C’EST FOU ! AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION AT CHRISTIE’S 12, 13 AND 14 DECEMBER 2018 For its last sale of the year, Christie’s is pleased to present C’est fou!, an important private collection characterised by its eclecticism and its exuberance amongst around 1000 lots. They will be […]
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The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong ups the musical ante for its last 2018 event of the “MO SOUND-BITES” series with a sensational performance by the acclaimed Swedish DJ Crussen at MO Bar on 8 December 2018. The evening will open with acclaimed master of music DJ Tony Montana. “We are […]
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa Introduces the “World of Nobu” Cookbook at the Asia Launch with Chefs from the Asia Pacific Nobu Restaurants
CHEF NOBU MATSUHISA INTRODUCES HIS “WORLD OF NOBU” COOKBOOK
AT THE ASIA LAUNCH
WITH CHEFS FROM THE ASIA PACIFIC NOBU RESTAURANTS
On November 21, 2018 at NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong, along with chefs from seven Nobu restaurants in Asia-Pacific, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa officiated at the Asia launch of “World of Nobu” (PEI International), a stunning 419-page volume that marks a multi-decade collaboration with more than 70 Nobu and Matsuhisa chefs around the globe.
In what he has declared to be his final cookbook, Chef Nobu showcases a Nobu that is future-oriented and always evolving, providing an opportunity for each chef to express the Nobu Way as he or she understands it. The beautifully-photographed volume brings to life the heart of Nobu’s collaborative spirit and constant reinvention of Japanese cuisine via a collection of recipes and stories, from sushi and cocktails to main dishes and dessert. In addition to signature dishes that guests know and love, readers will have a chance to explore new recipes created especially for the book, as well as off-the-menu dishes that have never been shared outside the restaurant.
“World of Nobu covers nearly 40 years of culinary development, starting with my personal journey and signature dishes, then introducing the next generation of Nobu and Matsuhisa chefs who will carry the tradition forward,” said Chef Nobu on the occasion of the book’s U.S. release.
Featured dishes from the hot kitchen, sushi bar, pastry kitchen and bar include:
Sushi Cups (Chef Nobu Matsuhisa),
Yellowtail Ceviche with Mango Leche de Tigre (Chef Antonio D’Angelo, Nobu Milan)
Yuba White Truffle with Soy Cream & Parmesan Sauce (Chef Matt Hoyle, Nobu Fifty Seven)
Tuna with Heirloom Tomatoes and Kinome Vinaigrette (Chef Philip Tanaka, Matsuhisa Aspen)
Wagyu Beef Striploin with Salsa Con Hierbas (Chef Eleni Manousou, Nobu Marbella)
Miami Wagashi (Chef Carlos Almanzar, Nobu Miami)
The Yamazaki Sidecar (Beverage Director Marcus Voglreider)
Dishes in the “World of Nobu” Cookbook by Nobu Chefs in Asia Pacific include:
Mixed Seafood Poke Crispy Nori (Chef Michael de Jesus, Nobu Manila)
Ama Ebi Tartar, Caviar Ume Dressing / Kinmedai Sashimi Chinkiang Vinegar Dressing, (Chef Samuel Leung, Nobu Bejing)
Hotate Butter Yaki (Chef Sean Mell, NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong)
Kuro Awabi Lemon Garlic Butter (Chef Takashi Wada, Nobu Tokyo)
Pork Belly Karashi Sumiso (Chef Sean Tan, Nobu Melbourne)
Japanese Wagyu Truffle Goma Sauce (Chef Philip Leong Nobu Kuala Lumpur).
The above cookbook dishes from the Asia-Pacific Nobu Chefs are showcased on the NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong menu now through Feb 4, 2019.
On the coffee table at home or in the kitchen, “World of Nobu” invites fans to access the history, culture, and evolution of Nobu Style as it has incorporated new ingredients, influences, and flavors from around the world. Available just in time for holiday gifting, the book’s beautiful black and gold exterior make it the perfect addition to any library.
“World of Nobu” is available for purchase at Nobu and Matsuhisa locations throughout the United States starting December 2018. In Asia, it is currently available exclusively at Nobu InterContinental Hong Kong and Nobu Tokyo. It will be available at select bookstores in Asia later this year and for purchase online in Spring 2019.
The Asia “World of Nobu” Cookbook Launch at NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong
The Asia cookbook launch marked the second city on Nobu’s three city tour, with events in Miami on November 3 and London on November 23-24.
For the Asia launch, Nobu was joined by chefs from his Nobu restaurants in Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Melbourne, Perth, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Limited autographed copies of the “World of Nobu” cookbook are available for purchase (HK$700) exclusively in Hong Kong at Nobu InterContinental Hong Kong.
Experience select cookbook dishes from the six Asia-Pacific Nobu Chefs on the NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong menu now through Feb 4, 2019.
NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong is open daily for lunch from 12 noon – 2:30pm and dinner from 6:00pm – 11:00pm.
Attire: Smart casual. The Nobu Bar lounge is open daily 12 noon-2:30pm and from 6:00pm to midnight.
NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong
Second Floor, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Restaurant reservations: (852) 2313-2323 / E-mail: email@example.com
Born and raised in Saitama, Japan, Nobu Matsuhisa began his cooking career with a rigorous apprenticeship at a respected sushi bar in Tokyo. After honing his craft in Peru and Argentina, he settled in Los Angeles and openedMatsuhisa in Beverly Hills, California, in January 1987. Matsuhisa was an instant success and became a magnet for food lovers and celebrities alike.
It was at actor and director Robert De Niro’s urging that together they opened the very first Nobu in New York City in 1994. Like Matsuhisa, Nobu was an instant hit. The success led to Chef Nobu and various partners opening restaurants and hotels around the world.
In addition to his restaurant accolades and personal honors, Chef Nobu has also written 5 cookbooks and in 2014, Nobu released his first autobiography in Japanese titled The Smiling Faces of My Guests Mean Everything. It was translated into English with the title Nobu A Memoir and released in 2017.
Chef Nobu currently has 40 Nobu Restaurants, 9 Matsuhisa Restaurants and 8 Nobu Hotels in 44 different cities around the world, spanning across five continents.
The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has announced “Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse,” an exhibition featuring the interactive artwork of Mexican Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer through spring 2019. Three major installations from Lozano-Hemmer’s “Pulse” series and six public-art documentaries come together for the first time in “Rafael […]
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ANNE VAN DAM SEALS SPANISH DOUBLE
Anne Van Dam from the Netherlands successfully wrapped up 2018 on the Ladies European Tour by claiming her second victory on Spanish soil this season at the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España Femenino.
The powerful hitter, who won the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open in Sitges two months ago, fired rounds of 68, 67, 66 and 70 for a total of 13-under-par at La Quinta Golf Resort in Benahavís, Marbella.
The 23-year-old from Arnhem had been in possession of a three-stroke lead when darkness forced play to be suspended overnight.
She powered into a four-stroke lead following the completion of the third round on Sunday morning, carding three birdies in her last five holes, but then, in the final round, the 2016 and 2017 champion, Azahara Muñoz, did her best to catch her.
Muñoz gave Van Dam a scare when she closed the gap to two strokes courtesy of four birdies in six holes on the back nine, but a double bogey at the short 16th, where she lost her ball down a rocky slope beyond the green, halted her challenge. She took second place at 10-under-par after a final round 69.
Scotland’s Catriona Matthew finished four strokes further back at six-under-par, one ahead of Spain’s Natalia Escuriola Martinez and Germany’s Olivia Cowan.
England’s Hannah Burke and Spain’s Luna Sobron were a shot further back in a tie for sixth place. Finland’s Krista Bakker and Spain’s Marta Sanz Barrio secured their Ladies European Tour cards for 2019 with a share of eighth place.
Georgia Hall finished in a tie for 10th place with last year’s rookie of the year, Camille Chevalier and the Ricoh Women’s British Open champion collected her second consecutive Order of Merit title, becoming the youngest ever to do so.
It was another brilliant performance from Van Dam, who finished second on the Order of Merit and collected a first prize of 45,000 euros.
After a pair of birdies on the fourth and sixth holes, she was six strokes clear at the turn. A run of seven pars on the back nine, followed by just one three-putt bogey on the 17th and a regulation par on the short par-4 18th proved more than enough to earn her third Ladies European Tour title.
She said: “I don’t know what it is about Spain, but I like it. It was tricky weather all week and it was difficult approaching the greens, with the amount of spin I had. Today I hit a lot of good shots on the back nine that flew too far and had no spin, where I left myself some awkward putts. The conditions were not easy but I’m happy with how I played my way around the golf course.”
Van Dam became the only multiple tournament winner on the Ladies European Tour in 2018 and comparing her victories, she said: “I think I was a bit more nervous with this one, coming down the last few holes. In Spain a few months ago, everything was going well. Here, it was a bit more tricky so I had to work harder. It’s a different win, but as good, definitely.”
Muñoz, who had birdied the first two holes in the final round, only to drop shots at the fifth and ninth, made a charge, but it was a costly mistake at the 16th, where she hit a hybrid club long and then had to go back to the tee.
“It’s a little bittersweet at the end, but I gave myself a chance. I was six back at the turn and I was only two back with three to go. I had to be aggressive and I probably chose the wrong club, but I wanted to make a birdie and I don’t regret it,” she said.
“I’m still proud of myself. I wanted to win in front of everybody, but I finished second and it was still a really good week.”
The 2019 European Solheim Cup captain Matthew, who played with Van Dam for the final two rounds, will be keeping a close eye on her over the next nine months leading up to the next contest at Gleneagles in Scotland.
She said: “Obviously there are always a couple of new faces in the team so if she plays well next year she would be a great addition to the team. She does hit the ball miles!”
Exceptional Pieces from Chanel, Hermès and Louis Vuitton lead December Handbags & Accessories Auction – London, 12 December 2018
Christie’s Handbags & Accessories Auction Exceptional Pieces From Chanel And Hermès Extremely Rare Aluminium Explorer Trunk By Louis Vuitton 12 December 2018, London On 12 December 2018 Christie’s London will present at auction 225 rare, limited edition, and one-of-a-kind Handbags & Accessories. With a focus […]
FABULOUS FAMILY HOLIDAYS IN 2019 WITH ALILA HOTELS & RESORTS With unique locations and destination experiences for all ages, ALILA offers great options for families to get away and spend quality time together. Here is a selection of curated experiences offered at various Alila resorts […]
THE DIARIES OF TRYGGVE GRAN A SUPREMELY IMPORTANT PIECE OF POLAR HISTORY INCLUDING A FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF THE TRAGIC DISCOVERY OF SCOTT’S TENT
December – On 12 December, as part of Classic Week, Christie’s auction of Books and Manuscripts will offer two extraordinary sledging journals of the Norwegian polar explorer Tryggve Gran, who accompanied Robert Falcon Scott on the Terra Nova Expedition of 1910 – 1913.
The journals have passed by direct descent from Tryggve Gran; their appearance at auction represents a remarkable opportunity to acquire an authentic piece of Polar history, offering an insight into the trials and tribulations of the British Antarctic Expedition here. Featuring two separate journals, one in English and one in Norwegian (estimate: £120,000 – £180,000, illustrated above), these accounts offer additional material, covering his astonishingly prescient dream on the night of 14 December 1911 of Amundsen’s triumph, as well as the search for Scott’s polar party and tragic discovery of the tent.
The young Norwegian Tryggve Gran was recruited by Scott as a skiing expert for the Terra Nova Expedition on the recommendation of the explorer and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen. He would go on to play a valuable role in the second geological expedition (November 1911-February 1912), which collected data in the Granite Harbour region.
A particularly emotional entry in his diary takes place on 12 November 1912, when Gran discovered the tent with the frozen bodies of Scott, Wilson and Bowers: ‘It has happened – we have found what we sought – horrible, ugly fate – Only 11 miles from One Ton Depot – The Owner, Wilson & Birdie. All gastsly [sic]. I will never forget it so long I live – a horrible nightmare could not have shown more horror than this
“Campo Santo”. In a tent – snowcovered til up above the door we found the three boddies [sic]. The Owner in the middle, half out of his bagg [sic]. Birdie on his right and Uncle Bill on left laying headway to the door. The frost had made the skin yellow & transparent & I’ve never seen anything worse in my life. The Owner seems to have struggled hard in the moment of death, while the two others seem to have gone off in a kind of sleep’.
The English journal also includes Gran’s reading of Scott’s last diary entries and the fruitless search for Oates: ‘The Owner writes in his diary: There is no more hope and so God look after our people…’ (12 November 1912)
Gran retrieved their personal effects and records, and used his own pair of skis to fashion a cross, raised above the snow cairn built to cover the bodies of the ill-fated polar party, before returning to camp on Scott’s skis, reasoning that at least his expedition leader’s skis would finish their journey. In December 1912, before leaving Antarctica, Gran he made an ascent of Mount Erebus with Raymond Priestley and Frederick Hooper, and was lucky to escape with his life after an unexpected eruption set off an avalanche of the surrounding pumice stone. Gran went on to receive the Polar Medal for his endeavours in Antarctica.
MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MUNICH UNVEILS CHIC NEW COCKTAIL BAR, ORY Mandarin Oriental, Munich has opened Ory, a chic new cocktail bar serving avant-garde drinks in a contemporary setting. Conceptualised by gastronome Maximilian Gradl, Ory is operated by his company Barschaft B17 GmbH, which includes Munich’s award-winning Herzog Restaurant & Bar in […]
CELEBRATE THIS FESTIVE SEASON AND BRING IN 2019 WITH ATLANTIS, THE PALM NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS Whether guests are looking for an intimate, vibrant or eclectic dining experience this New Year’s Eve, Atlantis, The Palm will have something for everyone.Guests of all ages are […]
MANDARIN ORIENTAL PRESENTS SEASONAL PACKAGES TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR IN ASIA
Welcoming the holiday season, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group presents a variety of seasonal packages at select properties throughout Asia.
Setting the scene for the perfect winter getaway, the hotel will be dressed in a holiday theme while guests will be greeted with traditional mulled wine, mince pies and roasted chestnuts.
Priced from HKD 4,200 per night, the Winter Getaway package is available from 1 December 2018 to 6 January 2019 and includes:
Daily breakfast for two
A bottle of champagne
Seasonal amenities including a gourmet whiskey cake and holiday cookies
Extra bed for one child under 12 years of age
Priced from HKD 68,888 to HKD 98,888 the hotel’s Suite New Year packageis available from 21 December 2018 to 6 January 2019 and includes:
Luxurious accommodation in the Macau, Tamar or Mandarin Suite
Round-trip airport limousine chauffeur or transfers within Hong Kong Island
A bottle of Ruinart “R” Brut champagne with canapés
Daily in-suite breakfast for up to four guests
Dinner with wine pairing for four guests at two Michelin-starred Pierre restaurant
Two 90-minute couple’s body massages at the award-winning Spa
Guests can also counter holiday stress with wellness treatments at the Spa and celebrate with festive dining at the hotel’s much loved restaurants and bars.
A decidedly elegant five-star retreat, Mandarin Oriental Macau is one of the most exclusive hotels in town and offers enticing rates over the festive season. As part of the hotel’s sustainability efforts, its traditional live Christmas tree will be replaced this year with a special tree forged from metal, LED lights and limited-edition Mr. and Mrs. MiniMO Santa Panda bears.
Guests will be encouraged to take these adorable stuffed toys home for HKD 388 each, with all proceeds donated to the MINDSET programme, which raises awareness in the area of mental health.
Guests will celebrate in style with traditional gourmet offerings, festive specialties, and a spectacular two-venue New Year’s Eve party.
Priced from JPY 270,000 for a two-night stay, the New Year Holiday package is valid from 21 December 2018 to 6 January 2019 and includes:
Special gourmet treats including
soba (year-end noodles) and
Original zodiac fan gift by
Enjoy a tropical breaking Malaysia’s premier urban resort for New Year with a special accommodation package showcasing the best of Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.
Priced from MYR 2,769 and valid from 31 December 2018 to 2 January 2019, the New Year Holiday package includes:
Two nights accommodation in a Mandarin Room
Complimentary breakfast on the first day
New Year’s Eve dinner with champagne at Mandarin Grill or AQUA
New Year’s Day Brunch at Mosaic
To ensure a unique festive ambience, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore will present a series of activities full of Christmas spirit. In addition to seasonal menus and a range of accommodation offers, guests are welcome to dress their gingerbread men into one-of-a-kind characters at Melt Café during Sunday brunch, create their very own Christmas wreaths using fresh foliage with in-house florists and enjoy the spectacular Christmas tree and festive lighting with Christmas carols and a life-sized Santa Claus.
Yuletide celebrations, accommodation packages, banquets and parties are available to share with family and friends on the Huangpu riverfront. Hotel guests will enjoy elegant festive decorations throughout the property and exquisite menus featuring traditional delicacies on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Arguably the most sophisticated address in the city and with a reputation for having one of the most Instagrammed Christmas trees in town, Mandarin Oriental, Taipei presents the Winter Family Getaway room package for the festive season. This provides a pampering trip with relaxing spa massages for adults and interactive children’s amenities by Bizzie Bees, the Hong Kong-based social enterprise to encourage creativity.
Priced from TWD 16,500 and available from 1 December 2018 to 6 January 2019, this includes:
Luxurious accommodation at Deluxe room
60-minute Calm Mind massage for 2 guests at The Spa
Complimentary bottle of red wine upon arrival
A Bizzie Bee kids activity pack
Daily breakfast for 2 adults and 1 child at Café Café Un Deux Trois
Committed to giving back to the community during the holiday season, the hotel continues its long-standing tradition of donating a portion of Mandarin Cake Shop profits to a remote Taiwanese aboriginal school this year.
All rates quoted are subject to availability, service charge and relevant local tax. For further information and reservations, please visit: www.mandarinoriental.com.