The Thin Red Line

March 12, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Last week, Tim Herrmann from Yalumba winery passed through Phnom Penh, ostensibly to host a remarkable lunch of fine Australian wines at the regal, Le Royal restaurant. Yalumba is Australia’s oldest, continuously operating, family owned […]

Zino Zing

February 28, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Zino Restaurant & Wine Bar sits at the dinning end of Street 294, between Norodom and Sotheros Boulevards. The venue stands out as a classy townhouse with a small courtyard under its canopy out front […]

Old Spice -Part Two

February 20, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Kampot: I am sitting under an impossibly large sky, the few errant clouds merely faint wisps on a canvas of clear, perfect blue. From high up on Starling Ridge I gaze out over the […]

An Organoleptic Aesthetic

December 19, 2015 Darren Gall 11

  “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” ― Pablo Picasso What commonly happens in the restaurant is that a guest will take command […]

Piscatorial Vino

December 16, 2015 Darren Gall 0

On Food and Wine Pairing “In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and well-being and delight. Drinking wine was not a […]

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 […]

Clos Fourtet

December 12, 2015 Darren Gall 2

  The 1er Grand Cru Classé property, Clos Fourtet was a defensive fort erected sometime during the middle ages. It sits opposite the entrance to the old town of Saint Emilion and above some of […]

The Warmth of a Family Oven

December 8, 2015 Darren Gall 0

  I grew up with post war Italian immigrants and their children; in the suburb of East Brunswick in Melbourne, Australia. These children were my school mates, my buddies and I was informed by their […]

Just b’Cos

November 29, 2015 Darren Gall 0

  I recently had the good fortune to attend an exceptional wine dinner at Yi Sang, Chinese Restaurant; this event saw the pairing of classical Chinese dishes with vertical vintages of Chateau Cos d’Estournel, the […]

The Mexican coming up Trumps in Cambodia

November 4, 2015 Darren Gall 0

Question: what do Angkor Wat and Mexican cuisine have in common? Answer: both are on Unesco Heritage Lists, Angkor on the ‘World Heritage List’ and Mexican Cuisine on its ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage List’ oh, and […]

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