Tasting Notes

Richard Ekkebus | Going Dutch in Hong Kong

As Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental celebrates its tenth year of service, Dutch-born culinary director Richard Ekkebus speaks to Charmaine Mok about his journey from West to East, his obsession with food facts, and finally taking his most iconic dishes off the menu...

Holland days Richard Ekkebus knows a lot about food. But then, he also knows a lot about everything he cares for, from obscure facts about ancient architecture to every conceivable detail about mushrooms—information he has gleaned thanks to a thirsty mind and an obsession with detail. “I was always very driven. If I wanted to know about the moon, I made it a mission to find out everything about it,” says the 46-year-old ...

August 19, 2017

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Wine crush | Irreverence, intuition and tenacity

Established for over 135 years, Viña Valdivieso is Chile’s leading South America’s still and sparkling wine market from their spectacular Andean- and ocean-side locations.

Viña Valdivieso With a taste for French Champagne, Don Alberto Valdivieso launched his eponymous vineyard in 1879 and became the first producer of sparkling wines in Chile. In the 1980s Valdivieso vineyard started yielding still wines with Jorge Coderch as its driving force. Over a century later, it has become the leader in the domestic and South American markets, while expanding internationally. Today, located in the small rural village ...

August 18, 2017

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FOURty Seconds with Adam Simmonds

Having worked at and run many Michelin-starred restaurants, Adam Simmonds recently embarked on his first solo pop-up restaurant - The Test Kitchen: a place where the chefs serve the food and the dishes constantly change depending on the feedback. FOUR finds out more...

What are your earliest memories of being interested in food?  I think it was at school. I didn’t enjoy any of my other subjects so I just focused on cooking.   What, or who, would you say has inspired your cooking the most? Its not a single person or one thing really, its an amalgamation of everything I’ve learned during my time in the industry. You take lots of small experiences and create your ...

August 16, 2017

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The excellence of Italian cuisine with Bulgari

Starting this autumn, Michelin-starred Chef Niko Romito will bring his ideal of contemporary Italian cuisine to the restaurants of the new Bulgari Hotels in Beijing, Dubai and Shanghai.

Ideal Italian cooking Niko Romito, one of the world’s most celebrated chefs, with 3 Michelin stars for his Reale restaurant in Abruzzo, ranked 43rd among the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, will curate the cuisine at the Bulgari Hotels & Resorts of Beijing, Dubai and Shanghai, scheduled to open this fall.  For Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Romito has especially designed a new concept which, while preserving the ...

August 14, 2017

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