Weekly A to Z, June 4th.
The 'friendship never ends' one.
Out for a quick visit to Bulgari as there was an exciting collab with some of the team from Jigger & Pony (based out of Singapore and #9 on the World’s 50 Best Bars list). Italian generosity was in full effect as I stopped in for a drink or two, and was treated to a round of small bites, including a heavenly crab and caviar dish from Chef Giacomo. #invited
Monday — two nights in a row! — featured another special collab, this time with Chefs Himanshu x Bernardo for a ‘Friends of Massimo’ (yes, of Bottura fame) dinner. I would absolutely look forward to a version of the Milano x Hyderbadi risotto on a future menu at Tresind Studio (just saying). #invited
On Wednesday, there was a belated dinner at SLS at 12 Chairs featuring a range of sustainably sourced caviar. While it’s definitely a higher price point, the experience is truly one of a kind. My favorite dish was an incredible caviar macaron (watch for it in my dishes of the month). Catch the video of our visit here. #invited
This was also a week of some delicious deliveries. Nifty Chef sent a selection of pastries and cakes (and are now available for delivery on most platforms). Reform also sent through a set of scones in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Ossiano team generously sent through a personally signed Paco Morales cookbook from the event last week. And finally, Nadia from Melange sent through some of her cheese truffle pretzels, a beautiful baked gift! #gifted
I was back on Dubai Eye! Listen from 41:58. Spotify
In honor of the Queen’s Jubilee, the first book in my YA series is available for free. Consider downloading it this weekend! Amazon
A VERY interesting read about toxic work conditions among the fine-dining elite in Copenhagen. Capitalator
Mark your calendars for Michelin. The countdown is on. Facebook
But DO Swedish people feed their guests? NYT
Another look at this strange rumor. The Kitchn
What amenities make an airport lounge great? OMAAT
Here for a single-serve cinnamon roll. Joy the Baker
Talk to me about ice cream cones. NYT
Why are dressers disappearing from hotel rooms? CNT
Eight exceptions to wine rules. VinePair
Quality Dad reaction. TikTok
How restaurant bottled water harms the environment. The Takeout
‘That girl’ aesthetic. The GoodTrade
How do you define success? Cup of Jo
Dining out with a TikTok food influencer. Eater
I’m really into Hello Chef. Not sponsored, just for personal laziness and range of meals. Consider signing up here?
This weekend will be a return to Time Out Market (Editor’s Table!), and our usual meal prep. Next week, I’ll be stepping out for the Himasnhu x Tala collab at Tresind Studio and trying some of the new dishes at folly.
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