The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Indulgence -

FRENCH-born Ludovic de Lageard, who is based in Sin­ga­pore, is re­gional ex­port di­rec­tor for Cham­pagne Lau­rent-Perrier. Must-buy in­gre­di­ent: Pre-mix curry paste. Most em­bar­rass­ing pantry item: Two-minute noo­dles; I know it’s a sin to have these in my home when I have some of the fresh­est Asian food just out­side my door. Can’t live with­out: I am a big meat eater, so beef is a must on a weekly ba­sis for sure. What I’m cook­ing at home: I am pos­si­bly the worst cook ever. Next big thing: I see more peo­ple en­joy­ing home-cooked food and eat­ing in rather than din­ing out. It’s cer­tainly a trend that is grow­ing around the world. I hate: Out­lets that pre­tend to serve fresh food when it is ob­vi­ously not. Favourite cui­sine:

French. But I am of­ten im­pressed by Chinese, Ja­panese and Ital­ian. It re­ally de­pends where you are on the planet. I cer­tainly like to dis­cover new dishes. Worst meal I ever ate: A beef dish at an Aus­trian restau­rant in Sin­ga­pore, which I ex­pected to be ‘‘Aus­trian size’’. It was so tiny I had to or­der two. Big­gest culi­nary in­flu­ence: Asian spices and aro­mas. My last sup­per: Lau­rent-Perrier Ul­tra Brut as an aper­i­tif, with an en­trecote aux sar­ments to­gether with a glass of red wine from my par­ents’ win­ery in Bordeaux.


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