After a five-month hiatus, Whitegrass has reopened at Chijmes, making a comeback with a new chef and cuisine.
Whitegrass, under the helm of Head Chef Takuya Yamashita, showcases classical French fare with a contemporary Japanese twist.
Abiding by the culinary principle of “La Cuisine Naturelle”, or “cuisine of the natural body”, Chef Takuya celebrates the essence of each ingredient he works with. Omakase menus of seasonal nature inspired creations pay homage not only to the history of the produce but also to its passionate producers. Located in the historical CHIJMES landmark, the 40-seat restaurant boasts stellar service and a carefully curated beverage list that serves to further elevate the experience of dining in this iconic venue.
A five-course dinner menu is available at $168++ per person, while an eight-course dinner menu is priced at $228++ per person. There is also a beverage list of Old and New World wines and sakes from the Nara Prefecture, and wine pairings are available.
"TONITO" is the little brother of TONO Cevicheria, a Peruvian concept by the OLA Kitchen group. “TONITO” serves comfort dishes that are much more than just Peruvian cuisine though – showcasing authentic tastes also from regions like Mexico, Cuba, Argentina and Venezuela.
Their colourful logo is a “Latin American Corn” which is the staple in the whole region. Replacing the kernels, they added hearts to showcase the warm spirit of their people.
Created by Peruvian chef Daniel Chavez, and helmed by a team of local talents nicknamed “The Youngs”, the food at TONITO is reflective of the recipes collected from his travels around Latin America. The menu has a wide selection of Mexican “Tacos and Quesadillas”, Peruvian “Anticuchos”, Latin American sandwiches like Argentinian “Choripanes” and Venezuelan ” Pepitos”.
Hailing from Tokyo, 1 Michelin-starred ramen house, Hototogisu, has opened their 3rd third outlet at Paragon.
The new branch, Ha-Oh Hototogisu, boasts a spanking new distinct menu which has been developed by Master Chef Yamamoto, who has specially flown in from Japan and spent weeks in Singapore to prepare and curate new flavors for this outlet.
The stars of their new menu are their Crab Ramen and Iberico Shoyu Ramen which are both exclusively available only at their Paragon branch.
Hototogisu Ramen was founded in 2006 by Chef Yamamoto in Tkyo, Japan. His resolute and meticulous persistence to his craft has earned him numerous world-class accolades.
One-Ninety, the modern Asian brasserie at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, is now open after a botanical transformation. The new dining destination in town is poised to tease and please with its Asian twist on wholesome ProvenÃ§al cuisine.
The ambience of the restaurant is an extension of the heritage-botanical inspiration that very recentlytransformed the hotel’s rooms and suites. The same tropical influences now effortlessly infuses the menus that feature fresh, seasonal and daily-sourced produce.
“The light, natural colours and textures echo our lush surrounds while feature Peranakan tiles celebrate our unique heritage,” says Peter Draminksy, Regional Vice-President and General Manager. “The elevated all- day dining space pairs perfectly with One-Ninety’s exciting menu designed to introduce new and unique epicurean experiences that delight, furthering our mission to ensure superior dining, exceptional service and, of course, authentic Four Seasons charm.”
Newly minted Restaurant Chef Kamarl John leads the culinary brigade and was previously from Four Seasons London at Ten Trinity Square. Most recently he was with Adrift by Michelin by celebrity Chef David Myers, in Singapore. Having spent the last year in the city state and around Asia, Chef Kamarl is constantly fascinated by the vibrant food heritage of Asia and even more so with the Lion City. From the nation’s instrumental role as a key entrepÃ´t on the Spice Route in the 17th Century which naturally made it a melting- pot of culture and cuisine, even to this day.
Showcasing the culinary craftsmanship driving the cuisine at One-Ninety, every meal begins with Artisan Sourdough with Seaweed Butter. Sourced from artisanal mills in Hokkaido Japan, the flour is only produced upon each order. Ground by hand and blended to our specifications, each loaf is baked fresh daily in their very own ovens.
“My Philosophy when it comes to food is to use quality ingredients and let these shine by balancing them with clean fresh flavours. This creates an experience where the guest leaves happy and appreciative of natural,wholesome cuisine that excites and comforts all at once,” shares Chef Kamarl.
These are a few of their signature items on the menu:
Foie Gras Toast, Black Winter Truffle - A classic French combination with Creamy Foie Gras & fragrant Périgord Black Winter Truffles on lightly toasted Brioche.
Seasonal Seafood Tower - Featuring some of the finest quality seafood from Southeast Asia, Japan & North Atlantic Ocean in Europe. Highlights include Hokkaido Scallops, King Crab, Blue Fin Tuna and responsibly farmed Maine Lobster in Singapore. Served with their house-made sauces such as Calamansi Aioli & Young Ginger Vinaigrette, which are infused with some of Singapore’s mostrecognizable ingredients.
Blue Lobster with Yuzu Kosho Butter - Wild Blue Lobsters caught in the North Atlantic Ocean waters between England and France are pan roasted then served with homemade cultured Yuzu Kosho Butter which is poured table side.
Snapper Bouillabaisse, Spicy Daikon, Lemon Grass - This traditional Provençal fish of market-fresh roasted Red Snapper, Clams, Tiger Prawns and Bouchot Mussels in a broth of potatoes, garlic, ripe tomatoes and a bouquet of herbs and spices, is made extra special with spicy daikon and lemon grass.
Iberico Pork Presa, Star Anise, Pineapple Chutney, Celeriac Purée - The Presa is a specialized muscle within the shoulder that is tender and juicy. The marbling of fat that runs through the IberianPork has earned it a reputation as the “Wagyu of Pork” and its high concentration of healthy, oleic acids is balanced with sweet and sour pineapple chutney spiced with star anise, complemented further by celeriac purée.
Patrons / Guests can also look forward to One-Ninety's Semi-Buffet Lunch / Brunch.
With more than 8 years under its belt, Barracuda Restaurant has now opened its doors in Singapore where Chef Ferdinand is sure to impress and please diners with his incredible menu, dedication to using quality ingredients and an ambiance that feels both exclusive and inclusive.
From the restaurant’s humble beginnings of its first opening in 2010 in Maenam Beach of Koh Samui, Barracuda has progressively gained its solid reputation as being one of the best restaurants on the island.
Chef Ferdinand’s love for fine cuisine and enthusiasm in bringing forth true flavors with the use of top quality fresh ingredients set him apart from any restaurant on the island. Barracuda’s first shop only opened for dinner service to a small number of 18 patrons per evening. Dining at the restaurant required formal reservations beforehand and guests were served dishes from a more varied selection of menu items. Still, Barracuda held true to its name for serving its guests tastefully and artfully prepared plates at affordable prices and its presence soon came to be appreciated by food lovers near and far.
Chef Ferdinand’s innovative approach to food and dedication to his restaurant honed him awards from Thailand Tatler’s magazine voting Barracuda as “Best Restaurant” for three consecutive years from 2013-2015. Travelers and frequent diners also delighted in their experiences at Barracuda thus contributing to the restaurant’s winnings of many “Certificate of Excellence” awards on Tripadvisor.
With Barracuda’s highly favorable reviews in sight, a larger space for Chef Ferdinand’s culinary hotspot was conceptualized. The restaurant would then relocate to the area of Bophut Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand and undergo a construction of newly designed interiors to accommodate seating for 48-50 people and new ‘waiting area’ where guests to sip on trendy cocktails and aperitifs before being seated for meals.
Despite the restaurant’s external makeover, Chef Ferdinand’s primary focus remained on producing food with a modern twist of Mediterranean and Asian influences with the best ingredients as a key part to his daily work ethics and menu creations.
He now takes all of these knowledges, experiences and incredible cuisine to the tables of Singapore.
Crystal Jade Jiang Nan at VivoCity has officially reopened after a long wait! Relish in a contemporary dining experience, topped off with a newly-improved menu!
Look forward to new and tantalising Jiangnan-inspired dishes from Chef Martin Foo, the newly appointed Group Executive Chef of Crystal Jade.
Inspired by the rich culinary traditions of the jiangnan and Sichuan regions, Crystal Jade Jiang Nan presents a contemporary dining experience with a thoughfully-curated menu of famed regional delicacies; some reinvented and refined with a touch of modern gastronomy, that pairs impeccably with a selection of hand-picked wines. house-made drinks and tea.
Mythz & Myths at South Bridge Road combines a kitchen with a hidden bar, founded by French-trained Joël Robuchon alumnus Chef Martin Wong.
Mythz & Myths' menu will be mainly focused on French cuisine, incorporated with a touch of Asian. Being very particular about his ingredients used in his cooking, Chef Martin will work to refresh his menu once every 3 months, with seasonal produce – locally and non-locally.
Chef Martin aims to bring out a different dining experience to guests. Rather than casual dining, and fine dining, Chef Martin calls it a ‘Dinner Party’. Where there will be much more interactions with guests and for the team to cook right in front of the guests.
“My food will be the culmination of every element in the restaurant, from the carefully selected ingredients to the structure in each dish, the china & the customer experience - all weaved into a definitive culinary finesse bringing forth myriads of tantalizing joys to even the most notorious taste buds” - Martin Wong, Founding Chef of Mythz & Myths
In their bar, you will meet their Head bartender – Darren. Mixing up different kinds of alcohol and flavours has always been Darren’s passion. Be sure to ask for their signature cocktails.
Bacchanalia by Vianney Massot is a one Michelin-starred restaurant with an open concept kitchen, devoted to the preparation of good food from quality produce. The intimate kitchen with a modern french style is inspired by the world and all of its ingredients and flavours.
At 26, Chef Vianney Massot can be considered a prodigy of sorts, having risen through the ranks in Bordeaux, France at two Michelin-starred La Grande Maison de Joël Robuchon Restaurant before following the much respected ‘chef of the century’ Joël Robuchon on his travels. Despite his young age, the passionate and ambitious chef puts his mastery of French techniques to good use, whipping up dishes that showcase the best original flavours of peak-season produce. With outstanding culinary expertise and precision, Vianney brings a touch of creativity to classic French fine dining at Bacchanalia.
Vianney kick started his career as an apprentice cook at three Michelin-starred Restaurant Epicure in Le Bristol Paris, alongside celebrated chef Eric Frechon. He then became the youngest chef in the legendary Joël Robuchon Group and brings with him a rich nine-year experience of honing his craft under the tutelage of the French juggernaut. Throughout his four years in Paris, he also assisted with the research and development of new recipes for the Joël Robuchon restaurants worldwide at Mr Robuchon’s experimental kitchen.
Taken under the wing of the late Robuchon, the iconic chef’s young protege finished a two-year stint at the Grand Lisboa hotel in Macau at three Michelin-starred Robuchon au Dôme as Sous Chef. He then took over the top position of Executive Chef at the now-defunct two Michelin-starred L’Atelier Joël Robuchon Singapore.
Located in the heart of the central business district at Frasers Tower; Preludio is a new contemporary restaurant that aims to present a fresh perspective on fine dining, where embracing a culture of constant change and innovation helps ignite the spirit of creativity and betterment.
Instead of focusing on dishes from a certain geographical region, Preludio adventures into the territory known as “Author’s Cuisine.”
The menu, inspired by themed chapters, will always remain audacious and proudly experimental, yet familiar. The entire guest experience will change according to themes chosen by Executive Chef Fernando Arévalo. Much like a couture house that launches a new collection every season, Preludio will release a new chapter every 12 to 18 months. Thus the creativity and boldness of Preludio’s artists will remain constantly challenged, while at the same time maintaining the finest quality in each and every dish.
For its debut, Preludio will open with “Monochrome”, where the restaurant will be inspired in black and white. The team approached the theme of monochrome with a sense of liberation instead of limitation. Imagining in this concept provoked them to explore and invent new definitions of black and white, brainstorming with a spiritedness that materialised freely.
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Chef Fernando Arévalo graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, and began his career in Michelin- starred kitchens alongside iconic culinary artists Daniel Boulud, Bill Telepan and Mario Batali. For the past 6 years, he has been based in Singapore, heading the kitchens of Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse and Artemis Grill.
Ambitious, creative and driven, he is ready to set on his own path as the head of Preludio’s impassioned and adventurous team.
Preludio will welcome guests on 8 November and is currently open for reservations.
With an inviting name as such and warm service to boot, Fat Chap springs forth a playful vibe – a visual representation of the liveliness and jive of Asia. Situated within the lobby of Tower 4 at Suntec City, Fat Chap sees a myriad of mall-goers from tourists to families looking for an exciting new dive after their day of shopping.
Helmed by Indonesian-born Chef Selamat Susanto, the menu at Fat Chap is distinctively Asian, served with a hint of nostalgia. From chef's favourites like Balinese Pork Rib, Oxtail Soup and Asian flatbreads topped with a variety charcoal grilled meats, expect flavours that transport you to a recognisable time and place as you chow through the streets of Asia.
With a varied menu of multigrain bowls perfect for a hearty and healthy lunch; beers and cocktails for a weekday wind down; sharing platters from land and sea for the whole family to dig into during weekends; and something a little special for your special little ones – Fat Chap is approachable and unpretentious – a go-to place anytime of the week.
At the heart of every chef and restaurateur is the drive to be an artist, to craft food and experience in such a way as to leave you wanting more. For the founders of Restaurant JAG, Singapore’s newest fine dining French restaurant, Michelin Star Chef Jeremy Gillon and Managing Director Anant Tyagi, have launched their first official partnership together with the goal of providing an experience for guests that will be re-defined after every visit.
As Chef Jeremy puts it, “I like sharing, exchanging, transmitting moments of emotion with my clients and my teams, discovering new flavors and new products. I have a greedy and curious nature, and I like the idea of discovering or rediscovering flavours, or being reminded of memories from childhood.”
The artisanal approach is evident in every detail of the new restaurant: From the custom wood and stonework created by craftsmen from around the world, the white gloved Gueridons in the dining room, the custom glasswork from Kimura, Japan, to the selection of indigenous herbs from the mountainsides in Savoie, France, it is the attention to details in all the little things that communicate what Restaurant JAG is all about.
Located at 76 Duxton Road, Restaurant JAG will offer a fine dining experience spread across two floors. Level 1, with seats for 25 and views of the open kitchen, is tailored for romance or intimate gatherings, while the lounge and bar on level 2 is outfitted with Chesterfields and intimate bar seating, perfect for closing deals at the end of a long day.
Guests of the restaurant can expect a bevy of exclusive offerings, including:
â Exclusive 5-course select or 10-course experiential dinner selections.
â Exclusive cocktails and teas showcasing some of the 44 indigenous herbs from the Savoie Mountains in France, as well as an exclusive wine list.
â Each dining table will receive a gift at the end of their meal, as a gesture of appreciation, such as a signature Olive Oil bottle made exclusively for JAG or a box of unique tisane from the mountains of Savoie which is also unique to JAG.
â Executive 3 course lunch sets for the discerning.
Basque Country is a region that straddles the westernmost Pyrenees in adjacent parts of northern Spain and southwestern France.
Welcome to Basque Kitchen by Aitor where Chef Aitor presents a slice of his heritage. Expect reinterpreted Basque dishes that reflect Chef Aitor’s personality, in warm and welcoming surroundings, with Spanish wines aplenty.
Taking over the former space of the now-shuttered three Michelin-starred Joel Robuchon Restaurant in Resorts World Sentosa; fine-casual concept Table65 by Dutch celebrity chef Richard van Oostenbrugge is set to open sometime in December this year.
The 78-seater location is currently being extensively refurbished. The cuisine at Table65 is fine dining, but the experience, atmosphere and service will be casual and interactive.
Chef van Oostenbrugge was the executive chef of the two Michelin-starred Bord’Eau Restaurant Gastronomique in the iconic Hotel De L'Europe in Amsterdam. His Singapore venture will be themed after his newest restaurant named 212 and it is also his first restaurant in Asia.
His first started his career in Switzerland, where he worked alongside top chefs and mastered culinary skills of the highest level. Praised for his command of exacting French cooking techniques, he took on the role of Executive Chef of Hotel De L’Europe in Amsterdam. He helped the hotel’s main dining destination Bord’Eau attain the coveted two-star Michelin rating and has won awards like the Gault Millau Chef of the Year, Best Fromager of the Year Award and a near-perfect Gault & Millau score of 19.
A New Evolution: Osteria Art at Market is Now Art.
Art Restaurant is an elegant, newly-rebranded Italian restaurant and bar with contemporary Italian cuisine helmed by Michelin-star Chef-Restaurateur Beppe De Vito and Chef De Cuisine Andrea de Paola. The produce-driven menu indulges diners in a refined, personal journey of Beppe’s culinary inspiration and innovation, and takes diners on a gastronomic anthology filled with culinary stories that take you through seasons, flavours and stories.
The 80-seater dining destination, decked in fire engine red leather seats and lighted by handmade brass sconces, showcases the story of Italian culinary craftsmanship at its finest through high-quality cuisine, luxury design, and world-class service standards.
Bringing to the fore a chic contemporary grill set in a new lifestyle and social dining destination, SKAI is located on the 70th floor of the iconic Swissôtel The Stamford and is prepped to become the go-to sky-dining establishment in Singapore.
Pairing unparalleled views of the cityscape with a curated selection of prime beef cuts and fresh seafood infused with delicate Japanese accents, Chef Paul Hallett’s signature culinary style, philosophy and techniques are showcased in SKAI’s contemporary and casually inviting setting.
SKAI features the finest produce with a respectful tribute towards Japanese ingredients; the lunch set menu comprises grains and salads, main courses and delicious desserts, while the dinner menu brings a more refined selection of sharing plates and Ishiyaki. Chef Paul lends his extensive expertise in butchery to SKAI, sourcing and curing premium quality beef, cooked to perfection in SKAI’s state-of-the-art Josper Charcoal Oven. The restaurant offers a thoughtful balance with an array of fresh fish and seafood, delivering a well-rounded dining experience to return to regularly. Winner of the Singapore Pastry Cup 2017, Chef Koo Jee brings her expertise to deliver a delicious range of desserts, as well as an exclusive afternoon pastry offering.
Inspired by Nordic simplicity, the airy minimalist space features light maple wood, soft natural hues, minimalist vertical design and organic textures to create an urban atmosphere with a residential design aesthetic. The elegant space seats 130 guests, making the casual and vibrant, yet intimate setting perfect for social gatherings.
SKAI is all set for its opening on the 3rd September. Making a booking and discover the magic of this new joint.
Raffles Singapore is currently closed for restoration with a planned reopening at the end of 2018. The iconic hotel recently unveiled its new line-up of dining experiences, which combine the hotel’s much-loved culinary traditions with contemporary dining concepts by renowned celebrity chefs. Each dining concept promises to tantalise the senses and has been carefully selected to enhance the famed ‘Raffles Experience’ for the local community and the discerning travellers.
Bar & Billiard Room returns with a new concept by acclaimed Ducasse Paris, who will be presenting his first Mediterranean sharing and grill concept in the world, titled BBR by alain ducasse.
Anne-Sophie Pic, one of the world’s top female chefs with three Michelin stars, debuts her entry into Asia with gourmet French cuisine at La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore.
Celebrity MasterChef Jereme Leung marks his homecoming to Singapore with å ¿ yì by Jereme Leung. å ¿ yì, which stands for art in the Chinese language, alludes to the fine art of Chinese dining. Savour modern yet authentic cuisine from Cantonese classics to adaptations of China’s ancient delicacies.
Signature dining experiences Tiffin Room, Long Bar, The Lobby, Writers Bar, Raffles Courtyard and Ah Teng’s Café make a comeback, incorporating subtle tributes to the hotel’s rich heritage.
Read more about this official announcement by the hotel here.
Nestled in the iconic Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall, Sinfonia Ristorante strives to deliver a fine dining experience that is accessible for all gourmands. Sinfonia Ristorante seeks to be the home where eating is always a pleasure, with quality seasonal ingredients as the basis of good cuisine. Indulge in a multi-sensorial dining experience within the majestic space, adorned with elegant decor, impressive high ceilings and Corinthian columns.
With over 18 years of experience under his belt, Chef Simone Depalmas helms the culinary team of Sinfonia Ristorante. He acquired his hard-won culinary expertise while working as an executive chef in renowned hotels and restaurants. Chef Simone is a passionate advocate of using the best quality seasonal ingredients. He believes that simple dishes can be sophisticated and refined, by harnessing the natural flavours with creative culinary techniques and a keen attention to detail. Led by Chef Simone, the restaurant showcases the best ingredients with innovative culinary creations that feature balanced textures and contrasting flavours.
Guccio, representing the surname – and hence, the origins of Chef Marco - will offer Executive Chef Marco Guccio’s culinary philosophy: an Italian fine dining cuisine journey, from a home-made, hearty cuisine to a global fine dining success.
While using top ingredients is not unique per se, Marco’s signature cooking style is: in his cuisine, the core ingredient becomes the main actor in the opera. Each dish has one ingredient at the center of the flavor experience. While the presentations are at times a contrast of colorful and complex textures, Marco’s dishes create a balance of supporting flavors, similar to how supporting artists dance in harmony, in the background of the leading act.
This philosophy is pushed to its boundaries at Guccio, with critics sometimes claiming that a blindfolded customer would always be able to recognize the chief ingredients in the dish she is eating. This style won chef Marco a Bib Gourmand from the prestigious Michelin Star Guide for two years in a row, in 2016 and 2017.
Chef Marco welcomes you to his restaurant. Its décor is, once again, balanced and aims to be comfortable, while remaining in the background. At Guccio, customers will be at the center of the experience, with the colors and design elements to balance the surroundings.
In the background of Marco’s main culinary signature style, Guccio will further differentiate itself by taking its diners onto a seasonal journey across the various regions of Italy, their fertile lands and their precious seas. At regular intervals, aligned with the four seasons of Europe, chef Marco will explore regional ingredients and recipes associated to each season, a unique opportunity to visit Italy even when 10,000 km away from it.
Marco’s creation will be paired by the best Italian wine labels available. As for the culinary ingredients, Guccio will not focus so much on education about new ingredients or unknow brands, but on outright enjoyment of the best that Italy has to offer.
The MeatHöuse is a halal steakhouse that features a highly-curated and original menu by Chef Benny Se Teo of Eighteen Chefs (the successful casual-dining restaurant chain, committed to hiring ex-offenders and youths-at-risk).
The MeatHöuse magnifies your love for meat with the most visually impressive steak that money can buy.
Few places serve a Tomahawk Steak and even fewer people are capable of devouring one on their own. They serve up quality Australian Augus 120 days grain-fed steak that weighs in at 1.2 to 2kg. This tender, juicy monster is seared to perfection exact to your preferred doneness.
At The MeatHöuse, you can enjoy favourites like REAL Truffle Fries and Aglio Olio to their signatures such as Crab & Chips, Meat & Mash and more.
A carefully curated collection of fine and rare wines and spirits - including some sought-after whiskeys - complement your gastronomic journey, be it a discreet dinner for two to an extravagant bespoke menu of delicacies designed specially for you. Experience at CHINOISERIE, the Grand Cru of Asian cuisine.
CHINOISERIE Modern Asian by Justin Quek. An exclusive fine dining restaurant by Asia’s premier celebrity chef Justin Quek.
Luxuriously plush down to the finest detail and with sumptuously outfitted private dining rooms, CHINOISERIE is where a new level of Chinese fine dining is presented with the panache and savoir faire of European fine dining establishments.
Singapore’s pioneer celebrity chef Justin Quek redefines the quintessential Singaporean gourmet experience at casual all-day diner JustIN Flavours of Asia.
From local breakfast of tangy mee siam and lunches of Malay-style nasi campur, to dinner of lobster Hokkien mee to supper of zichar classics – the newly-opened JustIN at Marina Bay Sands is your go-to destination for an authentic, sophisticated taste of Singapore.
View JustIN's menu here, with a list of delectable creations.
One of Asia’s most internationally-celebrated chefs, Justin Quek is famed for his expertise in French fine dining and his deep understanding of Asian cuisines. His Franco-Asian cuisine – borne of his Asian heritage and his extensive experience in Europe – is represented by signature dishes such as his foie gras xiao long bao, and lobster Hokkien noodles. As a leading chef from Asia, he has served numerous politicians and dignitaries such as former Chinese president Jiang Zemin and Microsoft founder Bill Gates. He also famously cooked for all of Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew’s birthday dinners since 1993.
Chocolate which you can draw with, sketch with and eat too? Award-winning Singaporean pastry chef Janice Wong's 2nd sweet boutique awaits you at Raffles City. Chocolate Crayons, Chocolate Paint, a blended-tea collection and many other treats are available.
Janice Wong is the only sweets boutique in Singapore that creates interactive, edible art for imaginative souls, in an era that craves personal expression and embraces nostalgic pleasures. She continues to captivate us with her unique creations, flavors and offerings. With her second sweets boutique, Wong aims to inspire customers with her own memories and experiences as a child, through a wonderland filled with signature chocolate bon bons, mochis, cookies, chocolate paint, lollipops, fruit rolls and more.
For those who are inspired to create their own chocolate art there will be chocolate paint with up to 38 colours including flavours like passionfruit, green mango and smoked chocolate are also available. The new shop will also see the launch of Chocolate Crayons – made from 100% chocolate with no added sugar, they will be available in 8 colours and flavor variations and customers will be able to purchase in a box of 8 and 40. This is the first of its kind of confectionery designed by Janice Wong Singapore where one can draw, sketch and eat the chocolates.
With the opening of this second outlet Janice Wong, the homegrown chef joins the ranks of other influential dessert chefs with successful brands, including Pierre Hermé and Oriol Balaguer, and in fact becomes one of the very few female ones in this esteemed league. This second sweets retail outlet marks further expansion on homeground in Singapore.
With characteristic cool, passion and verve, lawyer-in-training turned-chef and first MasterChef Asia winner Woo Wai Leong unveils his much-anticipated maiden dining experience, Restaurant Ibid.
Restaurant Ibid constitutes the culinary vision of Woo Wai Leong, lawyer-in-training turned chef and first winner of the inaugural MasterChef Asia season. Ibid draws the concepts of ‘from the same source’ (which ibid means in Latin) and ‘Nanyang’, which is characterized by an East-West sensibility and a constant search for origins and identity. From these dual inspirations comes Nanyang-style, Contemporary Chinese cuisine, a creative art form forged from Wai Leong’s own Nanyang heritage and Asian and Western culinary background. Housed in a conserved riverside shophouse and staffed by youthful ‘cross-trained’ kitchen and service talents, Restaurant Ibid is a seamless integration of concept, style and operation springing ‘from the same source’ embodied in the restaurant’s dynamic chef-owner.
Restaurant Ibid is housed on the first level of a shophouse in the Boat Quay precinct, where Chinese immigrants once traded on the Singapore River. Guarding the entrance are two external pillars bearing, in Chinese calligraphy, the name of the original landlord who traded in dried seafood. Visitors step into a hall with a feature wall of wooden traditional Chinese medicine drawers, highlighting the restaurant’s Chinoiserie theme.
The restaurant seats 14 at the bar and 40 at table, for a total of 54 guests.
Lunch, available from 14th May at Restaurant Ibid, sees an a la carte selection of Mains (Dong Po Beef Brisket with Plum Rice, Onsen Egg & Daikon Pickles), Sharing Plates (Chopped Kailan Salad with Roasted Garlic & Three Eggs) and Desserts (Acai, Chocolate Tofu Mousse, Fruits & Seeds).
Dinner features set menus with a choice of 4, 6 or 8 courses; highlights include Spring Onion Shao Bing with Yeasted Butter & Laksa Leaf; Egg Yolk Jam with Onion Soubise, Gingko Nuts & Tea Broth; Beef Short Rib with Black Garlic, Angelica Root, Black Fungus & Dehydrated Asian Pear; and Soy Bean Ice Cream with Toasted Sesame, Sarawak Pepper & Almond. There is also a selection of approachable yet distinctive wines, craft beers and pre-batched cocktails.
Modern French Cuisine takes centre stage in the recently revamped fine dining restaurant, Gunther's, which is helmed by award-winning chef Gunther Hubrechsen.
Residing at the swanky Purvis Street since August 2007, Gunther’s bring sophisticated Modern French Cuisine to the chic fine dining scene. The meticulously-crafted restaurant, whose name yields the personality of Gunther himself, the man behind this establishment, depicts the realization of a dream that he has over the years - that is a place to call his home.
The revamp of the restaurant is a contemporary interpretation of art nouveau woodwork. An art style that originated in Belgium and gained popularity in France around 1900, it was fitting that Belgian Chef Gunther Hubrechsen of fine Modern French Cuisine was drawn to it and wanted his Singapore-based restaurant new interior to evoke luxury through the delicate curved forms of the art nouveau style.
Gunther’s food is down-to-earth – like the man himself – yet deftly executed to perfection with elegance and finesse. His gift lies in his ability to re-interpret classic dishes and flavours, breathing new life into them in terms of both taste and presentation. He devises unusual flavour combinations with delicate sensitivity, resulting in dishes that are pleasurable to eat, yet a novel to experience. Equally central to his culinary distinction is his passionate belief in plating each dish to heighten its visual appeal. The chef frames each of his dishes with an artist’s eye and constantly aims to fashion gastronomic works of art that pleases both eye and palate.
Hong Kong-based "Demon Chef" Alvin Leung is bringing his roast duck concept by the name of 'Forbidden Duck' to our sunny island.
Serving signature Peking-style and slow-cooked Roast Duck plus other classic Cantonese dishes; Forbidden Duck's first Singapore outpost is located at Marina Bay Financial Centre and is due to open some time this month.
Three Michelin-starred chef Leung, 57, owns three Michelin-starred restaurants, Bo Innovation in Hong Kong and one Michelin-starred, Bo London in the UK.
Born in London and raised in Toronto, chef Leung joined the culinary scene late at age 40 as he was previously helping out in his family's business.
Japanese "Ramen King", Chef Keisuka Takeda has launched Singapore's first dedicated Duck Ramen restaurant, "Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisuke" at Holland Village.
Constantly reinventing the ramen wheel, trend-setting Japanese comfort food “evangelist”, Chef Keisuke Takeda surprises once again with another first for Singapore: duck ramen, Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisuke at dining hotspot Holland Village.
This local branch is the first Keisuke restaurant located in the West side of Singapore, offering six ramen choices; including two variations of duck broth (rich and clear), miso, spicy miso, tsukemen (dipping noodles) and mazesoba (dry ramen). All ramen is served with slices of premium Irish hybrid duck – favoured for its ample fat that adds to the tender texture and rich flavour of the flesh.
Meaning ‘ninth generation’ in Japanese, ‘kyudaime’ refers to Kamo Soba Keisuke being the ninth ramen concept by Chef Keisuke. It is also the 13th restaurant under the Ramen Keisuke Group’s portfolio of 12 stalwart brands.
Swing by new eatery Iron Supper Club on Outram Road for an "early supper" as it closes by 9.30pm on operating days.
Iron Supper Club is helmed by local celebrity chef Heman Tan, also known as “IronManChef”. As an award-winning chef, he brings more innovative and personalized dining experiences to diners at this location.
Chef Heman brings with him more than 20 years of culinary experience from his time in the United Kingdom, through his experiences during other well-travelled journeys. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge to contribute back to the culinary industry. He is an esteemed member of the Singapore Culinary Association, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and Sabre d'Or Singapore. He has won awards in culinary challenges like the Pattaya Culinary Challenge 2013 and the FHA National Gourmet Team Challenge 2014.
As a firm believer of healthy living, Chef Heman starts his day at 4:30am everyday, exercising and training for Ironman triathlete races. He designs his cuisine around the health-conscious individuals who craves for taste yet wholesome and nourishing food. IronRiceBowl is his latest creation to fuse Japanese Donburi with a touch of Asian influences. The dishes are rich in proteins coupled with carefully controlled carbohydrate portions.
Chef Christophe Lerouy (formerly of Alma by Juan Amador) has started a brand new modern French restaurant, Restaurant Lerouy, on Stanley Street.
Diners get to sit around the eye-catching long & winding counter which frames the open kitchen.
There are three-, five- and seven-course tasting menus to select from for lunch and dinner. For the month of December, chef Lerouy will work his magic and presents his version of Christmas foie gras creation.
Originally from France, the decorated chef Lerouy brings with him a myriad of food cultures and techniques from his culinary exploits around the world. He spent his formative years receiving a strong foundation in classical French techniques under the tutelage and apprenticeship of Michelin-starred chefs Christian Le Aquer (Le Pavillon Ledoyen) and Guy Martin (Le Grand Vefour), Pourcel Brothers (Le Jardin des Sens). Thereafter, he worked in Los Angeles, Shanghai, Marrakech, Abu Dhabi and one year in Singapore in 2008 when he was sous chef The Lighthouse Restaurant.
Chef Lerouy’s classical French foundation incorporated modernist leanings at Amador Restaurant and Cellar at the Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, as well as at Alma by Juan Amador. It was at Alma where his culinary excellence and direction as the restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine was awarded the one star accolade in the 2016 Singapore Michelin Guide.
Embark on an epicurean journey and relish the exotic flavours of Peranakan, Moroccan, Javanese and Spanish cuisines with Chef Wan! His new halal-certified restaurant Chef Wan's Kitchen is now open at Esplanade.
A beloved TV personality known for his effervescent personality; Chef Wan is a culinary stalwart with 35 years of experience under his belt. For this venture, he has dug into his treasure trove of recipes, passed down from his grandmother to mother to auntie and then to him, with the best ones curated.
On the menu: Chef Wan's Oxtail Soup, Javanese Chicken, Moroccan Harira Lamb Meatball Soup, Lawar, Ayam Percik and more.
Embark on a gastronomical odyssey at NAMI Restaurant and Bar, a new dining establishment located on level 24 of The Tower Wing of Shangri-La Hotel. From the kitchen comes authentic and traditional Japanese cuisine, created with refinement and precision, reminiscent of a royal feast. NAMI's menu is a celebration of the country’s four seasons, best savoured through gokan, or the use of all five senses when dining.
The cornerstone of NAMI is its Head Chef Shigeo Akiba, who hails from the Japanese city of Yokohama. With more than 30 years of culinary experience under his belt, he is first an artist and then an epicurean. Among the highlights of his career is preparing the wedding banquet of Japan’s Prince Akishinomiya and Princess Kiko, and later, their crowning ceremony. He has also had the honour of serving Emperor Akihito when he dined at the Nadaman restaurant in Tokyo.
Additionally, Mr. Akiba has worked under Iron Chef Koumei Nakamura for five years as his executive chef. He managed the menus of all five restaurants owned by Nakamura, as well as developed the recipes for the dishes that the celebrity chef presented on the internationally popular cooking show on Fuji Television.
Some of NAMI’s signature dishes not be missed include Pan-Fried Tuna Head with Chef Akiba’s Sweet Soy Sauce, Steamed NAMI Abalone in Kimo Sauce, Miso Penshell Clam with Uni and Ikura and Japanese Saga Wagyu Beef Sirloin A4 with Kyoto Vegetables and Dashi Broth.
Helmed by Chef Ivan Brehm, Nouri at Amoy Street is rooted in the latin word for nourishment. The restaurant serves up dishes that take influence from around the world, while highlighting the similarities and connections we all share across cultures.
They have a 5-course Omakase and ala-carte orders for during lunch service and 5 or 7-course Chef’s Tasting Menu for their dinner service. Check out their menu here.
Experience a new twist to timeless Chinese classic cuisines at Song Garden located at Mercure Singapore Bugis.
Executive Chef Wong Shea Nung who has more than 40 years of experience, leads the team. And for the dim sum section, you might want to know that Chef Leung Chi Man cares for it and formerly from the renowned East Ocean Restaurant, with 30 years of experience.
On the menu; Lobster with pumpkin purée, Sautéed asparagus with wild mushrooms in white truffle oil, Mentaiko cod fillet and more.
A pretty long name for a restaurant indeed but it is also known to many as Hamburg Steak Keisuke.
The restaurant serves one of Japan's most well-loved national dishes, the hamburg (say han-ba-ga) steak. They have only two items on the menu being Keisuke Prime Beef Hamburg Set and Triple Cheese Prime Beef Hamburg Set. Each set meal comes with a prime US beef patty served on a sizzling hot plate with free flow of eggs cooked eight ways, and salad, rice and miso soup.
World-renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s legendary involvement in every aspect of his restaurants – concept, menu, architectural design, staff selection and training – shows through in The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, his most recent establishment at COMO Dempsey.
Signature elements like an open kitchen elevates the cooking process into a performing art, while communal dining makes the experience more familial and relaxed.
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s signature cuisine abandons the traditional use of meat stocks and creams and instead features the intense flavours and textures from vegetable juices, fruit essences, light broths, and herbal vinaigrettes. Expect indulgent signatures such as the Egg Caviar, and the Black Truffle and Fontina Pizza. An exquisite curation of unique cocktails and specialty concoctions inspired by Asian flavours, complement the contemporary menu.
DSTLLRY par Christophe Lerouy serves Modern French Asian Cuisine and is a space where what you smell, taste, see and hear is distilled by Andrew Lum & Chrisotpohe Lerouy to its essence for an unforgettable experience!
With almost 20 years of experience in various restaurants around the world including Michelin starred restaurant. Chef Lerouy was awarded his 1st Michelin star in Alma By Juan Amador as a Chef De cuisine. After he left Alma by Juan Amador. He furthers his journey as a co-owner of Dstllry par Christophe Lerouy, and introduces his unique modern French cuisine with influence of Asian touch to his new project in collaboration with the founder of DSTLLRY, Andrew Lum.
The 1st CHOPPED salad brand in Singapore, Tokyo Chopped Salad, is now at Millenia Walk. Their unique Japanese inspired dressings are specially crafted by award-winning Chef Teppei Yamashita.
Choose from an array of Japanese inspired proteins, toppings and sauces for your very own bowl of chopped salad. Or select from their signature combinations like Mentai Teriyaki Chicken, Corocoro Shrimp Tofu Salad, Premium Beef Tataki, Soft Shell Crab Oishii Salad and more.
The Warehouse Hotel’s flagship restaurant, Po, is a refined modern Singaporean concept presenting an array of local classics and elevated Singaporean staples by Chef-Partner Willin Low (founder of Wild Rocket, one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants) and The Lo & Behold Group.
Po seeks to bridge the gap between our nation’s vibrant culinary heritage and rich collective memories of home cooked specialties. The beverage offering features a tightly curated selection of tipples which will bring to life the heritage of The Warehouse Hotel alongside premium craft Asian spirits and fine wines.
The Akira Back restaurant by award-winning Chef Akira Back showcases modern Japanese cuisine with Korean accents and culinary influences from around the world.
Featuring innovative dishes centred around seasonal produce and artisanal ingredients, look forward to a sense of adventure and creativity in this signature restaurant of JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach.
Davide Oldani, chef-owner of Michelin-starred restaurant D’O in Italy, will introduce you to his unique brand of Cucina Pop philosophy at his first restaurant in Singapore, FOO'D by Davide Oldani, opens on 17 December 2016.
Located in the iconic Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, the restaurant offers set menus of up to seven courses, with creative dishes such as a caramelised onion pastry topped with gelato made from 20-months aged Grana Padano cheese.
Hajime is the Japanese word for "beginning" (åã) and the short form for “Hajimemashite”, which means “Nice to meet you”. It represents our philosophy of going back to food’s beginning and our warm welcome to all patrons.
Bringing over 25 years of experience to the kitchen, Chef Tan-San’s journey began after a stint in Japan, where he mastered the art of Tonkatsu and returned in 1993 to helm the kitchen of the first Tonkatsu specialty restaurant chain - making him the first Tonkatsu chef in Singapore.
In 2004, he took on the challenge of starting up a new Japanese concept restaurant which has since become a household name for authentic Japanese cuisine in Singapore. With a dedication to perfection and serving quality food to his customers, Chef Tan-San is famed for various creations such as Kurobuta Pork Tonkatsu and Tonkatsu Ramen.
Today, at Hajime, Chef Tan-san and his team share their passion for Japanese food by bringing you authentic Japanese cuisine in a modern setting and at affordable prices.
In collaboration with Michelin Guide Singapore and renowned wine authority Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Resorts World Sentosa proudly presents Art at Curate – a series of curated culinary pop-up events. Art at Curate boasts a stellar line-up of renowned Michelin-starred Chefs set to grace the Curate kitchen throughout the course of the year, in celebration of culinary art.
For its first instalment, taste the finest plates by three-star Michelin Chef, Massimiliano Alajmo of the famed Le Calandre in Padua and the world’s youngest chef to have been awarded the highly coveted distinction, with exceptional wine pairings by Robert Parker Wine Advocate’s team of respected wine reviewers.
The latest brainchild of Celebrity Chef Emmanuel Stroobant at Ngee Ann City focuses on fresh, artisanal produce, with more vegetables and fruits, and less meat, as he believes in the adage that a healthy outside starts from the inside!
Formerly a wine bar, Verre re-launches towards a new direction, bringing together the synergies between food and wine.
Verre, which is French for ‘glass', is a newly revamped concept by Wine Culture offers a menu of Modern French cuisine, featuring modern interpretations of classic French flavours with authentic and artisanal methods. Accompanying the menu is an extensive list of more than 750 labels of fine wine mainly from Bordeaux and Burgundy, including the best of premier crus and grand crus. 30 wines by the glass are also offered here.
Heading the kitchen at Verre is Chef Consultant Masashi Horiuchi, who also manages the kitchen at Wine Culture’s other concept, Shelter in the Woods. Chef Masashi cut his culinary teeth with stellar turns at Michelin-starred restaurants in Switzerland, France and the UK for more than 20 years. He has worked with top names such as Chef Philippe Groult (**), Chef Adolf Blokbergen (**), Chef Gerard Rabaey (***), Chef George Blanc (***) and Chef Antoine Westermann (***). Prior to his arrival in Singapore in 2014, Masashi was Chef at the 2-starred L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in London, UK, for 5 years.
Verre lives up to its name with its glass-centred interiors – featuring a ceiling-height walk-in glass ‘tower’ cellar in the middle of the restaurant with racks of wine. The ‘glass’ aesthetic carries on in the form of wine glasses, bottle and wine paraphernalia, in the displays and tableware with dramatic glass cloches.
Verre is housed in a 70-year-old heritage warehouse, with an alfresco terrace facing the Singapore River, exuding European chic. Relaxed, yet refined, Verre lives up to its promise; “Everyone should be able to savour, appreciate, and afford fine wine and good food in equal measure and equal pleasure without having to put on a tie.”
Nestled in the heart of Orchard Road, the 90-seater restaurant boasts a sushi bar as well as a tatami room. It makes an ideal address for couples, business associations, families and shoppers. Helming the kitchen team is Executive Chef John Phua, who has over 20 years of experience in Japanese cuisines. The freshest fish and seasonal seafood are specially airflown straight from Shizuoka, Japan.
You can expect premium-quality ingredients at affordable prices.The restaurant boasts a lunch and dinner menu. Savour gratifying meal sets such as Hokke Teishoku (grilled atka mackerel fish set); Kijiyaki Teishoku (grilled chicken with Teriyaki Sauce set), Gyu Niku Shogayaki Teishoku (beef with ginger sauce set); and Tai Mentaiko Yaki Teishoku (grilled sea bream with cod roe sauce set). Offerings like sashimi and sushi are available as well.
Chef Kenjiro ‘Hatch’ Hashida will take experiential dining to a whole new dimension with his second establishment, Hashida Garo.
Garo translates to ‘gallery’ in Japanese, and embodies the very essence of Chef Hatch’s resolve to reach a wider audience with his culinary creations as well as his personal passion for the visual arts. Alongside presenting noteworthy elements of Japanese food culture, the chef also envisions Hashida Garo to serve as a place for emerging artists to display their artwork.
The unique multi-faceted space will hold a visual and gastronomic feast for the senses through a creative amalgamation of food with art.
Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck will open his flagship restaurant, Spago, at Marina Bay Sands later this year. This will be Chef Puck's second restaurant in Marina Bay Sands after steakhouse CUT, and Spago's first venture in Asia.
Spago will be located 57 storeys above ground on the majestic Sands SkyPark, Tower 2, overlooking the city and gardens and beside Marina Bay Sands’ famous infinity pool. Spago will deliver a sophisticated, warm and inviting ambiance with both indoor and outdoor seating, while serving an imaginative and seasonal menu of Californian cuisine with global accents.
Singapore’s first Latin American cocktail den and newest must-visit drinking hole Vasco has opened on Hong Kong Street.
A devilishly sultry cocktail den beckons, in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. This latest addition to the bar circuit is a brazen celebration of the lust for life that is Latin culture: vibrant, sultry, colourful and spirited, reflected in Vasco’s dashing ambience of killer cocktails, romantic hospitality and well executed bar bites freshly made in the visible open kitchen.
Brought to you by the talent behind The Cufflink Club The Cufflink Club, one of the world’s top ten high volume cocktail bars (Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2014, Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar), this is owner-founder Joel Fraser’s second outpost: a rarity in the Singapore cocktail scene. Fraser’s travels to Latin America, including a trip to Rio de Janeiro in 2014 for the FIFA World Cup, inspired him to create Vasco and bring his appreciation for Latin culture to life; an appreciation shared by Vasco partners Christian Hartmann and Andrew Walsh who also felt strongly that the South American scene was missing in Singapore.
Helming the kitchen is Executive Chef and Vasco partner Andrew Walsh, previously Executive Chef of stellar establishments Esquina and The Study. No stranger to bustling environments with top-notch food, Walsh, who is also partnering up with Fraser on a new soon-to-be-announced restaurant concept, has conceptualised a concise menu hefty with fresh ingredients and bold in flavour; making the food at Vasco a crowd-puller in itself.
Rounding up this team of some of the best in the business is Head Chef Jennifer Lee, founder of Sarnies café on Telok Ayer Street. As one of the few female head chefs in Singapore now, Lee, of Australian-Chinese descent, has worked in restaurants, bakeries and cafes all her life, and had been in Mexico City cooking and reviewing restaurants for a year prior to Vasco.
Begin the evening’s revelry with their choice of signature cocktails and Latin classics. Cachaça, Mezcal, Pisco, Rum and Tequila boldly headline the playful cocktail list here, including The Old Man & The Sea, Girl From Ipanema, Cusco Puta, Mexico ’70 and Del Monte Cartel. Making for a dangerous proposition of a decadent night out is the food, which presents a heady pleasure of more senses: try the El Cubano Sandwich, a healthy portion of pig, pickle and cheese, as well as the authentic empanadas and Peruvian inspired ceviche.
The 1,600 sq ft space with 56 seats is designed for a night of serious fun, courtesy of both Fraser and Hartmann.Expect nothing less than a lively mix of Latin beats on the stereo complete with Bossanova funk and tunes from the likes of Buena Vista Social Club to bring out the full Vasco experience.
Open Door Policy, Tiong Bahru’s favourite neighbourhood hangout, is launching a globetrotting new menu by Head Chef Daniele Sperindio and a revamped interior.
The new menu draws inspiration from far and wide throughout Asia, Latin America and Europe and has been streamlined to offer a focused selection of key dishes created in a collaborative effort between Chef Daniele and Chef-owner Ryan Clift of Tippling Club.
The new dishes are surprising yet familiar, boasting a higher level of complexity with more premium-quality ingredients, innovative and well-layered flavour profiles, and interesting presentations — while staying true to the modern bistro’s style of fusion European, Western and Asian flavours.
Standout items within the menu include the Kale Broth, a healthy starter poured table-side over crispy kale, smoked quail eggs and extra virgin olive oil “caviar”; Guacamole Risotto, with fresh chilli, slow-boiled hen egg and crème fraîche borrows its flavours and cheeky tortilla chip garnish from Latin America; a lean cut of Australian Kangaroo Fillet served agrodolce-style in a vinegar jus and accompanied with roasted Brussels sprouts with pine nuts and baby onions, and sautéed warrigal greens. Regulars will be pleased to find that the menu also features a number of amped up bistro classics, such as the quintessential Braised Beef Cheek is slow-cooked for 48 hours then served with velvety black truffle mash, roasted mushrooms and rich red wine jus.
An all new selection of Natural Wines have been introduced to the menu — made with minimal chemical and technological intervention during the growing and winemaking process, these wines are farmed organically without and produced without adding or removing any naturally occurring elements. Natural Wines are an ideal complement to the new dishes at ODP for a wholesome dining experience focused on premium ingredients.
The latest dining addition to Tiong Bahru is House of Peranakan Petit, a modern and intimate Peranakan setting along Eng Hoon Street - a former Peranakan enclave. Established by the House of Peranakan Group of restaurants, this third branch is borne from a desire to offer top notch Peranakan heritage food in an area that has forgotten its Peranakan roots and inundated with hipster cafes.
Established in Katong in the 1980s, the House of Peranakan Group of restaurant is a pioneer in Nonya cuisine, managed by a pure Peranakan family for more than 30 years. Inspired by his mother’s culinary skills, Bob Seah wanted to share his family’s culinary culture with others. He established Peranakan Inn in the 1980s, one of the earliest Nonya restaurants in Singapore housed in a charming pre-war Peranakan shophouse built in 1937, which is still serving piping hot Nonya cuisine in claypots today.
Over the years, the restaurants have received accolades from the Asian Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. It has hosted distinguished guests from past Presidents to overseas dignitaries. The most recent VIP was Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of the Kingdom of Thailand.
Chef and owner, Bob Seah, is 75 years and a serial restaurateur. He is still cooking and establishing new restaurants at this age, and he makes it a point to go to the market every morning to get the freshest ingredients for the restaurants. This is the true meaning of active ageing!
A pioneer in the Peranakan food community, Bob has created many Peranakan-inspired dishes such as Selar Sambal Fish stuffed with Rempah, Nonya Crayfish, Assam Prawns and Long Beans Sambal. He also introduced the concept of serving home-cooked Nonya food in claypots 30 years ago!
Proudly conceptualised by Chef and Owner, Bob Seah - a fourth generation Baba who had watched his Nonya mother cook, and his daughter Bee Leng, – the menu at House of Peranakan Petit includes traditional Nonya dishes such as Ayam Buah Keluak, Nonya Chap Chye, Garam Assam Fish and Itek Sioh. In addition to that, Bob has created several Peranakan-inspired dishes such as Scallop Lemak, Crayfish Nonya Mee, Bob’s Pork Bun and Curry Crayfish.
Are you a fan of the reality TV show MasterChef? Well, the inaugural winner of New Zealand MasterChef, Brett McGregor, came all the way to House of Peranakan Cuisine to learn from Bob how to cook the Babi Assam. They are probably the only Nonya restaurant in Singapore that serves this rare and unique dish of belly pork flavoured with belimbing (sour fruit), beanpaste and traditional spices.
There is a juxtaposition of traditional and modern touches to the restaurant. Peranakan furniture and antiques are set amidst Peranakan hues of turquoise and white. To showcase and support Peranakan art, the owners are collaborating with young Peranakan artist, Carolyn Law, to display her Peranakan-inspired art in the restaurant.
Nestled amid 15 acres of lush tropical gardens, The Waterfall offers authentic and unique Southern Italian cuisine that combines the freshest seafood, handmade pastas and heirloom recipes from Chef de Cuisine Marco De Vincentis. Within the eclectic colonial interiors of the restaurant lies a treasure trove of fresh seasonal produce.
The restaurant's wine list is unlike any other. Choose from an extensive collection of wines to embark on a tasting journey spanning Italy. Savour Waterfall’s house wine, Nero d'Avola, which is made from the most important red wine grape in Sicily, in the unique Boccalino. Indulge in an extensive collection of sherries and grappas. For coffee lovers, baristas are trained to pull the perfect shot of illy brew throughout the day.
Nestled in the midst of bustling Clarke Quay, Kuro-Gyu Shabu-Shabu Ito has just opened its doors offering you an authentic shabu-shabu menu and some of the finest Kagoshima Wagyu.
The ultimate goal for you at the 1,800 square feet restaurant is to savour the natural richness of the Wagyu dipped in simmering delicious broths. Kuro-Gyu uses only the most traditional recipes in all its Japanese broth. With hours of brewing, the soup selections include Konbu (Japanese kelp), Tonkotsu (Rich Pork Bone Broth), a Japanese favourite Sukiyaki (sweet and salty) and the Kuro Special Chicken Soup.
Chef Atsushi painstakingly selects the freshest ingredients from Japan to brew up rich, delicious and authentic shabu-shabu each day. Premium Meat The selection of prized Wagyu beef is the key highlight at Kuro-Gyu. Strips of tender Wagyu loin and Wagyu Kiriotoshi are a standout. The juicy and tender slices literally melt in the mouth with the Chef taking pride in the meat’s natural umami flavour. Direct from Kagoshima, Japan, Kuro-Gyu serves up A2 Grade Wagyu and A4 Grade Wagyu. The premium cuts are reasonably priced and is guaranteed great value.
Pork selections are also available – the Kurobuta pork shoulder with its sweet and rich flavour is a perfect option and with the addictive broth it will leave you craving for more.
Also from Kagoshima is the Shirobuta pork belly. For a slightly lighter option, the Chicken Tsukune (handmade minced chicken balls) is a great choice. Chef Atsushi combines the meatballs with a special Kuro-Gyu marinade, chopped soft bones and vegetables.
You can add texture to the shabu-shabu with the variety of crisp greens and vegetables such as white leek, spinach, Tang Or, Chinese cabbage, Shiitake mushroom, Enoki mushroom, corn and carrot. While the roaring broths are amazing on their own, the shabu-shabu can be accompanied with Japanese rice specially sourced from Niigata, Japan and a variety of noodles.
Executive Chef Atsushi from Japan, brings over 15 years experience to Kuro-Gyu. Chef Atsushi is trained in traditional Japanese cooking and is highly sought after for his skills and knowledge in authentic recipes. His specialty lies in preparing hearty soup bases for shabu-shabu and creating delicate Japanese appetizers. Chef Atsushi leads a team of chefs, ensuring you are served the highest quality ingredients and treated to rich traditional Japanese flavours. Chef Atsushi is also able to customize menus for private events, if requested.
& why is a new cafe inspired by the delicatessens of New York.
& why aims to diversify the available styles of cuisines that are Halal in Singapore, as up till only recently, the selection has been quite limited to mostly regional culinary offerings. The food and drinks they serve are all Halal. Everything is prepared the Halal way and they are fully Muslim-owned.
It is called & why... as a play on New York's initials and the ellipsis are there for you to continue it with your own ideas. It is to signify an interaction between the cafe and you, a two-way street.
& why serves cuisine that is premium on the palate yet filling and fulfilling for the appetite, such as sandwiches and salads. The mocktails and brewed coffee at & why... are also refined and cater to delicate tastes. All their breads and pastries are baked in-house by their chefs.
Cafe's signature dishes include Asparagusto & Pastrami: Layers of beef pastrami topped with grilled asparagus and melted Gruyere cheese, drizzled with red wine reduction, served on choice of baguette or Italian bread and Stripped-down Steak Sandwich: Rosemary 6oz strip loin steak with wild sautéed mushrooms, melted Gruyere cheese and drizzled with red wine reduction, served on choice of baguette or Italian bread.
Mad About Dolce: Creamy Café Dolce tainted with hazelnut chocolate bringing out its richness. Could be a favourite for those with a sweet tooth.
Ladies should enjoy the Mademoiselle drink; a watermelon base fused together with Lussory white and a dash of lemonade soda to provide a refreshing sensation.
To sling a pizza is a special thing. Chef Palombino has long had a talent for cuisine and has the accolades to substantiate it. To provide impeccable quality food and drink every time are givens in the restaurant business to any professional. The more special talent, however, is to create an eatery that knows how to feed your neighbors. Finding the delicate sensibility that unifies a diverse cross-section of people and makes them want to come back to eat a meal with you time and time again establishes the true standard.
Chef Mathieu Palombino brings a thoughtful, skilled approach to the classic American food that he loves, preserving the simplicity that draws people to these dishes, while elevating them with the highest quality ingredients and attention to detail.
9Goubuli, a celebrated dining establishment in China, is opening its very first international outlet at Marina Bay Sands.
Steeped in history, with the original recipes dating back to 1858, Goubuli gained global fame over time for its baozi – the delicate handmade steamed buns with a soupy filling using half leavened dough and bursting with flavours from the North of China.
Goubuli in Tianjin already has a steady fan-base and is a must amongst visitors to the city, including global dignitaries and leading entertainment personalities.
Enjoy a comprehensive menu serving up hand-crafted buns, dumplings by the team of Baozi Masters and traditional soup, handpulled noodles, Cantonese roast and seafood dishes prepared by seasoned Chefs.
You will also be impressed with staples such as the Steam Xiao Long Bao, Pan-Fried Buns with Pork Stuffing, Onion Pancake and Shanghainese Wonton in Red Oil Vinegar.
The 3,811 square feet restaurant is designed to cater for family dinners, corporate functions or a quiet meal for a small group. The three private dining rooms are perfect for a celebration during the festive seasons or special occasions. The culinary team is also open to customizing menus to suit different palates. 9Goubuli’s warm ambience is completed with dark wooden motif wood paneling, oriental furniture, marble-top tables and beautiful table-setting.
Celebrity Chef David Thompson’s Long Chim transports you to the streets and markets of Bangkok, with added refinement.
Recently awarded the No. 1 spot on San Pellegrino’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 and 13th on World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 for his restaurant in Bangkok, Long Chim is Chef David Thompson’s first venture into casual dining.
The internationally acclaimed chef, restaurateur and cookbook author has crafted a tantalising menu that combines traditional street food and contemporary flavours, with a restaurant concept reminiscent of the vibrant streets of Bangkok. Rediscover Thai cuisine with beef with holy basil, chicken pilaf with turmeric and cardamom, and more.
Situated in the vibrant and eclectic enclave of Tiong Bahru, the modern and historic juxtaposition of the restaurant atop an art-deco straits settlement boutique hotel fits perfectly with the surroundings.
Born in the year of the rabbit (which explains his choice of restaurant name), Chef Matthew has always been fascinated with cooking since young. Unlike most award-winning chefs, Chef Matthew kept his training local within At-Sunrise Global Chef Academy without any overseas apprenticeship. Similar to Heston Blumenthal, he picks up ideas from his travel experiences and interaction with people.
A combination of classic French techniques along with a touch of Asian and Singaporean flavours, Chef Matthew creates seasonal menus inspired by the 7 characteristics of ‘ENSOPHI’: Exotic, Nostalgia, Soil, Ocean, Pristine, Heritage, Impression. Each element represents a poetic and artistic expression of his dish.
Sourced from little-known boutique vineyards from all over the world, wine labels to pair with each course range from familiar regions like Barossa Valley, Australia and Bordeaux, France to newer regions like Nahe, Germany and Colchagua Valley, Chile. Watch as resident mixologist Aidil shakes up house crafted cocktails and international favourites to kick-start your meal. Enjoy Happy Hour specials and live music from Thursday to Saturday evenings.
With Chef Matthew’s forte in creating and designing, he made a full renovation to the space. The intimate 30-seater indoor dining room is formed around a semi-circle with floor to ceiling glass windows for a 180° view of the city. Complete with an open kitchen concept, diode branches of stars imprinted in the ceiling, and Chef Matthew’s sketches and art sculptures collected from his travels, the stage is set for a gastronomical and artistic experience. The outdoor rooftop terrace seats 26 but offers ample standing space for large-scale events in a lush alfresco garden setting. Chef Matthew has plans to set up a vertical garden around the steel façade. Sip some wine, savour the food and soak in the ambience. The Rabbit Stash offers a multi-sensory dining adventure with a feast for all senses.
Marina Bay Sands welcomes Chef David Myers to join the league of Celebrity chefs in one destination. Armed with a passion for cooking and a penchant for travel, Chef David left college to pursue his true calling. Since then, he has ventured into kitchens all over the world, collecting and creating culinary experiences and presenting them in every dish he prepares.
Expect the unexpected with Chef David Myers' thought-provoking menu at Adrift. Inspired by his adventures, share plates of Modern Asian dishes such as Wagyu Beef Satay and King Crab Melt with Pimento Cheese.
Rekindle spontaneity at the bespoke bar where cocktails are reinvented by award-winning bartender, Sam Ross. Chill out with a drink evoking Tokyo’s Ginza district, or sip on a martini while dreaming about your next adventure.
Adrift is a playful take on a kaleidoscope of experiences that will tantalize your palate. It's for the dreamers and explorers.
Led by award winning Chef Fung Chi Keung, the team of culinary masters at Xin Yue wows the modern discerning gourmands with an elaborate menu of classic and creative interpretation of heritage Cantonese recipes.
Much to your delight, the menu at Xin Yue offers a line-up of delectable dim sums, sumptuous roasting fares and well-loved celebrated Cantonese dishes. Be surprised by their occasional seasonal menu which uses the freshest catch and ingredients if you prefer something off the main menu.
Indulge in the pursuit of an exquisite Cantonese fare while you experience impeccable guest services in a modern elegant interior.
Les Delices has opened a new outlet on Kreta Ayer Road.
If you're wondering the meaning of Les Délices, it is translated directly from "The Delights". Their patissier was a graduate from Le Cordon Bleu Paris and was taught by the best French chefs in Paris, France.
In their cake dictionary, desserts are the little delights in life. At Les Délices, they are dedicated to bring these delights to you. Every cake & pastry in Les Délices is handmade with love, to convey their sincerity.
Nestled within the eclectic conservation area of Bussorah Street is the modern, understated chill out restaurant and bar, Pizza Fabbrica, a newcomer in Singapore’s vibrant Italian food scene that’s already making a splash.
The hub of this minimalist pizzeria is the lively open kitchen, which houses an impressive slick copper woodfired oven and from which the chefs prepare authentic Italian dishes under the helm of Executive Chef Matteo Boifava, a native Italian born and bred in the historic northern city of Cremona. Amidst the stark décor and feel of a contemporary pizza factory, Chef Matteo and his team let the food speak for itself. Highly committed to always serving the best.
Pizza Fabbrica stays true to traditional recipes while playfully reinventing them with cheeky, modern interpretations. You will find much of the condiments home-made, including marinated olives, sundried tomatoes, fig and chili jam, mostarda and pesto, to name a few. With up to 14 freshly made pizzas on offer, the pan-Italian menu is also heavily centred on artisanal produce, such as Rustichella d’Abruzzo Artisanal pasta from Italy and freshly roasted coffee beans by Dutch Colony Coffee. Buon Appetito The combination of Chef Matteo’s Italian roots and refined cooking techniques results in dishes that are robust in flavour, hearty in size yet delicate in treatment. You will be treated to a range of much-loved Italian pizzas such as the Magherita Di Bufala D.O.P, or the Vegetariana.
The pizzas all feature Chef Matteo’s own style of pizza base, made with dough that has been proofed for 48 hours, using the best quality of Caputo flour from Italy and topped with Fior di Latte (fresh mozzarella) air flown in from Italy. The herbivores amongst us would also be thrilled to know that Pizza Fabbrica lays claim to an exclusive vegetarian menu, courtesy of Chef Matteo’s vegetarian mother.
Executive Chef Matteo Boifava brings with him over 18 years of experience. He is a specialist of fine dining using haute-cuisine technologies. Never one to rest on his laurels, Matteo has also sharpened his culinary chops in kitchens around the world, including a stagier stint at celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s famed 3 Michelin-starred restaurant in London, The Fat Duck.
Chef Matteo grew up on a farm surrounded by fresh produce, provisions and typically homecooked fare, which has given him a solid foundation on the importance of cooking with fine ingredients and maintaining their fresh flavours to make the dishes come alive. Under his experience and guidance, the food at Pizza Fabbrica takes inspiration from authentic recipes passed down from the generations of women in his family.
The main highlight of the bar at Pizza Fabbrica is the impressive line-up of craft beers, most of them Italian. Beer lovers can savour the novel offering of Birra del Borgo, Fabbrica della Birra Perugia, 32 Via dei Birra, Birra Amarcord, Westmalle and Hitachino Nest among many more. The list of offerings will grow to 30+ within Q1 and is bound to appease all craft beer enthusiasts.
Joo Bar is the latest trendsetting addition to a vibrant F&B scene – a sleek, casual and inviting venue within a three-storey heritage shophouse along Tan Quee Lan Street.
Ingeniously created by Singaporean aficionados of Korean culture and food; Jamie and Kristin Lim, Joo is born from a desire to offer top notch modern Korean bites and creative drinks in a space that exudes a laid-back vibe with a tasteful dose of edginess.
Key highlights are its fantastic house brew makgeolli and quality Korean fare by Head Chef Kim Chang Heon with delights such as slow roasted mangalitsa belly; Joo bossam; Kimchi chicken potpie and Seafood Gochujang risotto!
Other creative drinks include Grape Soju Mojito and Yucha Makgeolli Slush.
Ristorante Takada is a brand new Italian-Japanese restaurant located along Alexandra Road. Standing out from the swanky stretch of shops in recently launched Alexis Apartment.
The restaurant is helmed by Chef Masahiro Takada, who has honed his skills in Michelin-starred restaurants in both Italy and Japan.
The 38 year old former Executive Chef of the renowned Osteria La Luna Rossa (in Tokyo and Singapore) has carved a reputation for creating Italian and Japanese fusion masterpieces. The exciting menu and cooking techniques at Ristorante Takada are inspired by Chef Takada’s 8 year stint in Italy to bring out the best of Italian flavors.