MICHELIN is particularly pleased to announce the selection of the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019, in which two restaurants are honored with three stars. 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. In the previous edition of the MICHELIN Guide Singapore, there were no restaurants with the three-star accolade.
"With two of its establishments promoted to a three-star ranking, Singapore is clearly positioned as a leading gastronomic destination," says 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.”
Odette (left) and Les Amis (right) enter the three-MICHELIN-starred echelon this year.
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 former 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.
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Restaurant Zen mixes Nordic origins and Asian flavors. (Photo courtesy of Zen.)
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 joining the ranks for the first time. Saint Pierre confirms the quality of its dishes, which were already awarded a star last year for their perfect balance. 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.
Finally, 37 restaurants in Singapore are awarded one star, seven of which 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 MICHELIN Plate (“Assiette”) last year have been promoted to one star in the 2019 edition: Buona Terra, where Italian tradition reigns, and Terra, who adds to it the richness of fresh Japanese products.
MICHELIN previously unveiled the list of 58 Bib gourmand establishments last week. The selection of the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019 also awards 139 Plates, for a grand total of 241 award-winning addresses.
Congratulations to all restaurants. View the full selection of the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019 below.
International director of the MICHELIN Guides, Gwendal Poullennec, will unveil the latest edition of the guide at the press conference at the City of Dreams, Macau, in the afternoon, followed by a gala dinner featuring global guest chefs.