Three-Michelin-starred chef Bjorn Frantzen is the mastermind behind this hugely exciting, dinner-only new-ish restaurant in the heart of Singapore, located in the three-story shophouse that was formerly occupied by Restaurant André. Head chef Tristin Farmer (ex Maze in London) is the day-to-day head honcho and, make no mistake, the scale of the ambition is ruthlessly high. Expect Nordic fine-dining of the highest calibre, characterised by an Asian twist.
Signatures include Roscoff onion velouté with wonderful hints of almond and liquorice and BBQ quail with pear, endive, girolles and jamon de Bellota. There's a quixotic interplay of abalone, foie gras, koshihikari rice and sprouted walnut, and French Toast made famous by Frantzen in Stockholm – think Parmesan custard and white-truffle shavings. To finish, salted carrot ice cream with mikan and saffron conserve on a sea buckthorn waffle is a gastronomic tour de force.
While the tasting menu will take you on a gourrmet journey as well as a physical one – opening with snacks in the kitchen and ending with sweets in The Living Room (up on the third floor) – the jaw-dropping price tag ($580) will not be for all tastes. Fans will nevertheless argue that it will provide a talking point of peerless proportion and a truly lifetime experience. Beautifully paired wines and sleek service top the occasion off perfectly.