April's Highlights
Fantasia by Escribà is the stuff fairy tales are made of. Imagine taking the sugary scenes from Willy Wonka’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Grimm’s fairy tales, then realising it in the world’s first experiential confectionary extravaganza.
Singapore has become a magnet for bartenders with new entry bars joining the fray each month. Tiong Li Cheng checks out the names that are shaking up the nightlife scene.
epicure turns four this month, and to celebrate, we are once again inviting readers to vote for their favourite cover from the past year. One lucky contestant, selected from the cover with the highest number of votes, will win a Bugatti Italy Diva Espresso Machine worth $1,899!
Thought chocolate can’t get any more intense? Think again. Cacao Barry introduces a new generation of chocolate that is defined by more unadulterated cacao flavours. Leading pastry chefs share what makes this chocolate so unique.
American Express & HungryGoWhere tempt with 30licious. Till 25 April, over 30 restaurants including Tawandang Microbrewery, Etna Italian Restaurant, Trattoria Nonna Lina,Tomo Izakaya, and La Maison Fatien will dole out $30 special menus if you transact with American Express cards.

FOOD

FROM AROUND THE WORLD, WE'LL BRING YOU THE LATEST NEWS AND FEATURES

SET TO DAZZLE

Still basking in the glow of his 17th ranking in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list, chef de cuisine of JAAN, Julien Royer, is tackling his next challenge—Noosa International Food & Wine Festival. epicure spoke to Royer and Noosa’s festival director Jim Berardo about the upcoming culinary extravaganza.

BEST BEEF PHO IN SINGAPORE

Thin-sliced beef, fragrant herbs and an aromatic broth are the hallmarks of a great Vietnamese noodle soup.

A GRAND RETURN

As the largest food and hospitality tradeshow, Food&HotelAsia (FHA) has always operated on a grand scale, but this year it’s set to max out all 10 exhibition halls at the Singapore Expo from 8 to 11 April.

BEST CHICKEN PIES IN SINGAPORE

These humble pastries are a dime a dozen, but the following 10 make it a cut above the rest.

AN OISHII TAKE ON SICHUAN FOOD

Another famous Japanese name has landed in Singapore, but this time, it’s Chinese food.

WINE & DRINKS

WINES, SPIRITS AND THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THEM…

PICKING APART THE GRAPES

Confused by the terms and rules in the world of organic, biodynamic and natural wines? We cut through the jargon and tell you what you should know.

HANDCRAFTED LABOUR

In an age of modern winemaking, Emidio Pepe is an anomaly. He still hand-decants each bottle of wine before release and avoids ageing them in barrels.

STREET SMART WINEMAKING

No vineyards? No problem. A new breed of wineries are setting up shop in American cities, and even letting customers make their own quaffs.

10 GREAT THINGS ON THE DRINKS SCENE

With wines going au naturel and indigenous sake shaping up to be the celebrated toast on everyone’s lips, 2014 looks set to be an exciting year for adventurous tipplers.

RATING THE SERVICE

At the 4th Southeast Asia Sommelier Competition, sommeliers had to overcome stage jitters and tricky challenges to prove their mettle to judges. Lin Weiwen spends a day with them behind the scenes.

FOOD HUNTING

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TRAVEL

THE LATEST HOTSPOTS AND DESTINATION REPORTS

BUDAPEST TRAILS

This historical, laidback city makes a proper first impression but one that is cheekily lined with bohemian undercurrents. It’s a gem just waiting to be discovered.

BUSTLING BARCELONA

Forget about going to bed early in Barcelona. The city is a non-stop whirlwind of exciting tapas bars, funky neighbourhoods, and pulsating clubs.

PERU DELIGHTS

For London-based chef Martin Morales, the colourful and friendly city of Arequipa in Peru always leaves him feeling at home in more ways than one.

EATING AND LIVING AS MOTHER NATURE INTENDED

With a diverse arable terrain and a generous sprinkling of hot springs, Taiwan is a great destination for a wellness holiday. Mavis Teo visits Miaoli, Wulai and Taipei and immerses herself in the nourishing culture of eating seasonal produce straight off the land.

LIVING ON THE WATERFRONT

The scenic backdrops, excellent local produce and enjoyable thermal springs of Lake Garda combine to give chef Denis Lucchi an excellent package for a truly blissful retreat.