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The astute and audacious Travelling Gourmet TM is positively shocked at this…
MOST unexpected developement…
Where’s the ICE man??
To be brutally frank which is not my usual style, Korean Ice Desserts are the biggest CON in F & B…although it can be very pleasing to the eye and to the palate too…it is mainly ICE…shaved with some milk in it! The food cost is so blooming LOW! The margin so HIGH “and yet” as my best friend Kenneth Hui in HK always says…it is not open…Pour quoi! Warum? Wieso? Per que? Orchard Road rentals,as some highly placed reliable sources say, are higher than in New York and Paris…I had a friend who was paying S$ 30,000 a month in rent for his gourmet Japanese restaurant…As The Travelling Gourmet TM Dr. Michael Lim I have seen so many open and then not open…C’est la vie…et c’est le monde n’est pas mes amis…That is precisely why when many friends & associates implore me to open my own Bistro, as I am a trained professional Chef, I always reply,” I prefer to be a consultant and to write about them…than to run and operate them…:-)” Wahahaha!
Only 10% of new F & B outlets worldwide in general are open after one year in business…chew on that…
THE MAN IN THE ARENA
Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic”
delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
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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