restaurant

25| Crystal Blue Ocean Grill

26| Mitzo Restaurant & Bar

27| White Lotus Restaurant

28| Favola

29| SeaSky

30| Saan All-Day-Dining Restaurant

31| Fook Lam Moon

32| Kwun Hoi Heen

33| CafĂŠ Bela Vista

34| NAAM Thai Restaurant

35| Vasco-Bar & Lounge


Europe

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SUBA Verride Palácio de Santa Catarina - Lisbon - PORTUGAL With a breath-taking view of the city of Lisbon and the River Tagus, the SUBA is intimate, sophisticated, and unforgettable. The menu, which was executed by the hand of Chef Fábio Alves, is inspired by Portuguese cuisine, and has three tasting menus with the possibility of experiencing all the dishes à la carte. Creative food, sophisticated flavors, good service and cosmopolitan ambience. These are the factors which best characterize SUBA.

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Delfina Cantina Portuguesa AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado - Lisbon - PORTUGAL Enhancing the Baixa and Chiado neighborhoods’ already thriving dining scenes is the relaxed 60-cover Delfina restaurant. The menu celebrates regional cuisine, with chefs using fresh seasonal ingredients from the Mediterranean larder to craft moreish dishes, such as “bacalhau à Brás” (a delicious concoction of scrambled egg, salt cod strips, onion and crispy potatoes). The alfresco dining area is an ideal spot for sipping fabulous local wines beneath the sun. Thanks to the partnership with the most important winemaker in the country – Sogrape -, Delfina has listed a selection of wines, including some of the most delicious Port wines. The desserts are “to die for”. Two of the most popular are the flourless 70% cocoa cake and the heavenly chocolate mousse with orange zest and fleur de sel.

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Glass Terrace

Europe

Sheraton Cascais Resort - Cascais - PORTUGAL

Connected to an ample garden, the Glass Terrace is bathed in natural light throughout the day and is meticulously illuminated at night. At Glass Terrace, the menu explores the best of what the region has to offer; the sea, nature, and the lush green gardens. With the Atlantic Ocean on the doorstep, the fish and seafood come directly from the markets run by local fisherman who have been practicing their trade for generations. The chef’s garden guarantees the freshest greens and vegetables, hand-picked daily by the cooks and handled with care. Enjoy Portuguese and other Mediterranean cuisines’ with flavors blending seamlessly in a unique gastronomic experience.

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Tendiez Tapas Bar & Restaurant Hotel Pullman Barcelona Skipper - Barcelona - SPAIN TENDIEZ Tapas Bar & Restaurant is a fantastic meeting place at the heart of the Hotel Pullman Barcelona Skipper. Tendiez Restaurant is committed to cuisine, to a gastronomic discourse in which technique is employed as a means, not a purpose, to elaborate options based on the city of Barcelona, its flavours and the spirit of sharing provided by tapas. Mediterranean cuisine is reinterpreted through imagination and authenticity in each dish. With creative, intuitive spirit, the staff make a well-founded, original and distinct culinary selection possible.

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Settimo - Roman Cuisine and Terrace

Europe

Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese - Rome - ITALY

Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is home to Settimo, an elegant rooftop lounge and restaurant, offering panoramic views overlooking the picturesque Villa Borghese gardens and St. Peter’s Basilica. Adorned with eclectic furnishings and lush green interiors, Settimo provides a botanical escape on the 7th floor and serves contemporary Roman cuisine using locally-sourced ingredients. Paying respect to local mastery and heritage, while highlighting the personality of the hotel’s Executive Chef, Giuseppe D’Alessio, signature dishes incorporate traditional Roman culinary styles such as ‘cucina povera’ and ‘Tripolina’.

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Aurelio’s Gourmet Restaurant Hotel & Chalet Aurelios - Lech - AUSTRIA Food at the Aurelio´s gourmet restaurant is created by “3 Hauben” awarded chef, Christian Rescher and his protégée, Markus Niederwanger. The wonderful delicacies are made of Austrian products with international influences. Dinner is an experience not to be missed at the Aurelio. However, in Aurelio’s relaxed atmosphere guests can eat what and where they feel like – in the restaurant, in front of the fireplace in the Licca Lounge, or in their room. For Lunch the Aurelio´s sun terrace is the place to be in Lech – located directly at the slopes you can enjoy a light Lunch or a drink while enjoying the sun and the beautiful view overlooking Lech.

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Donatela Restaurant

Europe

Hotel Aleksander Medical & Spa - Rogaška Slatina - SLOVENIA

The best cuisine in Slovenia – Hotel Aleksander charms its visitors not only with incredible design and architecture but also with an unforgettable culinary experience. Here you will find only products from top Slovenian producers. If you are a true gourmet and want to taste the real local Slovenia, the Donatela restaurant is the perfect place to be. Masters of Local Flavours – The hotel cuisine is based on the personal approach of the culinary masters that know how to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding gourmet. They are proud of the seasonal freshness of local ingredients and are masters of mixing all combinations of flavours in an unforgettable culinary dish. The restaurant is proud not only of its original cuisine but also of its thoughtful selection of premium wines. Bon appetite! Everyone who wants to enjoy the sun and try a new fresh spring menu from the chef is invited. Absolutely every dish will meet your expectations. You will surely be imbued with a variety of flavors and especially flavors of Slovenian cuisine.

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Kalua Mykonos Mykonos - GREECE Kalua Mykonos has been enthusiastically welcoming its loyal patrons for the past 16 years and is one of the most exciting destinations on the island. Admirably, it has always been a family business and is now under the ownership and management of its second generation, in the enterprising hands of Sebastian Diamantoulis. Kalua has famously hosted noteworthy DJ’s and artists and to this date continues to welcome many iconic names onto its beachfront stage. In 2018, it underwent a significant makeover which renewed not only its physical presence but the objectives of its management and the rising expectations of its patrons. Kalua is excited to invite everyone to discover its new environment, on Paraga Beach, with innovative cuisine and unique beach and entertainment offerings. They will intrigue and delight you, all the while remaining true to the essence of the original Kalua that you love.

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Ombra Restaurant Esperas Hotel - Santorini - GREECE Ombra Restaurant in Esperas Santorini Hotel is an alfresco (open air) restaurant in the best possible location in Oia, offering spectacular views of the sea and the famous sunset of Santorini. The cuisine pays tribute to the Greek Mediterranean culinary offering with a modern twist based on traditional recipes and the use of local ingredients. The signature dishes are Kalamari with Santorini fava and ink, Sea Bream with breadcrumb crust and Honey glazed slow-cooked lamb. Ombra is a romantic and fine dining experience and is preferred by guests from all over the world thanks to its cuisine, views and private setting. Ombra Restaurant is the ideal choice for a romantic, unforgettable dinner experience in Oia Santorini.

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Epsilon Resto Bar Limassol - CYPRUS Since the first year of operation, Epsilon was welcomed enthusiastically not only by the local market but also by the tourist market. Creativity, adaptability and passion are definitely factors with heavy weight on the whole success story. Even so, what differentiates PNS and more specifically Epsilon Resto Bar from competition, is the customer-centered philosophy of the group which aims at providing an exceptional overall experience. The personal approach has over the years gained a solid and loyal customer base as well as a large percentage of repeaters, even in the tourist market, making Epsilon a proud ambassador of Cypriot hospitality and gastronomy abroad. With the tantalizing menu options based on international fusion cuisine, the creative cocktails and extensive wine list, the unparalleled view of the Limassol Marina and its cosy ambience, Epsilon Resto Bar is here to skyrocket all senses and provide an exquisite dining experience to all guests.

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Indian Ocean

Aragu Velaa Private Island - Noonu Atoll - MALDIVES

One of the world’s finest destinations for gastronomy, Velaa Private Island Maldives’ signature overwater restaurant, Aragu, introduces a new and personalised approach to fine dining - tasting menus based on personal palates - an ingenious concept developed under the spectacular leadership of award-winning Chef Gaushan de Silva. Presenting contemporary European cuisine with an Asian twist, Aragu combines passion for culinary art with awareness and sustainability. Guests simply select from a curated list of ingredients and wait for the magic to begin. To complement the refined dishes of Aragu, Velaa Private Island’s exclusive wine cellar offers over 1,000 labels - spanning the spectrum from boutique wineries to grand marques. Truly elegant and sophisticated surroundings complete the picture. Diners are invited to experience creativity, generosity and an impeccable meal, brought together by professional, bespoke and friendly service.

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Indian Ocean

Crab Shack

Baa Atoll - Finolhu - MALDIVES

For those who are seeking a uniquely tropical gastronomic adventure, Crab Shack restaurant offers a laid-back ‘toesin-the-sand’ dining experience. Located on the opposite side of Seaside Finolhu’s marvellous sandbank, the trademark restaurant can be reached by an immersive 7-minute traditional dhoni ride or a 20-minute walk along the beach. Crab Shack transports diners to another world where guests can indulge in mouthwatering seafood in the rustic ambience of the open-fronted wooden shack while gazing out across the azure waters of the lagoon. Crab Shack’s charm wows celebrities such as English model and actress, Cara Delevigne sharing in an interview with Conde Nast Traveller in April 2020 that Crab Shack is her absolute favourite place to feast recalling her experience when she stayed in the resort back in 2018.

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Indian Ocean

Terra

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi - South Malé Atoll - MALDIVES

Gaze across the ocean as you dine among the treetops in one of seven bamboo nests. The unparalleled dining experience at Terra features the world’s finest ingredients, such as Miyazake Wagyu Beef and Alba White Truffle, complemented by an extensive collection of premium wines and the resort’s signature Krug Champagne handpicked by the first Maldives’ Krug Ambassador.

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Indian Ocean

Raakani Grill Fushifaru Maldives - Fushifaru - MALDIVES Raakani draws on the culinary riches of the seas and offers a spectacular sea front dining experience. The creative Asian fusion seafood menu offers the finest array of freshly caught seafood and meat which is grilled and serviced to perfection with the bonus of the fresh ocean breeze and unrivalled views of the Indian Ocean. At Raakani, guests can kick off their shoes in the pristine white beach and dine under private pavilions. Unforgettable sunset views and a mesmerizing starry night sky offers the ultimate dining experience at Raakani.

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Indian Ocean

Château Mon Désir Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius - Balaclava - MAURITIUS Set in an enchanting colonial-style mansion house, the Château Mon Désir is renowned as the gastronomic address by excellence of Mauritius. Overlooking the ‘Historical Ruins of Balaclava’ and the Citron River, the Château Mon Désir is nestled within the 25 hectare estate of the 5-star Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius. This ‘à la carte’ fine dining restaurant is THE place to enjoy international fine dining where classical elements and the modern influence of French cuisine blend with a touch of Mauritian spirit…

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YU

Africa

The Onyx Hotel - Cape Town - SOUTH AFRICA

YU has brought a contemporary take on Asian dining to the Foreshore in Cape Town. Located at The Onyx Hotel, YU beckons guests and residents of the building, as well as the public, to experience its artistic setting and appealing dining offerings, including Asian tapas, sushi, dim sum and other meals. The name YU, which stems from the Japanese language, alludes to excellence, bravery and superiority as well as leisure and gentleness – a poetic description of all that this dining establishment embodies. In essence, YU guests can look forward to beautiful cuisine that brings the best of tradition and modernity together. The 100-seater establishment also includes a stylish bar and lounge where a variety of beverages and interesting cocktails are served.

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Africa

Straight Kitchen Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo - EGYPT

An intriguing buffet style all-day dining experience, where cultures and cuisines mingle to present a taste of everything. The show kitchens entice the senses with lively visuals, tantalizing sounds and alluring aromas that enliven the dining experience. The magnificent design features high ceilings inlaid with large, frameless tinted windows that overlook the bright scenery of Dusit Thani’s lush gardens. The center piece of the restaurant is a tree of life symbolizing an ecofriendly and sustainable approach through a la minute food cooking, all done for consumption and prepared with the freshest produce in the market. The restaurant brings the kitchens live to guests, who interact with skilled chefs, offering them a unique selection of freshly made prevalent Oriental and Western delicacies with different cooking styles from grilled to steamed, broiled, rotisserie or oven baked. The charcoal oven delivers fresh bread and homemade fattayer, while the doner grill serves the best doner in town, not to mention the delightful patisserie gourmet that serves home-made ice cream, western cakes and desserts, fresh fruits and Arabic hot and cold desserts.

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Tang Garden Chinese Restaurant Tang Palace Hotel - Accra - GHANA Eating here will not only leave you full and thrilled with the food but it is also about the experience, service and the details that went into the dĂŠcor, with fine Chinese style from statues, the colors, and a wall of fine porcelain vases. There is a varied menu with ample selection of Chinese delicacies, and the signature specials. The amazing choices will leave the international traveler looking for their favorite Chinese dishes, thrilled; along with Chinese travelers who are looking for their favorite authentic dishes, everyone will be satisfied and have dazzled taste buds when they leave. Fine Chinese dining is best enjoyed in a family dining style so there are many options and tastes going around the table, to compliment this there is both an open floor planned dining area and some booths for groups and private dining rooms, all with round tables. The drink menu and exquisite wine menu provides ample opportunity to pair tasty drinks with scrumptious foods.

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Crystal Blue Ocean Grill Samabe Bali Suites & Villas - Nusa Dua - INDONESIA The charming ambience of Bali can be easily found in Crystal Blue Restaurant. An exciting restaurant located in one of the island’s finest districts where guests can relax and rejuvenate in a wonderful atmosphere. Crystal Blue Restaurant is located on the southern cliff of Nusa Dua Beach. While enjoying a meal in the fresh coastal air, guests can also appreciate an unobstructed view of the Indian Ocean as they dine. Whether creating a full evening of fine dining or slipping away for a few hours of simple relaxation with friends, the atmosphere of this exceptional destination allows guests to design their own escape. With a passion for good food, the Executive Chef is the creative force behind the restaurant’s menu, allowing the guest to enjoy exceptional flavors in a remarkable atmosphere, which features comfortable outdoor seating that can accommodate up to 51 guests. Crystal Blue Restaurant features fresh dishes, which consist of locally sourced ingredients of Mediterranean dishes. The service is enthusiastic and spirited, while gracious. The staff is exceptionally well trained and educated on food and preparation methods, as well as wine selections and pairings.

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Mitzo Restaurant & Bar Grand Park Orchard - SINGAPORE Mitzo reinvents the Chinese dining experience and brings with it a fresh approach and energy. A key feature of Mitzo cuisine is staying true to the philosophy of Cantonese cuisine; focusing on the quality of ingredients and its execution, while retaining its familiarity and authenticity. Through the innovative use of ingredients, each visit brings with it new flavours and a different type of experience. Most dishes are designed for sharing, so guests can try a variety of offerings. At Mitzo, drinks are taken seriously. Cocktails and service are given the same attention to detail. The produce and herbs are carefully sourced and procured fresh daily. The cocktail experience at Mitzo nurtures innovation and honours tradition, pleasing the classic connoisseur as much as the modern maestro. The best seats in the house are arguably those at the Cocktail Atelier. With a 3 metre long jellyfish tank as backdrop, and illumination from the glittering bar top, the space is truly a vision to behold. This coveted space seats up to 6 and allows one to watch the cocktail craftsmen in action as they whip up delectable concoctions.

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White Lotus Restaurant Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort - THAILAND

White Lotus Restaurant in Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra serves Thai and Indian cuisines in a setting of gentle opulence. Entirely separate menus present a choice of authentic Thai regional and local delicacies, while the resident Indian chef offers a menu of Indian regional and vegetarian specialities. The dĂŠcor combines Thai and Indian stylistic motifs. A timber structure with a big window overlooking the Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra garden, the restaurant has a stylish entrance with cool white archways, a display of ceramics, and a Thai sculpture on the wall. Inside, the high timber ceiling gives a feeling of light and space while niches around the white walls display an Indian influence. There is a cosy ambience, enhanced by the friendly and personalised service from the staff.

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Favola Le MÊridien Chiang Mai - THAILAND Located in the 5-star Le MÊridien Chiang Mai, Favola is an authentic Italian restaurant that showcases the genuine flavours in a contemporary yet soulful environment. At Favola, their highest aim is to serve food that is true to tradition and origins, made from the highest quality ingredients and partnered with the fine details of Italy’s culture of cuisine, with professional services in friendly atmosphere. Contemporary, upbeat dining experiences attract hotel guests, discerning travellers and local residents alike. Genuine rustic recipes and signature original creations are expertly crafted from the freshest local and imported ingredients, including Royal Project organic produce. Interactive gastronomy continues with a highly knowledgeable wine pairing service, courtesy of the showpiece glass walk-in cellar, which houses a progressive repertoire of over 1,000 bottles, along with the largest grappa selection in town.

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SeaSky

Asia

Layana Resort and Spa - Koh Lanta - THAILAND

Perched on the very edge of the beach overlooking the sea and open to cooling sea breezes, SeaSky offers guests the choice of a delightful interior venue or an al fresco beachside setting. The restaurant offers breakfast; contemporary Thai and light Mediterranean cuisine for lunch and dinner with seasonal and daily specials. A wide choice of carefully selected wines and Thai craft beers are available to accompany the food of choice. SeaSky is pleasantly welcoming and accessible, with friendly, attentive service at all times.

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Saan All-Day-Dining Restaurant Pan Pacific Yangon - MYANMAR Offering a modern dining experience complete with views of the city and Trinity Church, Saan Restaurant boasts both local and international cuisines along with a spectacular buffet spread. Ideal for a business or social gathering, this restaurant provides a relaxing setting for enjoying a delicious meal paired with a wide selection of beers and wines.

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Fook Lam Moon

Asia

Galaxy Macau™ - MACAU

In Cantonese, the name Fook Lam Moon literally means “good fortune arriving at your door”. Today, good fortune arrives with the auspicious blessing of Fook Lam Moon at Galaxy Macau. For customers, the arrival of the chefs from Fook Lam Moon meant good fortune because they knew they were about to enjoy the finest dishes. More than half a century, the Fook Lam Moon restaurants continue the brand’s heritage mission of bringing local epicureans the best of Cantonese cuisine. Using only premium ingredients, the skillful chefs employ craftsmanship and finesse to create tempting dishes. Today, Fook Lam Moon is not only the restaurant of choice for celebrities, but also an iconic restaurant for lovers of fine cuisine from around the world.

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Asia

Kwun Hoi Heen Grand Coloane Resort - MACAU

The exotic tastes of dim sum and other Cantonese specialties are the fine-dining stars at Kwun Hoi Heen, renowned as one of Macau’s best Chinese restaurants. The exceptional cuisine is enhanced by magnificent sea views from inside and on the terrace. Signature dishes include the dim sum basket; roasted crispy pork belly; deep-fried crispy chicken served with soya sauce; hot and sour soup with mixed seafood; wok – fried grouper fillet with organic celery in osmanthus sauce and sautéed shredded Angus beef tenderloin with black truffle and barbecue sauce.

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CafĂŠ Bela Vista Grand Lapa, Macau - MACAU Offering a delightful Macau dining atmosphere and tantalizing cuisine, CafĂŠ Bela Vista offers daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner that showcase an array of authentic Portuguese and Macanese dishes alongside international favorites. This Macau restaurant reflects the authentic character of a traditional Portuguese family home with dark wood flooring, ceiling fans, chandeliers and beautiful mosaic floors. There is also a stunning colonial-style veranda that is perfect for al fresco dining.

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NAAM Thai Restaurant Grand Lapa, Macau - MACAU

Overlooking the beautifully landscaped swimming pool and lush tropical gardens, NAAM enjoys an idyllically peaceful setting in which to serve the magnificent tastes of authentic Thai cuisine in Macau. Using only the freshest produce and finest herbs and spices, the team of Thai chefs bring you an array of enticing dishes for lunch and dinner with two authentic lunch sets available on weekdays. Named after the Thai word for water, NAAM’s design is based around a stylish indoor pond and glass panel walls that create a relaxed, contemporary feel. NAAM Thai Restaurant is a Michelin Plate Recommended Restaurant, honored by Michelin Hong Kong Macau Guide 2019 and Thai Select Restaurant appointed by Thai government.

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Vasco-Bar & Lounge Grand Lapa, Macau - MACAU Named after the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, this elegant Macau bar and lounge offers a quiet space in which to gather and unwind at the end of the day. Situated on the 2nd floor of Grand Lapa, Macau, Vasco gives guests views through our busy lobby and over bustling Avenida da Amizade, which runs through the centre of Macau’s commercial district.

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