Having a meal at a Joël Robuchon Restaurant is not just about the food; it is about the overall dining experience right from the moment you step in to the restaurant.
When Joël Robuchon was in Singapore back in December, we met up with him for an exclusive session to get an insight, as well as to experience the magic in the restaurant’s kitchen - the sacred ground of haute cuisine. It was an unforgettable afternoon – to interact with the humble man, and to catch glimpses of his talented team at work.
Most people have the misconception that it is expensive to dine at a Joël Robuchon’s establishment. However, that is not necessarily the case. Joël Robuchon Restaurant and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at Resorts World Sentosa have just launched its new weekend set lunches and the prices are super reasonable for the quality of food you will be getting, and the luxe dining experience.
EXCLUSIVE: Chef of the century, cookbook author, and restauranteur with celebrity restaurants and outlets all across the globe – Hong Kong, Las Vegas, London, Macau, Monaco, Paris, Bordeaux, Taipei, Tokyo and Singapore… With a total of 28 Michelin Stars, Joël Robuchon is one of the most famous chefs in the world. And one of our favourites too, of course.
We met up with Joël Robuchon when he was in town to visit Joël Robuchon Restaurant and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at Resorts World Sentosa. It was an exclusive session, and we spent a morning chatting with him to find out about his thoughts about the world’s food scene, as well as catching up on the latest updates about his business. We also had the chance to experience the magic in Joël Robuchon Restaurant’s kitchen - the sacred ground of haute cuisine – to catch glimpses of the talented team at work, and to learn from executive chef Michael Michaelidis on how to prepare a Salmon Tartare.
Here are the things that you never knew about Joël Robuchon, as well as a recipe of a Salmon Tartare by Joël Robuchon Restaurant’s executive chef Michael Michaelidis.
We are so lucky to call Singapore home. Our sunny little island may be just a small red dot, but this dot has proven herself to be a foodie’s paradise with cuisines of all kinds, celebrity restaurants, international names, independent restaurants and what-have-you. You will never be caught in the situation of not knowing where to dine at, neither will you need you pull your hair out when thinking of a worthy place to dine for special occasions.
The addition of Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) to Singapore’s tourism is definitely a great move, but more than its theme parks and attractions, do you know that they are a gourmet’s playground too? With an impressive list of celebrity chefs’ restaurants and family-friendly restaurants, RWS is one of the most comprehensive dining destinations in Singapore.
Christmas is approaching and the joyous festive spirit is filling the air fast. Everyone we know is making plans for dinners and that well-deserved indulgence, and by now, we have our own lists of go-to places and restaurants. But the more the merrier, right?
We went on a food trail some weeks back to curate today’s post, and we are so stoked to be sharing with you some of the festive highlights that you can find at RWS this Christmas. There is surely something that entices, and we know many families will be happy to find friendly options here that suits every generation!
[ Giveaway ] We are giving away a 4-course lunch for 2 (worth S$120++) at Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora. Leave a comment below, and share this post on your Facebook timeline to win. More details on the giveaway at the end of this post.
As the annual RWS Food Affair is nearing (14 to 22 September 2013), the excitement builds up and everyone is looking forward to a week of feasting. Last weekend, a group of 25 readers and friends joined me at Resorts World Sentosa for a preview of some of the exclusive menus by the celebrity chefs, and it was a fulfilling day spent over good food and company at the dining destination of Singapore – Resorts World Sentosa.
If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a few posts of the tantalising dishes we had. Check out the hash tag #rwsfoodaffair and you will see everyone else’s posts too. For more details about the RWS Food Affair, log on to www.rwsentosa.com/rwsfoodaffair.
We started off with a 3-course lunch at Tangerine; a cosy spa cafe nestled in the tranquil ESPA. Helmed by Chef Sam Leong, Tangerine boasts a healthy menu that emphasises a lot on eating whole foods with maximum nutrition without compromising on flavours and aesthetics. We had the honour to have had Chef Sam Leong himself and Chef Forest Leong – his wife and Consultant Chef at Tangerine – introduce the menu of the day to us all. With Chef Forest Leong being a Thai, we learned more about her choices of inculcating Thai flavours to the dishes at Tangerine. And with that, everyone was filled with anticipation for a great lunch ahead.
Also, read more to find out about the 5-course dinner menu – a combination of Forest, Osia, and Executive Pastry Chef Kenny Kong’s RWS Food Affair menus served during the 9 days - that we had at Forest.
With more than 60 food & beverage outlets, Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is the dining destination in Singapore. Whether it is a casual family dinner, a catch-up session with friends over a good meal, or a romantic dinner with your date, there are plenty of options to choose from when you are dining at Resorts World Sentosa.
Food lovers will be thrilled to know that Resorts World Sentosa is organising its inaugural RWS Food Affair from 14 to 22 September, offering specially crafted menus by six of its celebrity chefs – starring Joël Robuchon, Cat Cora, Sam Leong, Douglas Tay, Li Kwok Kwong and Kenny Kong. For regulars like me who have been to most of the restaurants, it is a good time to return to sample the new menus. And for people who have always wanted to try, but never had the chance, this is the perfect opportunity to finally dine at the celebrity chefs restaurants at Resorts World Sentosa.
Resorts World Sentosa has kindly extended a 15% discount to my readers – quote ‘ladyironchef’ when making reservations at the restaurants for RWS Food Affair. I am sure you are as excited as I am, so read on to find out more about the highlights at RWS Food Affair, or go to their website www.rwsentosa.com/rwsfoodaffair for more details. I will also be organising a food outing at Forest on 7 September, where RWS has specially concocted a menu just for you readers. More details to be released next week – I hope to see you for dinner!