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Dining Destinations December 2020

C O N T E N T S December 2020

04| Aurelia’s Restaurant

06| Karibu Restaurant

07| Noble House

08| Raj

10| Seyshima

11| Amazònico

12| The Rooftop

13| Sofra Restaurant

14| Flying Carpet

15| Three Sixty

16| ForKnife Restaurant

18| French Windows

19| Chef A-Ji Dimsum Restaurant

20| Li’An

21| Hyakuna Garan “Kanro”

22| An Dining Café & Bar

23| Blossom Restaurant

24| Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

25| Tacada Beach Restaurant

26| Jahn Restaurant at Conrad Koh Samui

27| LAVA

28| La Brasserie Restaurant

29| Pantai Restaurant

31| HI-SO Terrace

32| GAVI Restaurant

33| da YVONNE Trattoria Pizzeria Toscana

34| Verbena Restaurant & Bar

35| Lux Lucis

36| Restaurant Munkklostret

37| Consensual - Concept Food

38| Nea Diagonios

39| Artima Bistro


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Aurelia’s Restaurant Peermont D’Oreale Grande Hotel - Johannesburg - SOUTH AFRICA Nestled in the award-winning five star Peermont D’oreale Grande hotel at Emperors Palace, Aurelia’s Restaurant shares the beauty and sophistication of her namesake. Elegant, modern and at the forefront of culinary techniques, each meal is a masterpiece. Dining at Aurelia’s is an epicurean journey where you discover your Afroperial: a fusion of new-age African cuisines and the latest European trends. The chef station allows guests to enjoy seeing the finishing touches being added to their meals, all while the aromas add a sensory element to the occasion. Aurelia’s Restaurant serves up a wide variety of malt and blended whiskies, and wines from all the great Cape vineyards, and often hosts food pairings with the finest local beverage brands. High Tea is every Saturday from 14h00 to 16h00 where the chef’s selection of delicate sweet and savoury treats can be enjoyed in a picturesque setting.

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Karibu Restaurant Cape Town - SOUTH AFRICA Karibu welcomes you to the gateway of Africa; set between the picturesque view of Table Mountain and the tranquil blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Karibu offers a traditional South African menu with Cape Malay influences consisting of a wide variety of local seafood, steaks, venison, ostrich, Bobotie, Potjiekos, and delicious vegetarian dishes, accompanied by an exclusive, award winning wine list featuring the best of South African wines. All of this in warm surroundings next to an open fire with superb attentive service.

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Noble House


Hilton Cairo Heliopolis - Cairo - EGYPT

Modern Chinese cuisine where taste surpasses expectation, partnered by three Teppanyaki grills, the restaurant menu reflects mainly Cantonese cuisine but not neglecting other reigns. Rich and tasteful black bean beef is Chef Kirbe Chang’s specialty making it difficult to resist. The Authentic Chinese decor can only enhance the atmosphere and contribute to the fine dining experience.

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RAJ Hilton Cairo Heliopolis - Cairo - EGYPT Named after the “King of India”, Raj offers classic Indian Cuisine with a modern touch. Savor the creations of our Indian Chef Arvinth serving tender meat and seafood directly from the hot embers of the tandoor, accompanied with soft, fresh and hot naans and roti’s; all in an inviting atmosphere complemented by an open kitchen for a live cooking experience.

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Seyshima The H Resort - Mahé - SEYCHELLES Seyshima, derived from the words ‘Sey’ for Seychelles and ‘Shima’ – the Japanese term for island – this venue oozes Asian sophistication and is renowned for its mouthwatering selection of Teppanyaki and sushi. One of the best and the only venue for Japanese cuisine on the island, patrons can dine à la carte or at the Teppanyaki counter to enjoy a Teppan show by the chef.

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Indian Ocean

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa - Raa Atoll - MALDIVES

The Amazònico restaurant delights guests with a wide selection of authentic Central and South American traditional recipes, from Brazil to Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Chile by using only high-quality ingredients. In this luxury oasis of intense flavors, the menu varies from sweetbreads to quesadillas, to enchiladas and the special Brazilian beef served directly from the skewers! Located in the midst of the tropical forest, the restaurant offers a 360-degree gastronomic and multi-sensorial experience, through its open kitchen and the opportunity of dining barefoot on the sand. With a constant focus on details, Amazònico’s atmosphere has been created to immerge guests into a real Amazonian dimension.

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Middle East

The Rooftop The Palms Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait - KUWAIT The Rooftop is an all-day dining Restaurant Serving global cuisine with live cooking stations. For a chilled-out dining experience with sea views, live music and a delectable menu of fusion flavours or themed buffet, head to the The Rooftop. Choose from a creative menu of Oriental, Italian and Japanese dishes and more, then watch the world go by at this popular Kuwait venue where the sunsets are breath-taking.

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Sofra Restaurant

Middle East

Alwadi Hotel Doha - M Gallery - Doha - QATAR

Sofra, offers the finest Levant cuisine and regional delicacies over lunch and dinners from locally sourced markets for the ultimate gastronomic journey. At Sofra, guests will get a delicious taste of local culinary heritage, served with a generous dose of renowned Qatari hospitality. Sofra has in store some of the best regional delicacies such as hummus, kibbeh, falafel and samosa, while specialty dishes are available Ă la carte. This charming restaurant is designed as reminisce of Qatari culture and local traditions where the interior reflects the inside of dhow boats and pearl diving.

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Middle East

Flying Carpet The Torch Doha - QATAR Flying Carpet is ideally located inside The Torch Doha hotel with a spacious outside area complimenting its impressive interior. Dining here is an Arabian fairytale experience since the restaurant is surrounded by a plethora of Arabic carpets both on the walls and hang from the ceiling. Flying Carpet serves the freshest of ingredients basing its dishes on the seasonal supply.

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Three Sixty

Middle East

The Torch Doha - QATAR

Three Sixty located on the 47th floor of The Torch Doha hotel, is the only revolving restaurant in Doha, offering panoramic, breath taking views of the city and an inventive menu based on Mediterranean cuisine. Guests can enjoy a full panoramic view within 90 minutes, while dining at the most serene restaurant in Qatar, recommending it as a must-dine experience.

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Middle East

ForKnife Restaurant Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha - QATAR Relax in an ambience of true Swiss hospitality and service. ForKnife restaurant offers a world of cuisine for you to explore. True to Swiss hospitality, ForKnife is an all-day dining restaurant offering a choice of buffet or à-la-carte dining options, featuring the freshest selection of international dishes including seafood, hot and cold meats, hand-tossed salads and delectable desserts that will leave you truly spoiled with choice. Located on the first floor, this restaurant can cater for up to 130 guests and serves buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a comprehensive à-la-carte menu. ForKnife restaurant also hosts Friday Brunch, theme and specialty nights with live music.

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French Windows Taipei City - TAIWAN

French Windows is a place to see and to be seen. It is not only known for its cozy atmosphere and breathtaking scenery magnificently framed by floor-to-ceiling French window in the reception area, but also offers a classy high-tea. French Windows Taipei is the first British Tea House inspired property—where a legendary 300 years’ tea brand “Twinings” superior tea experience awaits. The Tea Library contains seasonal and artisanal tea varieties and stock with more than 200 different teas from the world, served by fine tea specialists. When tea time strikes in Taipei, locals and visitors alike love French Windows for a classic British Afternoon Tea under the iconic “Golden Age” -inspired brass chandeliers. Stunning triple-tier towers filled with a delicious assortment of sweet and savory treats grace French Windows tables daily. Be spoilt with the seasonal à la carte menu, featuring classic dishes, signature spaghetti, ideal for power lunches or a light, sophisticated dinner. Choose from a fine selection of international cuisine, from hearty Italian meals to Continental favorites and Asian specialties.

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Chef A-Ji Dimsum Restaurant Fullon Hotel Danshui Fisherman’s Wharf - New Taipei City - TAIWAN Chef A-Ji Dimsum Restaurant is located within Fullon Hotel Tamsui Fishermen’s Wharf which overlooks the wharf of Taipei City and is the best place to enjoy a scenic view of Guanyin Mountain and the Tamsui River. In addition, the menu offers various Hong Kong cuisines - from colourful Dim Sum to stir-fried dishes, and healthy braised soups. An array of innovative, as well as traditional dishes are served, all of which are unforgettable once you savour their flavours. The traditional Dim Sum cart is another feature of the restaurant. Served with a pot of hot tea, the Dim Sum experience is like no other and the best traditional treat to be enjoyed.

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Li’An Conrad Hangzhou - CHINA For the ultimate experience, reserve your table at Li’An, an elegant restaurant on the 50th floor of the Conrad Hangzhou – one of the tallest dining venues in Hangzhou. The restaurant design is inspired by the “Madam’s sitting room”, which mainly reflects the elegance and intellectuality of the women during the Republic of China era. Here, guests enjoy Hangzhounese cuisine enhanced by stunning views of the city below. The restaurant’s dining rooms and à la carte areas have been designed for the authentic feel of home.

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Hyakuna Garan “Kanro”


Hyakuna Garan - Nanjō - JAPAN

The dining space of Restaurant Kanro extends horizontally along the ocean. From the large panoramic windows you can enjoy the breathtaking ocean view, which locals call the “Marine Field.” Fresh and colorful local ingredients are happily served for the traditional Japanese-Okinawan courses, with full mindfullness of hospitality.

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An Dining Café & Bar Ki Niseko - Hokkaido - JAPAN An Dining has been established since 2014 and is the restaurant where award-winning owner and chef, Shinichi Maeda, from Fukagawa Hokkaido, creates new styles of Japanese cuisine called “Shin-Nihon Shoku” by utilising both traditional and modern techniques, focusing on the pristine Hokkaido local produce. One of the most important steps Chef Shinichi takes is to visit the actual farm from where the produce originates. He physically feels the environment and talks to the producer to ensure the quality and safety of their produce. His ultimate goal is to ensure that guests enjoy the culinary experience with a seasonal menu while learning how the produce is grown. Operating inside the award-winning Ki Niseko Hotel in Hirafu Hokkaido, surrounded by beautiful scenery of the International Niseko resort area with hot springs, the team of chefs and staff who have experienced working all over the world, guarantee this to be a memorable dining experience for guests.

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Blossom Restaurant


Marina Bay Sands Hotel - SINGAPORE

BLOSSOM, the contemporary Chinese restaurant takes centre-stage in the grandiose Marina Bay Sands hotel lobby. A celebration of flavours from Canton and Sichuan, featuring culinary traditions of both ancient and modern China. Showcasing countless regional specialties from juicy Smoked Duck perfumed with 15-year Pu-Erh Tea Leaves and Chrysanthemum to handcrafted Dim Sum and succulent live seafood including Alaskan King Crab and Australian Lobster, BLOSSOM is perfect for hosting a lavish banquet or enjoying a quiet meal. The inviting dining area, three private rooms and a sleek bar makes it the perfect venue to celebrate and host, no matter what the occasion. BLOSSOM’s architecture, interior design, dÊcor, innovative menu and flawless service is guaranteed to take its diners to greater heights in the culinary realm.

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Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel - SINGAPORE Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant truly redefines the art of Chinese fine dining in Singapore. Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant represents the epitome of luxury with a tantalising array of classic Cantonese delicacies served amidst an Oriental oasis. Helmed by Executive Chinese Chef Brian Wong, each creation presents flavors that are familiar and comforting, yet refined, nutritious and exquisite with the use of the finest ingredients. The interplay of taste, texture and imagination comes alive in various Dim Sum creations and Ă la carte dishes. The restaurant is consistently listed as one of the top restaurants in Singapore and heralded for its impressive wine list of over 300 selections and excellent appeal to wine lovers.

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Tacada Beach Restaurant Zeavola Resort - Koh Phi Phi, Krabi - THAILAND Take time to savor the superb Mediterranean cuisine with a soothing sea breeze and your toes in the sand at Tacada beachfront restaurant and bar. A stunning Phi Phi Island restaurant with refreshing drinks served to your beach chair throughout the day, a great selection of light lunches and a dinner menu including the finest imported lamb, steak, salmon, seabass and local seafood dishes.

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Jahn Restaurant Conrad Koh Samui - THAILAND

An evening at Jahn, with its stunning ocean view, provides you with a memorable dining experience. Chef Nicolas Piatti and his team take you on a culinary journey that begins with ‘bites from the garden’ beneath the restaurant’s frangipani trees before venturing behind the scenes to sample the ‘Chef’s Taste’ in the Jahn kitchen. You then relax with your choice of menu at a candle-lit table. Choose from three tasting menus - Explore, Inspiration and Adventure - with the option of paired wines. The dishes served with each menu vary from time to time but the concept and the experience remains constant with every dish capturing a myriad of Thai flavours using modern cooking techniques. This unforgettable dining experience ends with Coco Art - a breath-taking presentation created on canvas that stretches the boundaries of conventional dining.

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LAVA InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort - VIETNAM Meticulously designed using bamboo, and featuring a vibrant, electric blue fossilized coral bar, LAVA restaurant serves the freshest seafood sourced from local fishermen each day, along with the finest cuts of imported beef. Situated in a refined and elegant beachfront setting at InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, the atmosphere at the resort’s signature restaurant is warm and relaxed, extending to its serene outdoor terrace where the beachside seating arrangement is light, relaxed, and perfect for a romantic sunset aperitif. At LAVA, diners are invited to peruse the array of seafood on offer and discuss with the restaurant’s culinary team and wait staff how they would like their meal to be prepared, using various Vietnamese and international cooking styles and hot lava stones. The extensive wine collection includes both old world classics and crisp new world wines. For those seeking a more intimate dinner venue, LAVA also offers private dining rooms downstairs.

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La Brasserie Restaurant Le Méridien Jakarta - INDONESIA La Brasserie Restaurant, located on the lobby level of Le Méridien Jakarta, offers a lavish buffet of delicious international cuisine and Asian selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel’s popular restaurant also features à la carte specialties throughout the day in a relaxed and casual Jakarta city center atmosphere.

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Pantai Restaurant


Montigo Resorts, Nongsa - INDONESIA

Situated in the Montigo Resort Batam, this intimate kelong-style restaurant is tucked away in a cocoon of natural beauty, a gentle breeze and the soft sway of trees. Pantai, meaning ‘beach’ in Bahasa, Indonesia, offers an extensive menu featuring fresh, locally-sourced produce and ingredients, rendering the Pantai experience both charming and delightful.

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HI-SO Terrace SO/ St. Petersburg - RUSSIA From late spring to early fall, the renewed HI-SO panoramic terrace is opened, with its entrancing views over the city. Opt for a Morning Chic breakfast with champagne and a bright menu from the Chef, enjoy a festive lunch or indulge yourself with a romantic dinner with a view. HI-SO is a reputed venue for parties to the sounds of worlds-DJ’s, as well as fashion shows and live music acts. Every summer a whole range of international artists from different countries are invited to perform during the signature SO/ Parties, and if you are there for leisure, you will definitely enjoy it all together with the unbeatable view, the gastronomic offering and a great variety of signature cocktails. In addition to numerous events, HI-SO terrace is famous for its gastronomic component. The new Chef, a native Petersburger, Alexey Morozov, is always conscious of gastronomic trends and knows exactly how to surprise a well-experienced gourmet. The cocktail menu is also on top-notch. The concept is based on summer vibes and unrestrained fun with familiar drinks in a vivid interpretation.

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GAVI Restaurant

Bachleda Luxury Hotel Kraków MGallery by Sofitel - Kraków - POLAND

Taste the elegance of GAVI restaurant with its richly decorated interiors, taking you on a culinary journey of international cuisine in Fine Dining style. Gavi Restaurant is governed by sophisticated taste and exquisite food, which can delight all the senses. Its refined interiors, full of golden shades and chic accessories, invite guests to take part in an exceptional culinary tour, indulging in fine dining. Refined and aromatic dishes, prepared with products of the highest quality from local suppliers will conquer the Guests’ hearts and palates.

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da YVONNE Trattoria Pizzeria Toscana Berlin - GERMANY The story of the JEWEL of a Restaurant da YVONNE Trattoria Pizzeria Toscana - As a successful banker, Yvonne had always peeked into the “world of gastronomy� and then had her first restaurant built in 2005. Over the years, with much diligence, hard work and above all passion, coupled with a lot of love, a jewel was created in the gastronomy landscape in Berlin. Guests from all over the world come to da YVONNE Trattoria Pizzeria Toscana and enjoy, throughout their stay, a piece of Italy. The charm and authenticity make this gem unique.

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Verbena Restaurant & Bar Burgenstock Hotels & Resort - ObbĂźrgen - SWITZERLAND At the Verbena Restaurant, the herb gardens, spacious environment and manifold elements depicting herbs and botanic objects highlight the pre-eminent theme of heathy living in all its spaces. Awarded with 14 GaultMillau points, the culinary expert and head chef, Martin Stain creates healthy, colorful, innovative nutrition. The finest selection of ingredients is used, to ensure that you feel healthy and balanced. Located in the Waldhotel building, the restaurant has an unimpeded view of the Alps and a roomy sun terrace facing south. Designed for everyone, accessibility is always prioritized in the restaurant.

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Lux Lucis


Principe Forte Dei Marmi - ITALY

LUX LUCIS is home to the Michelin-starred cuisine of Chef Valentino Cassanelli. Valentino’s dishes are a free expression of Italian cuisine, with an unrestrained creativity, drawing not only from his own life experiences, but also the rich biodiversity surrounding the coastal town of Forte dei Marmi. Inspiration too comes from his close collaboration with Maître Sommelier Sokol Ndreko, with dishes often beginning with the flavour profiling of particular wines. The result are menus that are delicately balanced and elegant, happily journeying from land to sea and delivering the very best in seasonal ingredients. Situated on the rooftop of Hotel Principe Forte dei Marmi, in a stunning landscape caught between mountains and sea, the 24-seat restaurant is ideally positioned to capture the aureate evening light, offering panoramic views over the town’s stone pines to the Apuan Alps in the east and westwards over the Tyrrhenian Sea. The restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in 2017.

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Restaurant Munkklostret Vadensta Klosterhotel - Vadstena - SWEDEN

Restaurant Munkklostret offers comfortable fine dining in a historic environment. During the Middle Ages, Vadstena was the location of a catholic monastery for munks and nuns of the Birgittine order. The Restaurant is largely located in the same medieval buildings that were once the monastery, now adapted to meet the requirements of modern living. The menu is seasonal with succulent steaks, lamb, game and fish dishes, which are flavoured with herbs from the monastery garden, and served in the monks’ old dorms.

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Consensual - Concept Food Lisbon - PORTUGAL The Consensual Restaurant is located in the historic district in the centre of Lisbon. Owner and Chef, Paula Araújo, has transformed the space into a very private ambience - A Closed Door Concept! Guests can enjoy contemporary cuisine and fusion – where improbable combinations are achieved, and different textures are experienced. The concept is based on a “Tasting Menu” which is carefully created by the chef.

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Nea Diagonios Thessaloniki - GREECE The food at Nea Diagonios has character with strong flavors that leave a memory. Something inside you will be woken up, giving you something you want to return to. Your interest will be piqued at the intimate feeling created from the marriage of flavours. Although the classic flavours are always good, on the other hand your thirst for change will be awakened – for the “modern” time; for something different. This is, in fact, the essence. Balance and evolution. Which is why Nea Diagonios has been awarded as the restaurant of the year.

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Artima Bistro


Limassol - CYPRUS

Artima Bistro, member of Carob Mill Restaurants, four times awarded for its Mediterranean cuisine, is a most suitable choice for an elegant dining experience and ideal for a business lunch or dinner. The carefully restored and tastefully designed restaurant radiates unique character in a contemporary and elegant environment. The rich menu and professional staff are sure to leave guests with a favourable and flavourful impression. Located at the Lanitis Carobmill Complex next to the Medieval Castle in Limassol, Artima offers Mediterranean dishes inspired by the Italian cuisine. The creative menu is enhanced with tempting desserts and a wide selection of local and international wines. Visitors can enjoy their food or drinks sitting by the yard of the Medieval Castle.

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