The star selection of the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019 was officially revealed last night on 17 September 2019 at the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019 Star Revelation and Gala Dinner, which was held at the historically rich Capella Singapore.
The fourth edition of the guide in Singapore marked exciting changes in the local gastronomic landscape. For the first time in history, Singapore got two three-MICHELIN-starred restaurants among a total of 44 restaurants that received star recognition.
Industry professionals, epicureans and chefs from all over the world gathered last night for a celebratory dinner created by six acclaimed chefs from MICHELIN-starred restaurants in the region: Guillaume Galliot (Caprice, 3 MICHELIN stars, MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2019), Kelvin Au Yeung (Jade Dragon, 3 MICHELIN stars, MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2019), Sebastien Lepinoy (Les Amis, 3 MICHELIN stars, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019), Joshua Brown and Greg Bess (CUT, 1 MICHELIN star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019), Beppe de Vito (Braci, 1 MICHELIN star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019) and Arisara ‘Paper’ Chongphanitkul (Saawaan, 1 MICHELIN star, MICHELIN Guide Bangkok, Phuket Phang-Nga 2019).
The gala theme “Kitchens of Progression” paid homage to the global trend of sustainability, which also marks a shift towards sustainable dining and culinary practices. Together, the chefs presented a six-course dinner inspired by an environmentally-friendly ethos.
As the sun set on the tropical resort of Capella Singapore, guests arrived to the sight of a sleek Lamborghini on display at the lobby and mingled at the portico over canapés created with National beef from Angliss Singapore. At the bars, Sky Premium, LiHO TEA and Nespresso shook up creative cocktail concoctions for guests to go with their canapes. Refreshments by Badoit and evian accompanied courses of unique dishes by chefs of MICHELIN-starred restaurants, ending with Nespresso Exclusive Selection Nepal Lamjung and Kenya Milima coffee.
Below, some highlights from the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019 Star Revelation and Gala Dinner "Kitchens Of Progression" captured in pictures.
Watch: Highlights Of The MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019 Star Revelation and Gala Dinner
The night's events were held in the Capella Singapore ballroom, decked out to the tropical theme of the evening.
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Well-heeled guests and diners arrived at the lobby of Capella Singapore to the sight of a sleek Lamborghini.
Before dinner, guests mingled at the portico over specially-crafted cocktails and mocktails by LiHo TEA.
Guests enjoyed cocktails by members’ exclusive privilege services club Sky Premium.
Coffee and cocktails are the perfect match at the Nespresso bar.
Guests were served delicious canapes created with National beef from Angliss Singapore.
Guests and chefs were plied with refreshments by evian and Badoit throughout the evening.
As the gala dinner commenced, the welcome address was given by Chan Hock Sen, Country Director of Michelin Singapore.
This was followed by a speech by Nicolas Achard, Managing Director of Michelin Food and Beverage Asia.
A six-course dinner for the gala by acclaimed chefs from MICHELIN-starred restaurants in the region.
Gwendal Poullennec, the International Director of the MICHELIN Guides, was pleased to announce the star selection for the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019.
Representatives of one-MICHELIN-starred restaurants on stage with Poullennec and the Bibendum mascot.
The two MICHELIN stars recipients. From left: Chen Kentaro of Shisen Hanten, Yoshio Sakuta of Shoukouwa and Masahiko Inoue of Waku Ghin. On Poullennec's left, the new entrants: Emmanuel Stroobant of Saint Pierre and Tristin Farmer of Zen.
Singapore welcomes two new three-MICHELIN-starred restaurants, Les Amis and Odette, which were promoted from two to three stars this year. Pictured on the right and left of Poullennec are Sebastien Lepinoy and Julien Royer.
The evening's entertainment came by way of a rousing performance by the Teng Ensemble.
A special thank you went out to the guest chefs of the evening.
As a finale, the chefs took to the stage in celebration of their achievements.
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