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Les Amis – The Iconic French Fine Dining Restaurant In Singapore

Someone told me that Les Amis was THE fine-dining restaurant in Singapore in the 1990s. “If you can afford a meal there, you have made it. If you propose to someone there, you can make it.” Was. Les Amis, the French translation of ‘The Friends’, filled the void then by becoming the first independent fine-dining […]

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OCF – Romantic French Restaurant In The Arts House And Its Signatures

Friends have asked me about “this romantic restaurant near the Singapore River” that I have talked about, which is OCF, short for Olivia Cassivelaun Fancourt. Interesting to note, that is also the name of Sir Stamford Raffles’ first wife. It has almost quite the complete package for that romantic meal – Michelin-worthy French cuisine, knowledgeable […]

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Odette – Chef Julien Royer’s French Fine Dining Restaurant, The Best New Opening In 2015

“It has been a long wait for me too!” His reply after I told Chef Julien Royer that many have been waiting in anticipation for the opening of Odette at National Gallery Singapore. French Chef Julien Royer must be one of the brightest culinary young stars around (even on an international platform), having brought JAAN […]

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OCF – The French Restaurant For Both Business Lunches And Romantic Meals

OCF French Restaurant is a gem I can possibly include in a guide of “Singapore’s Most Romantic Restaurants” and “Top Business Lunches in Singapore, for modern French cuisine nested in the Old Art House building (above Timbre). Romance is in the air even before stepping into the restaurant itself, with the colonial building being a […]

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Alma by Juan Amador – Spanish European Restaurant By 3-Star Michelin Chef

This is one of the infrequent times that a restaurant helmed by a Michelin chef, 3 star no doubt, goes almost too quietly under the radar. No media fanfare, no press releases received almost no ‘word-of-mouth’ bulletin from my usual foodie sources. Strange. Because there were 1-star Michelin chefs who come to Singapore and I […]

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Kaiserhaus – Food Of The Habsburg Empire, Authentic Austrian Cuisine

One of my favourite European cities is Vienna (Surprise it is not Prague) for the museums, architecture, food and feel of music in the air. The Figlmüller Schnitzel and Sacher Torte are foods I still fondly remember up to this day, even though my last trip there was more than 5 years ago. The surprise […]

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L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – Michelin Worthy Dinner For $40++

Joel Robuchon is known as the “Chef of the Century”, owning restaurants from Paris, Las Vegas, London to Tokyo, earning a total of 28 Michelin stars, the most of any chefs in the entire world. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon where ‘L’Atelier’ translates to ‘workshop’ serves French haute cuisine in a stylized environment, ie a more […]

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Violet Herbs – Modern European Restaurant In Pretty Purple at Tras Street

Violet Herbs at Tras Street is positioned as a new age semi-formal fine dining restaurant, though I would rather call it a beautiful Modern European restaurant with touches of Asian flavours. Invariably, the interior where its walls and furniture in shades of pinkish violet would be a pretty draw, giving the restaurant somewhat girly and […]

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Corner House – Michelin Worthy Meal by Chef Jason Tan & Team

Corner House had been on my food bucket list, after earning rave reviews from many local writers. Finally I managed to squeeze this meal in before the year ends, making this my last meal in Singapore for 2014. This did not disappoint. The Gastro-Botanica cuisine created by Chef Jason Tan would a shoo-in for one […]

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Caprice – Challenges For Hong Kong’s Top French Restaurant

[Hong Kong] Caprice was known as Hong Kong’s best French restaurant, luxuriously located at one of the most high end hotels Four Seasons Hong Kong. The restaurant ranked as Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2014 is not without its challenges. They recently lost their 3rd Michelin star, and had to settle for two. New head […]

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