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Singapore - A gastronomic paradise

6th July 2010 Print

Singapore has firmly cemented its position as a gastronomic paradise and the culinary capital of Asia with the opening of two new breathtaking Integrated Resorts.

The newly-launched Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa boast a unique range of fine dining restaurants, a wealth of internationally-acclaimed celebrity chefs from around the world, theme dining at South East Asia’s first ever Universal Studios theme park, and some of the most diverse cuisine on the planet.

Marina Bay Sands officially opened its doors on 23rd June 2010 and is on track to become a popular foodie visitor attraction in its own right. A total of six international and award-winning celebrity chefs offer a world class dining scene with their first restaurants in Singapore.

The six world-renowned culinary giants at Marina Bay Sands are as follows:

Chef Mario Batali, a leading chef with 14 restaurants, eight cookbooks and a host of television shows to his name, including the popular Iron Chef America. At Marina Bay Sands, Chef Batali serves delicious Italian dishes at Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza.

Chef Daniel Boulud, currently considered one of the hottest chefs around thanks to his award-winning French restaurants throughout America, Canada and China. Chef Boulud runs his signature New York restaurant, DB Bistro Moderne, at Marina Bay Sands.

Chef Wolfgang Puck, a notable chef who is infamous for revolutionising the culinary industry in the United States. In Singapore, Chef Puck is set to launch CUT, an impressive eatery which was hailed as one of the top three steakhouses in America. This is due to open in late 2010.

Chef Santi Santamaria, a multi-faceted three-Michelin star chef who is, today, one of Spain’s most celebrated chefs. A keen promoter of Catalan cuisine, Chef Santamaria has opened his first restaurant in Asia, at Marina Bay Sands.

Guy Savoy, owner of the highly-acclaimed three-Michelin starred Guy Savoy restaurant in Paris. Privileged patrons at Marina Bay Sands are in for an extraordinary culinary experience at Guy Savoy. Exclusive to the Singapore Guy Savoy is the offer of a tea degustation; a menu specially designed to be paired with teas from around the world.

Tetsuya Wakuda, one of today’s most sought-after chefs with a prestigious Japanese restaurant in Australia. Waku Ghin at Marina Bay Sands, Chef Wakuda’s first eatery outside of Australia, will feature a sake bar, caviar lounge and an impressive display of over 3,000 bottled wines when it opens its doors in late 2010.

In addition, Marina Bay Sands has further enhanced Singapore’s attractions with a stunning rooftop skypark and a 60 storey-high observation deck with restaurants, gardens and the world’s longest elevated swimming pool.

Resorts World Sentosa made history when it opened as Singapore’s first ever Integrated Resort in January 2010. Securing Singapore’s presence on the world gourmet map, the resort features more than 60 food and beverage outlets across a spectrum of six different dining experiences: fine dining, contemporary dining, cafés & pâtisseries, theme dining, street gourmet, bars & clubs.

There are also four esteemed celebrity chefs on hand to create culinary magic at the luxurious resort. These are as follows:

Chef Joël Robuchon, the world’s most Michelin-star decorated chef with an impressive 26 stars clocked up from his 20 dining establishments worldwide. Chef Robuchon will be opening three outlets at Resorts World Sentosa in the second half of 2010. La Table de Joël Robuchon, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and The Pastry Shop & Lounge will all feature French-haute cuisine.

Chef Kunio Tokuoka, a leading culinary maestro in Japan who has been bestowed with four Michelin stars. Chef Tokuoka runs Kunio Tokuoka, his first restaurant outside Japan, in Resorts World Sentosa’s all-suite hotel, Crockfords Tower.

Chef Susur Lee, regarded as one of the ‘Ten Chefs of the Millennium’ by Food & Wine Magazine and the owner of a number of successful French-inspired restaurants throughout America and Canada.  Chef Lee has teamed up with the Tung Lok Group to open Chinois by Susur Lee in Resort World Sentosa’s boutique Hotel Michael.

Chef Scott Webster, a revered chef and successful entrepreneur who has developed dining concepts for some of the world’s major hospitality projects, including London’s Hyde Park Corner for the InterContinental group. Chef Webster opened the re-birth of his famous London restaurant OSIA at Resort World Sentosa’s FestiveWalk.

Quickly gaining recognition as one of the world’s most exciting family destinations, Resorts World Sentosa is also home to South East Asia’s first ever Universal Studios theme park, the world’s largest Marine Life Park, six modern hotels and a host of entertainment options for all the family.

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