[Melbourne] Restaurant Lûmé

A little background:  In 2015, a terrace house in South Melbourne that was formerly home to a burlesque club was overtaken by Shaun Quade and Mr Harry.  They set about creating a venue with the bones and soul of a restaurant but with a theatrical and multi-sensory approach.  With a deep respect for produce and technique, Lume’s…

[Hong Kong] Mercato

A little background:  Mercato is a new coastal Italian restaurant from celebrated three Michelin star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The experience begins from the moment you enter Mercato’s stylishly rustic surroundings. Reclaimed wood and warm leather tones serve as a gentle complement to the exposed steel, iron and glass to create an atmosphere that is polished yet…

[Hong Kong] Vasco Fine Dining

A little background:  Vasco’s culinary heritage is rooted in Basque Country, nestled on the border of France and Spain.  Led by Chef Paolo Casagrande from two-Michelin-starred Lasarte Restaurant in Barcelona, the culinary team was trained by legendary Basque Chef Martin Berasetegui, seeking to bring gastronomy to new heights in this stunning restaurant. My visit: I had…