Nick Picks: Ski, Sip and Savour at Niseko Village

Nisekoyo at Niseko Village | Food For Thought

Niseko Village, located in Hokkaido, Japan, is celebrated for its blend of culinary excellence, scenic beauty and its powdery champagne snow. Overlooking Mount Yōtei and described as the Aspen of the East, this contemporary luxury winter sports destination offers a meeting of eastern hospitality with western après ski traditions, and what’s interesting is the duality of some of their outlets, like Gogyo, a ramenya by day and izakaya by night, and Chuya, a teahouse in the morning and cocktail bar in the evening. Continue reading

Penang Cocktail Week 2023: The Complete Event List

Penang Cocktail Week | | Food For Thought

The bar scene in Malaysia is one of the quickest growing in Asia, with Penang Cocktail Week set to debut on the 20th October running until the 29th October for 10 days with a lineup of international guest shifts, masterclasses and competitions and parties, hosted by 10 bars across Georgetown. Here’s the complete lineup and what you need to know. Continue reading

The Zest Is Yet To Come: Krug Ambassade James Won

Krug x Lemon - Guests Toasting | James Won | ShinLabo | Krug Ambassade | Food For Thought

James Won is a Krug Ambassade, one of the few who have been chosen globally to showcase the complexity and uniqueness of the Krug champagnes. Currently housed at Shin’Labo, his flagship “transcendental dining”,  we speak to him to find out how he has approached this year’s Krug selected ingredient… the lemon. Continue reading

A Tête-à-Tête With Remy Savage, Maison Martell’s Master Mixologist

We recently had a chat with the highly charismatic Remy Savage at a masterclass at Bar Trigona, expounding his unique vision of melding art, philosophy, and mixology. A champion of progressive attitudes, he pushes the envelope blurring the lines between art and lived in experiences, going so far as creating menus that make you think, even letting it be dictated by the wisdom of crowds. Here’s our candid conversation. Continue reading

Nikka Perfect Serve 2023 Singapore & Malaysia Crowns Erika Danielle Champion

Erika Danielle of Cat Bite Club was crowned the regional champion of the Nikka Perfect Serve for Singapore & Malaysia making her the first contestant from the region to win the prestigious title. The event hosted at Sugarhall by La Maison Du Whisky saw 10 contestants picked from various entries with 5 bartenders from Malaysia and 5 from Singapore selected. Continue reading

Marina Bay Sands: A Destination For The Gourmet Traveller

The recent Where The Senses Feast Food And Wine Festival saw a number of big names from across the region showcasing some of the best offerings in the culinary world, including Chef Ton of Le Du Bangkok and Tetsuya Wakuda of WakuGhin. In addition to that we will explore some of the many facets of dining and drink at Marina Bay Sands. Continue reading

Expensive Alcohol At Reasonable Prices: Justin Lim of The Chamber

Justin Lim | The Chamber Starhill | Food For Thought

The Chamber, purveyors of fine spirits, is one of the latest unique offering at Starhill Bukit Bintang, luxurious chambers for you to taste spirits before you buy them, but also private rooms and a mobile bar. While many may think that a place like that would be severely out of reach, the wide range of offerings at The Chamber is really, very affordable. We speak to Justin Lim, one of the Co-Founders to find out more. Continue reading