FOC Off!

FOC Restaurant in Singapore was launched in September 2014 with the mission to bring us diners an experience of contemporary Catalonian cuisine with a forward thinking craft cocktail menu. It’s a partnership between Catalonian chef-restaurateur Nandu Jubany who owns Can Jubay (Michelin star’d for over 20 years), local chef…

Roberta’s Brooklyn’s gritty pizza joint

Roberta’s has been around since 2008 is located in the neighborhood of East Williamsburg and is revered as one of New York’s highly rated pizza joints. They are known for their wood oven fired pizza and hipster credentials – I mean they grow some the restaurant…

Buddakan – New York – Yes your opulency

Buddakan is the second of Stephen Starr’s restaurants’ which first launched in March 2006 and is one of the Meatpacking District’s widely spoken of hot spots. It operates in the Chinese domain and is everything you need in an opulent, grand dining hall – high ceilings,…

El Toro Blanco NYC – my initiation into Mexican food

New York has given me the first for many a dining experience so far and El Toro Blanco is certainly one of them as never before have I had an empanada or a taco for that matter. Owners John McDonald & Josh Capon open El Toro Blanco…

Má Pêche – Another one from the David Chang stable

Má Pêche is another spawn from the Momofuku stable and it’s conveniently located in Midtown in the Chambers Hotel of 56th Street. Má Pêche meaning “mother peach” in French-Vietnamese serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Despite the windowless, high ceiling room the design of the venue…

Momofuku Ssäm Bar- NYC – my first Hirata bun experience

Restauranteur, TV personality, French culinary school graduate David Chang opened his second restaurant Momofuku Ssäm Bar in August 2006 within Manhattan and it aims to create globally influenced, seasonally-led dishes. Chang is of Korean descent, raised in Vienna of Virginia but the cuisine here is cross-cultural, a few random…

Minetta Tavern – it’s a New York institution

Unsurprisingly we could only score a table at 5.30pm in Keith McNally marvellous Greenwich Village bistro which has been around since 1937. It’s a love child of a Parisian steak house and a classic New York tavern. He also runs Balthazar, the Meatpacking District institution Pastis (closed…

Marea – New York – My first 2 Michelin experience in the Big Apple

Chef Michael White the owner of the Altamarea Group, a consortium restaurants made up with Marea, Ai Fiori, Vaucluse, Osteria Morini, Nicoletta, Costata and The Butterfly in New York, Osteria Morini and Due Mari in New Jersey along with Al Molo in Hong Kong. Before his career kicked…