After nearly eight years at Kampong Bugis Road, Kilo Kitchen has moved out of its original home for a new chapter at 97 Duxton Road. This move once again reunites Kilo Kitchen with sister property Kilo Lounge, just steps away at 21 Tanjong Pagar Road. With both venues a short stroll apart, Kilo can once again offer guests the ideal night out—great modern comfort food, fresh cocktails and a vibrant after hours experience—set against the backdrop of Chinatown’s bustling Tanjong Pagar district.
Kilo Kitchen’s menu takes inspiration from different cuisines around the world and draws on the heritage of co-founders Joshua Adjodha, Javier Perez and Sharon Lee, as well as returning executive chef Manel Valero. Since departing Kilo in May 2016, Manel went on a culinary sabbatical across Europe and staged at some of the region’s top Michelin-starred restaurants including Relæ, Maaemo and Geranium. He returns to helm the new Kilo Kitchen, where he brings with him a renewed perspective on Kilo’s brand of modern comfort food. Big, bold flavours can be found on nearly every plate, with dishes favouring the tastes and cooking techniques of Latin America and Asia.
A highlight of the new Kilo Kitchen is its open-format natural flame kitchen with a wood-fired grill – a style of cooking that chef Manel has honed throughout his culinary career. The kitchen is the centre of the action, and allows guests to observe the kitchen team at work. The majority of cooked dishes are prepared on the wood-fired grill, and this technique also adds depth of flavour and a touch of char to Kilo’s classics. Three types of wood are used to achieve the optimal fire – apple, cherry and jarrah. Apple and cherry woods impart a delicious aroma and burn slowly, while bush jarrah is an old Western Australian favourite hard wood for barbecues and wood-fired ovens that burns clean to leave very little ash behind.
Adjacent to the open kitchen is an impressive Turkish marble and brass bar that extends across the width of the space. Here, a high energy bar team led by general manager Luca Colonna delivers a well-rounded beverage programme of signature cocktails, artisanal sakes, craft spirits, and over 30 wines sourced from South Africa to Argentina and beyond – perfect for any time of the evening.
The 3,000 sq ft eating and drinking destination sits on a prime spot on the intersection of Duxton Hill and Duxton Road – the latest addition to the burgeoning Duxton community of cultural, creative, lifestyle and dining offerings. Responsible for the design of the new Kilo Kitchen is Singapore and Jakarta-based Studio Dinding, whose designers have worked on projects for noted firms Jaya and Distillery.
Duxton 41 isn’t your typical café. It’s home to a myriad of sensorial experiences and great conversations sparked by their guilt-free desserts and multi-hued Thai Silk flourishes.
Simply put, Duxton 41 is the place to be.
Founders Christoph and Wyatt started off as a pair of fitness enthusiasts with an immense passion for baking. Determined to encourage indulgence in a clean, nutritious manner, they started experimenting with healthy treats.
So drop by Duxton 41 today, and indulge with a clear conscience.
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.
Xin Divine by Divine Palate presents modern Chinese cuisine infused with familiar flavor nuances derived of a diversity of culinary techniques. At Xin Divine, ingredients that are not commonly associate with Chinese Kitchen are artfully made into the most decadent of flavours.
They redefine what it means to be cook beyond the boundaries of tradition and innovation, of East and West.
With more divine pleasure on the palate, but also the alfactory front – Xin Divine accentuates the full sensory potential of every dish to ensure that the aroma flavours are well-executed with style and elegance.
And to round off the gastronomic experience, Xin Divine offers a collection of exquisite wines and cocktails obtained from obscure purveyors.
Experience Asia through Restaurant Ards, a new Asian fine dining concept set to open on 15 September.
Located along the buzzy stretch of Duxton Road is the elegant 40-seater Restaurant Ards, an up-and-coming New Asian fine dining destination by dynamic chef-owner duo Ace Tan and David Lee. Their first-ever independent restaurant, the pair of pedigreed young chefs are striking out on their own to answer to a passionate ambition: to celebrate Asia’s rich variety of culinary cultures and exquisite techniques with the world.
An acronym for “Asia, Roots, Distinct, Singular”, Restaurant Ards expresses the chefs’ exploration in balancing arts and gastronomy. The cuisine is the conception of new culinary combinations created with the rediscovery of centuries-old – and even forgotten – Asian culinary arts and the best ingredients sourced only from the region.
One of their representative dishes is Ear of the Sea, an ode to the treasured shellfish. Abalone, slow-braised for eighteen hours at low temperature, is served with - noodles marinated in cured kombu, fresh yuzu and sea succulents. Adding an earthiness from the land is the crispy mushroom granola, a blend of shitake, enoki and shimeji mushrooms with popcorn, coriander and shallots.