Every dining experience should be extraordinary. That’s the motto of partners and fellow foodies Karin van Vliet and Peter Ulrich, who have just launched the fourth edition of their dining guide Table Tales, compiling a collection of 10 fantastic dining destinations with restaurants in Singapore that left an impression on the couple.
Table Tales was born of Karin’s love of eating, specifically eating out at her favourite restaurants. But the restaurants featured in Table Tales aren’t just a laundry list of the best – each featured establishment will stand the test of time within the food scene, as Karin assures us. Made with the intention to promote mindful eating and elevate each dining experience to encourage people to reconnect over intimate and extraordinary dining experiences, Table Tales is a unique project in that it is a food guide made completely from the heart and through sheer passion.
Both Karin and Peter wrote, designed and published each iteration of Table Tales without the constraints of any advertisements, with every restaurant in Table Tales getting a feature because the experience dining there left an indelible mark on the two, ensuring the featured restaurants in each edition are a deeply genuine and sincere set of recommendations. Even though Karin acknowledges the trend of such guides mostly becoming online resources, there’s something special about continuing to publish Table Tales in hard copy form and a real commitment to its aesthetics.
Priced at SGD$69 per copy, a total of ten restaurants are featured in Table Tales, covering a variety of cuisine from fine to casual dining, ensuring that every palate and occasion is catered for. Each of these restaurants have been handpicked by Karin and Peter, restaurants they frequent and build up a relationship based on trust, and really, all about showcasing people that believe and support this concept of creating an unforgettable experience, something which money cannot buy. It is not the quantity of restaurants featured, but the quality of each perfectly curated choice, and about celebrating food itself and to always be ready to find a special place for a special occasion.
With every copy of Table Tales, diners can even enjoy special privileges at the restaurants featured in the curation lineup, from Mediterranean grill rooftop restaurant and bar Artemis, to art deco grand bistro and bar The Black Swan. At the launch event, featured restaurant Tippling Club was even present to serve up delicious cocktails and canapes to celebrate the publication of the new edition. All one has to do is let the restaurant know that you are a Table Tales patron when you make the reservation, bring the book along, and enjoy a complimentary main course or 20 percent off both set menus.
Better still – get a personal meeting with the chef at every restaurant. Each chef will sign your book as a memento of your evening, and to mark a chapter of your very own set of personal table tales as you craft your own dining story with this guide, created after visits to over 50 restaurants and over 200 dishes sampled, a true show of hard work and effort. In addition, Table Tales has also joined forces with brand partners such as Arty-Shock, Bacco Wines, ByRos Bespoke Ceramics, and Oakwood, each offering privileges from a free Arty-Shock memory game to two complimentary tasting tickets from Bacco Wine. $3.50 will also be donated to Babes (a teenage pregnancy crisis service) for every copy of Table Tales sold, making your purchase a charitable one.
Says Karin: “To me, the recipe to a great meal is made up of one part fresh ingredients, kneaded in a heaping spoonful of unexpected pairing combinations and seasoned with a minimalist approach; two parts service and a good splash of unhurried ambience for the perfect dining experience.”
Get your copy of Table Tales today and rediscover the art of dining in a true blue, unique experiences with this list of hand-picked restaurants, each meal assuring diners of amazing ambience, unique concepts, and superior quality of service and food.
For more information and to purchase a copy of Table Tales, visit their website here