Culinary Experiences:

World-Class Dining

Culinary Experiences:



28 April 2021
World-Class dining

GHA DISCOVERY'S award-winning restaurants

The most spectacular dining destinations seek to offer more than just a sumptuous meal. They make you feel special, ignite unforgettable memories, and evoke a one-of-a-kind ambience that will leave you breathless. We’ve scoured the world for some of GHA DISCOVERY’s award-winning restaurants, and we’ve been amazed by what we found. Whether you’re drawing to Michelin-star cooking or ultra-stylish venues, there’s sure to be a new dining adventure added to your list for world-class food and drinks.

Koral Restaurant, The Apurva Kempinski Bali

Bali, Indonesia

Imagine feasting on elegant dishes inspired by Indonesian coastal flavours and crafted from local ingredients, at a venue that is both casual and refined. More than just a restaurant, Koral offers a full bistronomic experience, combining delectable dining, a laid-back ambiance and the rarefied atmosphere of an aquarium, accompanied with a hypnotic soundtrack that captures the magic and mystery of life below the waves.

Combining fresh seasonal products and the skills of award-winning Chef Andrea Astone, you’ll be delighted ​ by a host of artisan dishes in the form of ​ a set menu and signature degustation menu. Get ready for a one-of-a-kind aquarium dining experience that will stimulate all of your senses for the very first time!

Le Cirque, The Leela Palace New Delhi

New Delhi, India

Considered to be one of the most sought-after fine dining restaurants in Delhi, Le Cirque hosts many celebrity guests, socialites and dignitaries from across the world. Here, you can savour French-Italian cuisine in settings that make you want to come back for more. Highly recommended is Chef Matteo’s 6-course tasting menu that will embark you on an unforgettable culinary journey.

As Asia’s first international French-Italian gourmet restaurant, Le Cirque maintains its concept of “controlled confusion” juxtaposed with an eclectic mix of classic Italian and contemporary French cuisine. The ambience is fashionable and the atmosphere sophisticated and stylish.

SEA, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Kihavah, Baa Atoll, Maldives

Descend to the dazzling depths of the sea as you wine and dine at this one-of-a-kind venue, the world’s first underwater restaurant and wine cellar. Here, you’ll discover a gourmet paradise with surreal ocean viewing where you can relish connoisseur creations paired with a wine range spanning decades. The elegant underwater surrounding is the perfect backdrop for your most memorable celebrations.

The wine cellar offers some of the most prestigious bottles of wine, each carefully handpicked to bring you a masterful selection. You can explore 384 labels from 23 top wine producing countries around the world dating from 1795 to 2016. SEA has been voted World’s Best Underwater Restaurant for 4 consecutive years.

Ginger, PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore


Helmed by resident culinary master Executive Chef Vincent Aw, the refreshed dining space of Ginger, a botanical eden in Kampong Glam, celebrates the rich diversity of local culinary heritage with a refined twist on traditional recipes. It is here where one satiates all cravings for local delights—including the Signature Crabs (Chilli and Salted Egg Yolk) that were a wildly popular free-flow favourite from before.

The stunning ambience of Ginger is brought to life by award-winning Singapore-based Australian designer Emma Maxwell. Natural raw elements such as timber and stone are lightly accented with nickel and brass but softened by a floral narrative through specially commissioned wallpaper and furniture textiles.

Borgo San Jacopo, Hotel Lungarno

Florence, Italy

With a majestic view of the River Arno, Ristorante Borgo San Jacopo offers you the ultimate fine dining experience with a backdrop of the Ponte Vecchio. At this 1 Michelin star restaurant, Chef Claudio Mengoni brings his philosophy of true, authentic cooking with ingredients which stand out for their uncompromising creativity and rigour—melding together flavours, colours, and forms to create memorable dishes.

The new menu created for the reopening is composed of two tasting menus with many of Chef Claudio’s unmissable dishes such as raw and cooked seasonal vegetables, porcini mushroom ice cream and fig molasses. Borgo San Jacopo is currently taking a short break, but will be reopening soon with some exciting news!

1 April 2021
Food around the world

Take a voyage through tastes

Need to stay home but still craving faraway meals? To help you escape everyday life, let us take you on a culinary adventure around the world—learning about new cultures and destinations through their national dishes. From Brazil and Poland to Ukraine and the Philippines, we selected a few of our colleagues from the Global Hotel Alliance (our fellow Discoverers!) and asked them to share their favourite dishes from their home country.

Best pig ever: Lecon from the Philippines

By Breiza Paz, Office Administrator

My all-time favourite dish, and a must-try for any traveller visiting my home country, has to be lechon—roast pig! Lechon is undoubtedly the star of any party in the Philippines. Other nations are known for their own versions of roast pig but we Filipinos have managed to elevate the standard so high that in 2009, no less than the late award-winning chef and food explorer Anthony Bourdain proclaimed our lechon as the “best pig ever.” The whole pig is spit-roasted slowly over charcoal for hours. Its skin is crisp like candy, caramelized to a perfect orange brown sheen, and the flavorful meat is super tender and juicy! If this doesn't convince you to try it, I will leave it to your imagination until you drool.

Sweet and savoury Ukranian Varenyky Dumplings

By Maksym Maltsev, Director of E-Commerce Applications

Let me introduce you to varenyky, my favourite traditional delicacy from my homeland of Ukraine. These tasty dumplings are filled with a variety of ingredients such as vegetables, meat, cheese, sauerkraut, eggs, mushrooms, and fruits. My favourite version? The one that’s filled with berries and cottage cheese! The saccharine, fruit-filled variety is typically served with sugar and sour cream. The varenyky dumplings are so popular among us Ukranians that we even have a monument celebrating it in the city of Cherkasy. Perhaps, there is no other such delicacy in Ukraine, which is so loved so dearly!

Haleem, from Hyderabad with love

By Rahamthulla Patan, IT Support Engineer

If you’re visiting India, I highly recommend that you try haleem—a paste-like stew made up of meat (you can choose whether chicken, beef or mutton), pounded wheat, lentils, ghee, ginger-garlic paste, and turmeric. If you happen to explore Hyderabad (where I’m from!), make sure to drop by at Pista House, a popular local restaurant where you can savour the most delicious bowl of this indulgent delicacy. Pista House's haleem has become the first non-vegetarian recipe in India to be accorded the Geographical Indication status by the Government of India, which means no other city/state can make or market haleem as Hyderabadi haleem. That makes their recipe of the dish even more special!

Craving meat? Savour some Rodízio from Brazil

By Jhessica Rodrigues, Brand Creative Manager

If you’re visiting my home country of Brazil, I highly recommend that you experience a rodízio—a type of an all-you-can-eat style restaurant where servers come to the table with skewers on which are speared various kinds of deliciously grilled cuts of meat, like beef, pork, chicken and sometimes even exotic meats. For a truly unique experience, rodízio courses usually are served right off the cooking spit and are sliced or plated right at the table. The meat goes perfectly well with crispy polenta fries, pao de queijo, rice, black beans and salad. Yummy!

Arouse your appetites with Mizeria from Poland

By Daria Henschke, Director of Project Management for Finance

Polish cuisine is generally rich in meat, especially pork and chicken, but as I am vegetarian, I will tell you about one of my favourite dishes for my type of diet, which is called mizeria. Mizeria was always prepared in my family home as an addition to the fried egg and mashed potatoes. I love this set! First, you slice and salt some cucumbers to draw out the water. Then chop up some dill, add sugar and sweet-sour cream (or more healthy plain yoghurt) and vinegar. Mix it all together to become sour and sweet, amazing taste! The dish is usually served alongside a main course and is one of the most popular salads in Poland.

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