Emirates SkyCargo Business with conscience

Emirates SkyCargo Business with conscience

Emirates SkyCargo Business with conscience
The UAE is our home market. We’ve had strong performance across all our global trade lanes. Our strategic positioning in Dubai allows us to connect to sea freight as well through Jebel Ali Port and this aspect of air-sea connectivity has also done really well. We had a solid finish for the last year with positive growth. We have a strong offering for the other markets in the GCC region with our connectivity on flights as well as trucking. One of the main verticals is the import of perishables into markets including KSA, Lebanon, Jordan, Oman and Iran. -Nabil Sultan, Divisional Senior Vice President Emirates SkyCargo
Emirates SkyCargo moved close to 2.7 million tons of cargo in financial year 2018-2019, impacting the lives and livelihood of millions across continents in both developed and emerging markets, ensuring that they get the best value for their money in today’s challenging world beset with political, economic and environmental uncertainties.
With good cargo volumes mainly on perishables and pharmaceuticals, the Dubai-based air freight carrier grew its annual revenue during the period by 5% to AED13.1 billion (about USD3.6 billion) despite experiencing headwinds in the form of increasing fuel prices and currency exchange movements’ negative impact, shared Nabil Sultan, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates SkyCargo.
“Despite a challenging and competitive market, Emirates SkyCargo had a strong performance in the 2018/19 Financial Year. We moved close to 2.7 million tons of cargo and positively impacted the lives of millions of people globally,” said Sultan, a US-educated Emirati who has been with the company since 1990.
This year, Sultan said Emirates SkyCargo is focusing on specialized products amid increasing demand from customers to address their specific needs.
“Our success and recognition in the industry has been the result of our continuing focus on developing and refining our specialized offerings. Customers have been demanding specialized care and handling for their shipments,” Sultan explained noting that in addition to the company’s flagship Emirates Pharma, Emirates Fresh and Emirates Wheels products, it launched Emirates AOG for the rapid transportation of aircraft components and Emirates Pets for the safe and comfortable journey
(including door to door in select markets) for pets such as domestic cats and dogs. “We will continue to focus on specialized products for 2019.”
Watching Global Trends
With geopolitical conflicts directly impacting the movement of goods, businesses across many fronts, especially those in the air freight industry which accounts for a third of global trade valued at about US$6 trillion annually according to the International Aviation Transport Authority (IATA), are closely monitoring global trends.
Emirates SkyCargo is among key players in the global air cargo industry closely watching global trends, preparing to adjust its operations for any eventualities.
“For the coming year, we are closely monitoring global trends. With the outlook of trade flows being impacted between the US, China and Europe, due to the introduction of tariffs, there is no doubt that there could be an impact on cargo volumes,” Sultan explained.
“We are also closely watching developments in the European economy with Brexit and other geop olitical considerations . However , there are always opportunities we can tap,” he added. “E Commerce continues to post double digit growth, boosting production in some markets. The emergence of new markets has also resulted in some non-traditional cargo movements. We continue to analyze these trends and will react by ensuring that our capacity is best deployed where there is demand.”
British Prime Minister Theresa May is scheduled to step down as Tory leader on June 7 and will subsequently serve as caretaker PM until the Tories have selected her replacement by end-July.
The UK and the UE agreed to a second delay to Brexit until October 31.
If no deal is made by then, UK’s access to the European Single Aviation Market may be in peril along with other matters connected to the transportation sector like cross-border shipping, rail, trucking and even logistics.
Analysts said upon execution of Brexit without clear aviation/ transport deals with the EU, UK-licensed airlines will lose their right to fly to and from EU and between the remaining EU member states.
The heightened trade tension between the US and China , meanwhile, continues to take its toll on import and export sales volumes between the countries with consumers directly impacted on additional tariffs imposed on traded goods.
Green perishables
In 2018, Emirates SkyCargo transported about 400,000 tons of perishables, 40 percent of which are vegetables and fruits, and 30 percent meat and seafood, with the world demanding all sorts of cuisines and ingredients sourced from all corners of the planet.
“In today’s connected world, people are becoming increasingly familiar with cuisines and ingredients from other countries and regions. This is helped by popular culture including TV shows as well as more international travel. Over the years, this familiarity has led to an increasing demand to transport food and other related perishable items across the world,” Sultan said.
“Air Cargo is able to fulfill this need because of the ability to transport goods rapidly . So fruits and vegetables, loaded after harvesting, can remain fresh even as they arrive at their destination,” he added.
Emirates SkyCargo’s wide route network spanning six continents adequately meet the global demand for food from all corners of the world.
“ The largest segment of perishables that we carry tends to be fruits and vegetables accounting for over 40% of all perishable cargo that we transport. We see large volumes of fruits and vegetables being transported from Africa (Kenya, Egypt, and South Africa), South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), South East Asia and Australia,” Sultan explained.
“Meat and seafood form about a third of the total volume of perishables transported. Major export markets for meat tend to be Australasia, South Asia and Africa and for sea food some of the major export
markets include Norway, Chile Sri Lanka and South Africa. The Middle East market is a major consumer of meat and sea food,” he added.
From Kenya in Africa and Equador in Latin America, Emirates SkyCargo, hauls tons of fresh cut flowers directly to Amsterdam, the site of the world’s largest flower auction market.
India: The Gulf’s food source
Geographically close to the Gulf, India’s rich and abundant agricultural landscape has always been a top source of food imports for many countries in the Middle East which w a s c o m p l e m e n t e d w i t h t h e presence of millions of Indian migrants in the region.
“India is an important market for Emirates SkyCargo. With more than 170 weekly flights to nine stations in the country, we facilitate an important volume of trade to and from the country including the export of pharma and perishables,” said Sultan.
Every month, the freight carrier transports between 4,000 to 5,000 tons of perishables from India to other parts of its route network. Last year, the Indian perishables it moved totaled close to 53,000.
Mangoes are among India’s top s e a s o n a l c o m m o d i t y w h i l e vegetables that grow all-year-round like Okra, chillies, ginger, among m a n y o t h e r s , a r e r e g u l a r l y transported to the region and elsewhere.
“Mangoes are an important seasonal commodity that we help export from India, particularly Mumbai and Ahmedabad, to the Middle East, Europe (especially UK) and the US. But other than mangoes there are important quantities of other Indian fruits and vegetables that are exported to the Middle East and other markets where there is a considerable presence of Indian diaspora. Fruits and vegetables t r a n s p o r t e d i n c l u d e O k r a , drumsticks, green chillies, gourds, ginger, mushrooms, papaya, guavas and so on,” said Sultan.
The volume of food cargo sourced from India rises depending whenever any major religious festival is observed in various communities.
“In terms of seasonality, we see a rise in exports of perishables to the Middle East during Ramadan and a spike in exports of fruits and vegetables around Indian festivals to the Middle East—especially Vishu and Onam, which are important events for expats from Kerala settled in the region,” Sultan explained.
Perishables: Our specialty
Transporting millions of kilos of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis, Emirates SkyCargo is renowned for keeping them in their natural state with sophisticated storage facilities on land and on air as well as expert handlers in the industry.
Sultan said Emirates Fresh, launched in 2017, is the company’s answer to address the requirements of their global customers in transporting fruits, vegetables and other perishable cargo.
“We have three tiers to this product offering. Emirates Fresh is the basic o ff e r i n g w h i c h i s u s e d f o r transporting perishables with a fairly high level of temperature tolerance. The Emirates Fresh Breathe product predominantly caters to delicate perishables such as cut flowers, bouquets, cut fruits and vegetables. T h e c a r g o g e t s t e m p e r a t u r e controlled and prioritized ground handling,” he said.
Emirates Fresh Active is the company’s dedicated product to high-value perishables like fine wines, cheese, caviar, etc.
“Emirates Fresh Active is a very specific product and meant for the crème da la crème high – end perishables such as fine wines and cheese, caviar, high end fruits and frozen goods that cannot withstand any deviation in temperature. We use temperature controlled containers to ensure that we do not compromise product integrity,” Sultan explained.
These specialized products are complemented by the company’s state-of-the-art facilities at its cargo terminals at DXB and DWC in addition to supporting products such as the White Cover range of thermal blankets and the Emirates Fresh Ventilated Cool Dolly which are i m p o r t a n t t o p r e s e r v i n g t h e freshness of the perishables being transported.
Global leader on pharma
A global leader in transporting pharmaceutical products across the world, Emirates SkyCargo moved over 73,000 tons of pharma across its network in 2018—reflecting a double-digit growth compared to its previous record year-on-year.
“We transport a wide range of pharmaceutical products from generics and vaccines to oncology medication. Over the years, the sophistication of the pharma cargo we transport has increased and so has the specialisation of the services we provide,” said Sultan.
The company’s three – tiered o ff e r i n g f o r g l o b a l p h a r m a customers, Emirates Pharma, first launched in 2016, is highly regarded for its innovative solutions to preserve the medical or biosciences being transported.
“Emirates Pharma Plus is ideal for high value pharmaceuticals with a thermal cover that can withstand minor temperature fluctuations during handling and transportation and Emirates Pharma Active works best for high value pharmaceuticals that are extremely temperature and time sensitive, and need to be transported in active containers,” said Sultan.
“We continue to experience a strong double digit rate of growth in the volume of pharmaceuticals that we transport. The growth in the first four months of this year has so far been robust and we do not expect any change in the upward trend in the v o l u m e o f p h a r m a c e u t i c a l s transported,” he added.
Emirates SkyCargo has more than 8,000 sqm of dedicated pharma handling spaces across its two cargo terminals in Dubai. Both are certified as compliant to EU GDP standards.
Additionally, the company has trucking service between Emirates SkyCentral DXB, its terminal for handling cargo from passenger aircraft and Emirates SkyCentral DWC, its terminal for handling cargo from freighter aircraft that runs 24/7.
“We have a fleet of 49 trucks and there are also 12 dedicated reefer trucks making sure that the cool chain is not broken when the cargo is b e i n g t r a n s f e r r e d f r o m o u r passenger to freighter aircraft or vice versa. We have streamlined our processes to an extent where we are able to deliver a transit time of just 4.5 hours between the arrival of goods on freighter aircraft to their departure from passenger aircraft and the other way around,” said Sultan.
“The trucks almost act as a seamless conveyer belt in transporting pharma cargo between the two airports. In addition, we have invested in developing additional equipment and initiatives to ensure that pharmaceutical cargo is transported safely and securely through our hub and aircraft,” he added.
‘There is a strong ethical value to our business’
EDITOR’S NOTE: In this segment, Nabil Sultan, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates SkyCargo, talks about the human side of the air cargo industry, making sure that people’s personal belongings—medications, high-value cars or art pieces, to cherished pets, among others—move without delay or damage. And ensuring that what may be left behind is taken care of. Indeed, it’s a unique business that requires skills, resources, efficient systems and a lot of ethics.
he air cargo industry is Tindeed very unique. We play an important role in the facilitation of international trade and air cargo is an important vehicle that has a direct impact on a nation’s economic development and GDP. Countries and exporters rely on us to offer them robust capacity to support their exports in a timely manner as this has a strong impact on trade and livelihoods.
By itself air cargo is fairly different from the passenger side of aviation. Whereas, customers are able to manage by themselves for processes such as transfer within the airport, boarding and so on; for air cargo you really require a seamless process in the background for the shipment to move from one end to another.
It requires close monitoring and a granular attention to detail to make sure that the cargo moves without damage or delay. Some of the cargo we transport such as perishables or temperature sensitive pharma need to be moved within a specific time frame.
Also much of the cargo that we move could hold a strong personal significance to our customers. Whether this is lifesaving medication, cherished pets such as cats or dogs, beloved possessions such as cars, personal effects or artwork there is a strong connection on a personal effect to cargo that travels on our aircraft and this means that we have to doubly vigilant that our processes are fail proof.
There is a strong ethical value to our business. And this ultimately leads me to the question of how I begin my day.
The first part of my day involves looking at what didn’t work the previous day. Were there any shipments that were left behind? What issues did we face as a team? What worked and what didn’t? Our daily operational meeting at 7.30am is a time for me to regroup with the team and to dissect the results of the previous day.
The key priority for us, of course, is to make sure that anything that went wrong, for example shipments that missed their milestones, are immediately given attention and steps taken to rectify the status.
We look at all aspects of the process including making sure that we are transparent with our customer in communicating to them and giving a complete status report on when they can expect the shipment, the recovery and rebooking details, time of arrival at the final destination.
Ultimately customer satisfaction and customer trust is what drives our business forward and it is very important that we do not lose this. I place a high importance in reacting immediately to make sure that the customer is kept abreast of all details.
Once the key priority operational issues from the previous day have been looked into, the rest of my day is devoted to strategy and analysis. We need to monitor industry trends, analyze how well our capacity has been utilized across our global operations spanning more than 155 destinations across six continents and making decisions based on this data.
Keeping an eye to future develop-ments is also an important part of my role, looking into how better we can serve our customers going forward.
The rest of the day is taken up by looking at our performance and market information in granular detail, understanding potential gaps or red flags and working with our diverse and talented team to ensure that we exceed customer expectations with our world class service.
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Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week 2019 – now til June 9

By Melissa Curtin
One of the best parts of living in L.A. is the ability to leave the city for a quick weekend jaunt. The desert called us in for the 13th annual Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week happening now (May 31 thru June 9) in the Coachella Valley. After months of 60-degree temperatures, we were thrilled to zoom to this 90-degree oasis to soak up the rays, get a massage and chill poolside, AND eat our way through the desert palm tree landscape. Saigon Noodles at 533 Viet Fusion
Lunch ($15, $20, $25) and dinner specials ($29, $39, $49) are offered at 122 restaurants all over Greater Palm Springs, which comprises of nine distinct cities in one destination. Depending on whether you are near Cathedral City, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, or Desert Hot Springs, find a multicourse prix fixe menu that excites you. Check out the full list of menus at dineGPS.com. Wine-infused apricots with white chocolate mousse at 4 Saints Rooftop at Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel
For every reservation booked on dineGPS.com , a $1 will be donated to FIND Food Bank, the desert’s Regional Food Bank. One reservation provides 5 meals for those in need. This organization distributes 10+ million pounds of food assistance annually to an average 85,000 individuals each month across the Coachella Valley.
Not just a week, but actually for ten days, you can trEAT your heart out! Pick a restaurant near where you are staying, one that you have always wanted to try, or an expensive spot you have dreamed about. Sponsored by the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sysco™ and Agua Caliente Casinos, start planning your next food adventure and explore the area’s dining diversity.
Don’t miss some of our personal favorites offering Restaurant Week deals like Essence at Two Bunch Palms, Jake’s in Palm Springs, Copley’s on Palm Canyon , Melvyn’s at Ingleside Inn, Workshop Kitchen and Bar, Adobe Grill at La Quinta Resort & Spa, Citrus & Palm at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa , bleEmber at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, and Pinzimini at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. Margarita at Fresh Agave
This past weekend’s highlights included date burgers, stuffed dates, and date shakes at The Cafe at Shields Date Garden in Indio, margaritas at Fresh Agave in Palm Desert, Saigon Noodles at 533 Viet Fusion , smoked brisket sliders with Blackfin Lager at Babe’s Bar-B-Que , short rib beef ravioli at The Steakhouse at Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs , AND the Miso Sake Scallion Chicken and Roasted Local Baby Beets Salad with tomato and goat cheese at 4 Saints Rooftop at Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel.
No time to waste. Learn about the local cuisine. Wear an outfit with an expandable waistline. Perhaps pick one of our top choices on your foodie-venture. Stalk social media with @dinegps @visitgreaterps and the hashtags #dinegps and #findyouroasis.
The Cafe at Shields in Indio
For almost 95 years, Shields Date Garden has made life a whole lot sweeter. Stop in for their beloved original date shake made with vanilla ice milk and date crystals developed in 1936 by Floyd Fields OR sample and take home their many different kinds of dates grown on the property. The Restaurant Week menu consists of a date burger, date salad, and a stuffed date with jalapeño, blue cheese, and prosciutto wrapped in bacon, among many more options. Dine outside in their garden behind the cafe, watch a 15-minute film on the romance/sex life of a date, and meander the biblical gardens filled with statues depicting the life of Christ.
See their $20 LUNCH MENU.
Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewery in Rancho Mirage
Beer, Barbecue and Babes. What more could you want? Admire the 3 pigs logo and the bronze statues. You may spot twenty-four-year-old Lucky Callender, the grandson of legendary pie maker and restaurant chain Marie Callender, who has ignited the retro brewery/restaurant by creating 3-4 new beers with the brewmaster. After 17 years of in-house beer making and keeping to the original brews, find a new seasonal Mexican Lager to add to their top-selling Blackfin Lager and Honey Blond Ale. Lucky even chose watercolor artwork for the new beer cans by finding the original watercolor artist (now in his 80’s) who painted the artwork in his father’s original Babe’s Restaurant.
Menu highlights include amazing steaks, hickory bbq, and sandwiches that rival the best gastropubs. For a $20 lunch from 11:30am – 2:30pm, choose from soup, any BBQ Sandwich or BBQ Salad plus a Dessert Flight. The $39 Dinner menu from 6pm – 8:30pm offers a Choice of Soup, House or Caesar Salad, Choice of any Dinner Menu Item, plus Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce.
4 Saints Rooftop at Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel
Head on up to the top of these sleek sexy new hotel rooftop hugged by the mountains and sunset glow as you share seasonable healthful and indulgent menu items or small plates inspired by the fresh, clean spirit of Mediterranean cooking amped up with flavors and techniques from around the globe.
The $49 dinner menu from 5:30 -10 PM showcases 3 courses with options like charred broccolini, baby beet salad, steelhead salmon fish and spring vegetables, and wine-infused apricots with white chocolate mousse.
The Steakhouse at Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs
The elegant fine dining restaurant in town offers an extensive wine list to pair with an impeccable menu of aged prime cuts and delectable fresh seafood. The $49 Dinner Menu with suggested wine pairings boasts 3 courses – Palm Springs Salad with dates, a Frenched Pork Chop or Short Rib Beef Raviolis with Roquefort Crust or Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa, plus Wild Berry Cobbler.
Need a place to stay?
Rates are often quite lower in the summer months, so snag a deal at Agua Caliente Casino and Spa in Rancho Mirage where they are also offering lunch and dinner Restaurant Week specials at the casino’s 360 Sports and Water’s Cafe. No need to leave this four-diamond resort with spacious modern clean rooms, gaming casino, pools, and world-class entertainment at the resort’s premier venue, The Show. You can also choose from cabaret shows, piano and jazz bars, and intimate dinner clubs. Room views from Agua Caliente Casino and Spa in Rancho Mirage.
Air is recirculated to keep the bad air out, while it is even pulled up and out in the Pivat Cigar Lounge, which offers over 100 hand-selected labels, some rare and limited edition. Cocktails can be matched and paired with your cigar. Try the smoky glass domed Old Fashioned with apple. The 360 Sports bar is one of the only curved contiguous screens flush into the wall showing every game imaginable with lounge chair movie seating in part of the bar area. Sample elevated bar food like a wagyu burger or sliders or get in on the $20 Restaurant Week Menu or $29 Dinner Menu. Sunstone Spa pool at Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage.
The on-site 10,500 square foot Forbes Four-star award-winning Sunstone Spa at Agua Caliente offers lavish massages like the 50-minute indulgent Swedish massage complete with oil and heated rose quartz stones to unwind your tense body and soothe your soul for days to come. Their very own quiet spa pool with spa cabanas is a nice way to spend an afternoon relaxing with a magazine or drink after your treatment. Don’t miss the eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna, and indoor whirlpool too. A fitness center is also available plus full-service nail and hair salons.
Take advantage of Restaurant Week in the Greater Palm Springs area.

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Indian-Spanish Fusion Restaurant, The Bombay Co., Joins Rocketts Landing

Right Around the River Blog Indian-Spanish Fusion Restaurant, The Bombay Co., Joins Rocketts Landing Post Date: 06-04-2019 For years, local restaurateur Jazz Singh has found success with Lemon Cuisine of India, located in the Museum District. When she and her family were ready to add a new concept to Richmond’s thriving restaurant scene, they knew the location’s vibe had to be just right. After a year of concepting and searching for the right spot, Jazz and her family have found their next culinary home at Rocketts Landing . Dubbed The Bombay Co., the restaurant fuses Indian, Spanish, and Latin cuisines, and encourages customers to embrace a casual Spanish-inspired lifestyle. Our riverfront community offers great views and a welcoming ambiance. Inspiration’s in the Family
While Jazz may be known for her focus on Indian cuisine, her family’s blended cultural backgrounds provide daily inspiration.
“Our family background is a really big mix, not just Indian,” explains Paul Singh, Jazz’s son and general manager of The Bombay Co. “When we’re home cooking food, we always have Spanish and Indian influences.”
That influence and unity is what The Bombay Co. is all about. By blending the different cuisines, they can celebrate the flavors of each while exploring new takes on traditional fare.
A Nod to Spain’s Lifestyle
The Bombay Co. is located in our 210 Rock building and will feature patio seating. The Singh family enjoys traveling — and their appreciation of and exposure to different cultures plays a large role in how they cook. For The Bombay Co., Jazz and Paul are celebrating what they enjoy in Spain: tapas-style meals, casual conversation, and a carefree ambiance that never rushes you.
By embracing these elements, they hope to provide a place where Richmonders can escape the busier side of life and relax. And as soon as they stepped into Rocketts Landing, they knew they’d found the location to make that vision a reality.
“The moment when we arrived at Rocketts Landing, it attracted us,” says Paul. “We came in the springtime when the birds were chirping and the river flowing, and being close to the water, you can feel that breeze.”
Inspired by the view , they knew that our community’s ambiance was the experience they wanted to invite their customers to enjoy, too.
A Focus on Community
Renovations are currently underway with a goal to open in July 2019.
In addition to food and relaxation, community engagement is a big vision for The Bombay Co., including: Market Vendors: They’ll source ingredients as much as possible through relationships with vendors at the 17th Street Farmer’s Market in Shockoe Bottom. Community Causes: Featured dishes throughout the year will donate proceeds to causes they care about, such as breast cancer research. Discounts for Rocketts Landing Residents: Anyone who lives in our community will enjoy a special discount.
Soft Opening With construction currently underway in our 210 Rock building, Jazz and Paul are aiming to officially launch The Bombay Co. this July with a soft opening. During this opening, they’ll donate all proceeds to two causes: Ronald McDonald House Charities and Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation. So, be sure to check back for the official soft opening dates!
With their vision for community and a casual, riverfront lifestyle, we can’t think of a better fit for a new restaurant! Welcome to Rocketts Landing — we can already taste the tapas.

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The Singapore Cultural Analysis Cultural Studies Essay

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 The Singapore Cultural Analysis Cultural Studies Essay The capital of capital of capital of capital of Singapore Cultural Analysis Cultural Studies EssaySingapore is a gnomish island in southeast Asia cognise for its trade and tourism. It is a small island with not much history but has a strong economy, stable organisation and a vibrant culture.II. Brief eliminate-and-take of the res publicas relevant historySingapore was a British colony for nearly 150 years merged with the Malay territory. In 1965 it gained independence from the British and was illogical from Malaysia to from a new country called Singapore the name derived from singa-pura which means city of the lion. . (everyculture.com, n.d)III. Geographical settingSituated in Southeast Asia, Singapore is a small island with a inwardness bea 647.5 square kilometers, with land being 637.5 and water 10 square kilometers including the important island and around 60 islets and the coastline extends to 193 kilometers. Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei are the bordering countries to Singapore. It is the focal crest in the Southeast Asian sea routes.A.LocationSingapore is located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia in amidst Malaysia and Indonesia. 1 22 N, 103 48E is the geographical location of Singapore.B.ClimateSingapore experiences tropical climate with juicy humidity and rainfall. There are no specific rainy and dry seasons but during the nor-east monsoon (dec-mar) it receives abundant rainfall and during the southwestern monsoon (jun-sep) it is the driest comparatively.C.TopographySingapore Island is closely low-lying, green, undulating country with a small range of hills at the center. The highest point is Bukit Timah which is 166 meters and the lowest point is the Singapore qualifying which is 0 meters. There are sections ofrainforestin the center and largemangroveswamps along the coast, which has many inlets, particularly in the north and west. Singapores harbor is wide, deep, and salutary protected(Singapore overview , 2007).IV . Social institutionsA.Family1.The nuclear familyThe ecumenic family trend in Singapore is a nuclear family which is the parents and the unmarried children living under the equal roof. About 85% of Singaporean families are nuclear families. . (everyculture.com, n.d)2.The extended familyClose links are maintained between the relatives from both the mothers and fathers side. There is a positive amount of interaction between the extended family with them getting together during festivals and celebrations. . (everyculture.com, n.d)3.Dynamics of the familya.Parental powersThe parental roles that is the duties and responsibilities of a parent towards their children are shared equally by the mother and the father.b.Marri be on and courtship monogamousness or having only one wife is the general rule in Singapore but Polygamy or having more than one wife at the same time is allowed among Muslim Malay. The divorce rate in Singapore is seemingly increasing but Inter pagan marriages as yet are had to come by. The average age at first marriage has increased, and it is customary for young people to live with their parents until they marry. . (everyculture.com, n.d)4.Fe male/male roles (changing or static?)The male and female roles are changing with 80% male employment and 50% female employment. Women are being given more importance in society through the time but there still lacks female involvement in the managerial or high level roles. (everyculture.com, n.d)B.EducationSingapore has a very high literacy rate with a strong schooling system. The program line system is based on six years of primary school, four years of secondary school and later vocational school or university, depending on the grades and student prefferences. The vanquish schools are very demanding with the competition being high and fierce. (everyculture.com, n.d).Singapore one of the most prominent raising hubs in Asia with high levels of education standards attracting students from all over the world with nearly of the best universities and institutions in the world.1.The role of education in societyEducation plays a very prominent role in society were children are thought to hold the key not only to their own future but also to the future of their families. The average age at which children start school is six. (everyculture.com, n.d). Due to the increasing competition for jobs and personal improvement in Singapore there is high emphasis given to grave education and nurturing and promoting the heterogeneous talents of the students.a. Primary educationPrimary education is a total of six years which consists of a four year foundation typify from Primary 1 to 4 and a two year orientation stage from Primary 5 to 6. The overall aim of primary education is to give students a good grasp of English wording, Mother Tongue and Mathematics. There is no fee for primary school but there are some miscellaneous expenses which add up to SGD $11/ calendar month. During primary school the students are encouraged to participate in Co-Curricular Activities and Community Involvement Programs to develop early skills. At the end of primary school the students have to take a national level examination called the Primary school leaving examination (Ministry of education, 2012).b. Secondary educationSecondary education consists of four to five years of school in which the students are placed in Special, enunciate, Normal (Academic) or Normal (Technical) course gibe to how they perform at thePrimary school leaving examination. The different curricular emphases are designed to match their learning abilities and interests. The fees for secondary school varies from $5/ month for humankind schools, $3-$18 for autonomous schools and $200-$300 for independent schools. For graduating from secondary school the students have to attend a national examination called GCE O Levels(for Special/Express courses) or GCE N Levels (for Normal course).All students take part in at least o neCo-curricular bodily processCCAperformance is considered for admission toJCs,CI, polytechnics andITE(Ministry of education, 2012)c. Higher educationSingapore has some of the best universities offering various programs. The National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University and Singapore University of Technology and Design are some of the most reputed universities in Singapore. These universities have a worldwide reach and attract thousands of students each year.There are universities from all over the world also who offer their programs in Singapore either by collaborating with Singaporean institutions like university of Whales and university of Bradford who offer their programs through Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) or by setting up a sister campus in Singapore like INSED which is one of the worlds premier business school from France and James Cook university an Australian university have sister campuses in S ingapore.2. Literacy placeSingapore has a high literacy rate due to the emphasis given to education. The % of people above the age of 15 who can read and write istotal world92.5%male96.6%female88.6% (2000 census) (Singapore-counrty profile ,2012)C. Political systemSingapore is a re humans with a parliamentary system. As a former British colony, Singapore since independence in 1965 has adopted the Westminster Module. The head of state is the president, who is elected for a fixed term of six years. The parliament is elected in a general needed election every five years. There are also six nominated members of the parliament. The cabinet is the executive organ of the state, and execution of regimen policies is carried out by ministries and statutory boards. . (everyculture.com, n.d)1.Political structureSingapores government is segrigated into three segments.-Executive- This take ons the presedent who is the head-of-state abd the cabinet which is lead by the prime minister.(www.sg , 2011)-Legislative- The Legislative branch is theParliament, which is elected bygeneral electionevery five years. The first sitting of Parliament was held on 8 December 1965. The first general election for Parliament was held on 13 April 1968. There are 22 registered political parties..(www.sg , 2001)-Judiciary- TheSupreme Courtand itsSubordinate Courts make up the judiciary. The Judiciary administers the law independently of the Executive and this independence is safeguarded by theConstitution.(www.sg , 2011)2.Political parties-There are 22 political parties in singapore and are as followsSingapore Chinese fellowshipPersatuan Melayu SingapuraPartai Rakyat, Singapore State DivisionAngkatan IslamThe Workers PartyPertubohan Kebangsaan Melayu SingapuraPeoples Action Party (PAP)United Peoples PartyBarisan Socialis (BS), Socialist drift (SF)Parti Kesatuan Raayat (United antiauthoritarian Party)Singapore Indian CongressAlliance Party SingapuraUnited National FrontNational Party of Si ngaporeThe Peoples FrontJustice Party, SingaporeDemocratic Progressive PartyPeoples Republican PartyUnited Peoples FrontSingapore Democratic Party (SDP)National Solidarity Party (NSP)Singapore National Front.(nationsencyclopedia.com , 2007)3.Stability of governmentThe Singapore government is very stable. There has never been a political imbalance and the government has never been dissolved.4.Special taxes5.Role of local governmentSince singapore is such a small country it does not have divisions in local government and is ruled by divisions of the central government instead. In 1996 the then primeminister of singapore Goh introdused a system of community devolopment councils (CDCs). In november 2001 the number of CDCs redused from 9 to 5 consisting of South West, North West, primal Singapore, South East, and North East. They are managed by a council comprising a mayor and between 12 and 80 council members. (nationsencyclopedia.com , 2007)D. Legal systemThe legal system of Singapore is designed on the bases of British law. . (nationsencyclopedia.com , 2007)1.Organization of the judiciary system.The judicial system consistes of the supreme court which is the higest level headed by the chief justice who is appointed by the president on the recommendation of the primeminister.It divided into the high court the Court of Appeal, and the Court of Criminal Appeal. This id followed by the subbordinate courts which are magistrates courts, trying civil and criminal offenses, the disrtict court, the juvenile courts, for offenders beneath the age of sixteen and the coroners courts and the small claims courts, which hear civil and commercial claims for sums of less than S$10,000. . (nationsencyclopedia.com , 2007)2.Code, common, socialist, or Islamic-law country?3.Participation in patents, trademarks, and other conventions4. Marketing LawsE. Social organizations1.Group conduct2.Social classes3.Clubs, other organizations4.Race, ethnicity, and subculturesSingapore is predom inantly Chinese with 77% of the population being Chinese according to the 2002 census. It also mentioned that Malays consist of 14% of the population and Indians consist of 8% of the population. The rest 1.4% of the population consisted of various other ethnic groups.(nationsencyclopedia.com , 2007)F.Business customs and practicesV. Religion and aestheticsA.Religion and other belief systemsThere is freedom of religion with some exceptions. Singapore has been described as one of the most religious countries in the world. The major religions are Islam (Malay), Hinduism (Indians), Buddhism, Taoism, and folk religion (Chinese), along with a substantial number of Christians of various denominations.1. Orthodox doctrines and structuresThere are many Chinese and Indian temples, Malay mosques, and Christian churches in the main public arenas for religious activities. Much religious activity is also carried out in the home. There are different street festivals according to the ritual calenda rs of the different ethnic groups. . (everyculture.com, n.d)2. Relationship with the peopleEven with the spacious difference in religious beliefs the people of Singapore live in peace with each other maintaining good relationships with people from all religious backgrounds.3. Which religions are prominent?The Chinese religions of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism are the most prominent with 51%4. Membership of each religionThe Chinese with Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism take up most of the population with 51%.About 15% of the population is IslamicAbout 15% of the population is HinduAnd the rest of the population are from various other religions such as Christianity, Jewish, Jain and Sikh(nationsencyclopedia.com , 2007)B.Aesthetics1.Visual arts (fine arts, plastics, graphics, public art, colors, etc.)2.Drama, ballet, and other performing artsToday in Singapore people who go to theatres enjoy conventional ethnic theatre such as Chinese opera and Malaybangsawan(which similarlyk root in Singapore in the 19th and 20th century respectively), as intimately as present-day(a) theatre, which emerged in 1950s and 60s with the establishment of mainly amateur groups. English language theatre gained prominence from the 1980s with a change in educational policy which emphasised English to be the main language of instruction. Today with more than 130 theatre companies and societies in Singapore, practicing a range of contemporary and traditional ethnic theatrical forms Singapore has a vibrant performing arts highly-developed through time..(National Arts Council, 2012)3. Folklore and relevant symbolsSingapore like most Asian countries hos a rich folklore and legends from which symbols are dericed. One such folklore about the symbol of Singapore which is the merlion explains that one day the villager in the southern cost were modify by howling winds and crashing waves. It was covered with black clouds and was thought the whole island would be engulfed by the sea. The villagers went down on their knees in prayer and suddenly in the sea appeared a gigantic creature half lion and half fish and won the battle against nature and saved the villagers. (10 Legends and Myths of Singapore, 2012)VI. Living conditionsSingapore has one of the best living conditions in the world attracting people from all over the world to live, work and study there.A.Diet and nutrition1.Meat and vegetable consumption ratesSingapore has high meat and vegitable consumption rates. With the variety if foods available in singapore the main components in every day meals are Rice, fish, chicken, and vegetables.2.Typical mealsThere are 3 main meals breakfast lunch and dinner and Rice, fish, chicken, and vegetables are the staples. The main ingredients are mixed with spices, coconut, lime, chili etc create numerous varieties of dishes. Each ethnic culture has its own modified dishes. (everyculture.com, n.d)3.Malnutrition ratesSingapore has a low malnutrition rate with childern belo w the age of 5 having only 2.2% malnutrition rate.( Health Statistics Malnutrition prevalence, height for age % of children under 5 (most recent) by country, n.d)4.Foods availableDue to the vast culture and ethnicity Singapore has a variety of dishes from Chinese cuisines, Indian cuisines, Malay cuisines and with the influence of western culture have a large variety of wesrten cuisines available. Singapore is the food hub of Asia and because of the availability of such vast cuisines is an attraction to people from all over the world.B.HousingA vast majority of population live in public lodging which is publicly developed managed by the Housing and Development Board. About 80% of the population live in public housing which are like small town ship with schools, markets and health centers. The rest of the population live in privately developed houses and appartments which are reasonably more expensive than public housing. (Housing in Singapore, n.d)1.Types of housing availableThere is public housing which includes three-room, four-room, five-room and executive flats. A three-room flat has two bedrooms , which is about 1,000 sq ft. A four-room flat has three bedrooms which is about 1,200 sq ft of space. A five-room flat is about 1,400 sq ft. An Executive mansionette has three and they are relatively larger than any other public housing units- some even have double storey, with the rooms on the second level.The rest of the population live in private housing which include privately maintained apartments, condominiums and landed properties.(Housing in Singapore, n.d)2.Do most people own or rent?80% of the population live in public housing the most part of this own their own houses.3.Do most people live in one-family dwellings or with other families?Most people do live in one- family dwellings and not with other families as 85% of the population believe in nuclear families.C.ClothingSingapore is the fasion capital of Asia and one of the mian attraction to sinsapore is the variety of habilitate availablt there. It has clothing from the best designers from all over the world and orchad street in singapore is a 5 kilimeter streach of shopping on both sides. Singapore without saying goes batch in hand with fasion and shopping.1.National setSingapore because of its vast culture and ethnicity does not have a natioal dress but each culture has its own traditional dresses wich are-The Peranakan- who are the mixed race of chinese and malay- The Nyonya Kebayais the traditional dressThe chinese- Cheongsam is the traditional dress for the women.The Indians- Sari is the traditional dress for women and Dothi Kurtha is the traditional dress for men.The Malay- The Baju Kurungis the traditional dress for women and The Baju Melayu is the traditional dress for men.(Deliatoh, 2011)2. Types of clothing worn at workThe normal clothing worn to work consists of trousers, long-sleeved shirts and ties for menand blouses, skirts or trousers for women. Because of the weather being torrid and humid jackets are usually not required. Although Singapore is a liberal country, women should make sure they do not wear clothes that are too revealing. (Communicaid, 2009)D.Recreation, sports, and other leisure activitiesRecreation and leasiure activities play an important role in the busy lives of Singaporeans. Different groups are interested in different activities such as sports, adventure and water sports as Singapore has beautiful beaches or even shopping, parties and gambling.1.Types available and in demandThere are various ways singaporieans evanesce their time away from busy sceduels. The most popular are Motor racing, football, swimming, paragliding, scoobadiving, boatimg, gambling, sailing, surfing, camping, trecking, cycling and horse racing. (Adventure and Rcreation in Singapore, n.d)2.Percentage of income spent on such activitiesE. Social protective coverIn Singapore instead of of a national social security there is Central Provident Fund. The Central provident fund is a compulsory savings scheme that was introduced in 1955 to help cover the cost of living for Singapore residents upon retirement / termination of employment. ( ExpatFocus.com, n.d)Money that is saved in the Ordinary account statement of the CPF can be used to help pay for home ownership, education and investment. The Special Account is meant for old age and contingency purposes and to purchase retirement-related financial products. A portion of the CPF known as Medisave can also be used to help pay for hospital treatment and for medical insurance (known as MediShield). ( ExpatFocus.com, n.d) every(prenominal) Singaporean and Singaporean Permanent resident should contribute to the CPF. Foreigners who are on a Work Pass are not required to contribute to CPF. However, when a foreigner takes up permanent residency in Singapore, the foreigner will be expected to contribute to the CPF scheme. Both the employer and the employee contribute to this fund in var iable proportions. ( ExpatFocus.com, n.d)F.Health careThe Singapore healthcare system comprises public and private healthcare, complemented by rising standards of living, housing, education, medical services, safe water supply and sanitation, and preventive medicine.Over the years, Ministry Of Health has followed the teaching of ensuring that good and affordable basic medical services are available to all Singaporeans. MOH has been continuously fine-tuning the health care system to ensure that Singapore has developed its healthcare system into one that has received praise and recognition both locally and internationally.(Ministry of Health, 2012)VII. LanguageSingapore with its variety of cultures is a multilingual country. Its national language is Malay. English is the administrative language and the medium of instructions in school and the students choose one of their mother tongues either Malay Tamil or Chinese. (everyculture.com, n.d)A.Official language(s)The formalised languag es of Singapore are Malay, english, Tami and chinese(Manadarin) (everyculture.com, n.d)B.Spoken versus written languagesC. Dialectsinsert text hereIX. Sources of information-photius.com (1999) Singapore geography, retrieved from http//www.photius.com/wfb1999/singapore/singapore_geography.html-Ministry of education(2012) Singapore education system. 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4 best designer cafès in Paris that Indians shouldn’t miss

Read More Created with Sketch. Sign up for our newsletter to have the best news and reviews from Lifestyle Asia delivered straight to your inbox. Email Address Yes, I agree to the Privacy Policy Subscribe Brace yourself — some of your favorite luxury fashion brands are now venturing into their very own cafés, restaurants and bars. So the next time you feel peckish while shopping, head to these chic eateries. Fashionistas from India and around the world has crowned these the best designer cafès in Pari s. Ralph’s Courtesy of Ralph Lauren Take a walk through the elaborate Ralph Lauren store on the Boulevard St. Germain and you will find yourself in the super-chic courtyard restaurant, Ralph’s. The venue combines typical American character with the spirit of the Rive Gauche and the menu is a testament to the nation’s rich gastronomic variety. Lobster from Maine, crab from Maryland, organic Black Angus beef from the US, steaks and fillets from Ralph Laurent’s own ranch in Colorado destined exclusively for this Parisian designer oasis. The food pulls out the best elements from real American cuisine, starting with brunch — straight from the backstreets of Brooklyn, and the kind of artisanal cocktails you would expect to find in downtown Manhattan. Who’s up for cheeseburger and champagne? Kitsuné Courtesy of Kitsuné Café For those hardcore coffee connoisseurs, Café Kitsuné might just be bean paradise. The coffee served is full-bodied and flavoursome, with notes of chocolate and grilled hazelnuts, a hint of cherry and a texture that is both smooth and syrupy. The coffee beans are imported from Guatemala, Africa and South America — fitting every palate — and are roasted with the utmost care. The venue is tucked away in the gardens of Palais Royal with an adorable terrace that is perfect for those warm summer days to come.

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First Statewide MICHELIN Guide Includes 90 California Restaurants with Stars

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. , June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Michelin has announced the highly anticipated selection of star awards in the 2019 MICHELIN Guide California , the first – ever statewide MICHELIN Guide, in a live beach-front celebration. Expanding the selection announced in the 2019 MICHELIN Guide San Francisco , California is now home to 657 restaurants distinguished in the Guide.
Since its creation in the early 20 th century , the MICHELIN Guide has continued to evolve and expand internationally, and it continues to serve as a trusted source and companion to travelers and foodies alike. While the Guide has evolved with culinary trends and dining preferences over time, the five criteria used by Michelin’s inspectors have remained the same to ensure that readers have a consistent experience, irrespective of the style of cuisine and wherever they travel throughout the world.
“Michelin is honored to reveal the 2019 star selection and to celebrate the talented California chefs and their teams included in the first statewide Guide in the U.S.,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides. ” California’s trendsetting, laid-back and health-conscious culinary scene continues to boom, and as a result is an amazing showcase for the great local produce.”
In summary, the 2019 MICHELIN Guide California selection includes:
Seven restaurants with three stars 14 restaurants with two stars 69 restaurants with one star The 2019 MICHELIN Guide California is available now in English, Spanish and Chinese at https://guide.michelin.com and will be available in print from major U.S. booksellers on June 6, 2019 .
The 2019 MICHELIN Guide California includes seven new two-star distinctions:
Campton Place continues to wow diners with its creative Indian cuisine and consistent execution in San Francisco . Inspectors are incredibly excited about this dining room’s return to the rank of two stars.
n/naka offers a clever, modern take on kaiseki at this dazzling dining room in Culver City . The chef’s stellar skills and technique are visible in every dish.
Providence provides a consistently excellent meal with skill and technique. The seafood-focused menu at this Hollywood establishment impresses diners with each course.
Somni is tucked away at the SLS Beverly Hills hotel and amazes diners with a stimulating experience that is a feast for the senses. Desserts are especially memorable and display attention to detail.
Sushi Ginza Onodera stands out for excellent sushi technique and product. Even the miso soup is special and flavorful with a trio of aged miso pastes.
Urasawa is an exemplary Beverly Hills sushi temple that showcases deep knowledge and tradition. The chef handles each morsel of fish himself in a display of world-class skill and expertise.
Vespertine is a Culver City destination where every dish oozes with personality and creativity. The innovative chef thrills diners with flavors, impressive technique and wholly unexpected dishes.
In addition, the 2019 MICHELIN Guide California features 27 new one-star distinctions:
Addison offers contemporary French fine dining with seasonal California touches. Luxury and refinement are on the menu every evening in this dining room near San Diego .
Angler is led by a chef who made a name for himself at Saison and now channels his passion for the freshest seafood at this new restaurant near the Embarcadero . Impeccable sourcing is a signature of this culinary gem.
Aubergine is a long standing, beloved destination nestled in Monterey with meals that leave a lasting impression. Inspectors were impressed by the local flavor and seasonality of the menu.
Bistro Na’s serves Chinese Imperial Court cuisine and is helmed by a Beijing -based restaurant group. Focused on product quality, the menu proudly acknowledges their effort to utilize good ingredients.
CUT provides quality beef and expert preparation as the original location of culinary icon Wolfgang Puck’s stellar steakhouse. The menu focuses on classics that never seem to go out of style.
Dialogue offers an evolving, lengthy menu with entertaining and artistic presentations from a maturing and highly talented chef who previously headed NEXT in Chicago . The cooking exudes inspiration from start to finish.
Hana Re focuses on an omakase format operated with minimal staff in a slightly hidden small space in Costa Mesa . Products are of supreme quality.
Harbor House relies on the local bounty of on-site gardens and diverse sea life found in a local cove and California’s North Coast. The chef provides a contemporary approach with finesse.
Hayato is a relative newcomer to the downtown Los Angeles dining scene. The chef offers a personal expression of kaiseki that is intimate and very impressive.
Kali is inspired by the chef’s vision for playful food, and carefully composed preparations that exceed expectations. A refrigerator displaying dry-aged ducks, steaks and even a pig’s head is a natural conversation starter.
Kato’s 27-year-old chef delivers an impeccably plated tasting menu focused on Californian and Asian flavors. The judicious use of deeply flavored sauces and charred elements are repeated showstoppers.
The Kitchen provides an interactive dining experience in Sacramento that doubles as dinner and a show. Whether you’re slurping oysters in the kitchen’s cooler or chatting with your neighbors over hors d’oeuvres , this elaborate menu is a spectacle that is sure to impress.
Le Comptoir presents a vegetable-focused menu that originates from the chef’s own garden in Long Beach . This intimate Koreatown space seats a mere handful of diners nightly.
Maude was named after the chef’s late paternal grandmother and exemplifies meticulous attention to detail. The tasting menu changes quarterly based on a single wine region and the results are impressive and memorable.
Maum offers an incredibly exciting dining experience in Palo Alto . This Korean stunner was promoted from a Plate award in the 2019 MICHELIN Guide San Francisco .
Mori Sushi received one-star awards in the 2008 and 2009 editions of the MICHELIN Guide Los Angeles . Everything from the homemade tofu to the kitchen’s selection of seasonal fish is nothing short of exquisite.
Nozawa Bar serves omakase in a hidden room at the Beverly Hills location of Sugarfish. The warm rice highlights the flavor of the fish.
Orsa & Winston showcases the culinary traditions of both Japan and Italy at this impressive downtown Los Angeles hot spot. The multiple prix-fixe menu items showcase the beauty of local ingredients.
Osteria Mozza serves delightful Italian cuisine that represents good quality with a touch of Mediterranean flavors in a casually elegant setting. This restaurant has long been a favorite in Los Angeles , and was awarded one star in the 2009 MICHELIN Guide Los Angeles .
Q Sushi is a downtown Los Angeles sushiya with a lineup of high quality fish and impressive technique. The chef gracefully prepares each course and thoughtfully serves each diner virtually from his own hands.
Rustic Canyon provides a vegetable-focused menu that is truly impressive. After years away from professional kitchens, the re-energized chef has re-emerged in Santa Monica.
Shibumi offers Kappo-style Japanese fare in downtown Los Angeles . The chef’s skillful cooking is evident and his plates are flavorful.
Shin Sushi is an under-the-radar counter that showcases excellent knife work, high quality ingredients and a delightful omakase. The friendly chef engages with each customer as he slices their fish to order.
Shunji is a delightful and popular Westside Los Angeles sushiya helmed by the chef who previously flashed his knife at several hot spots in the 80’s. While the menu does offer á la carte, the omakase is far and away the best option.
Sorrel was promoted from the Plate award in the 2019 MICHELIN Guide San Francisco and delivers seasonal delights from the tasting menu or á la carte. This sleek Cal-Ital eatery draws a casual-chic neighborhood crowd.
Taco Maria in Orange County delivers a deeply flavorful and memorable meal. The enticing scent of meat cooking over the fire and house-made heirloom masa tortillas on the griddle set the tone for an amazing experience.
Trois Mec is a Los Angeles based restaurant where the classic French skills and technique of the chef lend a hand to his contemporary menu that is equally creative and delicious.
Three-Star Restaurants: “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”
ESTABLISHMENT
AREA
SUB AREA
CITY
CHEF
Atelier Crenn
San Francisco
Marina
Dominique Crenn
Benu
San Francisco
SoMa
Corey Lee
French Laundry (The)
Wine Country
Napa Valley
Yountville
Thomas Keller
Manresa
South Bay
Los Gatos
David Kinch
Quince
San Francisco
North Beach
Michael Tusk
Restaurant at Meadowood (The)
Wine Country
Napa Valley
St. Helena
Christopher Kostow
SingleThread
Wine Country
Sonoma
Healdsburg
Kyle Connaughton
Two-Star Restaurants: “Excellent cuisine, worth a detour”
ESTABLISHMENT
AREA
SUB AREA
CITY
NEW
Acquerello
San Francisco
Nob Hill
Baumé
South Bay
Palo Alto
Californios
San Francisco
Mission
Campton Place
San Francisco
Financial District
NEW
Coi
San Francisco
North Beach
Commis
East Bay
Oakland
Lazy Bear
San Francisco
Mission
n/naka
Los Angeles
Westside
NEW
Providence
Los Angeles
Hollywood
NEW
Saison
San Francisco
Soma
NEW
Somni
Los Angeles
Beverly Hills
NEW
Sushi Ginza Onodera
Los Angeles
Hollywood
NEW
Urasawa
Los Angeles
Beverly Hills
NEW
Vespertine
Los Angeles
Westside
NEW
One-Star Restaurants: “A very good restaurant in its category”
ESTABLISHMENT
AREA
SUB AREA
CITY
NEW
Addison
San Diego
NEW
Al’s Place
San Francisco
Mission
Angler
San Francisco
SoMa
NEW
Aster *closed
San Francisco
Mission
Auberge du Soleil
Wine Country
Napa Valley
Rutherford
Aubergine
Monterey
NEW
Bar Crenn
San Francisco
Marina
Birdsong
San Francisco
SoMa
Bistro Na’s
Los Angeles
San Gabriel Valley
NEW
Bouchon
Wine Country
Napa Valley
Chez TJ
South Bay
Mountain View
Commonwealth
San Francisco
Mission
CUT
Los Angeles
Beverly Hills
NEW
Dialogue
Los Angeles
Santa Monica Bay
NEW
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant
Wine Country
Sonoma County
Forestville
Gary Danko
San Francisco
North Beach
Hana Re
Orange County
NEW
Harbor House
Wine Country
NEW
Hashiri
San Francisco
SoMa
Hayato
Los Angeles
Greater Downtown
NEW
In Situ
San Francisco
SoMa
jū-ni
San Francisco
Civic Center
Kali
Los Angeles
Hollywood
NEW
Kato
Los Angeles
Westside
NEW
Keiko à Nob Hill
San Francisco
Nob Hill
Kenzo
Wine Country
Napa Valley
Napa
Kinjo
San Francisco
Nob Hill
Kin Khao
San Francisco
Financial District
Kitchen (The)
Sacramento
NEW
La Toque
Wine Country
Napa Valley
Napa
Le Comptoir
Los Angeles
Greater Downtown
NEW
Lord Stanley
San Francisco
Nob Hill
Luce
San Francisco
SoMa
Madcap
Marin
San Anselmo
Madera
Peninsula
Menlo Park
Madrona Manor
Wine Country
Sonoma County
Healdsburg
Maude
Los Angeles
Beverly Hills
NEW
Maum
South Bay
Palo Alto
NEW
Michael Mina
San Francisco
Financial District
Mister Jiu’s
San Francisco
Nob Hill
Mori Sushi
Los Angeles
Westside
NEW
Mourad
San Francisco
SoMa
Nico
San Francisco
Financial District
Nozawa Bar
Los Angeles
Beverly Hills
NEW
Octavia
San Francisco
Marina
Omakase
San Francisco
SoMa
Orsa & Winston
Los Angeles
Greater Downtown
NEW
Osteria Mozza
Los Angeles
Hollywood
NEW
Plumed Horse
South Bay
Saratoga
Progress (The)
San Francisco
Civic Center
Protégé
South Bay
Palo Alto
Q Sushi
Los Angeles
Greater Downtown
NEW
Rasa
Peninsula
Burlingame
Rich Table
San Francisco
Civic Center
Rustic Canyon
Los Angeles
Santa Monica Bay
NEW
Shibumi
Los Angeles
Greater Downtown
NEW
Shin Sushi
Los Angeles
Ventura Boulevard
NEW
Shunji
Los Angeles
Westside
NEW
Sons & Daughters
San Francisco
Nob Hill
Sorrel
San Francisco
Marina
NEW
SPQR
San Francisco
Marina
Spruce
San Francisco
Marina
State Bird Provisions
San Francisco
Civic Center
Sushi Yoshizumi
Peninsula
San Mateo
Taco Maria
Orange County
NEW
Trois Mec
Los Angeles
Hollywood
NEW
Village Pub (The)
Peninsula
Woodside
Wako
San Francisco
Richmond & Sunset
Wakuriya
Peninsula
San Mateo
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Culinary genius Jiggs Kalra dies at 71 in Delhi – Lifestyle News

Jiggs Kalra dies at 71 Jiggs Kalra, famous food columnist, restaurateur and author, who was popularly known as the ‘czar of Indian cuisine’, passed away today on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the age of 71 in Delhi.
Kalra was reportedly suffering from a long illness and died in the early hours of morning today.
With a career spanning 50 long years, Jiggs was also known as the ‘taste maker to the nation’ who helped revive the regional cuisines.
His phenomenal work includes reviving age-old delicacies like the famous Galouti Kebabs and taking Indian cuisines to international platforms.
A culinary genius, Jiggs Kalra, was also known for his shows on Doordarshan and his famous restaurant chains like the Punjab Grill, Made in Punjab and Masala Library.
In a career spanning five decades, Jiggs also authored 11 books, among which Prashad is considered one of his great works and the Bible for chefs in India.
Recently, on his 72nd birthday, his son Zorawar had shared with his fans about his illness.
View this post on Instagram Today is my father, Jiggs Kalra’s 72nd Birthday. This is the first time unfortunately it has been celebrated in hospital, as he isn’t well. Last year we celebrated it together as a family. Nothing matters more than time spent with your parents as each and every single Birthday matters. He is a toughie. Has been battling his stroke for 19 years and will be back soon. Roaring.
A post shared by Zorawar Kalra (@zkalra) on May 21, 2019 at 7:32am PDT
He wrote, “Today is my father, Jiggs Kalra’s 72nd Birthday. This is the first time unfortunately it has been celebrated in hospital, as he isn’t well. Last year we celebrated it together as a family. Nothing matters more than time spent with your parents as each and every single Birthday matters. He is a toughie. Has been battling his stroke for 19 years and will be back soon. Roaring.”
after he passed away, celebrities also took to Twitter to share their condolence messages:
RIP Jiggs Kalra. Thank you for introducing me to Indian food and it’s treasure of recipes. All your books adorn my bookshelf and the masala and oil on each page is testimony to how your recipes have shaped my passion for cooking.
Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) June 4, 2019 The master chef is gone but the taste, flavours, hospitality, uniqueness and richness of #JiggsKalra cuisine will remain.
The memories of great moments spent at Masala Library while devouring world’s best cuisine will remain.
Om Shanti Jiggs. pic.twitter.com/zvZEokMD8u
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) June 4, 2019
R. I. P #JiggsKalra . Thank you for all your passion for food. My life as a foodie that began in #Delhi would be incomplete without you. May your legacy live on forever. https://t.co/ypqR2u5cxA
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Jiggs kalra death: Jiggs Kalra, the czar of Indian cuisine, passes away,

The czar of Indian cuisine J Inder Singh Kalra , or Jiggs Kalra as he was fondly known, passed away. Once a journalist, Kalra went on to become a food consultant in the 1980s, and one of the best known names in the Indian culinary scene having served Princess Diana and Prince Charles, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Bill Clinton.
While there has been no official confirmation on his death from family, Twitter was flooded with tributes for the late legend.
He is survived by his son Zorawar Kalra who runs Massive Restaurants Private Limited.
Food critic and EasyDiner co-founder Vir Sanghvi wrote, “Goodbye old friend.The great Jiggs Kalra who did so much to rediscover the lost secrets of Indian food and who gave chefs their rightful place in the sun goes off to that great kitchen in the sky to ensure that the gods eat his wonderful food.There will never be another Jiggs.”
Goodbye old friend.The great Jiggs Kalra who did so much to rediscover the lost secrets of Indian food and who gave… https://t.co/vUrUJeWpOb
— vir sanghvi (@virsanghvi) 1559627057000
My deepest condolences to ⁦@ZorawarKalra⁩ & Dildeep.They were the best son & daughter-in-law Jiggs Kalra could ever… https://t.co/WbEySzthmb
— vir sanghvi (@virsanghvi) 1559627478000
Film-maker Hansal Mehta thanked Kalra for introducing him to Indian food, and shaping his passion for cooking.
RIP Jiggs Kalra. Thank you for introducing me to Indian food and it’s treasure of recipes. All your books adorn my… https://t.co/vkaerz5z87
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) 1559629308000
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Best cookbooks for dads by personality – CNET

It’s time to celebrate dad this month. He deserves it. If he loves to cook, why not show him some love this Father’s Day with a cookbook that resonates with some of his other interests and passions? Maybe he’s a novice angler or maybe he’s a Star Wars junkie. Whatever he’s into in his limited spare time, we have some creative ideas to hone in on and blend together his hobbies and interests.
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Amazon Best Cookbook for the sci-fi dad The Star Wars Cookbook: BB-Ate: Awaken to the Force of Breakfast and Brunch by Lara Starr
Is your dad’s favorite event of the year Comic-Con? Does he spend weeks or months perfecting his Rebel Legion costume? Perhaps you can make his dream come to reality on a slightly more daily basis by gifting him the “Star Wars Cookbook.” Comprised of Star Wars-inspired, intergalactic breakfast recipes, such as Luke Skywaffles, Maz Kanata Frittata and Han Soloatmeal, these dishes are sure to bring your dad that much needed “force” each and every morning.
$13 at Amazon Best Cookbook for the gym rat dad Amazon The Bodybuilding Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes To Build Muscle, Burn Fat And Save Time by Jason Farley
For the dad who is tallying his bench press weight increments in the basement or can’t quite shake his CrossFit filthy 50 obsession, give him the key to achieving his dream bod with The Bodybuilding Cookbook. This book features 100 recipes designed to bulk and build muscles and shed fat to reveal Dad’s best and fittest body. Protein-packed recipes include meals such as Brawny Beef Fajitas, Muscle Mackerel with Spicy Couscous and Training Tilapia in Thai Sauce, all of which will fuel and energize Dad for his next MetCon challenge.
$25 at Amazon Best Cookbook for the fishing and hunting dad Amazon The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler by Steven Rinella
For the dad who lives and breathes being on the water in solitude, a fishing rod in his palms, waiting for his next great catch. Or the dad who craves hunting for game in the forest or mountains, The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook may fit the bill for designing and cooking recipes that include his famous catches and prizes. This is a definitive guide that illustrates how to butcher, prepare and cook fish and game, from one of America’s most respected hunters and anglers. Recipes include venison bolognese; dove (or quail) jalapeno poppers with bacon-scallion cream cheese; and spicy scallop and citrus poke, giving Dad some delicious inspiration from his proud field sport.
$25 at Amazon Best Cookbook for the grill master dad Amazon Michael Symon’s Playing with Fire: BBQ and More from the Grill, Smoker and Fireplace by Michael Symon and Douglas Trattner
Maybe you have a dad who loves manning the BBQ. Or maybe he’s into his coveted Big Green Egg or learning how to smoke meat with wood chips. Whatever his grill passion mode, he needs a go-to guide for his hobby. Celebrity chef Michael Symon has taken his original love — BBQ — and put together 72 recipes, after sampling smoked meat from across the country in preparation for the opening of his famous restaurant, Mabel’s. Dad can now master finger-licking recipes such as Mabel’s pork ribs, brisket melts and chicken thighs grilled with blackberry BBQ sauce. A perfect companion guide for summer cooking, Dad can get even more excited to turn up the heat and sear delectable meat.
$22 at Amazon Best Cookbook for the sports fanatic dad Amazon The Hungry Fan’s Game Day Cookbook: 165 Recipes for Eating, Drinking & Watching Sports by Daina Falk
If your dad is glued to the TV during hockey, football, tennis, baseball, or curling season, then he needs a sports cookbook to keep his recipes fresh and inspiring for all of that hosting he does in front of the big screen with his pals. Historic and famous sports agent David Falk’s daughter Daina Falk combines her love and passion for sports and cooking to create a book of recipes dedicated to crowd-pleasing, game day foods. Dad can now make shepherd’s pie quesadilla bites, coconut-crusted shrimp with sweet and sour sauce and March Madness Atlanta-inspired BBQ pork. Get ready to have your Dad host all of the game-day events. Now the only thing you need to figure out is… who’s on clean-up duty!?
$10 at Amazon Best Cookbook for the golfing dad Amazon The Caddy’s Cookbook: Remembering Favorite Recipes from the Caddy House to the Clubhouse of Augusta National Golf Club by Tripp Bowden
Does your dad wake up at the crack of dawn every Saturday to hit the links at the local muni or country club? Or is he saving up for that Florida condo with golf course views? Even if he’s not hitting those birdies, he may still love the old lure of clubhouse cuisine, especially from Augusta National Golf Club. The author, former Augusta caddy Tripp Bowden, collects and shares his favorite recipes and behind-the-scenes tidbits. Recipes and personal stories include Chef Clark’s roasted leg of lamb with a side of job security; Freddie Bennett’s butter beans and Ike’s Pond deep-fried bream. If your dad is mesmerized by golf tradition, anecdotes and food, this is a hole-in-one gift. Fore!
$17 at Amazon Best Cookbook for the mixologist dad Amazon Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails by David Kaplan and Nick Fauchald
If your dad is constantly working on his ” shaken not stirred ” routine, he may appreciate a cookbook dedicated to the art and craftsmanship of cocktails. New York City’s intimate East Village cocktail institution, Death & Co, is at the forefront of the contemporary craft cocktail movement. And now Dad can have their much-sought-after recipes in his own bar, complete with philosophy, techniques and essays featuring nightly regulars who fill the dark bar each evening. Your dad will learn how to master Death & Co’s signature drinks, such as the Oaxaca Old Fashioned and Strange Brew, plus make-your-own large block ice cubes, fancy garnishes and more.
$24 at Amazon Best Cookbook for the architect or builder dad Amazon An Architect’s Cookbook: A Culinary Journey Through Design by Glen Coben
Perhaps your dad loves to build, design, construct and has a passion for high-end restaurants. If so, he may enjoy this tome which explores legendary restaurant designer and architect Glen Coben’s work. Restaurant design projects include accompanying recipes, such as Del Posto’s spaghetti with Dungeness crab and jalapeños; Delmonico’s baked Alaska; Carbone’s Classic Negroni; and Empellón’s guacamole with pistachios. This cookbook is perfect for the Dad who wants to learn about the soul, vision and inspiration for how these world famous restaurants were created and built (and how to cook some of their fine food).
$32 at Amazon Best Cookbook for the history buff dad Amazon The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World by Laura Kumin
Tired of your dad singing along to Hamilton on repeat in the shower or his yearly involvement in the Revolutionary War reenactment? Give him what every American history buff would love, The Hamilton Cookbook. In this book, Dad will be transported back in time to the table of this American hero. Now he can enjoy Hamilton’s favorite foods and learn how to prepare historic dishes, such as West Indian pepper pot soup, fried sausage and apples and chocolate puffs. The Hamiltons also loved their wine , so maybe pick up a bottle or two for authentic reenactment purposes.
$13 at Amazon Best Cookbook for the green thumb dad Amazon Cooking with Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds and Stems into Delicious Meals by Lindsay-Jean Hard
Maybe your dad is pruning the fruit trees he planted or crafting a raised-garden bed full of lush herbs and vegetables with his own hands. This dad loves to be outside in his yard, growing his own magic garden. So he needs a cookbook that can tap into his love for gardening and foraging his own food. Cooking with Scraps is the perfect companion guide for the sustainable cook and harvester. With 85 recipes chock-full of ingenious ways to use food scraps, peels and other edible bits, Dad will be busy turning unused food into treasures. Think inventive, nutritious and delectable recipes such as beet greens and eggplant pizza; cheese tortellini with sausage and broccoli stems; and ginger-garlic miso soup with turnip greens. Dad will feel energized, proud and healthy reusing his hand-grown garden to feed his family.
$12 at Amazon This post was written by Marisa Olsen.
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Food Festivals: Summer 2019

15 th June 2019 The Pig Hotel, Pensford, Bath
The Smoked & Uncut Festival offers a tempting line-up of glamping, music and feasting. Set against a backdrop of the rolling Mendip Hills, this is not your average English festival. It’s more glamour than grunge and you can expect a line-up of handpicked classic and contemporary artists and and delicious home-made food. This year, Mark Hix will be dishing up indulgent home-style Indian curry dishes, while Angela Hartnett will be hosting a three-course feasting lunch in the mobile Field Kitchen.
Pub in the Park
21 – 23 June 2019 Royal Victoria Park, Bath
Pub in the Park is a glorious three-day feast of the very best food Bath has to offer. A merry band of top foodie folk will head to the West Country bringing together brilliant food, live music and Michelin-starred chefs all served up in a beautiful park, making for the ultimate pub garden unlike any other. There will be pop-up pubs and restaurants, each serving tasting dishes for you to enjoy, with a line-up that includes the likes of Tom Kerridge’s The Hand & Flowers, Josh Eggleton’s The Pony & Trap and Stephen Terry’s The Hardwick. Valley Fest
Valley Fest
2 – 4 August 2019 , C hew Magna, Somerset
Valley Fest is a family-friendly festival celebrating, music, organic food and farming, in a stunning location overlooking Chew Valley L ake. Step into a weekend of eating, drinking, dancing and lazing by the lake in a celebration of the West Country’s incredible food and those who produce it. This year, some of the region’s biggest culinary heroes will be cooking up feasts for festival guests. Join fellow diners for tempting menus crafted by Josh Eggleton, Rob Howell, and The Free-Range Chef, Beth Al Rikabi .
Longleat Food Festival
Immerse yourself in Longleat’s third Food & Drink Festival as they blend their traditional offering with a touch of Australia to celebrate the arrival of their koalas and wombats. They have a recipe for success with the main ingredient being Australian celebrity chef, John Torode, for live cooking demonstrations in The Longhouse.
There are even more entertaining ingredients to further add to your delightful day, including Afternoon Tea in the Great Hall of Longleat House (pre-booking is essential). Experience a sense-sation as you smell the aroma of gourmet sausages sizzling on the barbeque, taste the fruity notes of specialist suppliers’ wine and premium refreshing lager and robust ales from The Bath Arms bar. Listen to live music and enjoy an array of colour from the local produce stalls and scrumptious cuisines in the hustle and bustle of their Market Street. All of this is mixed with a dash of funfair excitement within the beautiful and iconic grounds of Longleat Estate.
Add the cherry on top of an already astonishing and action-packed day with all their amazing attractions, including the exhilarating Safari Park, memorable Jungle Cruise, bemusing Hedge Maze, exciting Adventure Castle, and classic Longleat Railway and more; all included in your Day Ticket. 0 comment

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