- The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel releases results of the inaugural G Restaurant Awards
Singapore, 9 April 2010 – Luxury publication The Peak has launched The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel, its third and latest brand extension, with a promise to bring more of the finer things in life to readers, this time in the realm of fine dining and gourmet travel.
Gourmet & Travel is a new biannual luxury publication, which follows the success of annual titles The Peak Selections: Timepieces and The Peak Selections: Domain. The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel is a stylish and authoritative guide on what high-net-worth individuals need to know about the fascinating world of food, wine and travel. Offering a global outlook with insider and expert knowledge, it offers dining and travel information, insights and recommendations.
Top CEOs in Singapore share their best-kept secrets on where to go for outstanding hawker food; captains of industry reveal their favourite vacation spots, while others divulge their management philosophies over a meal at their favourite restaurants. Gourmet & Travel also highlights the latest dining trends, along with profiles on wine lovers who have amassed impressive wine collections over the years. There is also a comprehensive feature on the things a potential vineyard owner should know before he takes the plunge.
Gourmet & Travel has already made its presence felt in the market by being appointed the Official High Society Gourmet & Travel Publication for World Gourmet Summit (WGS) 2010, the prestigious gourmet event that takes place this year from April 11-25. Its parent magazine, The Peak, is also the Official High Society Publication for this year's WGS, organised by Peter Knipp Holdings Pte Ltd.
Mr Dennis Pua, Managing Director, SPH Magazines, said: "We are pleased to bring yet another brand extension of The Peak to our readers. With The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel, readers can expect to find the same quality read that they have enjoyed from The Peak as well as Timepieces and Domain. We are confident that both readers and advertisers will find Gourmet & Travel a refreshing new magazine in the market."
The inaugural G Restaurant Awards
The debut issue of Gourmet & Travel will unveil the results of the first G Restaurant Awards. With its listing of Singapore’s finest restaurants – in categories such as Best Business Lunch, Best Dinner Experience, Outstanding Service, Most Innovative Menu and Best Wine List – the winners were arrived at after incognito tastings and a grading system by a panel of food experts. (A pre-selection process involving Singapore’s top newspaper food journalists had earlier yielded a shortlist of already outstanding restaurants.) The winning restaurants, several of which may come as no surprise to gourmet diners, will be presented their awards at the inaugural G Restaurant Awards ceremony to be held in May.
Said Group Editor, Ms Joanna Lee-Miller: “Singapore’s dining scene has never been livelier, or more impressive, with world-class restaurants offering superb dining experiences. The G Restaurant Awards, which we plan to make an annual must-read list, is our way of giving due recognition to these deserving establishments.”
Readers can look forward to the first issue of Gourmet & Travel, which retails at $18 and will be available from 19 April at all leading bookstores. The next issue is slated to be out in November 2010.
The Peak and its brand extensions were all successful at the recent MPAS (Magazine Publishers Association of Singapore) Magazine Awards. The Peak won a Silver award for Luxury Magazine of the Year while The Peak Selections: Timepieces, in its fifth year, won the Gold award for best Watch Magazine of the Year.
The Peak Selections: Domain was launched in 2009 and has received favourable comments from readers and advertisers. It garnered the Silver award in the Best New Magazine of the Year category at the MPAS Magazine Awards 2010.
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