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epicure Febuary 2019

epicure is a monthly gourmet lifestyle magazine designed for bon vivants who share the belief that food is the ultimate universal language. We are on an enthusiastic quest to seek out the latest dining trends, sniff out remarkable wine vintages, and uncover the dynamics and intricacies of the local and international culinary scene.

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editor’s note

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.”- Hans Christian AndersenI If I could convert the number of times I have been asked by someone about my travel plans into frequent flyer miles, I would be able to fly to any part of the world. Swapping vacation tales is an easy way to connect with a new friend and keeps the conversation going (and Champagne flowing). The frequency in which people go on holidays should come as no surprise in this part of the world, considering that Asians make up the largest travel market across the globe. For a compact city like Singapore, travelling becomes an acute need rather than a luxury -a…

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epicure loves

The Pavilions Himalayas Lake View Granted, The Pavilions Himalayas Lake View is not in the most accessible location. To reach the eight-villa property, which faces Phewa Lake and Annapurna, one must take a paddle boat ride or a three-hour trek from its sister property, The Pavilions Himalayas. (Jeep Safari transfers are available.) It’s well-worth the journey though. The property redefines the concept of glamping with three capacious tented villa categories (the Royal Lake Villas being the largest at 82 sq m). Each villa is equipped with modern accoutrements, such as fully retractable glass doors and al fresco rain showers, that are aimed at bringing guests closer to the beauty unique to the region. Dine at the in-house restaurant, which uses produce from its organic farm Nepalese cuisine or enjoy a barbecue…

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it’s everyone’s birthday

Tuck into a treasure trove of delights at Cassia, which are created by executive Chinese chef Lee Hiu Ngai. Wok-Fried King Prawn with Pineapple Sauce ($16) represents happiness and abundance of wealth; Wok-Fried Chilli Soft Shell Crab served with Deep-Fried Mantou ($28 for two) symbolises the ushering in of good fortune. Choose from the sumptuous five-course Spring Menu ($88, lunch only), and a choice of six-course menus, including Abundant Blessings Set ($139), Double Happiness Set ($169) and the Deluxe Fortune Set ($199). Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island. Tel: 6591 5045 The culinary team at Peach Blossoms has created several set menus (a six-course set menu for two starts from $158). Start the feasting with the restaurant’s signature Blossoming Abalone Treasure Pot, the Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng with Crispy Whitebait…

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a snacking good time

Indulge your guests with slices of Violet Oon Singapore’s Wu Tao Gao, a traditional steamed yam cake which signifies growth and progress. The yam is generously studded with dried prawns, Chinese sausages, dried mushrooms, minced pork and five spice powder before it’s steamed and topped with sliced red chillies, spring onions, coriander leaves and deep-fried shallots. Available in six inches ($42/1kg) and eight inches ($52/1.6kg) at the ION and Bukit Timah outlets. violetoon.com If you’re a pandan cake purist (no artificial pandan essence please), Cedele’s version wil impress. The aromatic Pandan Ogura Cake ($22) boasts a pillowy texture and is baked using pure olive oil and with an all-natural pandan extract and pandan leaf. You'll find yourself going for more than one slice of this cottony-soft goodness. cedelegroup.com Surprise your feng shui-loving…

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crazy over cheese

Originating from Rome, The Mast’ of Mozzarella & Co. marks its Asian debut and first international outpost. The bold four-in-one concept combines a cheese production laboratory with an osteria, delicatessen and bar in one space. The establishment is the only one in Singapore to produce fresh buffalo milk cheese daily on site, so you can get mozzarella, burrata and stracciatella for breakfast or dinner. The process of the fine cheesemaking extends to the provenance of its ingredients, starting from the high-quality milk imported from the osteria’s own buffalo farm in Valle dei Templi in Paestum, an Italian region known for buffalo breeding. Kick off your morning with Italian coffee and a classic Sfogliatella ($2.50), a frolla pastry stuffed with fresh ricotta cheese. For a heavier meal, the menu spread spans from…