Asian Food Channel (AFC):Daniel Boulud, 'One Night in Singapore' @ NEO, KL

Posted by Taufulou | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, September 28, 2009 at 9:07 AM

Few days ago, I was invited and many other bloggers to attend an exclusive preview, one hour special of Chef Daniel Boulud’s ‘One Night In Singapore’ preview by Guldip from Alice George Communications PR to the AFC in Malaysia.. Thanks to Bigboysoven too. The party was held at Neo, KL one of the latest addition to the area that had just recently opens its door to the public which is just located next to Tamarind Hill.


I have seen people taking great shots on this place especially at night.


very nice and relaxing classy interior.

The outdoor section offers a relaxing drinking area good to catch up with friends.

I found this pretty interesting in the toilet, which like little kid, you have to filled in the empty place full and let the water flow down.

We were greeted with drinks, that the bar tender asked me, you want sweet or sour.

We were the first group of people that reach there, from left Citygal, Christine and Chris and me.
The 2 funny guy that you will never get bored talking with, suddenly forgot the guy’s name on my left(pai seh pai she) and Richard on my right.

Jessica, me and Kent

The owner of Neo Restaurant and the co-Founder and MD of AFC Mr.Hian Goh

of course took the opportunity to take pics with them.

A very funny and friendly guy.
We were all greeted by light snacks before going into the premier of the show.

All the bloggers are ready to watch such a great premier from one of the best chef in the world.

He briefly tell us how he engage with the Chef and the whole filming process. Pretty interesting journey where the whole shot is film at the iconic Fullerton Hotel in Singapore is the architectural centerpiece of this culinary event where he is buidling his name in center stage Asia.

Here are some background about the great chef himself:

Daniel Boulud is Chef-Owner of ten award-winning restaurants and the Feast & Fetes catering company. While he hails from Lyon, France, It is in New York that he has truly mastered the culinary scene, so much so that Daniel Boulud is today considered of Americas leading culinary authorities. Over the last two decades, Boulud has evolved from a chef to a chef-restaurateur, bringing his artistry to his New York City restaurants DANIEL, Café Boulud, DB Bistro Moderne, Bar Boulud and now, DBGB Kitchen and Bar.
In addition, he has created Café Boulud Palm Beach and Daniel Boulud Brasserie at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort. In May 2008, the chef extended his culinary reach internationally, opening Maison Boulud in the Legation Quarter in Beijing, China. Daniel Boulud and his restaurant management company, The Dinex Group, have also recently formed a partnership in Vancouver where they manage the renowned Relais & Chateaux restaurant, Lumiere. Adjacent to Lumiere they have created a new DB Bistro Moderne, a sister restaurant to the one in Manhattans Midtown.

Bouluds culinary accolades include James Beard Foundation awards for Outstanding Restaurateur, Best Chef of New York City and Outstanding Chef of the Year. Restaurant DANIEL has been named one of the ten best restaurants in the world by the international Herald Tribune, received Gourmet Magazines Top Table award and a coveted four star rating from The New York Times, as well as Wine Spectators Grand Award. The Chef has authored six books and has created three seasons his After Hours with Daniel television series. Daniel Boulud appears exclusively on the Asian Food Channel.
The Sneak peak.



He and his great team.



The chef himself enjoying the taste of King of Fruit-Durian.

The decoration indeed very creative.

After an hour long event, every one got mingling around yet I am very impress on how the chef coordinate everything by himself. I thought this would only happen in Hong Kong TVB series but didnt know that it actually happen on one of the best chef. Everything that he had done that makes the dinner so perfect yet so tempting with saliva licking. You gotta catch the documantary. Its worth to watch.
This is where I have met CK Lam in person which is one of the famous food blogger in Penang. From left : Lingzie, Jessica, Me, CK and Shirley.
Dinner was yet to be served and on my way walking to the toilet I saw this. They are not Chef Daniel Boulud team’s but they sure are doing their best to get the dinner done nice and presentable.

This dish had long name but was told by one of the waiter that it’s a dish you must try. At first I thought it was a bacon, but only after that got to know that it was one of the part in Salmon or Tuna’s which is the most expensive part from the whole fish.

I can just tell you that, it melts in your mouth and the flavor just burst in your month. Something which I never had before and one of the best.


Scallop was fresh and delightful. The beef is soft yet juicy and topping with the gravy just makes you finish it within seconds.
Do not really know how to enjoy the desert base, but sure do like the strawberry and the cookies in it.

When it turns dark, this place had surely change to another look. Some place that you would want to stick in with nice and cozy environment..



Now here it gives me the feeling of Survivor elimination round area.

It was an awesome event that for the very first time I attended and hope to attend more in the future. .

Catch this exclusive showcase on tomorrow 29th September Tuesday at 9pm that will be shown on Astro Channel 703 (KL) and StartHub Channel (Sg). More details, click here.

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