7-ELEVEN launches 6 new ready to eat meals!

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The indomitable and irrepressible Travelling Gourmet TM unveils 7-ELEVEN’s

MARVELLOUS new range of 6 ready to eat meals. The meals are inspired by various cuisines including local cuisine like Malay, Japanese, Mexican and Hokkien and Western cuisine. The unusual twist is that they are made with IMPOSSIBLE plant based “Beef”! Actually after tasting the meals, they do taste almost like meat, perhaps 85% like meat after the flavourings and seasonings. The texture is also good. Crafted by chefs, these meals are perfect for a light meal or a midnight snack. They are available at more than 350 7-ELEVEN outlets islandwide. Another plus point is the price. In these hard times caused by the horrible china virus wilfully spread by china worldwide, it is very heartening to know that these meals cost from $2.80 to $6.00! The presentation and packaging is also compact and attractive.

7-Select ImpossibleTM Minced Meat Noodles ($4.70)
Colloquially referred to as Bak Chor Mee, this is easily one of Singapore’s most iconic hawker food
for any time of the day. Made with fresh Mee Pok, Impossible Beef, braised Shiitake Mushrooms,
fried Shallots and a specially-created sauce bursting with umami flavours. This dish is tasty with Shitake Mushrooms and the Mee Pok{like fettucine} is still springy. The “Meat Ball” and Mince “Meat” is made with Soya Bean and Potato with 5 Spice powder which has Star Anise, Cinnamon, Coriander Seeds, Cloves, Fennel and Szechuan Peppercorns.

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7-Select ImpossibleTM Spicy Pineapple Burger ($5.90)
This Hawaiian-inspired burger is the perfect grab & go snack that comprises a well-seasoned
Impossible plant-based “beef” patty stacked with caramelised pineapple, pickles, and a homemade
tomato chilli jam between soft, fluffy burger buns. The pineapple compote has a good texture.

7-Select ImpossibleTM Meatball & Mash ($4.70)7-Eleven’s take on the popular crowd favourite, the Impossible meatballs are oven-roasted and
paired with rich, creamy mashed potato and topped off with mixed mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
This is perfect for a snack or an add-on to any meal!

7-Select ImpossibleTM Spicy Wrap ($4.20)
Inspired by Mexican fare, this mouth-watering wrap packs a punch in each bite – think Impossible
Beef, a tangy peri peri sauce, roasted bell peppers, iceberg lettuce and mayonnaise in a tortilla
wrap. Peri Peri sauce is made with fiery African Bird’s Eye chillies and originated in Africa.

7-Select ImpossibleTM Shepherd’s Pie ($4.20)
Thoughtfully portioned for one to enjoy, this classic Western baked dish is made with Impossible
Beef braised with tomato puree, topped with a thick layer of buttery mashed potato. Packed with
flavour, in every bite.

7-Eleven and Impossible Foods collaborate again with new items including  Rendang Onigiri - Mini Me Insights

7-Select Impossible Rendang Onigiri ($2.80)
A local take on the popular Japanese rice ball snack with the perfect combination of braised
Impossible Beef, mildly spicy Rendang sauce and fragrant coconut rice. The rendang onigiri is the first-ever Impossible ready-to-eat available for less than S$3.

7-Eleven and Impossible Foods collaborate again with new items including Rendang  Onigiri - Mini Me Insights

Save the Earth! It is the only one we have.

Versatile and delicious, Impossible Beef looks, tastes and smells almsot like ground beef from cows – but is made entirely from plants, with a much smaller environmental footprint than meat from animals.

Plants do not produce harmful methane gas like cows which are ruminants and have methanogen in their gut.
Since IMPOSSIBLE Beef is made from plants, it uses 96% less land, 87% less water, and generates 89% less greenhouse gasses.

This means environmental savings of 7 square meters of land, 3 kg of CO2 and
84 litres of water for every 113g serving consumed.

The Travelling Gourmet TM says: Keep calm and eat healthy!

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Hydroponic Vegetables grown in Singapore

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The irrepressible and indomitable Travelling Gourmet TM goes to harvest and try…

MOST fresh hydroponic vegetables grown in Singapore by Achisen Just Produce.

Archisen has nurtured fresh and nutritious greens for Singaporeans through their urban farming solutions for over six years. Just Produce, Archisen’s flagship brand, carries a variety of salads and specialty herbs, clean and free of pesticides and GMOs! All of Just Produce’s vegetables like the Tangy Sorrel with Wasabi flavours, juicy crunchy Ice Plant and Zesty Mustard are nurtured attentively in a climate-controlled environment where crop health and moisture levels are consistently monitored. Juicy low Calorie Ice Plant originated in South Africa and is now very popular. These plants are power packed with both nutrition and flavour and are good for our health.

In the Commonwealth Capital Building at Buroh Lane is Achisen’s high yielding farm. In just a short span of six years, this 7,000 sq ft farm has grown to account for the production of about 1% of leafy vegetables grown locally by producing up to 100 tonnes of vegetables a year in Singapore. There is an amazing saving of 90% of water needed compared to traditional farms.

At the Just Produce pop-up store I sampled the Tangy Sorrel, crunchy and crispy Ice Plant and wasabi flavoured Zesty Mustard, which I harvested myself from Archisen’s patented tower systems. The vertical slab like tower systems use a close circuit system so nothing is wasted. The plants are grown with nutrients like potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and trace elements too.

They also have Mesclun and crunchy Coral Lettuce. The growing towers can also be sent to restaurants for the kitchen staff to harvest the vegetables.


The Travelling Gourmet TM says, “Keep calm and eat healthy vegetables”

Just Produce

7 Buroh Lane, 06-06

Commonwealth Capitol Building

Singapore 618291



Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM with HYdroponic Vegetables

Juicy Crunchy Ice Plant and Red Veined Sorrel

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Prosecco Rose debuts in Singapore and South East Asia!

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MARVELLOUS sparkling wine…Prosecco Rose in Singapore and South East Asia.

Singapore, 31 August 2021   Italy officially introduced Prosecco DOC Rosé marking the sparkling wine’s presence in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Held under the auspices of the Prosecco DOC Consortium, which controls and manages the Controlled Designation of Origin Prosecco, there was a tasting of 11 Prosecco Roses. Due to the china virus wilfully spread by vile china, the wine producers explained about their wines by virtual video link. In the past it was always more fun and informative when the wine producers were present in person. Virtual presentations by video link always has technical glitches. Also, the sound is always not very good making understanding the presentations difficult at times.

Prosecco DOC Consortium 

Prosecco was granted the Controlled Designation of Origin status on July 17th, 2009, and the Prosecco DOC Consortium (Consorzio di Tutela della Denominazione di Origine Controllata Prosecco) was created on November 19th, 2008 to coordinate and manage the Prosecco DOC. The organization unites the different groups of manufacturers—wineries, individual and associated vine-growers, still wine and sparkling wine producers—to ensure the designation continues to grow and that the production regulations are complied with. prosecco is produced by the Charmant method as opposed to the methode champenoise.

The launch introduced Prosecco DOC Rosé the to prospective distributors, retailers, and importers in Singapore and Southeast Asia. 11 of Italy’s eminent wineries were also present at the launch – Piera 1899, Antonio Facchin & Figli, Masottina, Torresella, Villa Sandi, La Gioiosa, Le Rughe, Cantine Borga, Viticoltori Ponte, Astoria, and Zardetto. I was pleased to taste 11 different Prosecco DOC Rosés.

Known for its uncomplicated, light, smooth, refreshing citrus and berry flavours, Prosecco is popularly sought after as wine to be paired with food. Prosecco is also widely as a base for many wine cocktails. It is also regarded as a highly versatile wine – it is ideal as an aperitif, for parties, celebrations events and clubbing because of its sparkling and bubbly qualities. Italy’s answer to Cava and Sekt also has a very good price to quality ratio. Proseccos are sparkling wines to be enjoyed young within 2 years of their release.

Prosecco DOC Rosé represents the evolution of a wine already famous all around the world that is the Prosecco DOC. Its success is built upon a formula of knowledge backed by centuries of time-honoured tradition. Such a knowledge in wine-making is handed down through many generations, combined with the enological discipline and know-how derived from the North-Eastern Italy territories spanning between Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, home of breath-taking landscapes and unique Italian traditions.

Prosecco DOC granted the Controlled Designation of Origin status on July 17th, 2009 which resulted in the union of esteemed winemakers and bottlers spanning across nine provinces between the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia regions, firmly establishing the wine’s provenance. This also means that Prosecco now represents a territory with specific rules established in the production specifications, as well as determining the supply chain steps ranging from the definition of the production area to labelling. Once the wine is certified to have met all requirements laid down by the DOC, only then it is allowed to bear the name of the appellation, and be conferred the Prosecco DOC label.

The official government seal is found on the neck of every bottle of Prosecco DOC Roséas a mark guaranteeing its quality and authenticity. The wine produced via the perfect combination of vines and production method of Glera (minimum 85%) and Pinot Nero grapes (between 10% and 15%) which are vinified red. 

The sparkling production process takes place via natural fermentation through the Martinotti / Charmat method. In this respect, Prosecco DOC Rosé will always bear the title ‘Millesimato’ because it must contain 85% of grapes from the vintage declared on the label.

Prosecco DOC Rosé presents to all wine connoisseurs a unique taste in different ways – it is produced as a sparkling wine and is in the dry style from Brut Nature to Extra Dry.

The wine is pale pink with a fine and persistent perlage which is a result of a fermentation period of minimum 60 days. Its nose carries the signature scents of Glera – namely white flowers, apple and bright citrus, enriched with hints of raspberry bestowed by Pinot Noir. 

The typical mouthfeel is that of bright and lively acidity that imparts freshness, and its tasting intensity is characterised by a convincingly soft and refined structure, provided by an extended aging on the lees. The finish lingers with floral and fruity aromas.

a.   Brut Nature – With no sugar dosage, the mouthfeel is characterised by the intensity of gustatory notes.

b.   Extra Brut – With a limited sugar residue, sapid and acidic notes prevail.

c.  Brut – Possessing a strong taste, it is best enjoyed when paired with dishes from international cuisines

d.   Extra Dry – Presented in the traditional version, the wine is ideal as an aperitif and with dishes which are of delicate flavours

The Travelling Gourmet TM says: Keep calm and carry on drinking Prosecco DOC Rosés!

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Shangri-La Singapore’s Mooncakes

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MOONCAKES…this year, Shangri-La Singapore presents the quintessential baked mooncakes packaged in a choice
of nostalgic red, sophisticated blue, or elegant champagne gold. All are patterned with flowers in full
bloom to represent the bountiful harvest that the festival honours. The perennial favourite is the Shang
Palace Four Treasures ($80, 4 pcs), which includes:
• Reduced Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk
• Reduced Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk
• Mixed Nuts with Chicken Ham
• Reduced Sugar Plain White Lotus Seed Paste
A selection of traditional baked favourites such as Black Sesame with Taro and Melon Seeds, and
Reduced Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes in four different variations will also be
available, both in a box of four and as single pieces. For more details, refer to Annex 1.
Shangri-La Singapore’s mooncakes are available for purchase online at bit.ly/SLSMooncake with
delivery or collection from 15 July 2021 to 21 September 2021.

To celebrate Shangri-La’s 5oth Anniversary a special Mooncake that brings good luck and good health!

Shangri-La 50th Anniversary Gift Box – For the discerning gourmand
An exclusive signature recipe by Shangri-La Group’s Executive Chinese Chefs comes this fragrant
variation to the perennial favourite mooncake that is crafted to commemorate Shangri-La’s Golden
Jubilee. Treasured 50-year aged mandarin peel, is combined within velvety sweet red bean paste with
floral notes from dried rose petals. Boasting special significance, the ingredients of mandarin peel
symbolizes good health and luck, red beans represent the longing to be reunited with loved ones, and
roses embody love and care.
The 50-year Aged Mandarin Peel, Rose and Red Bean Paste Mooncakes are beautifully packaged
in a cylindrical box inspired by the ethereal scenery of Shangri-La, a fabled land shrouded in mountainous charm and mystery
[Shangri-La 50th Anniversary Gift Box ($148, 9 pcs)]

Try the Snowskin Mooncake with Kaya or Egg Jam

The Kaya with Reduced Sugar White Lotus
Paste ($78, 8 pcs) is a Nyonya inspired homage to the local palate
featuring Shangri-La Singapore’s very own
kaya. This aromatic favourite is made fresh inhouse with coconut, gula melaka, and eggs. This
mooncake features the kaya’s silky smoothness
in a delicate white chocolate shell hidden in
reduced sugar white lotus paste.

The Travelling Gourmet TM says, “Keep calm and eat Shangri-La’s Mooncakes”

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World’s first Shaker Jerky

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MOO-D – altering Beef Jerky. Based on the principle of McDonald’s Shaker Fries, the Jerky made from premium Brazilian Beef with all the fat painstakingly trimmed off is the world’s first Beef Shaker Jerky – The Happy Moo. Munching it puts you in a happy mood!

Due to the horrible china virus wilfully spread by vile china worldwide people have been in lockdown and quarantine and suffering under Stay Home Notices. What do people do under such stressful conditions. They eat snacks and crunchie-munchies. No wonder 35.82% of people reported they gained weight during quarantine. Unable to travel, enegetic Andrew Lim, an underwater photographer from Singapore came up with the idea of creating a healthy snack for all affected. Thus Happy Moo Shaker Beef Jerky was invented.

The jerky takes over 17 hours of preparation time. Each airtight bag of beef jerky is hand-crafted; marinated for over 12 hours in a concoction of all-natural herbs & spices from Japan and Europe.. The Jerky is then slow cooked in a dehydrator to tender perfection. No fat, no carbs, and no MSG and No Palm Oil. Palm oil cause stomach cancer an deforestation. This is a very yummie high protein guilt-free snack. A single bag of jerky (100g) is made from around 230g of beef! It is like steak in a bag.

Steak in a bag

Each bag of jerky comes with a separate pack of premium, all-natural seasoning, directly flown in from Europe and Japan. Inspired by popular Asian flavours such as spicy Mala, Japanese style Lemon Ponzu and all-time favourite perfumed Truffle, enjoy beef jerky customised specifically for the local Singaporean’s palette. It is also the first Truffle Flavoured Beef Jerky. With the seasoning coming in a separate pack, you control the amount of flavour you want in your jerky and have it just the way you like it! Just pour in the seasoning, #ShakeThatMoo and enjoy! The Happy Moo is different from the mundane ready-made jerkies that you find in stores with settle for run-of-the mill flavours like teriyaki, and black pepper

The Travelling Gourmet TM says, Keep calm and carry on eating! 🙂

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Marriott’s Mooncakes

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MARRIOTT’s marvellous Mooncakes…


For Those Who Appreciate the Finer Things in Life


Golden Black Truffle Baked Mooncakes with San Daniele Ham, Single Yolk & Pistachios, and a
bottle of Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne (375ml) –

黑松露圣丹尼火腿莲蓉坚果月饼, 一瓶法国罗兰百悦香槟 (375 毫升)

Looking for the ultimate ensemble to
impress the most discerning palates this Mid Autumn Festival? Go for the best and savour four luxurious, gold-dusted
Black Truffle Baked Mooncakes with gourmet San
Daniele Ham from Italy, Single Yolk & Pistachios. An
internationally haute cuisine ingredient and the
“black diamond” in the culinary realm, the
Black Truffle produces a unique earthy
aroma; the sweet and aromatic Proscuitto di San Daniele
Ham that is revered as the King of Ham
complements the sweetness of the silky
White Lotus Seed Paste; the perfectly cooked yolk holds the right amount of saltiness; the
pistachios adds a fragrant, addictive crunch – all these goodness are encased within a black charcoal
skin, before they are brushed with edible gold dust for that touch of elegance and luxury.
Elevating this delicacy is the premium bottle of Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne that is refreshing
and easy on the palate, complete with notes of honeysuckle, ripe peach and citrus. The epitome of
elegance and finesse, this bubbly adds that extra oomph to the mooncakes; the champagne’s
vibrant acidity cuts through the savoury richness; the lotus paste accentuates the tangy lemony flavours in
the champagne.

Assorted Baked Mooncakes!

Golden Black Truffle Baked Mooncakes with San Daniele Ham, Single Yolk & Pistachios –
S$84nett (4pcs)

A lover of black truffle or wondering how to impress your favourite people, without the champagne?
Our regal Golden Black Truffle Baked Mooncakes with San Daniele Ham, Single Yolk & Pistachios
that are also available in our regular mooncake box, boast a touch of luxury to elevate your Mid Autumn celebrations to new heights. Each bite is a delicious medley of sweet and savoury flavours,
thanks to its luscious, silky smooth lotus paste enhanced with seductive aromatic Black Truffle, San Daniele Ham and crunchy healthy Pistachios

For The Beauty Conscious

Luxurious Rose Bird’s Nest with Golden Custard Paste Snowskin Mooncakes New, Limited Edition

$108nett (8pcs)

Raise your hands if you are a fan of Bird’s
Nest and Snowskin Mooncakes. We have
the perfect one-of-a-kind snowskin
mooncake that boasts the perfect balance
of nourishment and exquisite taste. You cannot
say ‘No’ to Bird’s Nest that is
prized for its high nutritional value and antia-geing properties? Enrobed in the richness
of the golden custard lies the indulgent
bird’s nest that are infused with perfumed rose syrup
for a refreshing, aromatic treat. A decadent
indulgence to please your palate. Ladies know that Bird’s Nest is very good for the complexion.

Ladies will adore…

Champagne Truffle with Milk Green Bean Paste Snowskin Mooncakes New – $76nett (8pcs)

We all love Champagne! In the spotlight this year is the novel Champagne Truffle with Milk Green Bean Paste Snowskin –
handcrafted to a subtly sweet perfection to pamper your taste buds with the finer things in life. Leap
to the moon, and celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival with this decadent creation of luscious Milk Green Bean
Paste that is accompanied with a bittersweet champagne truffle, enveloped in a pillow-soft pastel
pink snowskin for the ultimate indulgence. The sweetness of the Milk Green Bean Paste
complements with the bittersweet Champagne core, creating a well-balanced flavour that is light on
the palate.

Cognac Truffle with Chestnut Paste Snowskin Mooncakes New- $76nett (8pcs)

Making its debut this year is the alchohol-infused Cognac
Truffle with Chestnut Paste Snowskin Mooncakes – a refreshing treat for the senses. Fusing Asian
and Western flavours – Chestnut and Cognac respectively, you can find both flavours in this
Snowskin Mooncake that excites with sweet and subtly bitter sensations. Each bite promises a
delicious and sensational unison of creamy, nutty Chestnut Paste, while the bittersweet Cognac
truffle core balances the sweetness, resulting in a creation of unparalleled pleasure and excellent taste.

The Travelling Gourmet TM says, “Keep calm and eat Mooncakes from the Marriott”

320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
Tel: (65) 6735 5800 Fax (65) 6735 9800

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Mandarin Oriental Mooncakes

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MANDARIN Oriental Singapore’s medley of traditional and snow skin mooncakes, alongside time-honoured favourites to celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival from their fine dining Cantonese restaurant, Cherry.

The 2021 Mooncakes collection has unique creations such as the traditional baked Chestnut Paste with Hokkaido Milk, Apricot and Melon Seeds, a Japanese-inspired delight with an ivory dairy centre encased in luscious chestnut paste with crunchy healthy melon seeds.


Mooncake with Teh Guan Yin Tea (Goddess of Mercy)

Harvested during summer to retain the tea leaves’ honey-like fragrance, the newly introduced
Tieguanyin with Macadamia Nuts will appeal to tea aficionados with its aromatic delight of tea flavoured silver lotus paste studded with macadamia.

Snow Skin Mooncakes!

A Nyonya inspired Pandan Coconut mooncake is a tribute to Singapore’s rich culinary heritage. Perfumed with fresh pandan and with aromatic and nutty flavourss from dehydrated coconut, this subtle yet distinctive snow skin treat will please loved ones who love mooncakes with  tropical flavours

Those who like for tea and fruit pairings will appreciate a second delicacy of Biluo Chun Green Tea with Guava and Chestnut, featuring a balance of fruity essence and hints of bitter notes from the tea harvested in the Spring season.

Low Sugar healthy Mooncake

Guests seeking a healthier option can indulge in perennial classics including Low Sugar Silver Lotus Paste with Double or Single Yolk, and the Lychee Martini and Chocolate Truffle, which features a chocolate orb centre enveloped in lychee infused white lotus paste.
Cradled in exquisite packaging embellished with elegant floral motifs, these premium mooncakes are presented in box of either two or four pieces for the traditional baked mooncakes or box of eight pieces for the snow skin selections.

Please call 6885 3500 or e-mail mosin-mooncakes@mohg.com for orders or enquiries. Online order is available at https://singapore.mandarinorientalshop.com/collections/mid-autumn-festival.

Cherry Garden

Cherry Garden is located on level 5, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square. It offers an eclectic menu of Cantonese cuisine, presented with artistic modern flair. The restaurant uses fresh, seasonal produce, to provide diners with an authentic Cantonese dining experience. A varied wine list, which features a balanced selection of Old World and New World wines, is also specially selected to match the menu, alongside a wide selection of premium Chinese teas.

For reservations and enquiries, please email mosin-dining@mohg.com or call +65 6885 3500.

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Vinitaly Special Edition 17-19 Oct 2021

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At Veronafiere 17-19 October in conjunction with wine2wine, Enolitech and Sol&Agrifood in Verona, Italy

 The Special Edition of Vinitaly, scheduled 17-19 October at Veronafiere, is entirely dedicated to the wine market. The event has an exclusively business-oriented format, with content and events for professional Italian and international operators in production, sales, distribution and communication areas of the wine sector. Inasmuch, this is a “special” edition for organizing agendas in readiness for 2022 and stimulating recovery in the sector thanks not the least to strategic incoming activity implemented with the Ice Trade Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, alongside Veronafiere’s own international network, to select buyers from France and Germany specializing in organic products.


In addition to Vinitaly b2b meetings with operators from the main outlet countries and large-scale retailers, the special edition also includes meetings organized in collaboration with Fipe Confcommercio and Vinarius, the association of Italian wine stores. New items include the Mixology demo and workshop area and the Vinitaly Buyers Club, with innovative services and discounts for members of the community. All the more, the event attended in person in total safety in the Verona Exhibition Centre is joined by Vinitaly Plus, the platform in 10 languages always on-line allowing consultation of fact files detailing wines, companies and events, as well as direct chat with producers. It is also possible to make appointments and take part in the Special Edition’s on-line events and master classes. The digital tools provided by Vinitaly Plus include the related app essential for scanning entrance tickets but also useful for swapping information in contactless mode and via QR codes. Lastly, the geo-referential functions of the Vinitaly Plus app will help visitors find their way around the stands, as well as checking crowding levels in exhibition areas.

The Vinitaly Special Edition also hosts tastings, starting with Tasting Ex… Press conducted by the international trade press and an area dedicated to organic wines with a daily calendar of three tastings.

The programme is completed by the content and analysis of the wine2wine Business Forum (18-19 October): the format developed by Veronafiere-Vinitaly for training, information and networking of wine companies. There are also Special Editions for Enolitech and Sol&Agrifood  – again 17-19 October – the trade shows that traditionally flank the international wine and spirits exhibition


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Aroma Truffle Chips in Kdrama

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The indomitable and irrepressible Travelling Gourmet TM highlights…

MOST yummie Aroma Truffle chips which is a Singapore brand that has become popular in South Korea.

The chips were featured on a Korean drama on April 14th 2021 called “Sell your Haunted House”. The popular K drama in Korea featured celebrities like Jang Nara and CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa. The show also has an average viewer rating of 8.4/10 on MyDramaList.

The scene featured Korean actors opening a bag of Aroma Truffle chips during a casual gathering. Korean actress Jang Nara said that it is her favourite snack with beer in the show.

Jang Nara,  VIP,  The Last Empress anh 3

Korean actress Jang Nara

Aroma Truffle’s popularity skyrocketed when the Vice-Chairman of Shinsegae, Mr Jung Yong-jin declared his love for it on Instagram. Shinsegae is Korea’s largest retailer and was originally part of the Samsung Group. “Kayson Tan, co-founder of Aroma Truffle said joyfully, “This led to an explosion of Aroma Truffle in Korea. Our truffle chips were then featured across major media publications in South Korea,”

Aroma Truffle

Aroma Truffle & Co is a Singapore based brand that specializes in truffle based snacks. They began with truffle potato chips and now also have truffle popcorn and truffle hot sauce. They are dedicated to creating and bringing you the most seductive gourmet snacks made from the finest ingredients.

Aroma Truffle’s current best-seller is Black Summer Truffle Potato Chips. The rich and intoxicating truffle flavour and perfume is very seductive. The main ingredient is Black Summer truffles which have an intense woody aroma with flavours of garlic, wild mushroom and earthy hazelnut undertones. The bag of chips also includes herbs and spices such as parsley, dill, garlic and sea salt. Known for its sweet, savoury and salty taste, this is a snack that pairs well with beer and wine. I like to sprinkle the chips on top of salads. Olive oil and palm oil is used to make the chips. I would have preferred no palm oil.

The Honey Dijon Chips are very tasty with a really powerful perfume and the mild spicy mustard flavour comes through. There is also some sweetness from the honey but not too much.

The Aroma Truffle Parmesan chips is also very tasty. Try too the spicy Black Truffle Hot Sauce on your food to jazz things up!

The super spicy Mala Truffle chips can make your tongue numb! The Herb Infused Truffle Oil is also excellent on salads and to drizzle on your tenderloin steak.

The Travelling Gourmet TM says, “Keep calm and eat Aroma Truffle chips!”

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Ferrari Trento at Formula 1

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The Intrepid and indomitable Travelling Gourmet TM reveals that…

MARVELLOUS Ferrari Trento sparkling wine is the new official toast of Formula 1 FIA.


“Formula 1® Pirelli Gran Premio del Made in Italy e dell’Emilia-Romagna 2021”, by winning driverMax Verstappen, Red Bull Racing Honda and runners up Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes – AMG Petronas F1 Team and Lando Norris, McLaren F1 Team.  

The family-owned winery based in Trentino, in the Italian Alps, is a global leader in its field, crafting its luxury Trentodoc wines for over a century to become known as Italy’s sparkling wine par excellence. The partnership with Formula 1® was announced in March 2021.

July 2021: Thanks to the launch of Ferrari F1® Podium Jeroboam by Ferrari Trento – the official toast of Formula 1® – ahead of the FORMULA 1 PIRELLI BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2021, it is now possible to experience the emotions of motor racing’s biggest stars and celebrate like the drivers do on the podium.


The new bottle is a replica to that used on the podium, with the name “Ferrari” written large on one side and the symbol of the winner of the Grand Prix™, and bears the official logo of Formula 1®. It is being produced in a limited edition and only in the three-litre bottles – typical of such celebrations – known as Jeroboam, in honour of the Old Testament king of that name. It will be offered in a special cylindrical gift box, with a dedicated design.


For this special release, Ferrari Trento has selected a Blanc de Blancs from the 2015 vintage, made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes cultivated on the slopes of the mountains of Trentino, in the finest zones included in the Trentodoc production regulations. The weather in 2015 was hot and dry, allowing Ferrari Trento to obtain perfectly healthy grapes, with a rich aromatic profile. The provenance of the grapes from high-altitude vineyards guaranteed freshness, allowed Trentodoc to express extraordinary complexity. On the nose it displays hints of Golden Delicious apples and wild flowers, underpinned by a delicate yeasty fragrance; sensations are amplified on the palate in notes of crusty bread and ripe fruit. Maturation on its lees for over five years has rendered it particularly harmonious and persistent.


This new initiative celebrates top-level sport, but especially this exciting partnership, which features for the first time an Italian wine as the official toast of the FIA Formula One World Championship: a real achievement that confirms the prestige and popularity that Ferrari Trento enjoys in Italy and around the world, as well as highlighting even further the values of excellence and unique Italian style that it represents.


The Ferrari F1® Podium Jeroboam will be available in top wine stores worldwide and online, as well at the winery itself.

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