The legendary Michelin Guide is already available in 25 countries, and it is with little surprise that Singapore is finally joining the gourmet club and having its restaurants ranked by the gastronomic guide.
Is Singapore’s food industry simultaneously stressed and excited about this? You bet!
For those who are not in the know, the Michelin Guide is a world-famous food guide that ranks food establishments incognito. To be awarded even just a star will be life-changing, and the highest attainable status is three stars – this rare classification is given to truly exceptional restaurants that are worth flying to for.
But as with all other matters, there are two sides to the coins for everything. There will be the pros, and there will be the cons. While we are thrilled with the Michelin Guide launch next year and the various prospects Singapore stands to gain, we also cannot help but worry if this might, too, bring along unnecessary side effects.
The Michelin Guide is finally coming to Singapore. Michelin is partnering the Singapore Tourism Board and Robert Parker Wine Advocate to launch the Singapore edition of the Michelin Guide in the second half of 2016.
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.