Tasting Notes

The Most CHIC Tableware

Defining your personal interior style often starts with your choice of dinnerware. It reflects your lifestyle, your way of dining. The importance of presentation is, without doubt, the key feature to a successful dinner. The power of tableware lies within its capacity to enhance the dining experience, without taking the spotlight away from the dishes. It definitely enriches the total food experience.

With this in mind, the Belgian brand CHIC designs one-of-a-kind, timeless tableware with unique material features. Currently, the tableware industry is strongly focused on design. In response to this, CHIC aims to produce user-friendly design products with an added value. The different product lines of the brand CHIC are developed with the vision to combine elegant design with innovative materials (e.g. lightweight material;...

September 02, 2019

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Distinguished Dutch Duo Richard van Oostenbrugge and Thomas Groot Open a New Restaurant on Curaçao

Taking their culinary talents from city to shore, the Michelin-starred chefs of renowned restaurant 212 in Amsterdam have opened their newest dining offering on the island of Curaçao, restaurant ‘020’, located on a captivating 16th-century estate. 

Named after Amsterdam’s area code, restaurant 020 takes inspiration from the duo's Michelin-starred restaurant 212 in the Dutch capital. The pair's new seaside restaurant provides the kitchen team, interactive bar set-up and culinary qualities, while the island takes care of the rest. With its breath-taking ocean view, light dishes and relaxed à la carte menu, 020 is the cool, younger brother of 212. Richard van Oostenbrugge...

August 29, 2019

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TATE and Wing Lei Palace host highly-anticipated four-hands dinner this September

Vicky Lau, the queen of French-Chinese cuisine, is joining Macau’s most revered Cantonese Chef, Tam Kwok Fung, at Wing Lei Palace for two nights of culinary excellence this week.

On the evenings of 5 & 6 September, the highly-anticipated four-hands dinner featuring Viky Lau, chef-owner of one-Michelin-starred Relais & Châteaux member TATE Dining Room, and Tam Kwok Fung of Cantonese fine dining restaurant Wing Lei Palace will take place at Fung's spectacular restaurant in Wynn Palace, Macau. The two celebrated chefs will present a two-night dinner series that highlights the use of coveted seasonal...

August 27, 2019

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An Ode to the Garden | Sang Hoon Degeimbre

Taking inspiration from the myriad of ingredients produced on the five-hectares surrounding restaurant L’air du temps, Belgium-Korean two-star chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre is waving the flag for new Walloon cuisine.

Belgian-chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre started his journey in Miryang, South Korea, before a Belgian family adopted him and his younger brother. During his younger years, he became interested in the field of pharmacy and embarked on studies, which soon lead him to the conclusion that this wasn’t the career path for him. "I never imagined becoming a chef and having a career in this industry, I didn’t even realize what impact cooking...

August 26, 2019

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