Whether it’s an extravagant fine dining restaurant or a humble street side hawker stall, we are perpetually on the quest for delectable foods — whatever the occasion. So, for the ultimate insider scoop, who better to personally recommend the best eats around the world than top chefs who’ve seen and tasted it all. We go right to the source as international culinary legends reveal where they eat and what they order when the aprons come off.
Not many chefs can boast a reputation comparable to that of Fabrice Vulin. Before being appointed to his current position as Executive Chef of two Michelin-starred restaurant, The Tasting Room, Chef Fabrice spent a lifetime honing his skills in some of the world’s most acclaimed kitchens – from France, Switzerland and Morocco to Hong Kong and now Macau. Celebrated for his contemporary twist on classic French fine dining using the rarest ingredients (some of which are exclusively available in Asia), the culinary superstar highlights his top spots in the world for wining and dining.
For an evening of fine dining…
When it comes to fine dining, I like the contemporary approach at Christophe Bacquie’s Restaurant in L’Hotel du Castellet in Provence, France. They serve Mediterranean-influenced dishes that shine a light on seasonal produce and fresh seafood.
Christophe Bacquie’s Restaurant, L’Hotel du Castellet, 3001 Route des Hauts du Camp, Le Castellet, Provence; +33 4 94 98 37 77
For a cheeky cheat meal…
Fernando’s in Macau is a classic. It’s also a perfect place for family dinners in a casual and relaxed environment.
Restaurante Fernando, 9 Praia de Hac Sa, Coloane, Macau; +853 88 2264
For a romantic date night…
Le Château de la Chèvre d’Or. The restaurant is situated in the heart of Eze, near Monaco. With your meal comes the most spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Restaurant La Chèvre d’Or, Relais & Châteaux, Rue du Barri, 06360 Eze; +33 4 92 10 66 66
For getting friends and family together…
When in Paris, the perfect little place to gather people together is at Les Cocottes helmed by Chef Christian Constant. I always have a great time and love the simple yet delicious food they serve.
Les Cocottes, 135 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris; +33 1 45 50 10 28
For a healthy detox…
Chef Emmanuel Renaud who heads up Le Flocon de Sel in Megeve focuses on beautiful vegetables and local produce from the area. It’s also near where I spent most of my childhood so there’s a hint of nostalgia when it comes to dining here.
Le Flocon de Sel, 1775 Route du Leutaz, 74120 Megève; +33 4 50 21 49 99
What’s happening at The Tasting Room?
Every day, we get our dose of genuine happiness from our guests’ feedback. It motivates us to always do better. Because interactive experiences make for good photo opportunities and add great excitement to a meal, we have added table-side service dishes that are finished in front of our guests. People love our Bresse chicken “en vessie” — opened and carved table side, served with Albufera sauce, girolle mushrooms and potato gnocchi. Another popular dish is the Sea bass cooked atop hot stones right in the dining room. Apart from food, our new V60 technique coffee is also a must-order – the beans are freshly roasted in Macau and filtered right before our guests.