Mandarin Oriental Hotel

An Indian degustation dinner at the Mandarin Oriental

Last night, in Manila living a Travelife, I enjoyed a delectable Indian degustation dinner consisting of 12 dishes over five courses at the Mandarin Oriental. The Mandarin Oriental has a new Indian chef, Chef Laxminarayan Ray, who just joined the hotel straight from India, where he worked in prestigious luxury hotels like the Park Hyatt Goa …

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Joseph Chau’s feng shui predictions for 2013 and the Chinese New Year

Today I took some time off from the office to head for the Mandarin Oriental for lunch with Master Joseph Chau, one of the foremost specialists on feng shui, at Tin Hau. Tin Hau is incidentally one of my favorite Chinese restaurants in Manila, although I never go often enough, amidst my never-endingly eventful Travelife. …

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Lunch at Pierre Gagnaire at the ANA InterContinental Hotel in Tokyo

Yesterday’s Michelin-starred meal in Tokyo, living a Travelife, was at the two-star Pierre Gagnaire restaurant at the ANA InterContinental Hotel in Akasaka. I’m a big fan of Pierre Gagnaire’s style of cooking, which is simple, creative and inventive without being too nouvelle or unrecognizable. Although I love the Michelin three-star experience, of course, I also like …

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