MAESTRO della cucina Prego is…

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM

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well it was…


The late but great multiple Michelin Starred Chef Joël Robuchon and The irrepressible Travelling Gourmet TM

The mysterious and debonair Travelling Gourmet TM reveals a secret that he has known for some time…

MAESTRO della Cucina Prego ristorante in Fairmont, mio grande amico Masterchef Antonio Facchinetti is leaving for Manila….soon. I embargoed this Intel for sometime due to my regard for friends in high places in Fairmont hotel. I have friends in high and low places…also bright and dark places…

For over six years Chef Antonio brought warmth, joy, YUMMIE food and great dishes like his marvellous Timballo to kill for! Also the Bistecca Fiorrentina to nuke rogue regime and terrorist sponsor iran for! NEVER ever say to die for, the favourite cliched-goondoo phrase of brain-dead wannabe food bloogers (pun intended, not a spelling error) Wahahahah! Chef Antonio is the longest serving/cooking Chef to helm Prego, my favouritte Italian ristorante in Sunny Singapore. Antonio is a true blue gentleman I am honoured to call mio grande amico, humble and kind with a true instinct for good Italian cuisine without wierd molecular gastronomy, wierder chemicals and liquid Nitrogen than freeze your finers off…literally.

Believe me…Good things never end. They get BETTER and BETTER! Interviews are in progress for his replacement…my lips are sealed. I am nothing if not discreet…

Good things for Manila and for the filipinos that love authentic Italian food…and for sure good things too for Prego in the future! There is always somnething exciting in the world of food and wine and hospitality!

REMEMBER YOU HEARD THE INTEL first from Dr. Michael Lim THE Travelling Gourmet TM!!! 🙂



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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