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‘Cooking with Friends’ @ Osia with Bocuse d’Or winner Chef Geir Skeie

If you think that the RWS Celebrity Chefs Dinner is all they’ve got, you’re wrong!

For the month of October, winner of the prestigious Bocuse d’Or in 2009, and owner of the famous Brygga 11 restaurant in Norway, Chef Geir Skeie will head to Singapore from 9 to 12 October for the fourth series of ‘Cooking with Friends’ at Osia.

A young legend in Europe for his take on Nordic cuisine, Skeie began his love for food when he was eight years old, after being inspired by Norwegian chef Bent Stiansen on TV.  It was at that point when he knew he wanted to be amongst the best chefs in the world, and eventually ended up as the winner of the Bocuse d’Or.

A perfectionist by nature, Skeie spent the majority of his career working with champion chefs -those that participated in famous competitions, and made their mark on a global level.  His curiosity for food and taste was a key driver pushing him to achieve success.

In line with Osia’s culinary philosophy, expect some of Chef Skeie’s signature dishes such as the dill and lemon flavoured Norwegian ocean trout paired with smoked egg cream and pickled vegetables, fennel and garlic grilled Australian lamb leg and belly as well as a baked Norwegian turbot.


The Drinking Market is honoured to be invited for this event on the 9th of Oct 2013, make your reservations and meet us there!

Event Date: 9 – 12 Oct 2013

3-course set lunch $50++ (usual price $60++)
4-course set lunch $65++ (usual price $75++)

Venue: Osia

Reservations: Call 6577 6688 or email dining@rwsentosa.com


Made by Lauren Jasmine – 07062013

By Surprise!

Yes, i was just leaving the office to collect my business cards and i came across a pretty interesting concept by Lauren Jasmine, a fashion boutique & cafe.


So yeah, i thought that such concepts should be recognised and also, more importantly shown to the public. I decided to then get a cup of Iced-Latte (though i’m not really a person who enjoys iced-cold coffees) just because the weather was really REALLY warm today!


Back in the 90s, or maybe the 00’s we’ve seen many concepts and cafes coming out with brand new ideas, concepts and strategies, but i reckon, the closest to my heart, is how to link  food, beverage and fashion as one. One of such examples with a more commercial approach would be the Island Cafe by Tangs.

Well, i’ve been very much into this because i believe, fashion and food & beverage is about squeezing the creativity juice and enjoying the finer things in life. Well, for some of you who have been reading my posts on TheDrinkingMarket, you would have realised that i’ve spoken much about linking food, drinks and fashion as one, an example would be the interview i did with the Signature French Wines back in May during the Audi Fashion Festival.


Does fashion really blends with F&B? Hmmm…. maybe it really does! Think about it, have you seen any… i mean ANY shopping malls or fashion streets without food and drinks?

Have a thought through, even Louis Vuitton’s flagship store in Paris have a cafe inside their boutique!


“Apart from big department stores, the project of launching Cafés in a luxury store already exists. For instance, if you visit to the Chanel boutique on Rue Cambon in Paris, you will notice a special room designed especially for business men or women to watch financial channels on a TV as they do their shopping…” – Hype Means Everything

The question now is can we bring that concept into Singapore? Or maybe even Asia? When i say bring it in, i mean can we make money from it? Or perhaps it’s just a fantasy?

Well, i think we could and i highly recommend fashion and F&B to come together as one!

Signing off!