Tasting Notes

The Rivoli Bar

The glamour of the past still exists, as Rowena Marella-Daw discovered when she stepped into the opulent sophistication of a truly classic cocktail lounge.

The Ritz London needs no introduction. When Swiss hotelier Cesar Ritz opened the hotel in 1906, the iconic landmark became a favourite bolthole for international elite guests visiting the capital. In the decades since, it has served as an enigmatic place for social gatherings of all sorts, even providing distraction and respite from the rigours of two World Wars. It was at the Marie Antoinette suite that Churchill, De Gaulle and...

August 06, 2019

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Hélène Darroze Launches New Flagship Restaurant

Two decades after her debut on the Left Bank in Paris,  Basque/Landes culinary queen Hélène Darroze has returned to her roots, reinventing N°4 Rue d’Assas with her new flagship restaurant, Marsan by Hélène Darroze.

Originally the venue of her Michelin starred ‘Restaurant Hélène Darroze' in the 6th arrondissement, the space has undergone an eleven-month restoration to become Marsan. The restaurant, which opened its doors in May, is named after Darroze's home region in Les Landes in South-West France, and boasts an exciting new menu that champions her producers - a trait the chef has become famous for. The dishes have been carefully created...

August 02, 2019

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Handcrafters of High Quality Horilka | Nemiroff Vodka Company

Crafted using artesian water filtered by ancient minerals combined with only the best natural ingredients, Nemiroff Vodka bares a unique, superlative flavor. FOUR speaks to Yuriy Sorochinskiy, CEO of the awarding-winning Ukrainian vodka brand, about the process behind vodka production and how, under his helm, Nemiroff has grown from a small-scale local producer to one of the top 10 vodkas sold globally…

Can you tell us a bit about the history of Nemiroff Vodka Company? Officially Nemiroff has a 150-year legacy of making high-quality vodka. However, written records for the distillery go back to 1752. Nemyriv distillery was the preferred supplier of the imperial houses. In 1872, after the distillery was renovated, Countess Maria Sherbatova perfected a recipe of Ukrainian vodka that was based on wheat spirit instead of traditional...

July 24, 2019

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Écriture welcomes award-winning chef Vincent Thierry for a four-hands dinner in Hong Kong this August

On August 12th, 2 Michelin-starred Écriture will welcome acclaimed chef Vincent Thierry of Bangkok’s Chef’s Table at The Dome at Lebua for a special, one-night-only four hands dinner collaboration in vibrant Central Hong Kong.

Vincent Thierry will join forces with Écriture’s talented chef, Maxime Gilbert, and together, the two pioneering French chefs will present an exclusive 9-course joint menu featuring creative French cuisine priced at HK$2,880 +10% per guest for one night only on Monday 12 August. Vincent, who is a native of the Loire Valley - a lush area of France renowned for its exceptional produce - describes his culinary philosophy as...

July 23, 2019

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