The Peak Presents the Best of Food and Wine 2012

May 3, 2012

The Peak Presents the Best of Food and Wine 2012
G Restaurant Awards 2012: 1 Restaurant of the Year Award, 14 Best Restaurant Awards and 14 Awards of Excellence
Top 100 Wines: Featuring 1 Wine of the Year and Top 12 Wines

Singapore, 3 May 2012The Peak, a publication of SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (SPH Magazines), is proud to present its highly anticipated G Restaurant Awards 2012 for The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel. In its third year, the Awards recognise top-notch restaurants that deliver superb dining experiences. This year, a total of 29 awards will be given out at the Awards Party on 9 May 2012 at Chijmes Hall from 6.30pm.

An external panel consisting of ambassadors and head honchos wined and dined incognito. The restaurants were shortlisted by veteran food critics such as The Straits Times’ Wong Ah Yoke and Tan Hsueh Yun, The Business Times’ Jaime Ee and Lianhe Zaobao’s Dr Ng King Kang.

Two-year-old Shinji by Kanesaka emerged as Restaurant of the Year, distinguished by its fierce dedication to only the best in service and ingredients. Other key awards this year include the Best Celebrity Restaurant Award (Western) won by L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, as well as the Best New Restaurant Awards received by Il Cielo (Western) and Tong Le Private Dining (Asian).

The Awards Party will also present awards for the Top 100 Wines – a carefully curated list of winning wines that truly raise the bar for taste, quality and value. The Wine of the Year 2012 goes to Argiano Brunello Di Montalcino (2004) from Italy.

The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel is a biannual magazine that follows the success of The Peak Selections: Timepieces and The Peak Selections: Domain. The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel is a stylish and authoritative guide for high net worth individuals with discerning palates. Offering a global outlook with insider and expert knowledge, it offers dining and travel information, insights and recommendations. It reaches a high-powered audience comprising The Peak’s subscribers and an exclusive database of affluent female readers.

The latest issue of the magazine highlights the farm-to-table dining trend developing in different parts of the world and features Singapore’s rising star Chef de Cuisine Julien Royer, who advocates the same cooking philosophy. It also features winners of the G Restaurant Awards 2012 as well as tasting notes for the Top 100 Wines from expert wine panellists.

Mr Sylvester Ng, project editor of The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel, said: "There has not been a more exhilarating time in the dining scene as we have now in Singapore. While having a range of good options is always wonderful for diners, it becomes even more critical to sift through these options and provide our readers with a definitive choice. That is where The G Restaurant Awards and Top 100 Wines come in. We provide readers with an exclusive and insightful guide to the best of the best in food and wine."

Mr Dennis Pua, Managing Director of SPH Magazines, said: “The G Awards 2012 celebrates the fifth issue of Gourmet & Travel, presenting trusted and reliable information for readers on dining and travel. Clients have responded positively on the value that Gourmet & Travel brings to the market, allowing them to stay relevant to a select group of readers who appreciate 'The Finer Things in Life'.”

The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel is the official high society gourmet & travel publication for World Gourmet Summit 2012. Priced at S$18.00, it is available at selected leading Singapore bookstores, like Kinokuniya, Times bookstores, MPH and Times Newslink.

Media Invitation

We would like to cordially invite you and your photographer/videographer to this Awards Party on 9 May 2012 (Wednesday).

Please RSVP latest by 7 May 2012 (Monday), 5pm to Joelyn at 6319-1895 or

Event details

G Restaurant Awards Party
Date: 9 May 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Chijmes Hall
(30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996)

Attachment: Winners of G Restaurant Awards 2012 + Top 100 Wines

G Restaurant Awards 2012 Winners

Restaurant of the Year
Shinji by Kanesaka

Best Business Lunch (Asian)
Winner: Majestic Restaurant
Award Of Excellence: Yan Ting

Best Business Lunch (Western)
Winner: Raffles Grill
Award Of Excellence: Le Saint Julien

Best Dinner Experience (Asian)
Winner: Xi Yan
Award Of Excellence: Tatsuya Japanese Restaurant

Best Dinner Experience (Western)
Winner: Restaurant Andre
Award Of Excellence: Jaan

Most Innovative Menu (Asian)
Winner: Xi Yan
Award Of Excellence: Majestic Restaurant

Most Innovative Menu (Western)
Winner: Restaurant Andre
Award Of Excellence: Iggy’s

Best Wine List (Asian)
Winner: Jade Palace Seafood Restaurant
Award Of Excellence: Crystal Jade Golden Palace

Best Wine List (Western)
Winner: Les Amis
Award Of Excellence: Raffles Grill

Outstanding Service (Asian)
Winner: Yan Ting
Award Of Excellence: Crystal Jade Golden Palace

Outstanding Service (Western)
Winner: Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine
Award Of Excellence: Absinthe

Best New Restaurant (Asian)
Winner: Tong Le Private Dining
Award Of Excellence: Fat Cow

Best New Restaurant (Western)
Winner: Il Cielo
Award Of Excellence: La Barca Ristorante & Wine bar

Best Celebrity Restaurant (Asian)
Winner: Shinji By Kanesaka
Award Of Excellence: Hide Yamamoto

Best Celebrity Restaurant (Western)
Winner: L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Award Of Excellence: Cut

Top 100 Wines

Wine of the Year 2012
Argiano Brunello Di Montalcino (Italy, 2004), from Auric Pacific Marketing

Top 12 Wines
1) Auntsfield Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2009 from Rubicon Reserve Wines

 2) Chateau La Nerthe, Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2007 from The Straits Wine Company

3) Renato Ratti, Barolo Marcenasco Docg 2006 from Ponti Wine Cellars 

4) Jacob’s Creek Shiraz Centenary Hill 2006 from Pernod Ricard Singapore 

5) Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2005 from Treasury Wine Estates 

6) Marques De Riscal Gran Reserva 2001 from Sutl Wines & Spirits 

7) Allegrini La Poja IGT 2005 from Sutl Wines & Spirits 

8) Philipponnat Cuvee “1522” Extra Brut 2000 by Indoguna Singapore

9) Keller Von Der Fels 2008 by Magma Trade + Consult 

10) Domaine Confuron – Cotetidot Vosne – Romanee Les Suchots 1er Cru 2009 from Water and Wine 

11) Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2008 from Treasury Wine Estates 

12)Piper Heidsieck Rare Vintage 2002 from Remy Cointreau Int’l

Co. Regn No.: 196900476M

For more information, please contact:

Vion Seng
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
DID: 6319-3081

Joelyn Tan
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 1895

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