Michelin Stars invade Singapore

Michelin men invade Singapore! With dozens of Michelin stars between them, the seven celebrity chefs who have set up (or will be soon) new restaurants at the spectacularly breathtaking Marina Bay Sands resort/casino are taking Singapore’s culinary scene to magnificent heights … as Daniel Boulud told DA MAN, “It will make everyone in the city raise their standard.”

db Bistro Moderne

Widely recognized as one of the very best chefs in the world, Daniel Boulud is bringing his bistro to our region. It’s all about hearty comfort food re-interpreted by a true artiste into something incredibly special. A couple of highlights: the Tourte de Canard (duck, foie gras and figs in a pastry crust); and the “Duo of Pig” are on the decadent side, but too scrumptious to stop eating.


Waku Ghin

Tetsuya Wakuda opened Tetsuya’s in Sydney in 1989 and it has been named one of the “Top 5 restaurants in the world.” Waku Ghin, above the Marina Bay Sands casino, is only his second restaurant and promises to be as popular as the Sydney institution, with its waiting lists of up to six months! Be prepared for a very interactive dining experience: a cross between musical chairs, a Kyoto sushi bar and a Parisian supper club.



Chef Santi Santamaria, from Barcelona, has won too many Michelin stars to count and says with a big smile, “Michelin needs us [great chefs] in order to make a guide that people want to read.” His love of life and good humor translate to his fresh Mediterranean seafood and tapas, and his freakishly delicious fried molten-chocolate balls.
UPDATE: Sadly, Mr. Santamaria passed away in February 2011, just a few months after DA MAN spoke with him for this article. Vaya con Dios.



Legendary Wolfgang Puck of Spago fame, brings his über-steakhouse to Asia, which features some of the best cuts of meat you’ll find anywhere in the world, hence the name. Singapore is the third location of CUT after Beverley Hills and Las Vegas, some glitzy company there.


Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza

Michelin-starred chef Mario Batali brings his version of fine-dining pizza to Asia. Once voted GQ‘s “Man of the Year,” Batali has a flair for taking the humble pizza to unprecedented heights of gourmet nirvana.


Guy Savoy

Guy Savoy‘s eponymous restaurant overlooking the casino is magnificence defined. Widely regarded as a pioneer of “Nouvelle Cuisine,” Savoy can turn a soup-and-bread dish into a life-changing experience. To wit: You will never look at soup and bread the same after eating his black truffle soup with parmesan cheese accompanied by a mushroom brioche with truffle butter.


The Sky On 57

Singaporean superstar chef Justin Quek may be the least well known globally, but his restaurant occupies the most spectacular locale. It is 57 floors above the bay on the resort’s breathtaking Sky Park and boasts European/Asian fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


For more on the chefs featuring high-res images, pick up the August/September back issue of DA MAN.