A Great Dinner @ Gaa Bangkok

A Great Dinner @ Gaa Bangkok

Gaa Bangkok is a newish restaurant, it is has been around for about 7 or 8 months and is ably helmed by Chef Garima Arora. Chef Garima was formerly a Sous Chef at Gaggan, which is just across the ally way. Gaa Bangkok is open for dinner 7 days a week and they have two choices, four if you include the vegetarian options, a 14 course or a 10 course dégustation menu. I went with the 14 courses.

In addition to having a great team in the kitchen, Gaa Bangkok also has a very capable team on the floor run by Kiki Sontiyart, who is also the Sommelier. They have just the right mix of attentiveness and ……. each dish is introduced to you describing the various ingredients and how it is prepared.

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2017 November Oz’s Wine Reviews

2017 November Oz’s Wine Reviews

I have a great group of friends who like to share their wines with other like minded souls, including me, the selection is usually of a high quality and with a bit of age. The following are my reviews of them, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

What have you been drinking?

My favourites from this batch:

All with an Oz’s Rating 4.5 out of 5

  • 1992 Noble One Botrytis Sémillon
  • 2005 Castello Banfi SummuS
  • 1999 Petaluma Coonawarra Red
  • 1986 Château Beychevelle Grand Vin

 

Oz’s Ratings

wdt_ID Rating Description
1 1 out of 5 Battery Acid, good for cleaning or powering vehicles
2 2 out of 5 Acceptable at a pinch (must be extremely desperate)
3 3 out of 5 A good wine, may improve with time, a quaffer
4 4 out of 5 A great wine! Recommended by Oz
5 5 out of 5 Amazing, WoW. Highly recommended by Oz

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Singapore Sunset 22 Nov 2017

Singapore Sunset 22 Nov 2017

For a change I had a great view of the Sunset from my balcony. This was straight after a very large storm, I really liked how the sunlight on some areas was bright orange.

My Balcony, Singapore Sunset

The Sun was at the right angle to also reach the area around the National Stadium which added to the effect. Read more

Exclusive Whisky Bar

Exclusive Whisky Bar

One of the highlights of my trip to North America was my visit to an exclusive Whisky Bar around, so exclusive that one of the conditions of entry is that you keep its name and location a secret.

My visit was arranged by a couple of my friends and was a great surprise. Not sure I will ever come across another place quite like it, sorry Emmanuel, I still enjoy the Auld Alliance in Singapore, but this place has something extra special about it.

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2017 Grosset Singapore Dinner

2017 Grosset Singapore Dinner

Jeff Grosset, IMHO Australia’s best Riesling producer, was in Singapore recently which is as good an excuse as any for a wine dinner. The official reason for the dinner was to try the 2017 releases of Grosset Wines and to hear from Jeff about the vintage and his thoughts on each of the 6 wines tasted on the night.

2017 November Wine Reviews, Grosset, 2017 Grosset Singapore Wine Dinner, Kamoshita Singapore

The night was, as usual, arranged by the infamouse Robert Rees of Wine Exchange Asia, with pre-dinner bubbles at Praelum Wine Bar – 4 Duxton Hill followed by dinner at Kamoshita 5 Neil Rd, Singapore 088806.

Kamoshita Menu

The dinner for the night was Omakase Style, which means “I’ll leave it up to you” or as in this case a meal consisting of dishes selected by the chef.

2017 November Wine Reviews, Grosset, 2017 Grosset Singapore Wine Dinner, Kamoshita Singapore

Kamoshita is one of those holes in the wall that is too cool to have a website and can only be found via word of mouth. It is currently even harder to find as it is hidden behind one of the Singapore MRT expansion building sites with no direct access to the street. Read more

My Balcony Pics October 2017

My Balcony Pics October 2017

It has been a while, excluding the 2017 Singapore F1 Grand Prix fireworks, since I posted any pics from my balcony in Singapore. These are a few from October 2017.

Sunrise 1

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