World Gourmet Summit (pt. 2 : line-up)

After scouting around on backgrounds and for recommendations of chefs visiting the World Gourmet Summit 2011, Singapore, we have finally completed our program to visit from a long but , frankly, lackluster list of michelin and non-michelin chefs : 1) Bruno Menard of L’Osier***, Japan This would be our second dinner by Chef Bruno. Our … Continue reading

Jordi Roca , El Celler de Can Roca ***

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Back in 2009, we visited Hong Kong in order to taste the cooking of Jordi Roca from El Celler de Can Roca. At that time, it wasn’t as well-known as it is now. Besides, this wasn’t the ‘master’ aka the Big brother cooking. Jordi is the youngest of the 3 brothers and the head pastry … Continue reading

World Gourmet Summit 2011 (Singapore)


Planning on the annual visit to the biggest culinaray event in the region , the World Gourmet Summit 2011, Singapore. Organized by Peter Knipp , a former chef himself, Sfreelife has visited the event for the past 3 years, tasted big-name chefs like Regis Marcon, Sergi Arola, Michel Rostang, Klaus Erfort. This year, personally, the … Continue reading

Kiyomi Mikuni , Restaurant Hotel de Mikuni


One of the most highly-rated French-cuisine chef in Japan. Guest Chef @ Le Normandie , Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Relais & Chateau : “Kiyomi Mikuni, the maestro in the art of adding a Japanese flourish to French cuisine, has one of the most sought-after restaurants in Tokyo. Thyme, rosemary and chervil are skilfully paired with maitake … Continue reading

La Tour D’Argent *


Tour D’Argent in Bangkok (2008)! You’ve heard it right but, no, this is not a new branch of the 430-year-old Tour D Argent , which could only be found in Tokyo. Nevertheless, this was the real Tour D’Argent ON TOUR to Le Normandie, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok , led by then-executive chef Stéphane Haissant. Tour D’Argent … Continue reading

Regis Marcon *** , Restaurant Régis et Jacques Marcon


Regis Marcon, 3 Star Michelin, Hôtel et Restaurant Régis et Jacques Marcon. Bocuse d’Or Winner 1995. Guest Chef at World Gourmet Summit 2009 , Singapore – a dinner featuring extensive use of mushrooms for which the chef is renowned. “With its panorama open to the horizons of the Valleys of Ardèche and Mont du Velay, … Continue reading

Sergi Arola , Sergi Arola Gastro**


Sergi Arola – 2 Michelin Star , Sergi Arola Gastro , Madrid. Guest Chef at World Gourmet Summit 2009, Singapore. “Rock musician turned chef Sergi Arola is often hailed as the leading talent amongst the second generation of avant-garde chefs. Having learnt from the best of Ferran Adrià and Pierre Gagnaire, Arola personally portrays his … Continue reading

Masayasu Yonemura , Restaurant Yonemura , Kyoto & Ginza


Masayasu Yonemura 1 Michelin Star  Restaurant Yonemura , Kyoto 1 Michelin Star  Restaurant Yonemura , Ginza Guest Chef at World Gourmet Summit 2009, Singapore Chef-Owner Masayasu Yonemura of Kyoto’s most respected in-vogue restaurant is a masterful storyteller. His sequences of creative French dishes with Japanese touches tell a culinary tale which unfolds course by course. … Continue reading

Michel Roux , Waterside Inn***

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Michel Roux of Waterside Inn, Bray 3 Star Michelin restaurant, the longest reigning in U.K. Guest chef at Gordon Grill , Goodwood Park Hotel , Singapore\ The Sunday Times : “MICHEL ROUX is one of the most famous chefs in the world, partly credited with the gastronomic revolution that has taken place in Britain. In … Continue reading

Michel Rostang**


  Michel Rostang 2 Michelin Star , Michel Rostang Restaurant , Paris Guest Chef @ World Gourmet Summit 2010 , Singapore Relais & Châteaux : “In an utterly charming atmosphere, Michel Rostang celebrates 30 years of inspiration, taste and passion for fine dining. Constantly in pursuit of perfection, his cuisine is a reflection of his … Continue reading

Hal Yamashita

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Hal Yamashita Hal Yamashita , Kobe and Tokyo Midtown @ World Gourmet Summit 2010 , Singapore “Treating his restaurant as a place to express the beauty of ingredients rather than just a place to cook, Chef Hal Yamashita exhibits this belief with his unique fusion-styled cuisine employing the finest ingredients that meet his high expectations. … Continue reading

Bruno Menard , L’Osier*** , Tokyo

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Bruno Menard 3 Michelin Star L’Osier , Ginza Tokyo @ World Gourmet Summit 2010, Singapore