Celebrity chefs and new-look favourites for Singapore’s grand dame.
Raffles Hotel Singapore has unveiled a new line-up of dining experiences, which includes four celebrity chef restaurants set to open in 2019.
Raffles Hotels general manager, Christian Westbeld, says the new dining concepts will add a contemporary flavour the historical property.
“For more than 100 years, the dining venues at Raffles Hotel Singapore have been recognised as an integral part of the vibrant and ever-changing local bar and dining scene,” he says.
“We are more than excited to introduce concepts with partner chefs, who have a reputation of operating successful venues around the world, while at the same time, creating culinary experiences that are new and distinct to Singapore.”
New venues include:
BBR by Alain Ducasse
Acclaimed chef, Alain Ducasse, will present his first Mediterranean sharing and grill concept at the hotel’s Bar and Billiard Room (BBR).
With the new concept, the 122-year-old restaurant, which started as a club during British colonial rule, will continue to be the social gathering space, serving sharing plates and regular-sized dishes. It features an open kitchen with charcoal grills and wood-fired pizza ovens as well as a lively bar and lounge.
The highly popular Raffles Sunday Brunch will return when BBR by Alain Ducasse opens.
La Dame de Pic
Three Michelin-starred chef, Anne-Sophie Pic, will debut her entry into Asia with ‘La Dame de Pic’, which reflects Pic’s search for ‘aromatic complexity’. The restaurant will feature an extensive pairing menu that includes wines, cocktails, whisky, sake, tea, coffee, dashi, broth and consommés.
兿 yì by Jereme Leung
Helmed by one of the most influential chefs in the modern Chinese culinary movement, Jereme Leung returns home to Singapore with yì by Jereme Leung.
yì, meaning ‘art’ in Mandarin, will feature Cantonese classics, private dining rooms, and a multi-sensory dining experience in the ‘Experience Room’.
Located in the refreshed Raffles Arcade, Butcher’s Block will focus on single-sourced meats, showcased in a glass cooler known as ‘The Vault’.
The dining room will feature communal tables for exceptional gatherings, complete with a wine library that houses more than 100 different labels.
Raffles signatures such as the Tiffin Room, Long Bar, and Writer’s bar will all be refreshed. The famous Long Bar counter will be restored, while dining in the Tiffin Room will include an interactive, table-side service by chefs.
Meanwhile, the classic Raffles Afternoon Tea experience will be served in the Grand Lobby.
Raffles Hotel Singapore executive chef, Pierre Burgade, says: “It is an incredible privilege to be given the opportunity to update these time-honoured Raffles signatures while also curating the line-up of celebrity chefs for this iconic hotel.
“The deliberate and careful curation of the new dining concepts aims to elevate Singapore’s culinary landscape and makes our hotel an all-in-one gastronomic journey for guests and visitors alike.”
The iconic heritage hotel is now in the final phase of a careful restoration and will remain fully closed until the first quarter of 2019.