The countdown to Singapore’s biggest gastronomic event of the year has begun. On 25 July, the third edition of the Michelin Guide Singapore will be unveiled at a “Star Revelation” award ceremony and gala dinner held at Resorts World Sentosa. This year’s dinner is based on the theme of “The Past Through Tomorrow”, and aims to “honour Singapore’s culinary stars of yesteryear, who helped shape the local food culture, while celebrating chefs who are elevating Singapore’s dining scene today”.
The six-course dinner will be prepared by six chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants here and around the world: Alvin Leung of Hong Kong’s Bo Innovation (three stars), Emmanuel Stroobant of Saint Pierre (one star), Sun Kim of Meta (one star), Rishi Naleendra of Cheek by Jowl (one star), Arnaud Dunand Sauthier of Le Normandie Restaurant in Bangkok (two stars), and Lam Ming Kin of Longtail in Taipei (one star).
These culinary superstars will be creating their own interpretations of iconic local dishes. Not much else has been revealed about the menu, but we can’t help but wonder if souped-up versions of chilli crab, ayam buah keluak, and — who knows — nasi lemak (sans crispy rendang) will appear at the dinner. Like in previous years, the meal will be paired with wines selected by Robert Parker Wine Advocate.
As for the results of the award ceremony, we’re excited to see which new restaurants will be included into the prestigious list this time, and if any of them will make it into the three-star echelon. And with the defunct Restaurant Andre no longer in the running, will there be new additions to the two-Michelin-star category? We can’t wait to find out.
The 2017 guide had a whopping 38 restaurants that were awarded stars, with 11 new entrants in the one-Michelin-star category. There was only one three-starred restaurant, Joël Robuchon Restaurant, which had maintained its accolade from 2016.