Michelin Guide ★: Lasai Restaurante, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Lasai is a modern and elegant Basque-inspired restaurant headed up by Chef Rafa Costa e Silva. It features local ingredients, and one of the most exceptional interpretations of vegetable dishes I’ve ever tried. Don’t believe me? See for yourself! When we first arrived, we were ushered to the rooftop bar which was lit with fairy […]

Michelin Guide ★: Olympe, Rio de Janeiro


It was such a pleasure meeting the team behind one of the World’s 100 Best restaurants, and one of Latin America’s 50 Best! Chef  Thomas Troisgros takes over from his dad Claude, and their work is a culmination of 38 years of research on the best of local produce. We really enjoyed trying ingredients like […]

Michelin Guide ★: Alma, Singapore


Alma, which means ‘soul’ in Spanish is quite aptly-named. We enjoyed not just the dishes presented to us that night, but also the warm hospitality and attentive service. Many of the creations were very original, and a breath of fresh air. And for a special occasion, the widely-spaced tables and quiet ambience is just perfect […]

Michelin Guide ★: Labyrinth, Singapore


It’s not often a fine dining establishment inspired by local Singaporean dishes gets awarded a Michelin star. And boy, was this a meal packed with surprises. First of all, chef-owner of Labyrinth Han Li Guang is not culinary-trained. He never went to fancy cooking schools, or did an apprenticeship overseas under any of the masters. […]