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Ladurée Introduces Christmas Edition of Famous Macarons

Ladurée Introduces Christmas Edition of Famous Macarons

The rich packaging colors of this new “Les Indiennes” line were inspired by the textiles worn during the holidays during the 16th century in Southern France Too beautiful to eat? It’s a tough call and one recipients of Ladurée’s Christmas edition macaron sets will be forced to make this holiday season. The macarons, nestled in their(…)

Dinner and Drinks with a River View at HCMC’s The Deck

Dinner and Drinks with a River View at HCMC’s The Deck

Sleek and modern, The Deck offers an unrivaled view of the Saigon River I like to consider The Deck as the ace up my sleeve. New visitors to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam always want to spend their first day touring landmarks like the Saigon Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market. They’re “must-dos” by guidebook(…)

Master Chef Extraordinaire – Interview with Alain Ducasse

Master Chef Extraordinaire – Interview with Alain Ducasse

Words and Photography by Sylvia Le Dung Alain Ducasse needs no introduction. The French Master Chef, renowned the world over for his culinary empire, which is comprised of Michelin starred restaurants, cooking schools, and cookbooks, shows no sign of slowing down. Ducasse recently made headlines with his upcoming, much anticipated Culinary Summit in Monte Carlo,(…)

Just in Time; Nobu Beijing Reopens Following Renovations

Just in Time; Nobu Beijing Reopens Following Renovations

The first time I ate at Nobu was in Tokyo and it took a bit of luck to make it happen.  A friend and I were nearing the end of our time in Japan and decided to call and see if maybe, just maybe, the famed restaurant could fit us in that evening.  To our(…)

Anantara Maldives Introduces World’s Most Unique Coffee from Elephants

Anantara Maldives Introduces World’s Most Unique Coffee from Elephants

Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas recently launched Black Ivory Coffee at its four Maldives resorts, following on from its Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Thailand. What is Black Ivory Coffee you ask? Well, it’s coffee that is digested and naturally refined by elephants in Thailand and costs $1,100 per kilogram. Many coffee connoisseurs complain that(…)

Ladurée to Open First Hong Kong Store

Ladurée to Open First Hong Kong Store

Cupcakes are so last year! Macarons are the new cupcakes! Desert purists all over the world have been debating the issue of the ‘new’ hot treat for a while now. Hong Kong’s desert scene has followed suit and the city has, in recent times, seen a profusion of bakeries and desert boutiques that offer a(…)

The Langham Hotel HK to Host Lavish New Gourmet Festival

The Langham Hotel HK to Host Lavish New Gourmet Festival

Langham Food and Wine Festival: September 13 – September 23 Hong Kong will emphasize its commitment to world class cuisine with the staging of a new festival from September 13th. The Langham Food and Wine Festival, an iconic first for the island’s hotel industry, will see world-renowned chefs, award-winning wine producers and highly-acclaimed industry enthusiasts gather(…)

Luxury Mooncakes Galore 2012: Hong Kong and Singapore

Luxury Mooncakes Galore 2012: Hong Kong and Singapore

Fly Me to the Moon Have a mooncake, or two, to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival Festivals always seem to be associated with certain signature foods. Christmas is usually linked to the consumption of luxurious Christmas puddings, Easter with the devouring of hot cross buns and Thanksgiving with the partaking in lavish family feasts, which feature(…)