Food & Wine

epicure December 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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in this issue

2 min.
i'm dreaming of a green christmas

I'll be the first to admit I’m no eco-warrior. I make weekly coffee runs (disposable cups), buy glitter gift wrapping paper, print single-sided sheets for documents at work, and have way too many dresses in my wardrobe (sorry, Marie Kondo). Multiply this amount of carbon emissions by 5.8 million and you can imagine the level of waste that a small country like Singapore can generate – 7.7 million tonnes last year, to be exact. There’s nothing quite like motherhood to jolt one out of complacency and into effecting a behavioural change. What kind of earth will my two young daughters inherit in future? A world with access to clean water and safeguards from extreme weather phenomena? Helping our fragile planet may not be on most people’s to-do lists this festive season,…

6 min.

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4 min.
we are dreaming of a green christmas

“Having been inspired by the Balinese - most supermarkets stop giving out plastics bags – I now choose to use my own cutlery instead of the disposable ones. I also try to create my own gifts using simple recyclable art craft. Every little bit for our environment helps.” Cecilia Goh • senior publisher “O Christmas Tree, o Christmas tree. How eco are thy branches. The Christmas tree is the ultimate symbol of the festive season but is it sustainable? A real fir tree skips the manufacturing process and is 100 percent recyclable – once Christmas is over they can be turned into woodchips. But you can have a greener Christmas if you purchase from a local farmer. So, this year, instead of getting a live imported tree from Far East Flora, my family…

1 min.
epicure loves

Scott Dunn Sustainable travel is at the core of specialist tour operator Scott Dunn’s eco-conscious itineraries, with the luxury tour operator going as far as to offer carbon offsets for their guests. Their latest Walking Tour packages personify their philosophy. Walk Tajikistan takes guests through breath-taking landscapes of the lesser-known country, including the remote Fann Mountain range and Silk Road. For the former, the trek will be led by an experienced team that includes a guide, cook and donkey handler, and will offer views of mountain panoramas and azure alpine lakes. Finally, stop at Iskanderkul, the ‘jewel of Tajikistan’, home to a 43-metre waterfall. The 10-day itinerary includes accommodation, full board, private transfers and selected experiences. S$4,300 per person. Walk India focuses on the pristine biomes of the Indian Himalayas. Start in the…

4 min.
a sugary epi-log-ue

Carlton Hotel Singapore's new Chocolate Pink Peppercorn Log Cake ($63) is not to be missed. Pineapple and mango are melded within layers of decadent chocolate, before the cake is finished with piquant pink peppercorn for an extra kick of flavour. Health-conscious individuals can opt for the Black Forest Log Cake ($68); it is alcohol-free and contains 30 percent less sugar.76 Bras Basah Road. Tel: 6349 1292 The Capitol Kempinski Hotel marks their Christmas debut in Singapore with delicious takeaways from their flagship restaurant, 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung. Try the Madagascar Vanilla Mousse Cake ($62). Sweet-tangy raspberry custard is nestled within the white log which is layered with mixed berry jelly and decorated with festive accoutrements. 15 Stamford Road. Tel: 6368 8888 InterContinental Singapore unveils several sweet treats. For log cakes ($78), go for…

7 min.
i propose a roast

The signature Cajun Turkey ($138) from Carlton City Hotel Singapore makes its return this year. Along with the usual accompaniments of roasted potatoes, vegetables and chestnut-chicken mousseline stuffing, each order of the Cajun Turkey comes with a selection of four marmalades and four sauces. The classics like cranberry marmalade, giblet gravy and bread sauce are available, but those who prefer a more exciting flavour profile will love the spicy ‘mala’ chicken sauce, pineapple-wasabi marmalade and honey green mango marmalade. Lobby Level, Christmas Shoppe, 1 Gopeng Street. Tel: 6632 8921 Sheraton Towers Singapore unveils a new oriental-inspired Honey Rock Hoisin Roasted Turkey ($198). The turkey is infused in homemade hoisin marinade for 48 hours before it's slow-roasted and served with sides like black sesame fried rice stuffing, sautéed Brussels sprouts and salted…