Dr. Michael Lim is The Travelling Gourmet
As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen pursuit of exotic delicacies and fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local and international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in many of the world’s top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet also gives Wine appreciation lectures and masterclasses by special request. He has been specially commissioned by the Argentinian and Italian governments to give Wine lectures and seminars about their respective wines. He has also been commissioned by Cathay Pacific Airlines, the Le Meridien chain of hotels and other 5 star hotels to organize & give Wine Appreciation Talks and Dinners. Dr. Lim has also conducted Wine Appreciation talks, classes and seminars for Singapore’s top wine merchants and distributors like Massotina, Giorgio Ferrari, Excaliber and many others. The Travelling Gourmet has also organized and conducted special Wine Appreciation Dinners & Talks for exclusive and prestigious Clubs in Singapore like the Hollandse Club and Raffles Town Club. Dr. Lim was the Special Food & Wine Consultant to The Pines Club which is one of Singapore’s most famous clubs. The Travelling Gourmet has appeared on News Radio 938 and Radio Singapore International which broadcasts worldwide on the internet, to speak on Travel, Food & Wine. He has also been interviewed live on Mediacorp’s popular Channel 8 show, “Good Morning Singapore” to speak on Food and Wine appreciation. The Travelling Gourmet has also been featured on Channel New Asia. Dr. Lim has been on the tasting and selection panels of several prestigious publications to choose Singapore and Malaysia‘s top restaurants. He has also been on the tasting and evaluation panel of Singapore‘s biggest and most popular retail bakery to help them choose their best selling products before they are put out for retail sales. Dr. Lim has been trained by experts in the Food, Wine and Hospitality industry including outstanding 3 Michelin star Chefs. The Travelling Gourmet has also given Cooking demonstrations and classes for Le Creuset of France (France’s top cookware company used by many professional chefs) and Scanpan of Denmark (Europe’s largest manufacturer of pressure cast aluminium cookware). Dr. Lim has served as Food & Wine Consultant to Tourism Malaysia & was a judge at the Alsace meets Asia Culinary Challenge 2004 and 2005. Dr. Michael Lim has served as a Wine Judge at the prestigious Concorso Enologico Internazionale International Wine Competition – Vinitaly held in Verona, Italy. Vinitaly is the world’s largest exhibition of wines and spirits. The Travelling Gourmet is the Contributing Editor to “Eat Me!” The Singapore Food & Entertainment Guide. Dr. Lim is an Editor for the international Dining guide Chef Moz, and also writes for the famous ZAGAT international Food and Restaurants, Hotels and Airlines guide on the world wide web.
The Travelling Gourmet was the first gourmet in the world to pair mooncakes and wines at the Singapore Marriott hotel on August 14, 2003. Dr. Lim was also the first gourmet in the world to match mooncakes and wines live on Mediacorp national radio (NewsRadio 938) on August 23, 2003 which was broadcast worldwide on the internet. The Travelling Gourmet was also the first gourmet in the world to match Durian with wine at the Singapore Marriott on July 16, 2004. In 2005, The Travelling Gourmet was the first gourmet in the world to match Ice Kachang, Singapore’s national dessert with wine.
A very good friend to many famous Chefs around the world like Philippe Legendre, Angelo Sabatini, Tetsuya, Anton Edelmann, Wayne Hirabayashi and Martin Yan, Dr. Lim is known as "Der reisende Feinschmecker" in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The Travelling Gourmet has also graduated from special training courses on Oenology, Wines and Cuisines at the world famous Culinary Institute of America, the world’s premier University of the Culinary Arts, the Harvard of Haute Cuisine. The Travelling Gourmet has trained at The Thai Cooking School of the famous Oriental Hotel in Bangkok. Dr. Michael Lim has also undergone special culinary training by Chef Philippe Legendre of the 3 Michelin star Le Cinq restaurant in Paris.
Dr. Lim is an expert Canoeist, SCUBA Diver, Parachutist, Alpine Skier, Archer, Marksman and Big Game Hunter who is able to communicate in 8 languages. Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet says, "From Port Louis to Gravina di Puglia, there is always something new to learn about food and wine.”