Food & Wine

epicure May 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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2 min.
editor’s note

“You are the butter to my bread, and the breath to my life” - Julia Child Most of us will agree that there are few aromas more deliciously enticing and evoking than freshly baked breads. It’s one of the tricks real estate agents use when marketing their clients’ homes: pop a loaf of focaccia or a tray of croissants in the oven to trigger a happy mood. Supermarkets inundate their aisles with the smells of baked goods so shoppers are encouraged to spend more. Companies tap on the power of scent marketing to launch their product campaigns. Apparently the impact bread has on consumers goes beyond influencing purchasing decisions. One study, published in the Journal of Social Pyschology, purports that the lingering aroma of baked bread can make one a kinder person…

6 min.

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1 min.
epicure loves

Globe-Trotter Endorsed by Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth, who used a Globe-Trotter Original luggage during her honeymoon with Prince Phillip in 1947, the luxury British brand has rolled out its new Spring-Summer 2019 collection in three tempting Riviera-inspired colours; Citrus Yellow, Ocean Blue and Pink Lemonade. Handcrafted in Hertfordshire, the 20-inch, 34-litre trolley case (£1,320) is one of Globe-Trotter’s most popular sizes ― a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Rendered in a sturdy vulcanised fibreboard body, the case comes with double polished chrome clasps and leather corners. Looking for something smaller? The chic Miniature Case (£696) is great for day sightseeing. Adorned with specially screen-printed stripe motifs, the two-litre bag comes with a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap so you can sling it easily over your shoulder. https://www.globe-trotter.com…

3 min.
a bedazzling affair

London-based chain Burger & Lobster will enter Singapore later this month, and its location befits the quality of its ingredients. Perched at the top Canopy Park level of Jewel, guests will be able to soak up the atmosphere of the surrounding Shiseido Forest Valley and views of the indoor waterfall. Their signature Lobster Roll, generously buttered brioche enveloping plump morsels of sweet Canadian lobster, finished with Japanese mayonnaise and a drizzle of lemon juice, is not to be missed. #05-203. Japan Way 360 (JW360) is a Japanese concept store housed within the airport’s retail cum lifestyle space. It’s divided into three distinct sections: a restaurant run by Suju Masayuki; a café serving Japanese sweets and gelato; and Nomono, a retail corner selling souvenirs and specialty treats. You'll find products from various…

12 min.
for the leading lady in your life

Surprise mum with this Italian hangout and let the team at Bar Cicheti take care of her. Their Feed Me ($68 or $88) features antipasti, four handmade pastas and a dessert (mum also gets a complimentary chocolate tart), which are new items from their new spring-inspired menu. A wine supplement, available at $58, boasts floral-forward wines to complement the food. Each booking on 12 May will enjoy 20 percent off any bottle of bubbly or wine. 10 Jiak Chuan Road. Tel: 6789 9801 Award-winning Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant offers a six-course lunch and dinner menu (from $368 for four persons) on 11 and 12 May. Inspired by the imperial courts, the restaurant boasts jade, silver and fine bone china tableware and cutlery. Nourishing delicacies such as Mini Bird’s Nest Buddha Jumps over…

2 min.
10 mins with…

Describe a day in the life of Bernard and Dolly. Dolly: I work mostly from my home office. After more than 30 years, the Lifeline Group of companies have matured and work basically hums along, barring any unexpected situations which may crop up. There’s the occasional lunch with friends too, and social events in the evenings. Bernard: A leisurely day of work starts at the clinic, in the mornings. I will exercise in the late afternoon in front of Netflix, books and audiobooks. I look forward to dinners with family, especially when Dolly is cooking each week. Bernard, what are some of the challenges you face at Lifeline Medical Group? Bernard: With the era of the internet and mobile phones has changed how medical doctors work and treat their patients. The internet has made…