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Dining Destinations February 2020


C O N T E N T S February 2020

04| TrĂ House & Bistro 06| Wakaku 07| Saigon Restaurant 08| Bistro Romano 98 09| Latitude Restaurant Beach 10| Sunset Restaurant

11| Plum Prime Steakhouse

12| 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung Ame Soeur Boutique 13| The Restaurant

14| Hakone Restaurant @ 15| The Mosvold Villa

16| Zahli 17| Gaia Retreat & Spa 18| Tamarind


Restaurant 19| Lombardi & Bar

20| Constantinoff RestoBar Chandelle by 21| La Hermitage Hotel

22| Acanto Al Palatino 23| Unique Garden Restaurant

24| Assaggio STORIES 25| WET SANTORINI

26| Karatello Tavern 28| Firedoor 29|

Miss Olive Oyl Restaurant & Pool Bar

30| Swarna 31| Tarragon 32| Saskia Restaurant


Asia

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Trà House & Bistro CHICLAND Hotel, Da Nang - Vietnam Breaking up perception that tea should not be used with food, CHICLAND HOTEL creates special food recipes, pairing with a variety of tea culture at Trà House & Bistro. The blend of bistro style and luxurious modern design also creates a traditional and cozy but formal dining atmosphere for guests – all underpinned by personalized and friendly service. Thanks to the chefs’ great workmanship, they have dedicated themselves to bring the best and different dishes, focusing on the most exquisite Asian ordinary and simple street foods, prepared and presented in sophisticated ways. In particular, your five senses and especially your palate will be awaken by the food preparation and presentation, a Fusion cuisine style combined with Eastern and Western culinary influences, where simplicity and complexity or enriched and simple food ingredients are met. High Tea Set - Enjoy a cup of tea with cakes and biscuits in the high tea set when having a gathering of friends.

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Wakaku Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery, Hoi An City - Vietnam

Taking after the Japanese name of Ngoc Hoa princess in a romantic love story in Hoi An, Wakaku Restaurant delights the most discerning food lovers with fine gourmet experiences. This premium Japanese restaurant offers an intentional selection of well-executed, always-fresh sushi and sashimi, ensuring that you have a divine experience. Its full menu showcases a more holistic Japanese dining experience enhanced by a carefully selected drink list, in order to preserve the quality and focus of the dining experience. The Wakaku is just far enough away from the Ancient Town to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Its interior offers a variety of seating options ideal for an intimate evening, a group celebration, or even just a quick sampling of fine Japanese cuisine.

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Saigon Restaurant

Asia

InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, Hanoi - Vietnam

The charmingly decorated Saigon Restaurant is infused with dark woods, vibrant red furnishings, dramatic glass-fronted kitchens and aromas as rich as the dÊcor. Located on the second floor of the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, guests are invited to relish in stunning views of West Lake, the pool and Hanoi’s ever-changing skyline. This chic dining locale offers authentic Vietnamese and local specialities.

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Bistro Romano NagaWorld, Phnom Penh - Cambodia Bistro Romano offers authentic yet creative Italian dishes, influenced by and specialising in traditional Roman cuisine with a modern edge. Using only the freshest possible ingredients, the talented team can be viewed hard at work thanks to the open plan kitchen. The elegant but comfortable dining space, which overlooks the hotel lobby, includes private dining areas for more secluded and romantic meals, with the white and burgundy-coloured dÊcor, chandeliers and Italian-themed artwork on the walls tailored for a relaxed fine dining experience. The wide selection of exquisite dishes on offer is cooked from the heart. Highlights include mouth-watering mushroom and asparagus tortellini with green pea coulis, succulent veal tenderloin, Mekong lobster and white onion puree, Pizza della Nonna topped with salami, grilled eggplant, goats’ cheese, mozzarella, artichoke, Kalamata olives, tomato and basil, and the indulgent Cioccolato – hot chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream and vanilla sauce.

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Latitude 98 Restaurant

Asia

Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay, Phuket - Thailand

Latitude 98 showcases the best of Thai-infused cuisine. This all day restaurant offers a gourmet buffet breakfast, tempting Ă la carte lunch items, and an array of international dishes, complimented with fine Thai cuisine.

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Sunset Beach Restaurant The Racha, Phuket - Thailand

Sunset Beach Restaurant is the place for simple, unpretentious Thai food and light Western choices at lunch. By night, Chefs prepare a mouth-watering seafood barbeque, with the day’s catch from the island fishermen included. Guests dine al fresco on the ocean deck or under the thatched roof pavilion.

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Plum Prime Steakhouse

Asia

Cape Sienna Gourmet Hotel & Villas, Phuket - Thailand

Dinner is a great experience and at PLUM’s they are all fired up! At the centre of your experience is the charcoal burning oven, bringing out the succulent best from the prime cuts of US and Australian beef. Equal attention is given to the fresh fish and seafood, along with an appealing choice of à la carte dishes and fine wines. Innovative and modern….walking a tasty line between ‘steakhouse’ and ‘fine dining’.

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Asia

15 Stamford by Alvin Leung The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore - Singapore 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is Chef Alvin Leung’s second gastro-adventure to rock the Lion City. The London-born chef shot to fame for his multi-faceted cuisine at three Michelin-starred Bo Innovation in Hong Kong, using rule-breaking culinary rebellion as his personal brand. At 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, Chef Leung has taken inspiration from his years of walking through Asia to pay humble tribute to Asian cuisine. Complementing these flavours is the authentic wood and charcoal grill at the heart of the kitchen.

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The Ame Soeur Boutique Restaurant Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia The idea itself was an interesting concept to begin with – a project that was unique and grandiose, a French-inspired Victorian era restaurant. The end result turned out as per conceptualised. A project that is as AME SOEUR as its concepts.

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Europe

Hakone

Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, Seoul - South Korea

Hakone Japanese restaurant brings together aspects of its namesake’s scenery: the signature mosaic pattern of Hakone’s traditional woodwork known as Yosegi; light and shadows; traditional Japanese materials and colours come together to create an authentic four-part atmosphere. Hakone expresses the natural beauty of the mountainous town’s famous, precipitous slopes with a centrally located indoor garden. As the Japanese philosophy, Ryotei, dictates that cherished guests are to be received in the innermost area of a space, a sushi bar has been set up near the entrances and guests are invited to dine in special rooms in the centre of the restaurant. Notably, Hakone serves traditional Japanese cuisine with a modern twist, showcasing the essence of modern Kaiseki. Also on offer is an assortment of Edomae-style nigiri sushi, dishes that incorporate fresh seafood and vegetables, specialty mushrooms, hot dishes, and a variety of side dishes that complement the flavours of the main dish.

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The Restaurant @ Mosvold Villa

Asia

Mosvold Villa, Welhengoda - Sri Lanka

Dining at Mosvold Villa is a culinary experience, award winning Chef Chandana dishes up gastronomic feasts, fusing Western, Asian and local flavours that get your taste buds tingling! Exploring the fusion menu is truly an adventure, as it samples a wide range of cuisines, from local Sri Lankan fare to Italian to Japanese, and of course boasts some excellent seafood dishes. Also the restaurant offers a variety of Gastronomical Experiences for the discerning traveller.

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Australia & Oceania

Zahli Sydney - Australia Bringing Lebanese authenticity to Sydney, Australia, Zahli Restaurant is named after one of Lebanon’s most iconic regions – Zahlé. It is the area where wine and poetry flow in equal measure, evenings are enjoyed by the river banks, and the fresh breeze complements the serene atmosphere. Zahli brings this experience to life by radiating a modern take on age-old Middle Eastern dishes. The restaurant is committed to delivering excellence in experiences, with memories to last a lifetime. Founded by an entrepreneur of Lebanese heritage, the owner was inspired by the fond memories of his mother’s cooking and passion. He wanted to share this with the world. Using tradition as the foundation, the Executive Chef has created an exemplary menu based on his own interpretation of contemporary and flavoursome dishes. The most commendable asset is that the cuisine truly caters to any preference and dietary requirement. From signature stews that are in hours of preparation, to finger foods that are enjoyed over mezza, Zahli is for anyone and everyone who has an appreciation for Middle Eastern cuisine. Zahli Restaurant provides the most exquisite fine dining experience, without losing its true cultural heritage and hospitality. Zahli is committed to make each moment, a memory.

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Gaia Retreat & Spa

Australia & Oceania

Gaia Retreat & Spa, Brooklet - Australia

Dine in style at the Kukura House with an emphasis on a balanced diet whilst enjoying a mix of exquisite creative flavours. Gaia is a true culinary experience, serving a variety of, chicken, line caught seafood and Vegetarian dishes. Vegans and special dietary needs are fully catered for as requested. A selection of fine organic Australian wine is available to accompany your evening dining experience. With a healthy Spa Cuisine approach to wellness, the chefs personally choose the freshest organic produce available from Gaia’s own organic garden, the orchards and plantations of the NSW Northern Rivers region, as well as from local farmers and providers. The area is renowned for some of the finest seasonal food Mother Earth has to offer. This is evident in the high standard and quality of the Gaia cuisine.

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Australia & Oceania

Tamarind Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns - Australia As the only Chef Hatted restaurant in Cairns, Tamarind has earned and retained a reputation as the exceptional dining institution in the region, a special place to go to enjoy the finest experience in a unique style of Asian inspired cuisine. The chefs incorporate styles, ingredients and techniques from other destinations and cultures, particularly Asian, and design their own creations using the finest of locally obtained produce, including organic herbs and honey from their own ‘Sky Garden’ high above the hotel rooms. With its own special ambience, which includes a blend of the finest dining, a fine wine collection, excellence in discreet customer service and the ability to make every customer feel at ease, Tamarind excels.

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Australia & Oceania

Lombardi Restaurant & Bar Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown - New Zealand

The views are truly overwhelming from this establishment... lake, mountains, township, and weather. It not only provides the backdrop to handsomely styled interiors but permeates the very essence of Lombardi’s raison d’être. Three unique spaces comprise this signature hotel restaurant offering an array of dining styles to suit mood and moment. Whether tapas and cocktails at the bar, a wood-fired pizza in the dining room or near fine-dining experience in its private room, The Library, Lombardi is truly superb. Trademark dishes such as their alpine venison draw inspiration from surrounding Central Otago and combine beautifully with the Pinot wine varieties made so renowned by the region. Located within the beautiful five-star Hotel St Moritz, Lombardi is indeed world class.

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Europe

Constantinoff RestoBar Sofia - Bulgaria Constantinoff RestoBar is situated in the centre of Sofia. The restaurant offers a modern interpretation of Eastern European cuisine, as well as original cocktails and cold drinks. The stylish interior and perfect location make eating a true experience for each guest. Inspired by the past, Constantinoff RestoBar recreates the essence of Bulgarian cuisine for you.

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La Chandelle by Hermitage Hotel Hermitage Hotel - Cervinia - Italy Take a seat and make room for the senses. Guests can immerse themselves in the scarlet colour of the pure linen tablecloths, touch by hand the silver reflections of the vintage cutlery. Be enchanted by the decorative dishes, the dance of the candles at the centre of the table. Look, the Matterhorn is just beyond the large window down there. Further west, guests can admire les Grandes Murailles. Take a deep breath. Aside from the perfume of the fresh flowers beside guests, smell the perfume of the poppy, of the cloves, of the oregano, spices which are used to enrich the dishes. The time for tasting has arrived: read the menu and choose what inspires the most. Enjoy your meal.

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Acanto Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan - Italy Restaurant “Acanto” embodies a grand Milanese restaurant and offers a fresh and very Milanese alternative to diners, thanks to Chef Alessandro Buffolino. The menu is made up of classic Italian cuisine, its flavours exalted by the talent of the Chef who combines a lightness of touch with a newly gauged cooking technique; presenting dishes of the high aesthetic value. The primary inspiration for the Acanto menu has been derived from the regional culinary tradition of Italy, to which the Chef has merged flavours from the Mediterranean and beyond to create delicate dishes infused with a world of flavour. Nothing but the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients are used throughout – and to add charm to the dining experience, the famous designer Paul Valet, internationally known for his show kitchens created around the world for Alain Ducasse, has installed for the first time in Italy a state of the art show kitchen with the latest high tech equipment and glass panelling; enabling guests to observe the chefs at work in the kitchen from their tables. During the day the sunlight shines through an octagonal-shaped glass dome, allowing diners to feel immersed in nature – then in the evening, the atmosphere is magically transformed as the garden is illuminated.

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Unique Al Palatino Garden Restaurant Kolbe Hotel Rome, Rome - Italy The indoor spaces of the Unique Al Palatino Garden Restaurant, with its magnificently conserved brick groin vaults and unique architectural elements, reflects the perfect blend between past and present and creates an enchanting environment and a timeless atmosphere. Although framed by a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, the food remains the restaurant’s main focus. A place to taste the best delicacies and enjoy gourmet meals, all your senses are meant to be excited and spoiled, in order to achieve an unforgettable tasting experience. There is no better way to get away from the buzz and unwind a little in the private garden, a lush open-air oasis brimming with flowering trees, century-old olive and citrus trees, as well as a beautiful fountain. For savouring a good glass of wine and a gourmet meal, or for gathering with friends and family - retreat to the private courtyard garden which reflects calmness, tranquillity and peace. Guests can drink, dine or simply relax in this unique private sanctuary.

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Assaggio Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum - Turkey Offering stunning alfresco dining perched over azure waters, Assaggio – Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum specializes in creative, light Italian dishes that use fresh, seasonal ingredients. From a simple burrata salad to traditional wood-fired pizzas, there is something for everyone. With its sophisticated atmosphere and views stretching out over the sea, diners will experience an upscale, yet relaxed dining environment where the menu is as enticing as the setting. The restaurant’s exquisite bar offers top liquor brands as well as cigars and cocktails. Guests are invited to enjoy the luxurious relaxation area with its lounge music while watching the beautiful sunset. The restaurant offers a mesmerizing experience for those vacating their yachts and is open six days a week for delicate Turkish hospitality with an Italian touch.

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WET STORIES SANTORINI Santorini - Greece The hottest beach bar in Santorini is located on the beautiful beach of Perivolos. Cosmopolitan and popular, Wet Stories Santorini is the ultimate celebrity spot on the island. The best Greek bands and the greatest DJ’s meet every summer at Wet Stories for a chilled vibe. The experienced bartenders at the beach bar will create delicious summer cocktails for their guests. Moreover, the kitchen offers the funkiest dishes in order to deliver a delicious experience! Take advantage of the exclusive services and allow Wet Stories create a memorable meal, wedding party, private event or dinner, with the seaside at your feet. Wet Stories provides a range of activities such as rackets, beach volley and water sports.

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Karatello Tavern Limassol - Cyprus Overlooking the majestic Medieval Castle in the heart of the old town of Lemesos, adjacent to the Carob Mill Museum, Karatello manages to create a perfect amalgamation of the classic and the modern. Capturing the ambience of an old-fashioned and welcoming tavern, Karatello serves traditional, innovative meze dishes. Create your own meat or fish meze combination or enjoy the popular fixed meze. A choice from the Ă la carte selection is also a tasty option. The well-known locoumades are a must as the final touch to any meal! Karatello is an ideal choice for small private parties and functions.

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Firedoor Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives Nestled in an intimate space away from the other resort facilities, Firedoor speciality restaurant sets the stage for a special celebration. Upon entering, be greeted by a hive of activity at the show kitchen featuring an impressive Josper grill, set to fire up your appetite. At the heart of the restaurant, schools of colourful fish swim idly in the lagoon adding to the carefree and relaxed vibe as guests dine in privacy either indoors or alfresco.

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Indian Ocean

Miss Olive Oyl Restaurant & Pool Bar SAii Lagoon Maldives, South MalĂŠ Atoll - Maldives Miss Olive Oyl Restaurant & Pool Bar offers fresh and sophisticated dining with a strong emphasis on organic ingredients, olive oils, local seafood and delicious sizzling grills. A casual menu combines offerings from the land and sea with fresh seafood and tasty grilled dishes and a drinks list of tropical cocktails, endearing wines and smooth spirits. Tantalising tastes come with panoramic sea views and sounds that serenade the Maldivian shoreline.

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Indian Ocean

Swarna Jumeirah Vittaveli, South Malé Atoll - Maldives Swarna translates to ‘gold’ in Sanskrit, reflecting royalty, opulence, and the rich heritage of Indian cuisine. The gold standard at Jumeirah Vittaveli, this exclusive fine dining restaurant will delight you with creative flavours, complemented by an impressive arrangement of dishes, including crockery that was specifically chosen to enhance the visual presentation. The restaurant features three open-air dining cabanas, one Chef ’s table, and one swing for after-dinner relaxation, all dotted throughout a Maharaja-style garden setting. The menu offers a selection of set menus with creative interpretations of traditional Indian recipes. On alternating days, you may choose to dine on authentic Thalis (platters), designed for traditional Indian cuisine aficionados.

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Tarragon

Africa

Ikoyi - Nigeria Tarragon is the in-house restaurant at Culinary Academy Nigeria, led by Chef Patron - Tiyan Alile, and Executive Sous Chefs; Gift Owonte and Ben Amevor. There are two unique dining styles which include the exquisite À la Carte Menu and a Chef ’s Tasting Menu, designed by the chef ’s team. There is also live demonstration cooking. The menu exemplifies fundamental French and Nigerian techniques which have been redefined to suit modern palates and epitomises the creativity which Chef Tiyan encourages her students to assume. Tarragon serves as a hands-on training facility for aspiring chefs, waiters and service staff as the training approach involves immersion in a real world experience which serves as a springboard to career paths. The quality of service at the restaurant is never compromised as the students are tutored by the industries’ finest.

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Africa

Saskia Restaurant Fusion Boutique Hotel, Polokwane - South Africa Saskia Fine Dining Restaurant, at the Fusion Boutique Hotel attracts the a-list for sundowners and decadent dining under the watchful eye of Rembrandt’s replicas. The restaurant, named and inspired by artist Rembrandt Van Rijns wife and muse, is a modern tribute to life, love and art. Recline amid modern versions of traditional paintings by Rembrandt while indulging in the executive chef ’s own masterpieces that fuse traditional dishes with a contemporary twist. Exquisitely served by an experienced and passionate team of ambassadors.

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