Ranking Celebrity Chef Cookbooks How Many Animals Their Recipes Kill

Ranking Celebrity Chef Cookbooks How Many Animals Their Recipes Kill

Paul Deen, surprise friend to animals, in 2015. Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for SOBEWFF
Finding the best ways to do good. Made possible by The Rockefeller Foundation. Some animals are bigger than others — and that incredibly banal fact can have some important ramifications for the ethics of meat eating, a recent study suggests. In a 2018 paper for the journal Food Ethics , philosopher Andy Lamey and political theorist Ike Sharpless examined 30 cookbooks by 26 celebrity chefs (defined as chefs with their own TV shows on a national network in the US, UK, Canada, or Australia). The list includes household names like Gordon Ramsay, Ina Garten, Rachael Ray, Paula Deen, Marcus Samuelsson, and Guy Fieri. Lamey and Sharpless then estimated how many animals would have to die to cook all the recipes in each book, thereby enabling them to get an estimate of the average number of animals killed per recipe. They summarize their results in one very long table: Lamey and Sharpless 2018 The authors note that there’s no strong culinary pattern to the findings. The type of cuisine chosen — Mexican versus Indian versus Italian versus Middle Eastern etc. — had little or no effect on how deadly a given cookbook was. The least deadly non-vegetarian cookbook, by Giada De Laurentiis, and the most deadly one, by Mario Batali, were both Italian cookbooks. Instead, the results are driven by how many small animals each chef uses. By far the deadliest cookbook was Batali’s Molto Gusto , with 620 deaths (5.25 per recipe) driven by its use of 567 baby eels. Eels might not be high on your list of animals whose welfare we should care about, but like most species of fish, they probably experience pain and deserve animal welfare consideration. Batali’s other cookbook, Molto Italiano , and cookbooks like Susur Lee’s and Gordon Ramsey’s also neared the top of the list through the prodigious use of anchovies or (in Lee’s case) pigeons. If you don’t cook with baby eels or pigeon on a regular basis, then first off, congratulations: You’re making an obvious but good choice. But most people do cook chicken regularly. Chickens are small and don’t produce as much meat per animal as, say, pigs or cows do. So for most chefs on the list, chicken accounted for the plurality of their animal deaths. Rachael Ray 365 No Repeats racks up an astounding 75 chicken deaths; considering that the cookbook seeks to feed a family for a year of dinners, a family that follows her advice and eats chicken at lunch, too, could wind up exceeding the 28 chickens each American kills every year on average. As Slate’s Dan Engber, who pointed out the study on Twitter (thanks Dan!), notes, Paula Deen emerges as a surprising hero in the study, alongside Jamie Oliver. “Books by Jamie Oliver and Paula Deen with far lower counts are mostly accounted for by their more frugal use of small animals,” the study authors note. “Oliver, for example, was sparing with anchovies (27) and chicken (7), while Deen—favoring meat from large animals—used only 20 chickens and no anchovies.” Giada De Laurentiis is the omnivore with the lowest count of all: only 0.19 animal deaths per recipe, and only 20 animals killed throughout her whole book. The study included some vegetarian cookbooks, but even two of those — by Rachael Ray and Toni Fiori — wound up with a death toll in Lamey and Sharpless’s study. Ray’s Veggie Meals included nine animal deaths, six from anchovies, and both she and Fiori recommended the use of cheeses with animal rennet, which is extracted from the stomach of a cow, lamb, or goat. As an ovo-lacto vegetarian, my main takeaway from the study is to try to cut down on my consumption of eggs and animal rennet cheeses. Egg production doesn’t kill animals directly, but it does confine hens to truly hellish living conditions . But for meat-eaters reading this, it’s a reminder that even if you don’t want to swear off meat entirely, it’s probably a good idea to cut back on small animals like chickens. Eating large animals like cows is not without its ethical and, perhaps more profoundly, environmental costs . If you’re making incremental moves, though, you’d save a few animal lives by switching from chickens to pigs, or chickens to cows, or — best of all — chickens to Impossible Whoppers . Sign up for the Future Perfect newsletter. Twice a week, you’ll get a roundup of ideas and solutions for tackling our biggest challenges: improving public health, decreasing human and animal suffering, easing catastrophic risks, and — to put it simply — getting better at doing good. In this Storystream

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Suzanne Moore marries herself, heads to Oman

by Suzanne Moore
Is a seven-hour flight worth it for a mini-moon? And what is that anyway!? Suzanne Moore sets her seat to the upright position
I am going to Oman for a few days and a PR tells me that this is now a “mini-moon “destination. I have never heard this phrase before. Is it a truncated honeymoon? It must be said, I am one of the last people in the word to know about honeymoons, weddings or any of these patriarchal shenanigans. I am far nearer to those mad women who marry themselves in fit of public narcissism. Remember when Tracey Emin married a large stone in a secret ceremony in France wearing her father’s funeral shroud? ‘Stone Love’ it was called. “It just means at the moment I am not alone.” She could have had her pick in Oman. There are some mind-blowingly gorgeous rocks there.
It is apparent that this was nothing but rocks and desert until 48 years ago when the Sultan built everything
The Guardian recently ran a feature on people who define themselves as “autosexuals”, and not simply “deluded wankers” as the less woke might call them. Anyway, I decide then I know as much as about honeymoon destinations as the next intelligent woman who doesn’t believe in marriage. Honeymoons are, I presume, somewhere you go to have a lot of sex after a lot of faff of the wedding variety. So why not Oman? Exotic. A seven-hour flight, some sea, some desert, a luxe resort. We stay at the Shangri-La Al Husn Resort and Spa in Muscat (pictured, top) and it is all these things. The infinity pool, a small private beach, spacious rooms with balconies, a lovely free cocktail hour and sweet afternoon teas. But there are also lots of older couples who sit blankly looking at each other – their honeymoons clearly finished some time ago. Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa
My room is enormous, with nice touches of geometric Islamic patterning. We are at the high end of the resort and there are other more family-oriented parts and lots of restaurants to choose from. The dinners are okay, but for me the best food is the fresh fish, the mezze, the simple salads we get at lunch.
I am quickly stir crazy. I love Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon but do not see the point of flying far to sit all day by a pool or a beach all day. As AA Gill once said “all beaches are essentially the same beach”. That is why I couldn’t comprehend going somewhere like the Maldives, but maybe I am wrong. Maybe that is where you have to have sex all the time as there is no culture? Shangri-La Al Husn Resort and Spa
Thankfully, we go out into the desert, to Wadi Al Arbeieen. It is rocky not duney, and we stop at a strange sink hole where people swim and have lunch under a gorgeous canopy. We go into Muscat itself one day and I become more curious about this place and want to wander by myself not be given the official lowdown. It is all governed by the Sultan, a man who deposed his father but is spoken of benignly, though he is a dictator. There are no heirs. He seems … how can I put this? Something of a confirmed bachelor . He also owns EVERYTHING. Omanis all say they love him. He gives everyone a small piece of land and they pay no tax. Oman, everyone tells you, is like Switzerland – neutral. Okay. It borders Saudi on one side and Yemen on the other, so I wonder how this works out.
It is apparent that this was nothing but rocks and desert until 48 years ago when the Sultan built everything. It’s all new and shiny, full of beautiful mosques where we are made to cover up our sinful ankles, several palaces and a museum that really doesn’t have much in it. Al Husn Beach – Shangri-La Al Husn Resort and Spa
We go the market where men hold up huge finned tuna and nasty whiskered cat fish and then to a souk where most of the stuff if in fact from India. Indeed most of the guest workers in the hotels are from India.
Back at the spa I am scrubbed with honey and salt stuff, thus decimating my fake tan into patches. Omani Honey Heaven this is called and all products are a mix of local ingredients and L’Occitane. Still, I am looking forward to a tasting dinner cooked by visiting Michelin starred chef Rohit Ghai at Sultanah . It’s a mess to be frank, a mix of north and south Indian cuisine that does not work at all. At one point I am eating, essentially, a lamb stew in a heavy thick dosa. Far better is the seafood at Bait el Bahr at the Shangri-La Al Jissah Resort & Spa – a really fun place to eat. Every dish I have is great. Sultanah Restaurant, Shangri-La Al Husn Resort and Spa
There is a trip to go snorkelling and see turtles who nest on the beach at the hotel but my inner David Attenborough tells me they won’t swim in so close (plus I don’t want anyone to know that once, when I went to Belize, I accidentally ate one). Turtle karma will get me one of these days. Instead, I stay on the sand and luxuriate. The others go, and come back from the trip having been sick on the boat and having seen no turtles. I feel vindicated.
The south of Oman looks wild and interesting but I want something a bit more real. I never relax enough not to wonder about a place where you can have four wives if they can afford it, where no one knows who the next ruler is going to be, where there are no elections. I wonder about the Bedouins. The Sultan built houses for them but they put their camels in them and slept outside. I am even thinking about this when I am being pummelled during a facial. Is this nice? No, my teeth hurt. I am a spoilt cow who can’t even get on with herself during her own honeymoon. Everyone I meet is lovely but it’s all a bit Disneyfied Gulf State. I feel like something is missing. “It’s not you”, I say to myself in the mirror, “it’s me. I need some space.” C
Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, Barr Al Jissah, Muscat 100, Oman +968 2477 6388; Shangri-la.com
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Barr Al Jissa, Muscat 100, Oman +968 2477 6666; Shangri-la.com

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5 Dosa Places in Lucknow which will bring a ‘Vanakkam’ change to your palate!

08 May, 2019 at 09:44 AM
For some, South Indian food instantly means a crispy dosa doused in ghee with a masaledar filling complemented by chutneys and sambar!
Aaah, the warm stuffing wrapped in the crispiness of a thin crepe, dipped in a cold bowl of gooey coconut chutney- this is what foodgasm feels like.
I mean we know that there are so many dishes when it comes to South Indian cuisine but made with a mixture of rice and urad dal, Dosa is one of South India’s prized armour!
So to satiate your dosa cravings in Lucknow, here are 5 adipoli *awesome* places where you can binge eat dosas with generous amounts of chutney! Anna Dosa Point
This is a student friendly dosa hub where you get crunchy dosas with delicious aloo and condiments! They also have other South Indian delicacies and don’t let this puny kiosk throw you away. It might look a little shady but it’s like chhota packet, bada dhamaka!
Anna Dosa is one of the best budget friendly dosa places ever- we’re not kidding. Mostly thronged by students from Amity, this place is famous for its thick and gooey coconut chutney too.
Location: 3/359, Viraj Khand Rd, Vinamra Khand, Gomti Nagar
Cost: Rs.160 for two approximately
Timings: 10am – 10pm Tamil Nadu South Indian Dosa
Hehehe NO; we aren’t sending you to Tamil Nadu to taste dosas! This is a joint here in Lucknow, located near Neelkanth and we kid you not- you should come here to gorge on some delish dosas if you’re around this area. It’s a little joint but has enough space to fit in 10-12 people at a time and once you dig into their dishes- there’ll be no turning back!
Try out the crispy and creamy paneer masala dosa and you would thank us later!
Location: 3/111, Vivek Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Cost: Rs.250 for two approximately
Timings: 12noon – 11pm Curry Leaf
Ganj never leaves you hungry. This is a place with multiple options of foods and beverages but if you’re craving dosas and coffee, this is where you need to head out.
Known for its buttery masala dosas and filter kaapi, Curry leaf is a place where you can relish the best of South India while sitting here in the North!
Location: Shop 3, East Block, Near Shree Hanuman Temple, Hazratganj, Lucknow
Cost: Rs.500 for two approximately
Timings: 10:30am – 11pm Marksmen
This iconic eatery is famous for its Chinese delicacies but little do people know that they serve kick ass South Indian dishes too. Cloaked in an old-world charm and aromatic whiffs of mouth-watering pakwaan, Marksmen serves the best of Lucknow’s nostalgia on a plate.
Try out their paneer dosa because it’ll be a life changing experience on your palate.
Location: 2,Opposite Halwasiya Market, Maqbara Road, Lalbagh, Lucknow
Cost: Rs. 600 for two approximately
Timings: 9am – 10:30pm Brindavan
If you’re a dosa lover, Brindavan has to be on your list of the go-to places in Lucknow! Known amidst everyone for its filtered coffee and paper masala dosa, Brindavan is where your cravings will meet a tummy full of happiness.
Location: 1st Floor, 1A, Sarvan Plaza Complex, Sapru Marg, Hazratganj, Lucknow
Cost: Rs. 400 for two approximately
Timings: 11am – 11pm
So if we have tempted you enough and you’re a fan of mildly spiced aloo with wafer thin golden crepes, these dosa hubs are for you.

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Indian Cuisines: Must Know Facts

Pooja Sharma May 9, 2019 India is a land of rich culture, diverse regions, and unique cuisines. There are so many myths related to Indian foods. Diversity of Indian cultures and states make Indian Cuisine unique. Every Indian state and province has its own unique food culture and it varies from place to place. Indian cuisine is a blend of all these food cultures which makes it different and one wants to explore this rich saga of taste. The list of Indian dishes is endless. Indian food culture differs according to a state, and even according to the particular community within that same state. Indian Cuisines are evolved in thousands of years which involves the influences of many internal and external factors and cultures. Indian food is known for its unusual aroma and flavors and also considered to be spicy, fattening, and rich in taste. All these are partly true as well but there are a few lesser known facts too about Indian food. Indian Food: Easy to Cook and Tasty to Eat: Unlike western cooking, Indian food is really easy to cook. Most of the dishes need direct heating and baking of food is not required. Basic food recipes are really easy to follow. Some recipes do require time and effort to develop the taste into the ingredients but not all. Curry is not an Indian Food: There is no such thing as “curry” in Indian Cuisine. For new diners, curry seems to be the only ingredient in Indian food, but this is definitely not the truth. Curry is a collection of spices known as garam masala in India. The basic ingredients in garam masala are similar but the final recipe can even vary between households. Health Benefits of Indian Foods: Indian Food is good for health. The age-old recipes of its traditional dishes include the right amount of ingredients which impact the health in a positive manner. All spices and food items used in these recipes are full of nutrients and contain health aiding properties. Almost all spices used in Indian cuisines contain medicinal properties. Though there are many recipes that can be augmented with respect to oil or fat content there is a wide range of dishes that do not require oil at all so are healthy. Some curry foods are a little heavy to digest but Indian food is what you make it. You can always lessen the number of heavy ingredients as per your choice and the dish will become healthier without making much impact on the taste of the dish. Indian Foods and Spices and Their Impact: Indian food is known as hot and spicy food but only a few people know that Indian spices are very nutritious and aids to positive health impacts if used in the right proportions. Indian food is a mixture of various food cultures spread in the country. Not all states use hot spices, there are states like Gujarat where you will find sweet taste in almost all their dishes. Then there are South Indian states where you will find spices used in almost every dish and it is a bit hot and spicy in taste. North Indian states use the right blend of both sweet and spicy flavors. Indian Food Varieties: Indian food is diverse which includes different tastes, dishes, and flavors from different regions of the country. In all states and provinces of India, the cuisine varies significantly. Northern Indian food is probably the most popular around the world. So, when you Order Indian Food the next time, you have your homework done in advance.

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Day 3: Country beer!!!
We woke up Thursday morning to the sounds of thunder and pouring rain. I actually woke up at 5 AM to a thunder clap and peeked out the window to see a pretty nice lightning show for a moment before climbing back into bed. We slept in a bit this morning, knowing that we weren’t going to leave the resort until after lunch. As we stirred, it was still rainy and few animals were out and about. We threw on some gym clothes and went over to the gym for a quick workout. Even on vacation, it felt good to wake up with some exercise. (Spoiler alert: this is the only day we made it to the gym. Vacation mode and theme park excitement won out.) We were shocked at the number of folks at the gym, but it became clear once we stepped into a very crowded Mara afterwards that a lot of people were also having a slow lazy morning due to the rain. It was projected to stop by 11 AM, so it was worth waiting it out.
We grabbed the exact same breakfast as yesterday and went back to the room to eat it. We were headed to the Magic Kingdom this afternoon, so we pulled up some videos regarding the best snacks there to refresh our memory headed into the day. Seriously, there is just so much information to keep straight about the World!
We had an 11:30 ADR at Sanaa and so shortly before 11 we took the short walk over to Kidani Village. The rain had thankfully let up and the sun was beginning to break through the cloud layer. But it was freezing! At least for us Southern Californians. Kidani’s lobby feels much more intimate but just as equally as inviting. After checking in a little early, we sat for a few minutes on the back patio and watched some animals go about their days.
Side note: we also stopped into the restrooms outside of Sanaa, and my goodness they are beautiful! Second best bathroom experience of the trip!
Sanaa. Oh, Sanaa! We absolutely loved every second of this meal. Seriously! We walked through the perfectly executed North African-inspired entryway to our table, which was right next to the windows looking out on the savanna. Now, I understand how many folks who have not been exposed to Indian and African cuisine might be nervous, but they have no reason to be. Sanaa is a great introduction to ethnic cuisines in a comfortable setting. Nothing is overly hot, and everything on the menu has a plain English description. Tory and I, as California foodies, always go for Indian when we are feeling like takeout so this meal was very highly anticipated. It did not disappoint.
Obviously, we started with the bread service. Guys, if you have not had Sanaa’s bread service before (or even in the last month), make yourself a reservation for your next trip for this alone. The naan was fresh, the paratha stuffed with paneer was new to us, and so delicious even on its own. All nine accompaniments were tasty, but personally, I could not stop talking about the tomato and fig marmalade or the pickled garlic. I now want to put pickled garlic on every piece of bread ever.
Thinking that it couldn’t possible get better than this, we also ordered the tomato soup which came with paneer. Think of it as an Indian spiced grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup combo all in one bowl. It hit the spot on a chilly day and made me giggle aloud because of how tasty it was.
Knowing that everything would be shared between us and that the bread service was giant, we opted to split one entrée. We got the Potjie Inspired combo with the braised beef and the lentil dal. The dal was the star here having used three different kinds of lentils to give the dal texture. The depth of flavor was also amazing. I’ll be honest, I don’t remember much about the beef because Tory and I spent so much of our time talking about how to recreate the dal at home. We forgot to take a photo!
Stuffed and grinning ear to ear, our waitress brought out a small dessert to congratulate us on our marriage. A scoop of blueberry ice cream with chai spiced whipped cream. Yes, I know, I didn’t realize you could add chai to whipped cream, either! A great idea and well executed too!
So now even more stuffed and still grinning ear to ear we headed out to the bus stop to Magic Kingdom.
Magic Kingdom felt familiar and yet, it made us constantly look around knowing that something seemed off. It is very similar to the original Disneyland but on a grander scale. It’s like a dream version of Disneyland. Cinderella’s castle is impressive in scale, but Main Street and the hub just didn’t seem to have the intimacy and charm we have come to expect of Disneyland. Our FPs were not until later in the afternoon, and so after some celebratory photos, we just started walking like we were back at our home park. It was super sunny at that moment!
We took a purple wall photo and then our first attraction of the day was Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor (clearly the same people who came up with the name for Alien Swirling Saucers were in charge of this one as well). We had absolutely no idea what to expect but we both sent in our best jokes.
Tory’s joke: What does a clock do when it is hungry? It goes back four seconds!
Nick’s joke: Why don’t cannibals like divorced women? They find them bitter!
I think it’s pretty obvious which one was selected for use at a Disney Parks show.
Nevertheless, I also got to get in on the act as I was chosen to be Sulley! Probably has something to do with the beard.
The show was really funny, and we both highly enjoyed ourselves! We will definitely come back, and I’ll try a G-rated dad joke next time.
We exited the comedy club and walked out into the heart of Tomorrowland and the first thing that caught our collective eyes was The Peoplemover! It lives! Having only faint memories of riding it as a child, we got in the short line for some serious nostalgia time!
Blurry photos, but hey. The Peoplemover was moving the people!
A small complaint here. For the most part, it felt like the crowds were much more well-behaved than out in California, but this was one of the most annoying interactions we had. During the portion of the ride in which you go into Space Mountain, the father in the car in front of us decided to take a flash picture with his phone of his daughter. That light was so bright and so obnoxious and lasted for most of the nearly pitch black segment. Please, no flash on dark rides!
The castle and Tomorrowland looked great in the afternoon sun, and it was starting to warm up a bit such that I got some time in just a T-shirt. (This would be the last time that I didn’t have a coat or hoodie on outside for the rest of the trip).
After a grand tour of Tomorrowland, we walked clear across the park to Big Thunder Mountain for our first FP of the day. This began an afternoon of comparisons, and, for the most part Disneyland won out. The WDW Big Thunder seemed to lack a lot of detail. There was a lot less to look at than out at Disneyland, and I’m not just talking about the new blasting scene in California. After the first lift, it just seemed so quiet and uninspired. Tory and I spent some time talking about this and why we felt disappointed getting off. This conversation continued while we found a spot right in front of the Splash Mountain and waited for the Festival of Fantasy parade.
The parade was pure Disney fun and reminded us of the incredible place we were currently in. Apparently, Maleficent the dragon made her big return the day after we watched the parade. Oh well. We will see her next time! The floats were really impressive though! So much detail!
One place where MK does trump Disneyland: It still has the Country Bear Jamboree. My grandparents often took me to the parks as a young child and this was one of my grandfather’s favorites, and mine too. Tory had never seen it. So it was logically our next stop. The show is just as campy as ever and had a really good crowd. Please, Disney, keep this one around! And if I’m not being too greedy, bring back the Country Bear Vacation Hoedown!
After that blast from the past, we walked back to Fantasyland to finally see New Fantasyland for ourselves! It’s amazing how they were able to pull off three distinct lands within the one land. Really great attention to detail too! We wandered out to Storybook Circus and got in a non-existent line to meet Donald and Goofy in their Sideshow attire. Donald was very smitten with Tory and tried to steal her away. While cute, after a couple more days, we really wished there were more opportunities to meet the characters in their classic attire around the resort. Most M&Gs had them in some sort of non-standard attire.
We then walked over to Enchanted Tales with Belle for our next FP+. This was my request as I had heard so much about the Lumiere animatronic and wanted to check it out or myself. We had no idea what the attraction entailed. Once inside the first room, we realized that we were the only adults there without children. As we progressed through the story, we realized we were not the target audience of this experience. Although, I was bummed that I didn’t get to be a suit of armor. We enjoyed laughing at ourselves over this mistake, and it was cute to see the kids act out the story of Beauty and the Beast; however, we won’t need to go back again. The Lumiere was incredible though! So well animated!
We had to kill a little more time before our Mine Train FP+ so we happened upon an amazing Photopass photographer who really took her time with us!
Soon enough, the time arrived and we were able to head into the 7 Dwarves Mine. Wow! Seriously, that was the first word out of my mouth when we made the left hand turn into the mine and you are just surrounded by the dwarves and precious gems. The ride was longer than I thought it would be and pretty fun for its size and thrill level! Tory and I walked off really happy that we had made FP+ for both of our MK days, and we would get to ride it again. The fact that the ride video of us showed up on our phones a little bit later was too cool! Magic Bands are incredible!
We took a quick spin on the Mad Tea Party since there was no wait. Again, this pales in comparison to the Disneyland version which sits in the heart of Fantasyland and seems so much more vibrant.
By this point we realized we hadn’t actually gotten any of the snacks that we had learned about in DFB videos since we were still so full from Sanaa. So, we headed into Adventureland for a citrus swirl. This might have been the biggest disappointment food wise the whole trip. It just wasn’t nearly as tasty as everyone makes it out to be. It tasted like vanilla soft serve with cheap frozen OJ. I was expecting the OJ to be tart, but not bitter. Tasted like they found some particularly bad Valencia oranges to use. Just not our favorite and not what we expected at all. Tory only had a couple of bites and let me finish it, which I did, thinking it would get better. It did not.
We then walked back across the hub towards Space Mountain for our last FP+. I’ll briefly mention here that of all the parks and resorts, MK was the only one that felt dirty. It just definitely needed some touch up paint and a deep scrubbing. The bathrooms were consistently messy here as well. Just an observation. But the castle is gorgeous at sunset! And yay! Sonny Eclipse lives!
Now, Space Mountain. If the citrus swirl was the biggest food disappointment, this was the biggest ride disappointment. It just paled in comparison to the Disneyland version. There is no music, the stars aren’t bright at all (so you are truly just in the dark), it’s really rough, and worst of all, it takes your photo at the beginning of the ride. Why? First timers like ourselves won’t be smiling yet (although I don’t know that I ever was). The initial lit hill is cool and I thought we would get more animatronics, but after that, it was just the Matterhorn in the dark. To Quote: Tory, “Instead of launching, it crashed and burned.” I am sorry if this is unpopular, but I’d love to debate someone who has been on both and prefers the MK version. I didn’t get the appeal.

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Smoking Hot! Guinness X Meatopia 2019 Line-Up Is Announced

by Taste Members · May 8, 2019
Thursday 2 May 2019: GUINNESS X MEATOPIA announces a stellar international and Irish chef line-up for the three-day beer and food festival taking place this July.
On 5, 6 and 7 July, for the third year running, GUINNESS X MEATOPIA will transform the Guinness Open Gate Brewery, home to all beer innovation and experimentation at St. James’s Gate, into a festival devoted to beer, food, fire and music.
There’s a twist this year! The chefs and brewers are challenging each other to create unique brews and dishes to pair with each other, to be available exclusively and for one weekend only at this event. GUINNESS X MEATOPIA 2019 will celebrate some of the most adventurous live-fire chefs from around the world, working alongside the innovative team of Guinness brewers, using the best ingredients Ireland has to offer.
The fiery line-up of chefs includes the likes of:
David Thomas – US chef behind downtown Baltimore’s Ida B’s Table, where the focus is on sustainably and locally sourced products. The Baltimore native is the true embodiment of his culinary catchphrase, “Modern Soul.” His restaurant’s mission is to bring light to the history of Soul Food, and illuminate its future.
Anna Haugh – Dublin born head chef behind soon-to-be-opened Myrtle Restaurant in London. Anna has spent the last 14 years in London working for celebrated chefs Philip Howard, Shane Osborne and Gordon Ramsay. Myrtle Restaurant is her first solo venture.
Malcolm Lee – head chef of Candlenut restaurant in Singapore. The restaurant specialises in Peranakan heritage cuisine with a modern approach, and became the first of its kind to receive the acclaimed Michelin star in 2016, and again in 2017 and 2018.
Gráinne O’Keefe – head chef at Clanbrassil House restaurant in Dublin 8. The intimate neighbourhood restaurant was recently awarded a Michelin bib gourmand and specialises in cooking over fire and seasonal small plates.
Will Bowlby – head chef of London’s Kricket restaurant. Will’s unique approach in marrying seasonal British ingredients with authentic Indian flavours continues to be renowned across London. In 2018, Kricket in Soho won a Bib Gourmand from The Michelin Guide.
James Cochran – head chef behind 12:51 on Islington’s Upper Street in London, where Kentish produce from James’ hometown take centre stage. James honed his talents in the kitchens of the prestigious Michelin-starred restaurants The Ledbury and The Harwood Arms, where he established his own refined yet experimental cooking style. The chefs from home and away will come together with the Guinness brewers, confident in their differences, collaborative in their approach. Local seasonal ingredients will take centre stage and feature in the signature dishes and beers unique to this festival weekend only. In true Meatopia style, all dishes will use the very best quality, ethically-sourced Irish meat grilled or smoked over sustainable wood and charcoal.
The Meatopia Cutting Room Stage was on fire last year and this year sees its welcome return. Festival-goers can chat with and learn from the most passionate connoisseurs from the worlds of beer, food, fire and flavour. Highlights are set to include Chef Anna Haugh discussing the rise of modern Irish cuisine and chef David Thomas discussing the modern evolution of Soul Food. Meanwhile award-winning beer writer Melissa Cole will take to the stage to address the new wave of ‘driving beers’ and how brewers are managing to pack flavour into low alcohol brews. Then as day turns to night, there will be an eclectic programme of live music and entertainment. Full priced tickets starting at €59.50 are on sale now. Ticket prices include access to GUINNESS X MEATOPIA, a packed programme of interactive talks with some of the world’s most interesting food and drink speakers, a carefully curated line-up of live music acts, as well as five unique dishes paired with five perfectly matched taster beers and a pint of choice from the beers available for the festival weekend only.
Book your tickets here : https://www.guinnessopengate.com/journal.
Stay tuned for more information over the coming weeks!
GUINNESS X MEATOPIA is a strictly over 18s event.
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GUINNESS X MEATOPIA is an unflinching look at the dedication and passion it takes to be the best in the craft of brewing and live fire cooking. It will take place at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Dublin, on Friday 5 July 2019 (6pm to 10pm), Saturday 6 July 2019 (2pm to 10pm) and Sunday 7 July 2019 (1pm to 7pm). Share this:

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Order Up! Good bye Fitzgerald’s, hello Fitz’s and food halls galore

May 9, 2019 by James Norton Ftizgerald’s / / Photo via Fitzgerald’s Facebook
Updated May 9, 2019
Order Up! is the Growler’s ongoing biweekly account of noteworthy Minnesota restaurant openings, closings, and future openings. Please send any tips to food@growlermag.com.
All dates are approximate based on best information available; opening dates, in particular, tend to shift around a lot. MN BBQ open in Northeast Minneapolis / / Photo via MN BBQ Facebook
RECENTLY OPENED (Up to 2 Months)
Taco Arcada , 1910 W. Superior St., Duluth ■ The latest new concept from the Duluth Grill / OMC Smokehouse / Corktown Deli team, combining a bar, arcade, and “fresh-Mex” food. Opened May 5, 2019.
Minnesota BBQ Co. , 816 Lowry Ave. NE, Minneapolis ■ A mostly catering- and takeout-focused BBQ spot by the team behind Travail. Opened May 3, 2019.
Meseret Ethiopian , 3867 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis ■ An East African market and catering operation expands into the world of sit-down food service with this new restaurant concept on Minnehaha. Soft opening April 25, 2019.
Elephant Bar , 213 E. 4th St., Ste. 100, St. Paul ■ A new restaurant by chef Lucas Almendinger replacing the former Hygga space in Lowertown, with some Pakistani flavor influences. Opened April 23.
Don Raúl , 4953 Xerxes Ave., Minneapolis ■ A new restaurant for Hector Ruiz (Cafe Ena, Rincon 38, Costa Blanca), opening at 50th and Xerxes. Menu features dishes including Tacos de Pato (duck tacos), Lechon (pork tenderloin medallions), Skuna salmon, and more. Opened April 12, 2019.
Bark and the Bite , 2186 Marshall Ave., St. Paul ■ The popular BBQ food stand (based in Sunny’s Market in Northeast) has moved to a bricks-and-mortar space in St. Paul in the former Heirloom location. Opened April 9, 2019.
Giulia , 215 S. 4th St., Minneapolis ■ A pizza- and pasta-focused spot with tableside mozzarella headed by former Copper Kitchen chef Josh Hedquist, housed inside the Emery hotel (the former Restaurant Max space inside the former Hotel Minneapolis). Opened April 3, 2019.
Ox Cart Arcade and Rooftop , 255 E. 6th St., St. Paul ■ A reboot of the Ox Cart Ale House, featuring arcade games and boozy snow cones. Opened March 28, 2019.
Fire & Whiskey , 230 S. Knowles Ave., New Richmond, WI ■ Chef Justin Sutherland has opened yet another outpost in his growing greater metro empire. Fire & Whiskey offers a menu focused on steaks, cocktails, and Wisconsin cheese. Opened March 20, 2019.
Habanero Tacos Grill , 3223 E. Lake St., Minneapolis ■ A new taqueria opening on a part of East Lake Street that’s still relatively devoid of Mexican food options. This is a jump to bricks-and-mortar for a long-standing food truck of the same name. Opened March 18, 2019.
Breakfast Bar , 319 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis ■ Shrimp and grits, breakfast burgers, and lobster and waffles are among the items of interest on this new breakfast spot’s menu. Opened March 15, 2019.
T-Icy Roll , 202 E. Superior St., Duluth ■ The second location for this Duluth-based Thai rolled ice cream concept. Opened March 13, 2019. The Dude Abides Pizza / / Photo via Northern Fires Pizza Facebook
RECENTLY CLOSED (Up to 2 Months)
Lee’s Liquor Lounge ■ After 62 years of operation, this legendary dive bar and live music venue is calling it quits. Will close May 14.
Russian Tea House ■ 40 years of borscht, piroshki (Russian hamburgers) and folk music come to a close with the shuttering of this charming little University Avenue spot. Closed May 4.
Fitzgerald’s (will reopen) ■ The upscale Cathedral Hill watering hole Fitzgerald’s has shut down in order to be renovated and reopened as the more casual Fitz’s, featuring pizza (including deep dish). Closed May 3.
Meyvn ■ Uptown’s stylish artisan bagel spot called it quits after a bit less than a year of operation. Closed April 21. Read our profile of owner Tim Niver, “ Dollars to Dumplings .”
just/us ■ Citing a major bump in rent, the St. Paul-based chef collective known for burgers and clever coursed meals closed on April 20. Read our review, “ Raw Talent .”
Martha’s Daughter ■ After a high profile but rocky run in Duluth, Martha’s Daughter has closed its doors—the concept will live on as a series of pop-up dinners in Duluth, Superior, and beyond. Closed April 9. Read our Duluth and Superior food roundup, “ Taste of the Twin Ports .”
Northern Fires Pizza , 4301 E. Lake St., Minneapolis ■ This popular wood-fired farmers’ market pizza mainstay was slated this spring to revitalize a former Chinese-American spot on East Lake Street, but shelved its plans due to unforeseen “unreasonable requests” from banks (as per a Facebook post ). Opening scuttled March 25, 2019.
Forepaugh’s ■ Following the death from the flu of its chef, Kyle Bell, this more-than-40-years-old mansion-based restaurant shut its doors. Closed March 12, 2019. The soon to be Malcom Yards Market / / Photo via Malcolm Yards Market Facebook
UPCOMING (Most Imminent to Furthest Out)
Loon Cafe , 426 Saint Peter St., St. Paul ■ A second location for the 37-year-old Minneapolis stalwart of the same name, located in the former Great Waters location. Opens early May 2019.
Cheese Louise , 4279 Sheridan Ave. S., Minneapolis ■ Brunch, salads, and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches will make up the bill of fare at this food truck-gone-bricks and mortar in Linden Hills run by Cheryl Rossi (an alum of Lucia’s in Uptown) and business partner Holly Miller-Byzewski. Opens May 2019.
Duluth Coffee Company at Hoops Brewing (second location), 325 S Lake Ave, Duluth ■ After years of incremental expansions to its original location on Superior Street, Duluth Coffee Company is opening a second shop in Canal Park. Opens June 1, 2019.
Falls Landing at Artisan Plaza Eatery and Market , 1223 4th. St. S., Cannon Falls ■ The next step for St. Paul mainstay J.D. Fratzke (Bar Brigade, Strip Club Meat and Fish) is a supper club-style restaurant at the Artisan Plaza in Cannon Falls. Opens June 2019.
Hamburguesas El Gordo (reopening), 1731 S. Robert St., West St. Paul ■ The St. Paul location of the popular Mexican hamburger restaurant shut down after losing its lease; it will reopen in a larger location early this year. Opens Summer 2019.
Prieto , 701 W Lake St, Minneapolis ■ Alejandro Castillon (Sonora Grill) will be taking advantage of the massive smoker at the old Hasty Tasty location to bring smoked meats together with house-made tortillas to Lyn-Lake. Opens Summer 2019.
A Dozen Excuses (second location), 4328 E. Superior St., Duluth ■ This Superior, WI-based doughnut bakery is bringing its fresh, classic product to a second location in the Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth. Opens Summer 2019.
Fitz’s , 173 Western Ave N, St. Paul ■ When it opens, Fitz’s will be a more casual reboot of the former Fitzgerald’s space in St. Paul’s Cathedral Hill neighborhood, featuring deep dish pizza. Opens Summer 2019.
Due Focacceria , 475 S. Fairview Ave., St. Paul ■ The former Espresso Royale space is being reinvented as a combination Italian market and restaurant. Opens Summer 2019.
Thr3 Jack , 729 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis ■ Six state-of-the-art golf simulators and elevated comfort food will define this new 200-seat restaurant in the North Loop’s soon-to-open Nordic mixed-use complex. Opens Summer 2019.
Pearl and the Thief , 811 S. Washington Ave., Minneapolis ■ This former Stillwater-based restaurant is in the process of relocating to downtown Minneapolis, colocating with the Moxy Downtown Minneapolis hotel and Ironclad Residential development. Opens Summer 2019.
The Nordic Galley Group project , 729 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis ■ A four-restaurant food hall / incubator in the new Nordic development. Part of a series of Galley Group incubator spaces including spots in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Detroit. Opens Summer 2019.
Alemar Cheese Co. at The Food Building , 525 3rd St. N., Minneapolis ■ A well-regarded Mankato-based creamery will open a facility at Northeast Minneapolis’ Food Building, taking the slot once occupied by Lone Grazer. Opens July 2019.
Graze Provisions and Libations , 525 3rd St. N., Minneapolis ■ A new North Loop food hall with an exclusive emphasis on chef-driven dining. Opens Summer 2019.
Snack Bar , 800 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis ■ The couple between 112 Eatery, Burch, and Bar La Grassa (Isaac Becker and Nancy St. Pierre) are opening a New York-inspired pizza slice shop and wine bar in the former Be’Wiched space. Opens Late Summer 2019.
New Vestalia Hospitality Concept [Name TBD], 1432 W. 31st St., Minneapolis ■ A new spot from Ann Kim’s restaurant group focused on tacos wrapped in handmade, traditional tortillas. 2019.
Dayton’s Food Hall & Market , 700 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis ■ Major new 40,000-square-foot food hall curated by Andrew Zimmern. 2019.
The Sioux Chef Restaurant at Water Works , On the Mississippi River, behind the Mill City Museum ■ A restaurant focused on American Indian cuisine as imagined by Sean Sherman, The Sioux Chef. 2019.
Malcolm Yards Market , 501 30th Ave. SE, Minneapolis ■ A food hall that will capitalize on its proximity to Surly’s massive brewery/restaurant complex. 2019.

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Best Newcomers in Monte-Carlo

Home / Leisure & entertainment / / Best Newcomers in Monte-Carlo Best Newcomers in Monte-Carlo 9 May , 2019 0 5 minutes read SenSais Louise Simpson rounds up the best new restaurants within the Principality
The Monegasque dining game is like Snakes and Ladders. Outsiders find the Principality notoriously hard to navigate and many established names fail. From Joseph to Sakura, many restaurant groups have gambled upon a sought-after Monaco address and lost. Last August witnessed the ignominious end of Bagatelle Monte-Carlo: even the fabulous Lambert & Browne interiors couldn’t save this globally renowned brand from shutting its doors after just 16 months of business.
Yet certain players go from strength to strength. Last year saw the rise of exotic flavours amongst savvy restaurateurs. The Maya Bay group went for high-end Indian Moroccan with Maya Jah , while the most innovative restaurant opening of 2018 arrived during the Grand Prix with Coya bringing a taste of Peru to the Principality.
Coya Monte-Carlo Coya Monte-Carlo Another big player, the Monaco Restaurant Group, has had a flutter upon both Indian street food (Indochine) and Latin American cuisine (Naçionalista) with varied success. The group that made its name with Monaco classics such as Beefbar and La Salière is now steering back sensibly to safer Mediterranean bets. Early signs are looking good for this January’s opening of Itagliani whose Italian fare (think rectangular pizza al taglio and arancini rice balls) replaces the failing Indochine along Boulevard Albert I. Across the other side of the Principality, Tuscan culinary star Cantinetta Antinori has settled successfully into the gap left by much-loved Bouchon along Avenue Princesse Grace.
Elsewhere, Mediterranean cuisine remains the order of the day. Husband-and-wife team, Jean-Pierre and Alberte Escande have quietly established a loyal lunchtime following at their Italian bistro, SenSais . At the nearby Grimaldi Forum, the irrepressible rebel of the Monegasque culinary clan, Flavio Briatore, expanded his culinary empire at Twiga with not one, but two dining options: Italian and Japanese. Meanwhile, Alain Ducasse has brought his own twist to the Mediterranean theme with Ômer offering a rich diversity of Mediterranean influences from Greece, Lebanon, Turkey, Northern Africa, Spain and France and even Malta.
Maya Jah
SenSais Hot off the press is Marcel Ravin’s Mada One (+377-98-06-02-00) in the One Monte-Carlo district. Bento trays are the order of the day for his new food-to-go restaurant concept that fuses Caribbean and Monegasque flavours. The aptly named Mada One combines a contraction of «Madame» and the local Martinique sobriquet, Madinina.
Whatever their choice of cuisine, the winners upon the Monaco dining scene are adept at re-invention.
Coya Monte-Carlo
Backed by restaurateur-par-excellence Arjun Waney, this Peruvian restaurant groupearned its stripes in London as a stalwart for the moneyed Mayfair crowd. After arriving in time for the 2018 Monte-Carlo Grand Prix, Coya proved a runaway summertime success. No doubt its location helps: wedged between the Salle des Etoiles summer concert venue, Jimmy’z nightclub and the Mediterranean Sea. London-based designers Sagrada have dreamt up impressive interiors with a vibrant Latin-American palate and bespoke furnishings. The interiors fuse seamlessly with the outdoor terrace where exotic plants frame a backdrop of Monte-Carlo’s harbour. Menu highlights include Wagyu beef tacos and corvina with truffle, ponzu and chives. Of course, such elaborate dining doesn’t come cheap so arrive prepared for a punchy bill.
Coya Monte-Carlo Coya Monte-Carlo Coya Monte-Carlo Coya Monte-Carlo Open Thursday to Monday 7pm to 2am from April to October.
26 Avenue Princesse Grace, Larvotto; +377 9806 2020
www.coyarestaurant.com
Ômer
2019 heralds the opening of this latest venture by Alain Ducasse. Ducasse plays upon Mediterranean diversity with the strongest flavours from North Africa and the Middle East. The menu features a clever trio of mezze options according to your hunger and your budget. The interiors feature soothing beige tones, an impressive Cercle du Vin for wine tasting and a terrace overlooking landscaped gardens by the legendary designer Jean Mus. Heading up the team at Ômer is Chef Patrick Laine, who has worked already with Duccase at La Trattoria and Le Grill. If Ducasse’s exemplary record is anything to go by, Ômer is set on the road to culinary success.
Ômer Ômer
Ômer Ômer 7am to 10.30am, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7.30pm to 10pm Monday to Friday;
7am to 11am, 12.30pm to 2.30pm and 7.30pm to 10.30pm Saturday and Sunday.
Hôtel de Paris, Place du Casino, 98000 Monaco; +377 9806 3939 www.montecarlosbm.com
SenSais
SenSais marks another Mediterranean success in Monaco for the Escande family. After years as a Tex-Mex diner that fell short of its potential, this Rue-Portier venue has been thoughtfully transformed into an upscale Italian restaurant with the bonus of a large outdoor terrace screened by plants. No doubt the Escandes honed their Italian dining formula at no-nonsense prices while running La Sarriette in Avenue Prince Pierre. As signed-up members of Prince Albert II Foundation’s Mr Goodfish charter, they take their fish and seafood seriously. Menu highlights include chestnut-flavoured bulgur and anglerfish roasted with bacon. The best time to go is for lunch when its 18 to 26-euro menus attract a loyal following.
SenSais SenSais SenSais SenSais 12pm to 2pm; 7.30pm to 10pm Monday to Saturday. Lunchtime menus from €18 for main course and drink.
2 Rue du Portier, Monte-Carlo; +3779330 2070
www.sensais.mc
Cantinetta Antinori
Well-heeled locals have been flocking to Cantinetta Antinori since it replaced Bouchon just over a year ago. This time, the Monaco Restaurant Group has collaborated with the Antinori family who opened their first restaurant in Florence in 1957. The smart Italian canteen atmosphere is set off by the marble-and-brass décor. No doubt the regulars are drawn by the comforting Tuscan cuisine featuring plenty of fish and meat as well as pasta dishes. Don’t miss the handmade pasta with Kobe beef and black truffles. Lunchtime menus at €24 include a glass of wine from the Antinori wine estates in Italy (the family also run wine estates in America, Chile and Hungary). The breakfast menu is also excellent.
Daily 7am to 11pm. Lunchtime menus from €24.
11 Avenue Princesse Grace, Monte-Carlo; +377 9777 0880 www.cantinettaantinori.mc
Twiga Monte-Carlo
Flavio Briatore doesn’t like to stand still. He has morphed seamlessly from Formula One and football to celebrity nightclubs and now to restaurants. 2018 saw Twiga moving on both metaphorically and literally to a new location on the second floor of the Grimaldi Forum. It has blossomed from a beachside bar-nightclub into a one-stop evening venue with nightclub and two restaurants: Twiga Samusan serves Japanese, while Crazy Fish is Italian focusing upon fish and seafood. This popular venue thrives on an alluring combination of the Briatore name, extravagant interiors and a dreamy sea vista from its shisha lounge. While Twiga reigns as a kingpin of Monaco’s nightclub scene, further attention needs to be paid to the culinary side: from reliable sourcing of fresh seafood to staff politeness.
Crazy Fish Crazy Fish Crazy Fish 7pm to 3am Tuesday to Saturday.
2 nd Floor, Grimaldi Forum; 10 Avenue Princesse Grace, Larvotto; +377 9999 2550
www.crazyfishmontecarlo.com
Maya Jah
Since its opening in Autumn 2017, this Larvotto restaurant has gone from faltering newcomer to established favourite. One of the keys to its success has been its willingness to evolve: no doubt down to the slick management of parent company, Maya Bay. What began as asomewhat hesitant Moroccan-Indian fusion restaurant has morphed into an elite Indian restaurant club with a Little Moroccan corner. Lunchtime diners can now enjoy a well-priced Tiffin box menu at just 22 euros. Expect smiling table service with flavorsome curries, well-marinated Tandoori lamb chops and sweet Indian breads aplenty from talented chef Ravinder Negi. On the other hand, the vegetarian dishes could be more imaginative. Moorish elements remain in the sumptuous décor with its Moroccan lanterns and trellis ceiling that curves into the walls. An excellent barman dreaming up exotic cocktails alongside a live DJ lend to the lively atmosphere. The leafy covered terrace is a bonus for summer diners.
Maya Jah Maya Jah Maya Jah 12pm to 2.30pm and 7.30pm to 11pm Wednesday to Sunday.Tiffin box menu available from Wednesday to Saturday lunchtime.
Le Formentor, 27 Avenue Princesse Grace, Larvotto; +377 9999 4949 www.mayajah.mc

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Best Champagne Brunches in Singapore: Hotel Restaurants with Gourmet Buffets and Quality Bubbles

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Is there a better way to rid a hangover than to keep the drinks coming? We didn’t think so. Plus, who can resist a good tipple for that portmanteau we call brunch ? Whether you’re toasting to a special occasion with friends or simply indulging your inner Kardashian, here are the best free-flow champagne brunch spots for letting your hair down. mezza9 Grand Hyatt Singapore
It’s a massive earth-friendly spread at mezza9 with nine dynamic dining experiences all in one venue. One of Singapore’s oldest brunches and also its most sustainable, look forward to organic greens from Weeds and More in Cameron Highlands as well as MSC- and ASC-certified fresh seafood : Maine lobsters, Scottish brown crab, Spencer Gulf king prawns, and Pacific Rock oysters. The roasts were the highlight for us, with beautifully-cooked lamb and beef served with all the yorkies you want . Don’t eat meat? You’ll enjoy the plant-based Beyond Burger , which tastes simply divine. Besides free-flowing champagne, look forward to premium Cloudy Bay and Parker Coonawarra wines, beers, mojitos, and Bloody Marys.
Bubbly : Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut, Perrier-Jouët Blason Rose
Available : Sundays, 12pm to 3pm
Price : $158++ per adult (Grand Brut), $178++ per adult (Rose), $59++ per child (3 to 12 years)
mezza9 is located at 10 Scotts Rd, Grand Hyatt Singapore, Singapore 228211, p. +65 6738 1234. Oscar’s Conrad Centennial Singapore
Oscar’s popular weekend brunch has now been rebranded to something even better: the Eat-Drink-Brunch-Repeat Sunday Brunch! True to its name, expect an indulgent buffet spread where you can go round and round again, including a Gravlax Bar where salmon has been cured with gin and vodka. Find a unique array of small bits at the new Pincho and Mezze Bar , or move on to the carving station for Moroccan-spiced charred lamb, crackling suckling pig, Texas ribs, or even Golden Peony’s signature London duck. Oscar’s new signature Congee Bar features flavours like Singapore Laksa and Crustacean Bisque, as well as Coriander and Lobster. Champagne aside, how do endless Gin & Tonics sound?
Bubbly : Henriot Brut Souverain NV, Henriot Rose Brut NV, Henriot Blanc De Blancs NV
Available : Sundays, 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Price : $188++ per adult (Brut Souverain), $208++ per adult (Rose & Blanc De Blancs), $54++ per child (6 to 12 years)
Oscar’s is located at 2 Temasek Blvd, Conrad Centennial Singapore, Singapore 038982, p. +65 6432 7481. Colony The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Heritage cuisine and gorgeous interiors await you at Colony’s Vintage Sunday brunch, boasting seven conservatory kitchens serving everything from Chinese to Indian. You’re looking at laksa with homemade lobster balls , grilled satay, Cantonese-style roast, and the veritable chicken rice. Don’t miss the Ice Bar , where you’ll find huge king crab legs, poached ‘live’ prawns, black mussels, and oysters shucked to order. Make sure to leave room for dessert from the live pastry kitchen , where crepe suzette and churros are prepared à la minute along with dark chocolate soufflé and fluffy strawberry shortcakes.
Bubbly : Champagne Barons de Rothschild Reserve Ritz Millesime 2010, Champagne Barons de Rothschild Reserve Ritz Rose NV
Available : Sundays, 12pm to 3.30pm
Price : $192++ per adult (inclusive of free-flow champagne), $96++ per child (6 to 12 years), $48 per child (3 to 5 years)
Colony is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039799, p. +65 6434 5288. Ash & Elm InterContinental Singapore
Possibly the cosiest space for a convivial Sunday brunch on the list, the best of Ash & Elm comes from its three culinary theatres, including a grand Charcuterie and Cheese Room with things like house-cured pastrami and smoked pork loin. From the Charcoal Grill comes succulent plates of Boston lobster risotto, pan-fried duck foie gras, and chargrilled Iberico pork loin cooked à la minute. The brunch’s current edition is inspired by French gastronomy, featuring three signature tasting platters and nine petit plates, from duck confit and braised beef brisket to ratatouille.
Bubbly: Taittinger Brut
Available : Sundays, 12pm to 3pm
Price : $148++ per adult, $48++ per child
Ash & Elm is located at L1, InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966, p. +65 6825 1008. Mitzo Grand Park Orchard
Brunch at Mitzo is pretty much a yum cha extravaganza, featuring over 40 variants of Cantonese cuisine along with free-flow tea-infused cocktails and champagne . Kickstart your weekend with unlimited servings of dim sum, wok dishes, and outstanding seafood dishes – highlights include the legendary Mitzo char siew (barbecued pork), steamed bamboo clam with minced garlic, spicy chilli lobster with a bun, stir-fried XO abalone with asparagus, and Hokkaido milk cheese tarts. Our favourite? The c heese baked lobster with creamy seaweed sauce.
Bubbly : Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label
Available : Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, 11.30am to 2.30pm
Price : $128++ per adult, $34++ per child (6 to 12 years)
Mitzo is located at L4, Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238857, p. +65 6603 8855. The Line Shangri-La Singapore
Seafood is the name of the game here, with 13 types of ocean-fresh seafood on ice including oysters from Ireland, Sydney, and France, and Alaskan King and Sri Lankan crabs. That’s not to say there isn’t anything else for the meat lovers – highlights from the 16 theatre kitchens include Iberico ham, 48-hour slow-roasted wagyu beef leg, Australian tomahawk steak, 200-day stockyard beef striploin, and a stunning 30 varieties of cheese. Not to be missed is the dim sum kitchen , and we also hope you have a sweet tooth, because the 30 varieties of pastry, tarts, cakes, and kuehs are not going to eat themselves.
Bubbly : Veuve Clicquot Brut
Available : Sundays, 12pm to 3pm
Price : $178++ (champagne, wines, beers), $59++ per child
The Line is located at Tower Wing Lower Lobby, Shangri-La Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350, p. +65 6213 4275. Edge Pan Pacific Singapore
What is the relationship between food and theatre? Find out for yourself at Edge and its seven interactive live food theatres , where an astounding 16 stations laden with premium delights await. Think a luxurious Caviar Bar , Ocean Gems on Ice section with Alaskan king crabs and fresh oysters, as well as a Peking Duck live station . The meat-obsessed can also look forward to a remarkable spread that includes hay-smoked whole baby lamb, hazelnut-crusted foie gras, duck and crayfish satay, and freshly grilled Ohmi wagyu beef. The only thing lacking then, is a glass of champagne in hand as you sit down and enjoy uplifting music from the live band.
Bubbly : Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label, Veuve Clicquot Rosé
Available : Sundays, 12pm to 3.30pm
Price : $188++ per adult (Yellow Label) , $208++ per adult (Rosé), $64++ per child
Edge is located at L3, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595, p. +65 6826 8240. Brasserie Les Saveurs The St. Regis Singapore
You can’t get more French than champagne, which makes Brasserie Les Saveurs a prime spot for a quality weekend brunch. Known as The St. Regis Champagne Brunch, start early by sipping on complimentary cocktails at Astor Bar from 11am to get in a jovial mood, then move on to a tantalising spread of cold cuts, antipasti, and seafood – large Sri Lankan crabs included! Indulge in a foie gras live station , freshly-prepared pass-around canapés, as well as tantalising main courses such as Duck Confit, Pacific Cod, and Tomato Pesto Gnocchi – all while being mesmerised by alluring live jazz performances .
Bubbly : ‘R’ de Ruinart Brut NV, Ruinart Rosé
Available : Sundays, 12pm to 3pm
Price : $198++ per adult (Brut) , $235++ per adult (Rosé), $75++ per child
Brasserie Les Saveurs is located at L1, The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247911, p. +65 6506 6860.
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Tailor Made Meetings and Events Services, Specially crafted Banqueting experience at Radisson Blu Pune Hinjawadi

by admin Tailor Made Meetings and Events Services, Specially crafted Banqueting experience at Radisson Blu Pune Hinjawadi
: Radisson Blu Pune Hinjawadi takes pride in presenting their open air banqueting space, ‘The Lawns’ a premier destination for weddings, social events, Black Tie Events, cocktail dinners and corporate Meetings in the city. The elegant event and meeting space at the Lawns of hotel Radisson Blu Pune Hinjawadi is spread across the expansive area of 12000 sq. ft. Choose from versatile set-up options at this large venue that provides ample opportunities for customization of any event to accommodate more than 1000 guests. The team of experts at the hotel assist in planning and conducting events from start to finish. The Lawns offer a perfect setting to host Weddings, Conferences and Events with its unique style of attention to detail. Enhance your event with customized catering prepared by expert chefs, and take advantage of audio visual equipment, secretarial services and business tools. The culinary experts offer unique gastronomic experiences. Select from a wide range of menus featuring local and global cuisines or design your own menu in consultation with their chefs and panel of experts. Whichever you choose, your guests are sure to enjoy a truly divine gourmet experience! Ranging from an array of traditional Indian, Western or international cuisines, guests can be sure that the culinary experts surely have something suitable for everyone. The food and beverage is presented with emphasis on fresh from farm ingredients, live stations, innovation and authenticity and the decor is further enhanced with exquisite detailing and stage co-ordination. The hotel also offers customized packages and a host of services to pamper the guests with spa and beauty salon services to complete the grand experience of a celebratory occasion. Treat your guests with a royal feast of multi-cuisine delicacies to choose from both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. The hotel also offers ample car parking space to their guests for their convenience. With all these amenities, Radisson Blu Pune Hinjawadi is a majestic venue and is equipped to take care of every requirement of their guests. Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment

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