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 […]

Gives me the Schnitz

October 29, 2015 Darren Gall 0

We all have that take-me-home food, that one dish that transports us right back to mum’s kitchen; our most favourtie of childhood favourites. If we manage to discover this food abroad then it can send […]

The Old Chinese House

October 21, 2015 Darren Gall 0

Old House Chinese House sits on the riverside opposite the port in Sisowath Quay; it was built in 1904, a time when Phnom Penh was just beginning to establish itself as the capital of Cambodia. […]

Malis – Living Cambodian Cuisine

October 15, 2015 Darren Gall 0

Cambodian Cuisine is said to be one of the oldest cuisines in the world, yet its traditions, its recipes and its history have been passed down from generation to generation as an oral history only, […]

The First Decade

October 5, 2015 Darren Gall 0

    Open Wine is one of those Phnom Penh institutions that you take comfort in knowing are always there for you. Yet, in a city where new dining establishments -with promises of the extraordinary- […]

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