Singapore cements its status as one of Asia’s most celebrated and vibrant food destinations after two of its most prestigious restaurants were honored with three stars for the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019. This is the first time since the launch of the Singapore edition of the MICHELIN guide in 2016 that the supreme distinction has been awarded to two establishments in the city-state.
“With two of its establishments promoted to a three-star ranking, Singapore is clearly positioned as a leading gastronomic destination,” said Gwendal POULLENNEC, International Director of the MICHELIN guides. “Getting a three star is always a singular moment in a chef’s life and I am convinced that’s the same feeling for a city or a country. With this historic first, which completes an already extensive culinary scene, Singapore enters a new dimension to the eyes and palate of food lovers. As for the MICHELIN guide, it confirms by awarding its highest distinction to the outstanding cuisine of Odette and Les Amis, its ability to evaluate and promote exceptional tables,” adds Gwendal POULLENNEC.
Opened in 1994 and firmly established as a culinary institution in Singapore, Les Amis has reached excellence. Chef Sébastien Lepinoy, guided by an impressive attention to the smallest detail, offers a contemporary cuisine of French inspiration that sublimates high-quality products. The wine list, with more than 3,000 references, is rightly considered one of the most dazzling in the Asian continent.
Also located in the city center, in the Supreme Court building, restaurant Odette, so named by Chef Julien Royer to honor his grandmother, emphasizes a comprehensive experience in a discreet and intimate setting as elegant as the setting of the plates. International flavors and subtle Asian touches perfectly match with highly mastered French technique here.
Beyond their common French inspiration, these two new three-star awardees are connected by a know-how and a deep respect for the terroir and its products, carefully selected by the two chefs and their teams.
The selection of the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019 also includes five two-star establishments. Alongside Shisen Hanten, Shoukouwa, and Waku Ghin, who were already honored at this level last year, two restaurants are also being awarded this year. Saint Pierre rises up the ranks for the perfect balance of its dishes after being award with a star last year. Zén makes a remarkable entry into the selection by getting directly two stars thanks to a modern cuisine deliciously mixing Nordic origins and Asian flavors.
In its vast and diverse culinary landscape, 37 restaurants in Singapore were also awarded with one star. Seven of them are new entrants in the MICHELIN guide. Basque Kitchen by Aitor, Jag, Lerouy, Table65 and Vianney Massot, all of European inspiration, as well as Cheek Bistro and Meta with their Australian origins, join the prestigious circle of MICHELIN starred restaurants. Two of the numerous establishments awarded with a Plate (“L’assiette”) MICHELIN last year are promoted to one star in this 2019 edition: Buona Terra, where Italian flavors abound, and Terra, who adds to it the richness of fresh Japanese products.
Michelin had previously unveiled the list of 58 Bib Gourmand establishments. The selection of the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019 also awards 139 Plates, for a total of 241 award-winning addresses.
With over the 200 award-winning restaurants, the Lion City is bursting with possibilities for the passionate foodies. Find out the full selection of the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019 on www.guide.michelin.com.