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And the winner is…

David Thompson at Long Chim

David Thompson at Long Chim

Awards season is upon us again, not just in the film and music biz; one of our favourite chefs, David Thompson, of Nahm restaurant in Bangkok and Long Chim in Singapore has been awarded The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award 2016. David will be presented with the award at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony in Bangkok on February 29th. Bravo!

Magnificence on the Mekong

Aqua Mekong

Aqua Mekong

When we pull up alongside the river I don’t notice the Aqua Mekong at first. What I see is a sleek, luxurious condo all matt grey and dark slatted wood. Then the penny drops: this is the boat. Aqua Mekong is the new, boutique (just 20 cabins) river cruiser from the exclusive Aqua Expeditions owned by Francesco Galli Zugaro.
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Is A Woman’s Place in the Professional Kitchen?



Vicky Lau, Veuve Clicquot Asia's Best Female Chef 2015

Vicky Lau, Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef 2015

Asia’s Best Female Chef 2015 is Vicky Lau of Tate Dining Room, Hong Kong. Lau becomes the third winner of the award and will be officially presented with it at the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony at the Capella Hotel in Singapore on March 9th.

“The aim is to promote and celebrate female talent in an industry that remains very male dominated,” says William Drew, spokesman for the award, sponsored by Veuve Clicquot – a drinks brand associated with a strong, woman boss. “We would love to reach a position where this award becomes unnecessary but I think we are some way off that situation yet, unfortunately.”

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Three Foodie Cruises


Aqua Mekong has a menu devised by David Thompson

[UPDATE: Thomas Keller oversees The Grill onboard the luxurious Seabourn cruises including the Seabourn Encore which departs from Singapore tomorrow for her inaugural voyage around Indonesia.]

Top chefs are taking to the high seas as they team up with cruise ship companies. Some of the most famous names in cooking have opened on board restaurants or are consulting on menus for cruises.

Chef involvement varies widely from one boat or even voyage (last year, Jason Atherton cooked on a Silverseas cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore) to running several on board restaurants or overseeing the food on the entire fleet.

Here are three of the best in Asia:

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