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Under Bridge Spicy Crab – Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Date: Thu, Jun 30, 2011 Wine Tasting

We visited here for dinner based on some research showing it to be one of the better known places for Typhoon Shelter Crab – Singapore Chilli Crab is one of my favourite foods, so I was looking forward to trying this as a totally different take on a spicy crab dish. There are 3 restaurants [...]

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yè shanghai – Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Date: Sat, Jun 25, 2011 Wine Tasting

Lunch at this 1 Michelin star restaurant. It was full when we arrived towards the end of lunch but they found us a table after 10 minutes at the bar. Cuisine: Shanghainese Service: Efficient and impersonal Food: For the most part very good; Shanghainese Spring rolls – simple but executed well. Pastry was crispy and [...]

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Chilli Crab Showdown – Singapore

Date: Tue, Jun 7, 2011 Wine Tasting

During our brief trip to Singapore there was limited time but we managed to try three very different styles of Singapore Chilli Crab at some of the better known chains. Prices at all 3 were SG$45/AU$35 per kilogram plus tax and service charge (10% & 7%) Palm Beach Seafood at One Fullerton – This was [...]

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Pizzeria Mozza – Marina Bay, Singapore

Date: Sun, May 29, 2011 Wine Tasting

Lunch at the Singapore outlet of the Mario Batali & Nancy Silverton casual pizzeria in the Marina Bay Sands shopping centre in Singapore. It is located adjacent to Osteria Mozza which is slightly more upscale. Was extremely busy on the day we went and we could only get a couple of seats at the bar. [...]

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Jean-Luc Rocha @ Bilson’s

Date: Wed, May 11, 2011 Wine Tasting

As mentioned in the previous post, Jean-Luc Rocha was the second guest chef at Bilson’s in January 2011. Rocha is in charge of the 2 Michelin star Cordeillan-Bages in Pauillac, France. The food was very good and I’d be very happy to have meals like this more often, it just didn’t quite measure up to [...]

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Serge Vieira @ Bilson’s

Date: Fri, Feb 18, 2011 Wine Tasting

Dinner at Bilson’s in January 2011 with Bocuse d’Or winning guest chef Serge Vieira of the 1 Michelin star (and noted as a rising star in the latest guide) Restaurant Serge Vieira in Chaudes-Aigues, France. Went on the second night of his one-week guest stint here. The restaurant was probably about half full. Served a [...]

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Lunch at Quay

Date: Tue, Jan 18, 2011 Wine Tasting

Entrance to Quay Amuse-bouche Sea Pearls – Sashimi tuna, sea scallop, octopus, crab Roasted Bass groper, kabu turnips, hairy melon, hasuimo, radish pods, garlic scapes, vongole juices, oyster cream White nectarine snow egg Petit fours

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European winemaker dinner at Est.

Date: Sun, Apr 25, 2010 Wine Tasting

A recent dinner bringing some brilliant winemakers from Europe to Est. restaurant in Sydney. Lots of great wines, some excellent food and a chance to speak with, and hear some interesting and opinionated winemakers - a superb night. 2006 Gunderloch Riesling Kabinett ‘Jean Baptiste’ Light floral and citrus notes. Simple on the palate, easy [...]

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Some wines at Stuyvesant’s House Restaurant

Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2010 Wine Tasting

Went to Stuyvesant’s House in Crows Nest last month, the food was decent but the cellar is incredible - it runs the length of the restaurant underground and contains about 10,000 bottles, including many of the most expensive wines in the world. Highlight of the night was getting a tour of the cellar (and we [...]

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Pol Roger Champagne Notes

Date: Thu, Feb 18, 2010 Wine Tasting

1996 Pol Roger Blanc des Blancs Fine bead. Apples, light toast and lemon zest. Elegant palate, fine and delicate acid. Undeveloped at this stage. 90/100 1996 Pol Roger Brut Apple, pear and stonefruit aromas. Light fruit sweetness with good acid. Good length and weight. 91/100 1998 Pol Roger Brut Sesame, touch of smoke and some red fruits. Decent flavour, but a [...]

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More wine notes

Date: Sun, Feb 14, 2010 Wine Tasting

2003 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Herrenweg de Turckheim Toast, mango and nutty aromas. Good richness and length to the palate. Drink over the next couple of years based on this bottle. 91/100 Bouchard Meursault Perrieres 1er cru 2002 Acacia, butter, lemon and a touch of smoke on the nose. Lovely richness on the palate with exceptional length. Wonderful wine that [...]

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Sushi Kanesaka - Ginza, Tokyo

Date: Mon, Jan 4, 2010 Wine Tasting

An amazing experience, I’ll let the photos do most of the talking. There were 20 pieces to this meal, 18 pictured below. Entrance to Sushi Kanesaka, Ginza, Tokyo Sashimi Baby Scallops Cod Liver Sashimi Yellowfin Tuna Sashimi Tuna Sashimi Horse Mackerel Grilled Sea Eel Shinji Kanesaka at work Lightly grilled Tuna Cheek Sushi Yellowfin Tuna Chutoro Tuna Belly Otoro Tuna Belly Sushi Squid Shinji Kanesaka Sushi Sardine Sushi Prawn Sushi Mackerel Sushi Giant [...]

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Assorted Notes

Date: Mon, Oct 26, 2009 Wine Tasting

Some wines consumed at a friend’s birthday; 1981 Louis Roederer Cristal Vigorous bead. Honey, nutty, quince and oxidative notes on the nose. Just enough acid to give the palate some life but there isn’t a great deal of complexity. This bottle would have been better when it was fresher but it was still enjoyable. 89/100 2007 Schloss Lieser Dry [...]

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