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Three-Michelin star restaurants 米其林三星餐厅

Widely regarded as the hallmark of fine dining, the Michelin star is arguably one of the most sought-after awards for many chefs, and is the sign of dining excellence.
There are currently four restaurants in the United Kingdom which hold three Michelin stars.

米其林星级餐厅象徵著顶级味蕾殿堂,是众厨师趋之若骛的荣耀,而如今在英国共有4家餐厅摘获三星。

The Waterside Inn

The Restaurant was founded by the brothers Michel and Albert Roux and currently run by Michel’s son, Alain. Gaining their first Michelin star in 1974 when the guide originally came out, a second followed in 1977, and in 1985 the Waterside Inn was awarded three-Michelin-star status. Today, no other British restaurant can claim to have held three Michelin stars for so long.

名厨世家─鲁氏所经营的餐厅,也是英国历来稳守三星地位最久的餐厅。此餐厅是由鲁氏兄弟创设,如今已传给第二代的 Alain Roux 掌厨。他们于1974年在米其林首次在英国发布指南即获一星,相隔三年摘得二星,并于1985年获颁三星迄今,是英国史无前例的创举。

Address: Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AT
Contact: +44 1628 620691
Website: http://www.waterside-inn.co.uk

Business Hours: 
Lunch 12pm – 2pm, Dinner 7pm – 10pm
Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays


The Fat Duck, Bray

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Housed in an unassuming cottage in the village of Bray, around an hour’s drive from London, Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck is anything but ordinary. Being awarded three Michelin stars since 2017 saw it join an elite group of the world’s best restaurants. Described as a dining experience rather than simply dining, the menu comprises of an itinerary with no details of the meal itself, adding the mystery of the experience.

这家设在布雷偏乡村舍的餐厅距离伦敦仅是一小时的路程,名厨Heston Blumenthal的“肥鸭”以邀食客赴一场惊艳的味蕾之旅而享誉全城,其无菜单料理以分子料理为核心,让食客步步惊叹的走进了饮食世界,因而于2017年获颁三星迄今。摘得二星,并于1985年获颁三星迄今,是英国史无前例的创举。

Address: High Street, Bray, Berkshire, SL6 2AQ
Contact: +44 1628 580 333
Website: http://www.thefatduck.co.uk

Business Hours:
Lunch 12pm – 1.15pm Dinner 7pm – 8.15pm
Closed on Sundays & Mondays.

© Romas Foord / The Fat Duck
Mock Turtle Soup


The Araki

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A tiny sushi bar in Mayfair is a 10-seat restaurant priced at £300 per person for its set menu (beverage not included), makes it one of the most expensive sushi restaurant in London. Chef Mitsuhiro Araki gained his first three stars back in his restaurant in Tokyo which he had closed down in 2014 for a fresh start in London.

在伦敦梅费尔区小小一家寿司吧,只能同时容纳10位食客,却能以一人300英镑的天价纯卖寿司,并获颁三星,想必有其可取之处。原来店家是赫赫有名的荒木水都弘,他在东京银座的寿司餐厅早就是三星级别,后来于2014年结业后搬到伦敦重新出发,不出几下功夫又摘下三星。

Address: Unit 4, 12 New Burlington St, London W1S 3BF
Contact: +44 20 7287 2481
Website: the-araki.com

Business Hours:
Dinner only from Tuesday to Sunday
First sitting: 6pm, Second sitting: 8.30pm

© Greg Fonne / The Araki

Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester

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Honoured with three Michelin stars since 2010, Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester is a restaurant located in The Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane, London that opened in November 2007. Alain Ducasse is one of the world’s most decorated chefs and holds a total of 21 Michelin stars, three of which adorn his restaurant here at The Dorchester.

自2010年就颁获三星的多切斯特酒店艾伦杜卡斯餐厅,是名厨艾伦杜卡斯于2007年在伦敦公园巷多切斯特酒店开设的餐厅。享有世纪厨神称号的艾伦杜卡斯如今共摘得21颗米其林星,其中三颗星就落户此处。

Address: The Dorchester Park Lane London W1K 1QA
Contact: +44 20 7629 8866
Website: http://www.alainducasse-dorchester.com

Business Hours:
Lunch Tuesday to Friday 12pm – 1.30pm
Dinner Tuesday to Saturday 6.30pm – 9.30pm

© Pierre Monetta

Eyes That Spark 火花闪耀之眼

One of a kind, Spark Optics is a stylist independent optical shop, available in-store and online. Since its humble beginning in 2015, this is a place to go for everything extraordinary.

“We think differently, rebellious by nature, free spirited, independent and yet passionately honoring our heritage” says founder of Spark Optics Wayne Ng. The shop-in-café concept is unique and located at the heart of Penang’s heritage enclave, Georgetown. With the attitude of not not settling for any less than perfection for customers, Spark is led by an experienced optician of more than 25 years, together with a rigorously well-trained & multi-talented team.

Spark is home to many local and international “indie eyewear” brands from around the globe. Housing only unique artisanal, hip and period eyewear brands for those with a hunger for independent thinking. For those who need a good pair of spectacles and not forgetting to look cool with it, Spark is definitely a place to eye on.

Spark Optics 是一家具有独立风格的光学眼镜商店,采取线上网络和线下商店销售模式。从2015年开始,这是一个让一切变得不同凡响的地方。

“我们与众不同的思维方式,天性叛逆,自由自在,独立却又充满热情的尊重本身传统。” Spark Optics 的创始人 Wayne Ng 这么认为。而他们位于槟城乔治市中心地带的咖啡馆概念店是独一无二的。Spark由拥有25年以上经验的配镜和眼镜商所领导,配合训练有素、才华横溢的团队,坚持不懈的为客户提供完美的服务理念。

Spark汇集了全球,包括本地和国际“独立眼镜”的众多品牌。只为那些渴望独立思考的人献上独一无二的工艺、时尚和时代感的眼镜品牌。对于那些需要一副好眼镜又希望外观酷炫的人来说,Spark绝对是一个值得关注的地方。

Smart & Safe Innovations 崭新的智能安防

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Smart Mug Keeps

The Temperature Right

Coffee drinkers always prefer their coffee hot when served and preferably could stay hot until they finished the drinks. Ember Mug² is the latest upgraded version smart mug that not only keeps the coffee hot but it allows drinkers to choose and maintain their preferred beverage temperatures. Best about Ember is that it takes no more than 30 seconds to set up for the first time, has a longer build in battery life, easy to clean and submersible up to 1 meter in water. Furthermore Ember is a connected device and coffee drinkers can easily customize, preset and be notified once the drinks are ready to drink with the right temperatures. Now your coffee is just nice. Not too hot, not too cold.

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A Glowing Dino

For those who love Jurassic World, the Raptor Lamp 2.0 is a must have collectable item that can be placed on your table or shelf. An astounding model of a Velociraptor with moving jaw, adjustable neck and limbs combined with 7 rotational acis, it infuses the raptor with spirt & vigor. The dinosaur body comes with power and dimmer switches as well as an electrical input. When opening the mouth of the Raptor Lamp 2.0, you can find two-way LED light source from its jaw and tongue while the silicone claw can grab a smartphone upright. In short, this cute little dino will not bite but glow.

http://www.yankodesign.com

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Smart Toothbrush With A Smile

Brush your teeth with a smart toothbrush is not only revolutionary but also pretty cool. Trusted oral care brand and industry leader has created Oral-B iO, a new toothbrush that uses 3D and AI technology to guide you in what is the best way to brush your teeth. Oral-B iO is beyond just a tooth brush that is powered by a smooth magnetic drive system that combines the gentle energy of micro-vibrating bristles with Oral-B’s dentist-inspired round brush head. With 7 cleaning modes and a smart pressure sensor, it informs you when brushing is just right so gums stay protected. And personalized brushing encouragement delivered in real-time through the first-of-its-kind interactive system that wakes you up, provides a 2 minutes countdown and when brushing mission completes, you will receive a smile.

io.oralb.com

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The Perfect Shield

Covid-19 may be one of the reasons for technologists to speed up the race in search of the perfect shield but the actual fact is that this virus is definitely not the last to threaten the human race. Toronto based VYZR believes that it is crucial to create an effective protective personal equipment that can protect humans against all airborne pathogens and other environmental hazards. The BioVYZR a type of PPE known as a Powered Air Purifying Respirator that is easy to wear, light weight, durable and weatherproof. Additionally, this technology comes with anti-fogging face shield that includes six N95 filter refills with a build in fan that can lasts 8-12 hours on a single charge. The only downside for this innovation is that anyone wearing this will look like an astronaut walking on earth.

http://www.vyzrtech.com

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A Garden Inside Your Home

Adding greens into one’s home somehow just add value to the interior and provide a soothing lifestyle. Imagine how amazing if one can have a garden in the living room yet providing fresh green produce for consumption. OGarden Smart is an indoor micro farm that allows city dwellers to grow up to 90 types of plants simultaneously and with an expected harvest time within one month. This smart rotating garden can grow fruits, vegetables and herbs in a controlled environment with no hassle of ‘sunlight’ and water all year round. It is an easy to use and minimal maintenance creation that allows your family to stay healthy with no pesticides organic greens. Not to mention it also helps save the environment and money. OGarden Smart is not only a hobby for some that can have fresh produce at their finger tips but it is also important to teach generations to come about saving and protecting the environment through smart innovations.

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