Tasting Notes

Roganic Hong Kong Introduces New Baking Workshop

Simon Rogan’s Michelin-starred urban farm-to-table outpost in Hong Kong has launched a series of baking classes led by Executive Chef Oli Marlow. Taking place on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, this exciting baking workshop will teach home chefs how to cook up some of the famed restaurant’s most beloved baked goods. 

Welcoming home-cooks of all skill levels, Chef Oli will lead the classes, giving guests a step-by-step demonstration in creating Roganic’s signature Irish Soda Bread and famous Apple Tart dessert. The recipe of the traditional Irish Soda Bread originated from Roganic in London, when one of the Irish chefs baked his mum’s soda bread recipe for the staff. The delicious bread became an instant hit, and is now served as an official signature dish in both Roganic London and Hong Kong. Roganic’s Apple Tart is a modern take on the classic apple tart, one of Chef Oli’s...

April 16, 2020

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Largest Private Collection of Whisky Goes on Auction

Calling all whisky connoisseurs – one of the most exciting events in the world of whisky is happening this April and luckily, you can take part safely from the comfort of your home.

Online whisky auction specialists Whisky Auctioneer are launching part two of their exclusive sale event The Perfect Collection by Mr. Richard Gooding. Consisting of a library of almost 4000 of the wold's most rare, coveted, expensive and expansive collection of Scotch Whisky bottles to go to public auction, this is a truly unique and very sought-after event. Iain McClune, Founder of Whisky Auctioneer, comments: “The Perfect Collection auction is a once in a lifetime opportunity for collectors, investors and whisky lovers to acquire a piece of whisky history. They will...

April 13, 2020

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Easter Egg-cellence

The only time of the year where indulging in chocolate can render no judgement, Easter is a fun-filled holiday for the whole family. Although things may look a little different for your Easter celebrations this year, some of our favorite luxury hotels and exclusive boutiques are crafting up egg-squisite chocolate creations. We’ve rounded up our top picks…

Betty's This year's Easter offering from Betty's is almost too gorgeous to eat. Gilded in the prettiest metallic shades and hand-decorated with blossoms, these chocolate creations will brighten up your home. All the eggs and novelties are made using the finest Swiss chocolate, and with a wide range to choose from, both kids and adults are in for a real treat. See the collection here. William Curley Award-winning patissier and chocolatier William Curley has created a tasteful collection of Easter eggs this year, each of which is beautifully carved and filled with a...

April 09, 2020

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Nature’s Samurai | Yoshihiro Narisawa

Known best for his restaurant Narisawa in Tokyo, Yoshihiro Narisawa brings together the history of Japanese cuisine and attempts to recover produce that is rapidly disappearing from the terroir. With utmost respect for his native land, Narisawa uses satoyama cuisine to bring Japanese nature to the plate.

"My concept hasn’t changed for a long time. It’s all about safeness, sustainability and using delicious ingredients,” states Yoshihiro Narisawa, with a confidence of a chef who is clearly created a lifelong mantra when it comes to sustainable culinary art. Having been born into a culinary family, Narisawa knew early on that he was going to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and father and dedicate himself fully to the world of gastronomy and hospitality. “My parents run a boulangerie, so since I was a child I grew up watching the guests enjoying...

April 06, 2020

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