Haute Author

  • NAME Helen Dalley
  • BIO Based in Hong Kong for the last six years, Helen is a freelance journalist originally from the UK who has written for Zagat, Travel + Leisure South East Asia, the South China Morning Post and several luxury lifestyle titles in Asia including Prestige, Tatler Hong Kong, the Peak and Millionaire Asia. She has also contributed to several luxury custom publishing titles, including those for Rolls Royce, Jaguar and Martell Cognac. Helen has written extensively on Greater China's growing passion for all things luxury, and now has her eye on emerging luxe markets like Vietnam and Cambodia.

Articles By Helen Dalley

Haute Dining: Shook! Shanghai Opens at Peace Hotel

Shanghai's haute dining scene has welcomed a new addition to, Shook!, an eclectic eatery with four chefs at the helm, serving up Chinese, Japanese, South-East Asian and modern Western cuisine from an open kitchen. Located inside the SwatchArt Peace Hotel, a Renaissance-style building located on Nanjing Road, the restaurant overlooks the Huangpu river and glittering Pudong skyline. Read More

Haute Cuisine: World Gourmet Summit Tickles Singapore’s Tastebuds

Some of the biggest names in gourmet cooking – from three-starred Michelin chef Bruno Menard to Korea’s first celebrity chef Edward Kwon – have gathered for Singapore’s annual World Gourmet Summit, which runs from April 25 to May 8, with events held at some of the city’s most prestigious addresses, including the Marina Bay Sands and the Capella Hotel. The event showcases the skills of top chefs via master classes and also hosts a series of vintner and celebrity dinners for attendees who want to taste rather than learn. The World Gourmet Summit also has its own awards, the Asian Gastronomic Awards of Excellence, with the Nespresso Restaurant of the Year going to Absinthe, a Singapore-based restaurant, this year. Tonight, the summit will hold a charity dinner at the St. Regis Singapore for the Community Chest project with Edward Kwon and Michelin-starred chefs David Munoz and Ramon Freixia manning the kitchens, and there are plenty more events to look forward to, including the World Gourmet Summit 15th Anniversary Gala Dinner on April 30 with Dietmar Sawyere of the Berowra Waters Inn in Sydney. There is also a champagne dinner on May 5 with Michael Ginor, co-founder of Hudson Valley Foie Gras and owner of Lola in New York and an evening of British gastronomy with chef Andrew Turner of Wilton’s on May 6. For more information on the event, visit www.worldgourmetsummit.com Read More