Blu at Shangri-La Singapore has closed!

Story by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM

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MAGNIFICENT views of the Orchard Road environs could be enjoyed from this restaurant and there was live jazz music and the most beautiful waitresses in Singapore at one time. The American Chef here before he went to Puerto Rico is a good friend and his food was good…sans molecular gastronomy. I did not think much of the cuisine of Kevin Cherkas who has disappeared with the closure of Blu since 2012. His molecular gastronomy creations were never a hit with the diners, and he adamantly refused to do any food tasting for the Press on Thurdays, Fridays and Saturdays as he was something of a yahya papaya prima donna. As The Travelling Gourmet I like to do my food tasting on days and nights when the restaurant is busy and full. Only then can we see the true measure of the Chef at the helm. Kevin’s raison d’etre was that he could show off his cusine better to impress the Press when there were not so many diners in Blu. Well, I was not impressed. And now Blu like so many good restaurants in Singapore have gone the way of the Dodo bird, never to return…

C’est la vie…{:-)


About thetravellinggourmet

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. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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