Following their well-received retail debut in Singapore, Moncler's second boutique here is currently brewing and is set to open in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands sometime in Q1 2019.
The origins of the name lie in its very roots: Moncler is in fact an abbreviation of Monestier-de-Clermont, a mountain village near Grenoble. Here, in 1952 inspired entrepreneurs René Ramillon and Andrè Vincent founded the Company which would go on to produce the renowned down jacket.
In the beginning Moncler only made quilted sleeping bags, a single model of a lined hooded cape and tents with a telescopic structure and an external flysheet. These robust, functional articles immediately proved a hit with the public, as the new social phenomenon of mountain holidays began to take hold.
The first down jackets were conceived to protect workers who wore them over their overalls against the cold, in the small mountain factory. French mountaineer Lionel Terray first noticed them and foresaw their potential. The ‘Moncler pour Lionel Terray’ high performance collection was born.
With its mellow, refined flavours and wholesome preparation methods, Teochew cuisine requires utmost skill and attention to detail – which is why Imperial Treasure insists on importing the requisite exotic seafood and hiring the most experienced chefs to perpetuate this exceptional heritage. Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine is now at ION Orchard.
At Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine, a spread of fresh seafood, marinated meats, and enticing desserts are available to patrons. The classic Steamed Pomfret in Teochew Style, melting in your mouth with a delicate sweetness, is guaranteed to win you over.
Otto’s Deli Fresh is the truest expression yet of Otto Weibel, one of the most respected veterans of Singapore F&B industry. For more than 40 years, Swiss-born Chef Otto has been a driving force of local F&B, working at the highest levels of the industry, promoting Singapore F&B industry on the world stage, and mentoring its young talents. Though he has retired from Swiss Hotel, he has not stopped his tireless support for the local F&B industry. He is currently the President Mentor of the Singapore Chefs Association, and the Honorary President of Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific, and served as President of Bocuse d’Or Singapore and Asia-Pacific from 2008 to 2015.
Housed in the new Raffles@HV, at the doorstep of the MRT and within meters of very ample parking, Otto’s Deli Fresh is a paean to quality and provenance, to handpicked ingredients and the creature comforts of the home kitchen, and to the dreams of a veteran career chef. The deli section draws on Chef Otto’s vast experience and personal connections to offer a personally curated food selection of exquisite provenance and quality, at superb value. The 46-seat all-day dine-in restaurant celebrates the Chef’s personal tastes and expert skills, which imbue the homespun recipes with refined gourmet flavours, and with a sense of familiar comfort.
It has always been a passionate desire of Chef Otto to bring family, friends and neighbours together over good food, prepared in the restaurant or at home. Otto’s Deli Fresh is both the fulfillment of a dream to bring people together through good food and a platform for nurturing young chefs, continuing Chef Otto’s lifelong support and mentorship of the local F&B industry.
From the fertile plains of Campania Region where the owner, Luca Iannone came from, come the unique Mozzarella de Bufala d.o.p., endowed with a protected origin denom - ination certi cate. They have selected the very best farms, who milk their own herds and ensure a superior product with the characteristic porcelain white shine, milky texture and distinctive taste.
Their menu was created and is constantly refreshed with the following principles in mind: serving only fresh and authentic Italian products and ensuring their products are always presented as stylish as their quality demands.
Having been recognized for its culinary repertoire since appearing on the local gastronomic scene in 2000, Senso is adding in new flavour to the Club Street bar scene with The S bar.
The 30-seater bar immortalizes the crucial period in Italy that gave way to the La Dolce Vita era, “the sweet life”, between the 1950s to 1960s – a space created for the folks in the current 21st century to witness and pay homage to the strong tradition of Italian society.
Capturing the timeless glamour of Italy, The S bar preserves the personalities that rendered the fifties a period of great charm by using the nostalgic monochrome palette across the space. Walls adorned in fine Ostrich upholstery with antique black mirrors ostensibly evoke one’s wistful affection for the period of the past. Coupled with a lively mix of vibrant red sofas, the entire bar portrays the diametric contrast between the old rural way of life and the new modernising Italy during the period.
Guests can relish the taste of the classic or handcrafted cocktails to artisanal spirits. Available in the menu are meticulously crafted cocktails inspired by the walks of life in Italy. The classic Aperol Spritz, with its Aperol and Prosecco over ice and a splash of Club Soda in perfect proportions, is an essential Italian ritual for warm Summer afternoons. Negroni is another classic with Campari as its base where the aperitif’s bitter yet fruity characteristic is mixed well with Gin and Martini Rosso. Romantico, on the other hand, is an exceptional adulteration to the pristine smooth Belvedere Vodka mixed with Lime Cordial, Peach purée and Cranberry juice offering a calming sensation amidst vague sweetness in every sip with its Thyme finish.
Accompanied by gourmet bar bites, guests can expect a tease of taste buds with The S bar’s La Plachetta Platter lining up delectable cold cuts such as Salami, Mortadella and Bresaola with mature Cheeses from Fontina and Taleggio to Truffled Robiola among others. Fresh Oysters of Normandy are also available to tingle your palette for more wines and cocktails. Where most wine lovers agree that the vocabulary of oyster flavours overlaps with that of wine: “crisp,” “buttery,” and “flinty”, they can find both fine wines and fine oysters at one single place.
At its tea bar, sample teas from the essential English breakfast to its Yunnan silver tips, and have some tea-infused pastries and desserts while you're at it. Signature drinks include the cold-brewed black tea with apple slices and cinnamon syrup and tea latte sweetened with gula Melaka ($6.50). Its pastry case displays treats like lemon yuzu eclairs and matcha tiramisu slices. If you're a tea aficionado, check out the Alpha Dominche Steampunk machine, which claims to brew a perfect cup of tea every time.
Located at a quiet corner in Millenia Walk Singapore is Fumée, the new three-in-one Gastro-pub that triples up as a wine bar and deli.
Fumée is a new hospitality concept offering dining, entertainment and retail, providing a comfortable outdoor terrace to enjoy a unique dining experience. Spanning 6,000 square feet, Fumée comfortably seats 390 people on her terrace deck, dining hall, wine club and private rooms. Located in downtown Singapore in the heart of the Central Business District, customers of Fumée see her as their “Lepak (an oxford dictionary approved Malaysian expression for “relax”) Corner”, where they unwind to an uber fresh draft beer or their favourite wines (they have a decent collection of 250 international labels).
The vast indoor and outdoor space allows easy transformation from holding private functions to corporate events. The interior of Fumée features the architectural styling of where lush colours and clean lines meld into an atmosphere of complete harmony. The abundance of natural light creates a bright atmosphere in the day that turns funky at night.
The menu is designed by Chef Wilson Ang Wee Siong, whom has been influenced by his previous stint at DB Bistro Moderne and being the Sous Chef at Fordham & Grand. The cuisine reflects his relentless learning attitude to bring more unique dishes to the guests’ table with value for money as a priority.
Chef Wilson uses modern French techniques paired with fresh local ingredients for Fumée’s food fare. Their in house special includes Slow Cooked Short Ribs which has been cooked for 48 hours with burdock served on a bed of creamy mash. The crowd favourite, Wagyu Cheese Burger, with patty made in house using wagyu beef, topped with Emmental cheese served in a sesame bun with fries and homemade pickles on the side.
During lunch, they also feature a sarnie line where customers can customize their own sandwiches. Their deli holds a comprehensive selection of fine cheeses and premium charcuteries.
Upon entering Fumée, your line of sight would not be able to miss the Wine Club which holds over 250 different labels of wine hailing from all parts of the world. There is also a whisky bar where the most exclusive whiskies such as the Yamasaki 25 years and Hibiki 30 years reside in.
To provide top-notch musical entertainment, every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, there is be live band entertainment featuring different hot and new local acts.
Moncler is set to open its very first store in Southeast Asia at ION Orchard, marking the brand's retail debut in Southeast Asia.
The boutique in the city state joins a network of 172 mono-brand stores, which Moncler operates globally.
The new store in Singapore will strengthen and build upon the brand's presence in the Asia Pacific region where it already has stores in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan and Taiwan.
The full range of Moncler lines from the Main Collection as well as Grenoble will be offered in the ION Orchard branch.
Through the retail concept, Moncler will present a highly edited collection with a fashion point of view, seeking and showcasing the brand's unique place in history and inspiring desire through extraordinary environments, creative collaborations and unique marketing programmes.