What constitutes genuine sophistication? And as travellers, how can we seek it out and truly appreciate it? In these stories, we will discover how a lifelong dedication to the art of ballet continues to bring increasingly sophisticated performances to demanding audiences. We also learn why only a combination of tradition with innovation can create some of the most revered wines in Bordeaux. And finally, how the pursuit of excellence in every detail brings world-class acclaim to fine dining and traditional establishments in Singapore alike. These stories illustrate that sophistication can be arrived at over time by refining one’s craft and gaining more experience and understanding.



Follow gastronomic connoisseur Takanori Nakamura as he wanders through Singapore’s culinary scene, savouring the epicurean pleasures of fine dining and the authentic craft of traditional hawker food. Embark on a journey to some of the city’s Michelin-starred restaurants and discover how chasing excellence in every detail helped them achieve the highest levels of sophistication.

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Immerse yourself in Bordeaux’s dance scene through the eyes of Charles Jude, director of the Bordeaux ballet. Discover how ballet has evolved over time, and how dedication to one’s art can create something better.



See how winemaker Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal combines eight generations of tradition with innovative techniques at Bordeaux’s Château Angélus estate. Her approach enables more people to experience and appreciate the complexity of Bordeaux wine.

Tea de Parfum: How to Turn a Perfume into an Afternoon Tea

Tea de Parfum: How to Turn a Perfume into an Afternoon Tea

Taste and smell are intimately linked. But can you really eat a BVLGARI scent? InterContinental Amstel's executive chef Rogér Rassin
Sushi Past to Present: The Story of Edomae Sushi

Sushi Past to Present: The Story of Edomae Sushi

“'Edomae' means 'in front of Edo,' so it originally meant using fish caught in front of Edo castle.
Tokyo Ark Hills

How One Development Shaped Tokyo

It's hard to believe given its success but ARK Hills was once an unloved piece of real estate.
Sip Your Way Through World-Class Whisky in Osaka

Sip Your Way Through World-Class Whisky in Osaka

Japan has become a powerhouse in the world of whisky in recent years, and the accolades keep rolling in.
Sofia Bulgaria Thrace wines

Sofia Wisdom: An Insider’s Guide to Bulgaria’s Capital

As the InterContinental Sofia opens, redefining luxury in this up-and-coming city, discover the secrets of a metropolis whose name means 'wisdom'.
Islands in Time: for Local Artisans, the Key to Staying Ahead is Standing Still

Islands in Time: for Local Artisans, the Key to Staying Ahead is Standing Still

The nation's love of apiculture is so deep, you could say that Slovenians have honey in their blood.
The Art of Japanese Bartending

The Art of Japanese Bartending

Japan's best known bartender, Hidetsugu Ueno, frowns over his spectacles as he shaves strips of ice with a razor-sharp blade.
Japan's Flavourful City: A Look at Osaka's Culinary Scene

Japan’s Flavourful City: A Look at Osaka’s Culinary Scene

No trip to Japan would be complete without visiting a few sushi bars to sample this iconic national dish.
InterContinental Riyadh Dessert

Riyadh Dining: Where Culinary Tourism Is King

You might say that Riyadh is a city in transition — in its tourism offerings and its food scene.
117 Dining InterContinental Sydney

Sydney Chefs Put a Sophisticated Spin on Sustainable Cuisine

Some of the world's most acclaimed chefs have set up sustainable kitchens in Sydney, Australia.


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