La Ristrettos | A Surprise Find In A Place of Healing

Upon entering La Ristrettos, one is suddenly transported from the white, clinical corridors of the Novena Medical Centre into a warm, cosy café full of brown furnishings, quaint wall decorations and tasteful flower arrangement pieces. The large window panes on one side of the café with a mix of white lace and gingham curtain adornments, the backdrop for a high table seating area, struck me as rather … Continue reading La Ristrettos | A Surprise Find In A Place of Healing

The Daily Cut | Knows How to Serve A Satisfying Salad

I never really liked salads before. The idea of eating a bunch of green, healthy tasting stuff was not particularly appealing to me. Only when I decided that I must try to lose some weight/fat and get leaner/more muscular, that I began eating salads 2 to 3 times a week, sometimes more or less, depending on how soon a salsa performance was coming up. And … Continue reading The Daily Cut | Knows How to Serve A Satisfying Salad

Absinthe Restaurant Français, Boat Quay

The brainchild of four friends from Europe, Absinthe is a popular French restaurant which has been in Singapore for already around five years or so. Before moving to its new home along the bright, lively streets of Boat Quay, it first blossomed in the restaurant enclave of Bukit Pasoh, along with the now long standing Oso Ristorante. Before visiting it for dinner a few months ago to celebrate an … Continue reading Absinthe Restaurant Français, Boat Quay

Bistro Du Vin, Zion Road

Bistro Du Vin is a restaurant that I have been meaning to try for the longest time. During restaurant week earlier this year, almost made reservations for lunch but these fell through due to a busy week. I am happy to say that I finally visited this lovely French restaurant for lunch this month with delightful company and had a most wonderful time there. The … Continue reading Bistro Du Vin, Zion Road

Raisin Cream Bun, Barcook Bakery

This “review” is going to be a bit different from the usual. Because what it is really going to be, is just a little bit of gushing about a wonderful bread item from Barcook Bakery. Started around 5 years back with a small shop in Chinatown, Barcook believes in ‘quality and freshness which are the key ingredients’ in their bread. Their Raisin Cream Bun (S$1.40 … Continue reading Raisin Cream Bun, Barcook Bakery

Kaz Japanese Fusion Sushi, Rochester Mall

I’d say that Rochester is one of the hip, trendy enclaves of restaurants, bars and other eateries in Singapore. And Rochester Mall is its newest addition, close to the main road. This place seems a bit different though. A mid-sized, sleepy building at the entrance to Rochester, it houses just about 10 F&B establishments and then mostly services like laundry, hair, spa, education etc – … Continue reading Kaz Japanese Fusion Sushi, Rochester Mall

The Square, Novotel Clarke Quay

*This was an invited food tasting session. Situated within the Novotel hotel that has been part of the Clarke Quay landscape for probably at least a decade, The Square Restaurant also gives off a bit of an old school charm. The restaurant is situated in a spacious corner on Level 7 (which also houses the hotel reception and bar, Le Rouge) of the Novotel Clarke Quay, and … Continue reading The Square, Novotel Clarke Quay

Le Belvédère, Annecy

A nice quiet restaurant with a Michelin star in a small town in the Rhone-Alps region of France, Le Belvédère is truly a gem – fabulous food at reasonable prices, a cosy ambience perfect for a romantic date or just a nice, long dinner with friends, and with impeccable service. Fantastic view, too. Possibly the best restaurant I have ever been to. And also in … Continue reading Le Belvédère, Annecy