[Hong Kong] Ta Vie*

A little background:  Ta Vie 旅 means ‘your life’ in French and ‘journey’ in Japanese.  Chef Sato Hideaki, who has worked at Ryu Gin for three years, wishes to bring customers on a tasty journey through his special menu with French and Japanese fusion dishes that allows the ingredients to shine, accentuating their purity and original flavors…

[Toronto] Scaramouche

A little background:  Scaramouche has long been celebrated by customers and critics for its unwavering commitment to making each dining experience a memorable one. Chef/owner Keith Froggett’s sophisticated cuisine is presented simply with care and attention to detail. The service underscores that philosophy: unobtrusive and respectful. These are the components that make Scaramouche the singular…

[Paris] L’Arpege***

A little background:  There were those who thought Alain Passard was going mad when he announced several years back that he would turn L’Arpège’s focus to the vegetables he was raising at his biodynamic farm just outside Paris. Now, in 2015, it seems the epitome of fashion. After nearly three decades of cooking at the…

[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…