Out of the Fog

April 30, 2014 Darren Gall 0

  When the sun rose there was a white fog, very warm and clammy, and more blinding than the night. It did not shift or drive; it was just there, standing all round you like […]

Montesquieu’s Graves

April 30, 2014 Darren Gall 0

  ‘To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.’ Montesquieu   Graves is the region that established Bordeaux; cultivated grape vines were first planted in its famous gravel soils by […]

A Bordeaux Tasting April 2014

April 17, 2014 Darren Gall 0

  Have spent the past two evenings tasting the latest Bordeaux shipment with Hanoi’s finest from the trade and thought I would share some of my highlights here with you.   Bordeaux Tasting Notes Tasted […]

The Song of Teng – Part Two

April 6, 2014 Darren Gall 0

  Song Teng estimates that he cooked under eighteen French chefs during his formative years at the Cambodiana Hotel. Some stayed the full one year term, many left a lot sooner, Cambodia in the 1990’s […]