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COMO The Treasury introduces ‘The Millbrook Winery Experience’

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COMO The Treasury has launched a new wine immersion experience in partnership with Millbrook Winery in Western Australia. This is designed for visitors to Perth who want to experience Western Australia’s famous food and wine, but don’t have time to make the six-hour drive to the Margaret River wine region.

The experience starts in the early morning, with a helicopter tour over Perth that takes in iconic vistas of the Swan River and Cottesloe Beach, before flying to the Millbrook Winery. The estate is surrounded by the forests of Jarrahdale, with undulating hills and large lakes, making it feel a world away from the bustle of Perth’s city centre.

At Millbrook, guests will experience a wine blending session — with their own blended wine to take home — as well as a tour of the grounds, discovering what it takes to run one of the largest vineyards in Western Australia.

The Millbrook restaurant, where lunch is served, has sweeping views of the surrounding Jarrah forest. The meal will be prepared by Head Chef Guy Jeffreys, named 2017 Chef of the Year by the West Australian Good Food Guide. Jeffreys’ innovative menu changes seasonally, with much of the cuisine sourced from the winery’s own garden, with over 100 varieties of hand-grown heirloom vegetables, as well as stone fruit, citrus, figs, apples, herbs, free-range eggs, olives and honey sourced from the estate. The food is always designed to complement Millbrook’s award-winning vintages, which are expertly paired with the meal.

Frasers Hospitality wins seven Awards at the 2018 World Travel Awards for Asia & Australasia

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Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, is one of the big winners in the recently concluded 2018 World Travel Awards for Asia & Australasia held in Hong Kong on Monday 3rd September. The serviced residence operator swept seven honours at the awards ceremony, including the coveted award for Leading Serviced Apartment Brand in Australasia for the third year running as well as Australasia’s Leading Serviced Apartment for the sixth time running for Fraser Suites Sydney.

The company also celebrated key wins across Southeast Asia, marking its growing strength and footprint in the region. In addition to winning the Leading Serviced Apartment Brand in Indonesia for the second year running, Frasers Hospitality broke new ground as it clinched the coveted Leading Service Apartment Brand in Vietnam for the first time this year. Fraser Suites Hanoi also marked Frasers Hospitality’s first win as Vietnam’s Leading Serviced Apartment.

The company also picked up two titles for Singapore, having won the award for Leading Hotel Residences for Capri by Fraser, Changi City / Singapore, a property under its bespoke brand for millennial travellers; as well as the award for Leading Serviced Apartments for Fraser Suites Singapore.

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin recognised as one of the top heritage hotels in Asia

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Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin is proud to announce the property has been listed in CNN Travel’s top heritage hotels in Asia.

The five-star resort is regarded as one of the grand hotels of the East and its recognition as one of the top heritage hotels in Asia by the one of the world leaders in online news is a welcome accolade.

The luxurious beachfront resort is among 24 of the region’s most beautiful heritage hotels that emerged in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Every one of the 251 rooms and suites reflect the living heritage of the hotel and its era with high ceilings, polished hardwood floors and period furniture.

Singapore: a mecca for diverse dining

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From street food to succulent seafood, to fine dining, delicious heritage dishes and more, Singapore is famed for its incredible array of diverse dining. The Fullerton Heritage precinct is home to a selection of the city’s most sought-after tables, situated in spectacular buildings in the heart of Singapore, with the best views of the Marina Bay and the infamous Singapore skyline.

The Fullerton Heritage precinct is Singapore’s focal point for waterfront dining. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore are unique elements of the precinct, alongside The Fullerton Waterboat House, One Fullerton, The Fullerton Pavilion, Clifford Pier and Customs House.

Dining your way around the precinct requires some planning and is best done on an empty stomach. The culinary teams at The Fullerton Hotel and The Fullerton Bay Hotel have compiled a helpful guide to the must-try food and beverage offerings in this one-of-a-kind precinct, showcasing a connection between the best of a bygone era and modern-day Singapore.

Mason takes a hands-on approach to dining in Canggu, Bali

The beachside village of Canggu, along Bali’s west coast, is now home to Mason—a new restaurant dedicated to the timeless craft of using carefully sourced, quality ingredients to make good food from scratch, by hand.

Mason is the latest offering from Brett Hospitality Group, the team behind the acclaimed debut of Fishbone Local earlier this year. Owners Dominique Brett, Isabella Rowell, Brant Bauer and Ben Cross have welcomed Australian chef Nathan Sasi into the fold, following stints at some of Sydney’s most esteemed eateries like Nomad and Mercado.

Nomad’s kitchen is where Sasi honed his hands-on approach to cooking, exploring ancient processes of pickling, curing and fermenting, and perfecting traditional techniques like cheesemaking and whole-animal butchery. He brings the same artisanal point of view to his new menu at Mason which, like the craft of masonry itself, is squarely focused on creations built from the ground up. Only the finest raw materials are sourced—locally and organically, wherever possible—and a pared-back approach is taken from start to finish, employing ageless cooking methods like smoking and wood-fire grilling to coax maximum flavour from minimal ingredients.

An iconic afternoon tea at The Peninsula Paris

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From September 25th–October 3rd, 2018, during Paris Fashion Week, the legendary jeweller Harry Winston invites you to discover a memorable treat in Le Lobby restaurant at The Peninsula Paris.

The Peninsula Paris Head Pastry Chef, Dominique Costa, has created a one-of-a-kind dessert, inspired by the House’s most timeless and iconic design, the“Winston Cluster,” to be enjoyed during Afternoon Tea throughout this exciting week.

This edible treat mirrors the elegance and sophistication of Harry Winston jewels by combining two worlds –taste and aesthetic. A raspberry confit and vanilla ganache meets a passion fruit mango confit and a coconut ganache, in a flavorful arrangement enveloped by a white chocolate shell.

To further sweeten the experience, Harry Winston, widely known as The King of Diamonds, will hide a surprise inside one pastry creation. The lucky guest who finds this surprise will be invited to the House’s Salon on Avenue Montaigne for an exclusive fitting with a selection of iconic jewels. It is the perfect opportunity to discover Harry Winston’s finest treasures.

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