Tasting Notes

Gastronomy on the Go

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, many of the world’s best chefs and restaurants are coming up with innovative ways to keep providing their employees with an income while sating the appetites of their foodie fans. FOUR has rounded up some of our favorite dining destinations that are offering takeaway options from their menus to help curb the spread of the coronavirus…

From the United States to the United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, Spain and France, many of the word's gastronomy hotspots are battling with the raging coronavirus outbreak, which is wreaking havoc with people's lives. Many are ill and the death toll is soaring, and in the background businesses are struggling to keep afloat with hundreds of employees losing their sources of income. One of the worst-hit industries is the hospitality and...

March 27, 2020

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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2020 Revealed

One of the most notable restaurant ranking lists, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, has unveiled their pick of Asia’s top dining spots for 2020. Amid much global chaos and uncertainty, recognizing those who are excelling in the industry is certainly a welcome celebration. Let’s take a look at this year’s cream of the gastronomic crop…

The ceremony, which took place on Tuesday 24 March 2020, took the safer route of a virtual presentation of the awards streamed live worldwide. Many of our favorite restaurants made an appearance on the list, with Odette restaurant in Singapore taking the crown as the best restaurant in the region for the second year in a row. Led by chef Julien Royer, this elegant venue wows diners with its Asian-influenced contemporary French...

March 26, 2020

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David Nayfeld

A native of the Bay Area, David Nayfeld, is chef and co-owner of Italian hot spot Che Fico in San Francisco’s Nopa neighborhood where warm hospitality, wholesome food and delicious cocktails are the order of the day. 

Boasting an impressive list of restaurants on his resume, Nayfeld has gained culinary experience working alongside some of the most revered names in the industry. Taking his first job at the age of 13, he has understood the value of hard work from early on. Starting off working at a local produce market, he then moved into the kitchen, taking on various roles in restaurants throughout his teenage years. After school, David continued...

March 23, 2020

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A Gift from the Greeks: Ktima Gerovassiliou Winery

Sprawled across Epanomi’s slopes, a stone’s throw from the city of Thessaloniki, lies the meticulously-tended vineyard of one of Greece’s most renowned wineries, Ktima Gerovassiliou. 

Ktima Gerovassiliou is the brainchild of Vangelis Gerovassiliou, a viticulture virtuoso who has been involved in vine cultivation and winemaking since 1981, when he decided to revive the family vineyard extending over 2.5 hectares in the Papamola region of Epanomi, approximately 25 km southeast of Thessaloniki. In this unique ecosystem he planted the long-forgotten Greek grape variety Malagousia, that he then vinified, revived and...

March 18, 2020

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