MARRIOTT Singapore for one day only on Saturday 20 April, 2013.
CHAMPAGNE on WHEELS!
Story & photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM
The irreverent Travelling Gourmet goes to Crossroads Cafe of the Marriott to quaff chilled VCP Champagne!
MANY cannot help but agree that the Champagne prices were very competitive at S$15 per glass, especially when you compare with the price of a glass of Non Vintage Krug Champagne in Jaan Restaurant…which is S$70 + 10% Service Charge plus 7% Goods & Services Tax on the S$77!!! Daylight Robbery!
The champagne was cool, the weather ws hot and so was the “Dinette” lady decked out in a 1960s waitress outfit. A DJ played Elvis “The King” Presley’s hits and The Beatles’ “Money can’t buy me Love“. This got a Frenchman in Bermuda shorts called Pierre dancing and jiving to the rock & roll tunes. The Airsteam Bus reminded me of my good friend, Bob Blumer‘s “Surreal Gourmet” in which he cooked all manner of food on the move…
A 75cl bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin NV Champagne cost just S$79. Very good value indeed! Marriott and I always have good vibrations, In 2004, I was the FIRST gourmet in the worl dto match DURIAN with VCP Rose Reserve 1997…at the Marriott Singapore!
I’ll drink to that. Zum Wohl!
As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes.
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