Foraged Goods

September 2, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Forage: verb: (of a person or animal) to search for food. To hunt, search, rummage around, root about, scavenge for provisions. A few decades back, when agriculture began to become industrialized, mechanized, chemically treated […]

The Midnight Special

August 19, 2016 Darren Gall 0

The ‘Misnomer of the Year’ a friend called it, indeed brunch is supposed to be about sleeping in very late on the weekend and then having a relaxed, decadent and somewhat boozy meal between breakfast […]

Straight Up, No Chaser

August 6, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Phnom Penh, late morning and I have an audience with the ruling monarch of Phnom Penh’s cocktail society, Jen Queen. The café is Feel Good, I get a sense we both come here regularly, […]

This Negroni Life

June 24, 2016 Darren Gall 2

The bitter and twisted Negroni has somehow become the trendiest cocktail of the decade, with Conde Nast Traveler magazine suggesting it is to New Millennials what the Cosmopolitan was to Yuppies way back in the […]

Le Bouchon

April 2, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Last week was ‘Good France’ week in Cambodia, seven days spent celebrating the French ‘joy for life’ and the art of the French table. With a vast array of events, dinners and promotions, Phnom […]

A Gin fit for a Sling

March 27, 2016 Darren Gall 1

London Gin has come a long way since the early 1700’s, when London Town was awash with cheap and nasty versions of a spirit nicknamed ‘Mother’s ruin’, portrayed as the wrong side of the tracks […]

Time Travel

December 16, 2015 Darren Gall 0

Le Royal restaurant at Raffles Le Royal Hotel in Phnom Penh has the magical ability to transport you, not only to another world, but also to another time. There are very few hotels in the […]