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Dining Destinations October 2021


C O N T E N T S October 2021

04| Bridges Restaurant

06| The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt

07| Cilantro Restaurant at Sun Gardens Dubrovnik

08| Pathos Restaurant

09| Epsilon Resto Bar

10| Malva Restaurant

11| Yûhi Restaurant

14| Favola at Le Méridien Chiang Mai

15| Beach Society

16| Man Fu Yuan

17| The Grand Palace

18| China Blue

20| GUSTOSO Italian Restaurant


21| URBAN331 BISTRO & WHISKY LOUNGE

22| Cozzi THE Roof

23| China Blue by Jereme Leung

24| Hall of Golden Chimes

25| 2Pangea

26| AMUZ Gourmet

28| JANA International Cuisine

29| Puerto 99

30| The Rooftop at Gran Meliá Arusha

31| Raakani

32| The Elephant & The Butterfly

33| Miss Olive Oyl Restaurant & Pool Bar


Europe

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Bridges Restaurant Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam - NETHERLANDS The legendary location, which once served as the canteen of the former Town Hall of Amsterdam, is now a place where gourmands can savour the delights of fine dining restaurant Bridges. Bridges is an award-winning fish restaurant, where you can choose between a wide variety of à la carte options or a special Chef’s menu. It is a place where ‘the exceptional is accessible’. Chef de Cuisine Raoul Meuwese uses international influences in his creations and gives them a unique and personal twist. A unique feature is the Chef’s Table in the heart of the kitchen, where you can experience the magic of the kitchen brigade up close. Bridges also provides a private dining area, where you can enjoy an intimate dinner in the comfort of your own private space.

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The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt The Chedi Andermatt - SWITZERLAND

With the new Japanese restaurant on Mount Gütsch, star cook Dietmar Sawyere has further refined the unique concept of The Japanese in what is Switzerland’s highest-altitude Japanese restaurant. The menu is accordingly sophisticated, with the finest Japanese dishes like shidashi bentō, omakase, kaiseki, sushi and tempura prepared for you fresh at 2300m above sea-level. The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt is a hotspot for hikers, skiers and gourmets, whom it invites to enjoy culinary highlights accompanied by views of Gotthard, the Oberalp pass and the Ursern Valley.

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Cilantro Restaurant Sun Gardens Dubrovnik - CROATIA Inspired by a desire to explore the Mediterranean region, the Cilantro restaurant is a diner’s gem that you mustn’t miss during your stay at Sun Gardens Dubrovnik. As the Adriatic Sea whispers on the shore, experience mouth-watering aromas from the spectacular open kitchen and enjoy a light lunch or a quiet romantic dinner for two. Authentic ingredients bursting with flavour and modern culinary techniques make Cilantro the perfect choice for discerning diners seeking delightful dishes in chic surroundings with a breath-taking sea view.

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Europe

Pathos Restaurant

Milos Cove Inception Resort, Milos - GREECE

From sunrise till dusk the flavors of the Mediterranean evoke the senses. The fusion of flavors and aromas, the modern inspirations, the Greek flair and spellbinding views to the sea, create a culinary experience that will exceed expectations. Service is only à la carte from Breakfast until the 10 Course Degustation Menu with the Wine Pairing.

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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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Malva Restaurant Susona Bodrum - TURKEY

Susona Bodrum houses Malva Restaurant, an exclusive restaurant concept that wholeheartedly embraces local products and suppliers. The restaurant aims to showcase the rich and wide food range of Aegean Cuisine. Malva is a boho chic destination restaurant, where you will experience good slow food - cooked with ingredients handpicked by the Chef. Enjoy peaceful live music with International and Turkish covers of Jazzy, Soft Funk and Soul of popular songs, after a magnificent dinner experience.

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Yûhi Restaurant Swissôtel Resort Bodrum Beach - TURKEY A night with the stars: experience the delights of Asia and the Mediterranean at Yûhi Restaurant, located at Swissotel Resort Bodrum Beach in Istanbul, Turkey. Yûhi Restaurant serves an elegant dinner experience with a view of the islands. Located on the roof, Yûhi Restaurant will make you feel above the clouds while appeasing you with unique Asian and Mediterranean taste experiences. The chefs demonstrate their skills with recipes prepared on the bar, crowned with special sushi and sashimi service.

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Asia

Favola at Le Méridien Chiang Mai Le Méridien Chiang Mai - THAILAND Located in the 5-star Le Méridien 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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Beach Society

Asia

SO Sofitel Hua Hin, Cha-Am - THAILAND

Discover new beach dining experiences at Beach Society, SO Sofitel Hua Hin. Step into Beach Society, open-air beachfront restaurant with stunning views. Savour beachside bites, nouveau earthstone oven-fired flatbreads, and the best of surf and turf during lunch and dinner – all superbly crafted from the finest and freshest local ingredients.

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Man Fu Yuan InterContinental Singapore - SINGAPORE Man Fu Yuan is a stalwart in the Chinese fine dining scene in Singapore, serving culinary presentations that showcase an artful balance of spices and flavours, uplifted by modern interpretations and quality ingredients. Look forward to a refined dining experience underpinned by traditional culinary techniques with a touch of modernity, and elevate your experience with a handpicked selection of quality wines or premium tea pairings. Set within an elegant venue which accommodates up to 172 guests, including a suite of private dining rooms, Man Fu Yuan is well-suited for all occasions, from private business lunches to joyous celebratory events.

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The Grand Palace

Asia

Legend Palace - MACAU

The Grand Palace Chinese fine dining restaurant serves an innovative Chinese cuisine and exquisite, handmade dim sum dishes. The spacious dining area with panoramic sea views provides an unmatched dining experience. There are also 10 private dining rooms available for exclusive gatherings.

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China Blue Conrad Tokyo - JAPAN China Blue serves innovative Cantonese food with a dash of flair. Chef Albert Tse, who established his reputation in Singapore at the renowned Jiang-Na Chun restaurant, is the creator behind the original modern Chinese dishes. China Blue is also home to a spectacular walk-in wine cellar and three private dining rooms with breathtaking views of Hamarikyu Gardens and Tokyo Bay.

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Alto Wine Estate

IS A LEADING RED WINE PRODUCER NESTLED HIGH IN THE HELDERBERG MOUNTAINS IN STELLENBOSCH We are an Estate with a rich heritage and have been producing world-class wines for over a hundred years. We are the oldest red wine only producer in South Africa and are also one of the few wine estates to have only had five winemakers in our century old history — with two being a father and son duo. Our portfolio of wines is small and curated, our winemaker Bertho van der Westhuizen treats each wine as he would our flagship blend. From our Iconic Alto Rouge to our exceptional Alto Estate Blend, our wines ensure quality and consistency throughout. Visit our intimate Tasting Room, stroll through our barrel cellar or join us for our seasonal sunset rouge evenings and learn about the rich heritage and legacy that makes Alto what it is today. Address: Annandale Road, Stellenbosch T: 021 881 3884 E: info@altowines.co.za AltoWinery

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GUSTOSO Italian Restaurant MADISON TAIPEI HOTEL - TAIWAN

GUSTOSO, which means yummy in Italian, believes that dining is all about the experience. That is why at GUSTOSO a symphony of harmonious setting with textures, will leave you both satisfied and longing for more. Located on the second floor of Madison Taipei Hotel, GUSTOSO’s inconspicuous luxury will make you feel as if you were dining in a park surrounded by the wide and lush trees from the medians in the street. Their authentic Southern Italian cuisine brings people together with a festive touch that encourages guests to interact with each other. All bright, lively Mediterranean dishes consist only of fresh and the highest quality, local ingredients to amuse your palate, including risottos, house-made pasta, and thin-crust pizza.

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URBAN331 BISTRO & WHISKY LOUNGE MADISON TAIPEI HOTEL - TAIWAN URBAN331 BISTRO & WHISKY LOUNGE is located on the 1st floor of Madison Taipei Hotel. This luxury outlet collects top malt whiskies from all over the world and offers a wide range of classic wines, signature cocktails and exotic cuisines. URBAN331 BISTRO & WHISKY LOUNGE has a warm and quiet space, full of modern classic furniture and art deco in every corner, creating an extraordinary atmosphere and luxury atmosphere. Turning into a trendy nightclub every Friday and Saturday night with live band performances featuring jazz and classic hits, this is the best place in town to enjoy a relaxing and intimate moment with friends and colleagues.

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Cozzi THE Roof HOTEL COZZI Zhongshan Kaohsiung - TAIWAN

Cozzi THE Roof, an elegant restaurant on the 30th floor of HOTEL COZZI Zhongshan Kaohsiung, is the perfect choice for an unforgettable night in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Come right before sunset hours and watch the sky transformed between colors of the spectrum in Cozzi THE Roof from the 30th floor. Overlooking Kaohsiung city’s tallest building against the South China Sea, the 270-degree panoramic harbor and city view surely will start off a magical evening for you. With a menu that’s painstakingly crafted by the master chefs with frequent new additions and a seasonal menu, Cozzi THE Roof is perfect for those who enjoy culinary adventures. However, one thing that never goes out of season are the savory dry-aged steaks which are kept in the aging room maintained at the ideal temperature and humidity levels for 21 days before serving. Their ingredients are sourced from the finest vendors nationwide, which is combined with freshly picked, local produce. Cozzi THE Roof is the perfect choice for an elegant night out with your special someone or for that important business client you’re looking to impress. The premier restaurant can be reserved for private functions and is perfect for people looking to add a bit of modern flair for a wedding banquet, a charity fundraiser, or a corporate party. Cozzi THE Roof provides an intimate setting from a minimum of 80 people up to 180 people. The venue features high ceilings, a panoramic view of the city and the harbor, and dishes designed by the master chef to suit any palate.

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China Blue by Jereme Leung Conrad Manila - PHILIPPINES Experience all the fiery passion of Latin America with every dish, conversation and rhythm. Introducing VaKaVa - Pan Latin Grill and Lounge by Richard Sandoval, where vibe and flavour come together to set your soul ablaze. VaKaVa celebrates the vibrant taste and adventurous dining culture of Latin America and beyond from Mexico to Argentina, we fly around Brazil, Peru and land bursting with color and spice. “We invite you to join the party - eat, laugh, sip and dance. Salud!”

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Hall of Golden Chimes NagaWorld, Phnom Penh - CAMBODIA Hall of Golden Chimes is a luxurious Chinese restaurant offering the freshest seafood and authentic Cantonese delights. Exquisitely decorated with a golden theme flowing throughout, its location on Level 5 of NagaWorld2 affords stunning views of the nearby Hun Sen Park and the confluence of the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Tonle Bassac rivers. Private rooms are also available through advance bookings for an exclusive feast in close company. Signature dishes include Live Lobster poached with Cheese and Butter, Golden-fried Mekong Lobster with Salted Egg Yolk, and Braised Dried South African 28 Heads Abalone. The premium seafood and fish for these meals can be selected directly from the freshwater tanks in the restaurant.

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2Pangea

Asia

NagaWorld, Phnom Penh - CAMBODIA

2Pangea serves up a phenomenal buffet dinner every evening from 5:30pm to 10pm. The restaurant is home to Phnom Penh’s longest buffet line, stocked with premium food items including the freshest seafood on ice, tantalising meat carvings, homemade pizza and pasta, a huge selection of Asian and Western mains, dim sum, sushi, noodles, salads and some delectable desserts and fruits. The restaurant is located at Level 2 of NagaWorld2, the glittering expansion development of multi-award winning, world-class integrated resort NagaWorld. 2Pangea’s vast array of food offerings is constantly updated and features special additions during major celebrations and annual holidays including the Western, Chinese and Khmer New Years, Valentine’s Day and more.

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AMUZ Gourmet Jakarta - INDONESIA Offering an opulent fine dining experience, AMUZ Gourmet Restaurant is a sanctuary of French gastronomy and lifestyle situated in the heart of Jakarta. Decorated in stunningly modern French art deco style with contemporary Asian influences, the new space of AMUZ Gourmet Restaurant epitomizes a vibrant and refreshing vibe that is perfect for any occasion whether it be a casual, business or even private event. Savor the finest of contemporary French cuisine accompanied by the finest of French wines, as well as other European and New World wines that are perfectly stored in a walk-in glass cellar at AMUZ Gourmet restaurant. Led by Chef Gilles Marx, a seasoned chef in French cuisine with over 20 years of experience and multiple prestigious awards to his name, AMUZ Gourmet Restaurant offers guests a remarkable fine dining experience. Chef Gilles, who was brought up with the concept of sharing a good time around the table and respecting quality produce, aims to bring this particular concept to the tables at AMUZ. He believes a good meal is meant to be shared with family, friends, colleagues or clients, as it relaxes the atmosphere and facilitates communication as well as interaction, which in turn will bring people closer and later be memories to be cherished. With perfect presentation, an ever-changing menu based on the best seasonal produce from markets around the world, and exclusive desserts as well as fine wines that are all delivered with quality service, your fine dining experience at AMUZ Gourmet Restaurant will be a perfect one.

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Middle East

JANA International Cuisine Al Mashreq Boutique Hotel, Riyadh - SAUDI ARABIA JANA is an International Cuisine all-day and fine dining restaurant. JANA offers daily changing buffet meals in a cozy setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a variety of à la carte choices with a live cooking station crafted by the culinary chef. Guests can experience entertaining live food preparation at the open kitchen. There is also an Italian kitchen with a wood-fired pizza oven for a truly unique gastronomic adventure. The setting is vivid and luxurious, making JANA the most perfect venue for a new trend of both modern and traditional experiences, with ostentatious accessories. Overlooking the vibrant Al Ourouba Street, JANA serves international dishes in different regions of centuries.

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Puerto 99

Middle East

Dubai - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Located in Bluewaters Island, Puerto 99 Seafood & Steak brings to you the best Mexican experience in Dubai. Puerto 99 stands out for its incredible atmosphere and unique style! Inspired in the Mexican territory, its parties, its folklore and its great marine extension; the chefs retake the culinary techniques that have prevailed for centuries in the country and give it a contemporary twist to present to the cosmopolitan city of Dubai. Next to the beach, Puerto 99 offers a beautiful view of JBR and Marina, with live performances of Mexican Mariachis, amazing DJ’s, musicians and regional Mexican dancers to amuse you while you enjoy the exquisite variety of cocktails on offer, including of course the signature Margaritas!

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Africa

The Rooftop at Gran Meliá Arusha Gran Meliá Arusha - TANZANIA Located on the top floor is the most exclusive place in Arusha with incredible views to the Mount Meru, the second highest mountain in the country. This stunning African environment combines with a unique ambience to create a high-energy restaurant and bar where the sunset invites you in to enjoy the Peruvian-Spanish fusion cuisine. Enjoy both the indoor restaurant dining experience or food to share and tapas on the terrace, all accompanied by live entertainment and high-energy cocktails and beer bar.

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Raakani

Indian Ocean

Fushifaru Maldives - Lhaviyani Atoll

Raakani, named after the Spider Conch Shell, exudes elegance and exquisite ‘surf and turf’ cuisine. Sit back and unwind with the subtle use of local materials such as palm-thatched dining platforms with panoramic views of the crystal clear seas and white beaches of Lhaviyani Atoll.

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Indian Ocean

The Elephant & The Butterfly Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, South Malé Atoll

Rooted in Mexico and inspired by Latin American cuisine, The Elephant and The Butterfly™ is the iconic oceanfront restaurant and bar at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, offering Pan-Latin inspired dishes and live music six days a week. Enjoy lunch with a panoramic ocean view or dive into the menu of gourmet bites, including a variety of soft tacos, locally-caught seafood ceviche and tiradito, or signature guacamole prepared tableside. All of these culinary delights pair perfectly with a varied selection of international wines, selected by the resident sommelier. Polar elements of rusticity and sophistication co-exist in celebration with the rhythm of colors, tastes and styles.

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Indian Ocean

Miss Olive Oyl Restaurant & Pool Bar SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, South Malé 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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