Chef in the Spotlight – Chef Sven Cepon and the Beef Tartare

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Here is Part 2 and 3 of Chef in the Spotlight – Executive Chef of Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, Chef Sven Cepon. Chef Sven worked in a number of 5 star hotels in Cyprus and Switzerland for over 5 years, after which he moved to the Maldives in 2008 as Executive Sous […]

Glasgow School of Art – The Mackintosh Building

Another great place to visit if you’re ever in Glasgow, is its School of Art. It was founded in 1845 as the Glasgow Government School of Design, but in 1853, it changed its name to The Glasgow School of Art.  By the end of the 19th century Glasgow School of Art was one of the leading art academies […]

Malé and Hulhumalé, Maldives

Second day in Maldives and we are totally psyched over checking out Malé. Malé, the capital of the Maldives is rather small, approximately 1.7km long and 1km wide, and located at the south end of Kaafu Atoll. It hosts about 150,000 of the 300,000 odd Maldivian inhabitants and is very close to Hulhumalé, the airport […]

My Happiest Moment

The things that used to make me smile when I was a kid, have changed a lot, especially now that I am an adult. Somehow, we develop a taste for more grown up toys or experiences.. but one thing stays the same though. That very second you go, “oh wow!” uncovering a new bicycle as […]

Chef in the Spotlight, Chef Sven Cepon of Sheraton Maldives

First couple of days in Maldives, and we are acclimatising to the heat. I mean, Kuala Lumpur is hot and everything, but you ain’t felt nothing yet. The scorching heat on your skin as early as 6am.. no wonder everyone goes around in flip-flops , string bikinis, speedos or shorts. The white linen shirt and shorts that are uniform […]

Peat Cutting at the Isle of Islay

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The Isle of Islay is the place where I tried my hand at peat cutting, for the first time, and what an experiece it was! Islay is famous for it’s eight whisky distilleries and a ninth distillery is planned to open in 2009 in the lovely village of Port Charlotte. The Inner Hebridean islands of […]

Daniel Boulud Bistro Moderne

Given what little time I had in Singapore, I had to work fast. I had been given a ‘must eat list’ by Singapore gourmands, Camemberu, Keropokman and LadyIronChef. The one synonymous name that came popping up was DB’s. Originally from Lyon, France, Chef Daniel Boulud had finally opened shop at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Why […]

Maldives, hello!

First morning on Maldives.. and we are loving it! The sun is ever so brilliant even at 6a.m., it’s hard to stay indoors for long even though our cosy Ocean Villa at the Sheraton Maldives Fullmoon Resort and Spa is luxuriously comfortable. Imagine our surprise at the contemporary Maldivian-themed beach house tucked in the eastern end of the island, […]

Address to a Haggis

What is a Haggis? “Haggis, “The great Chieftain of the pudding’ race”, as Robert Burns, describes it, is indeed a toothsome morsel and it is a great pity that many people look upon it with dread, rather than as a fabulous Scottish dish. However since Haggis is made from the stomach, lungs and other internals of […]

Food Porn.. at Daniel Boulud’s

Sunday food porn.. There is nothing better, than sharing a platter.. Over Bellini’s. Daniel Boulud’s.. I like this place.     Read the full post, here. Add: db bistro, Marina Bay Sands, 10, Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956  

The Royal Mile Edinburgh

One cannot help but be charmed by the weaves of narrow cobble stoned roads, spires and picturesque landscapes, that together, balance a modern city with an old world charm and historic presence. Impressive medieval architecture, panoramic vistas, quaint little shops and interesting restaurants, make Edinburgh an awesome city to visit, and I was pretty excited […]