15 Stamford by Alvin Leung is full of gimmicks - some work and others don't

15 Stamford by Alvin Leung is a huge space in what used to be the ground floor of the MPH bookstore in Stamford Road, and the luxe look of brass, leather and dark wood is perfect for the colonial building.
15 Stamford by Alvin Leung is a huge space in what used to be the ground floor of the MPH bookstore in Stamford Road, and the luxe look of brass, leather and dark wood is perfect for the colonial building.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - While traditions have their place in the kitchen, I am all for innovation too. How else do new dishes get created if one does not try to break away from the same old, same old?

But being innovative is not to be gimmicky, though there's sometimes a very fine line between the two.

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