Louis XV, Monaco

Believe it or not, being a fan of chef Alain Ducasse, Louis XV is the only reason that brought me to Monaco. I appreciate his respect for the ingredient’s original flavour, and also his ability to maintain a reasonably high standard for the many restaurants he runs around the world. To a certain extent he feels more like a successful entrepreneur – at least he made it to the top 100 most influential people in the world ranked by Forbes. Continue reading

Beige (ベージュ), Tokyo

‘I’m dining at Chanel’. Sounds extravagant? But that’s how many would identify with the two Michelin-starred restaurant ‘Beige’ in Tokyo, perched atop the Chanel building in glitzy Ginza.

Three years ago I visited their terrace Le Jardin de Tweed. Little did I know it’s Alain Ducasse – whom is also my favourite chef – operates the restaurant and rooftop bar. Continue reading

Hobnobing with Mr. Alain Ducasse at SPOON

As the Michelin guide for gourmets began to unfold in recent weeks all over the world, Alain Ducasse, who was entitled as the first “nine-stars chef ” in the world from the guide last year, arrived Hong Kong to visit his restaurant SPOON in Hong Kong a day before the announcement of the new Hong Kong and Macau Michelin Guide 2012.  And guess what? His restaurant was awarded with 2 Michelin star this year in Tokyo (Beige) and Hong Kong (Spoon by Alain Ducasse). Continue reading

Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, London

The only restaurant under Alain Ducasse in UK would be Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester. Located in Park Lane, Mayfair, a 5-star hotel in London – the Dorchester – Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester was awarded with Michelin three star. After the starter, I have already love the style of Alain Ducasse. Everything is simple, neat, very subtle and contemporary. Simple on the outside, yet surprising on the palate. The interior design of every Alain Ducasse’s restaurant is a representation of the his unique style – often dominated by angelic white from ceiling to floor, ending with a soft touch of crystal pink, grayish white, pale beige, gentle Khaki green or amber yellow on the cushioned sofa and glassware – all worked very well together under its homey lighting arrangement. Continue reading