[CLOSED] Hotel Michael: Joel Robuchon opens Joel Robuchon Restaurant and L’Atelier de Joel
If you’re a foodie then you will have probably heard of Joel Robuchon. If you haven’t then you’ll get the chance to learn a lot more about him from next February.
Joel Robuchon is the world’s most decorated chef by the iconic Michelin review guides, with a cool 26 stars to his name and he is now bringing his exquisite cuisine to Singapore.
He’s announced that he is opening two restaurants at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) next February – Joel Robuchon Restaurant and L’ Atelier de Joel. Both restaurants will be located at Hotel Michael, which primarily targets business travelers. The opening date for a third eatery The Pastry Shop and Lounge will be announced later.
Recognised by many to be the most influential French chef of his generation, Joel Robuchon has 21 restaurants spanning 10 countries. He is famous for his influence on French cuisine – moving away from the richness of traditional cooking methods (think heavy sauces) to a more simple approach that emphasises the natural flavours of good quality ingredients. In fact one of his signature dishes is the humble potato mash (half potato, half butter!). It is said to be so delicious that customers have been known to order it both as a side dish and a dessert.
The 45-seater Joel Robuchon Restaurant will serve French haute cuisine (and is pretty pricey). This will be his fourth signature restaurant in Asia. The other three are located in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Macau.
For diners who prefer a more casual dining experience, L’Atelier will feature chefs in a central kitchen with diners seated at a counter from which they can see their food being prepared. Chef Robuchon was inspired by Japanese sushi bars and Spanish tapas restaurants. The Hong Kong outlet of this eatery was picked as the best restaurant in Asia in 2010 by the Miele Guide.
Chef Robuchon says diners in Singapore can expect the same world class food and service experienced in his award winning restaurants overseas. To deliver on this promise, he has hand-picked nine of his best staff to run his restaurants in Singapore. One of them is Japanese Chef Tomonori Danzaki who has worked with Chef Robuchon for more than 10 years. He will be the executive chef at Joel Robuchon Restaurant.
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