Singapore gets two three-MICHELIN-starred restaurants for first time in history
The fourth edition of the MICHELIN Guide Singapore was unveiled and two restaurants, Les Amis and Odette were honoured 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.
Singapore has long been considered as a global destination with a myriad of possibilities through its iconic infrastructure, empowering business environment, multi-cultural experiences and distinctive lifestyle options.
Sharing about this achievement, Gwendal POULLENNEC, International Director of the MICHELIN guides said, "With two of its establishments promoted to a three-star ranking, Singapore is clearly positioned as a leading gastronomic destination. 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.”
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 centre, 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.
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 accessing it 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 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 tradition reigns, 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.
To summarize, the selection of the starred restaurants in the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019 includes:
- 2 restaurants with three stars: Les Amis, Odette.
- 5 restaurants with two stars: Saint Pierre, Shisen Hanten, Shoukouwa, Waku Ghin, Zén.
- 37 restaurants with one star: Alma, Basque Kitchen by Aitor, Béni, Braci, Buona Terra, Burnt Ends, Candlenut, Cheek Bistro, Chef Kang’s, Corner House, Cut, Garibaldi, Hawker Chan, Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, Iggy’s, Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard), Jaan by Kirk Westaway, Jag, Jiang-Nan Chun, Labyrinth, Lei Garden, Lerouy, Ma Cuisine, Meta, Nouri, Putien (Kitchener Road), Rhubarb, Shinji (Bras Basah Road), Shinji (Tanglin Road), Summer Palace, Summer Pavilion, Sushi Ichi, Sushi Kimura, Table65, Terra, The Song of India, Vianney Massot.
Find the full selection of the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019 on www.guide.michelin.com.
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