Those familiar with The Bocuse d’Or or the World Pastry Cup, may recognize Angela May — she has been one of the personalities associated events since 2009. Her passion for food has now resulted in a restaurant that carries her name. Located at Robinsons The Heeren, Angela May Food Chapters is another chapter her culinary journey.
It stands as the first restaurant in the world with May’s name and offers diners contemporary cuisine the subtle Asian influences. Thanks to her rich heritage (She’s American-Thai), she is able to experiment and infuse what she has learnt from experience and her travels into the dishes. What sets her venture apart, is the fact that most of the herbs and vegetables used in the dishes are farmed inside the restaurant. She also supports farmers in Singapore as they provide the restaurant with vegetables and fish.
You can understand her passion and creativity when you have just a mouthful of the dishes offered. Take for instance, the chilled coconut chia and fresh berries pudding with drizzle of Gula Melaka that is served with — wait for it — a dusting of Saigon cinnamon. Or you can simply drool over the cold scallion noodle bowl with soy glazed shiitake and pickled cucumbers, that is offered for high tea.
My personal favorite is the handpicked marble pastry counter (and will be the favorite of any sane person with a sweet tooth). The counter offers up house-made desserts and pastries for those who are dining in as well as those who wish to savor it in the comfort of their home. She also has a freshly baked cookie plate that I would have inhaled in a heartbeat if not for those pesky table manners.
Featuring a wood wave ceiling at the entrance, you are immediately enveloped into a cozy and warm interior. Akar de Nissim specially crafted the hand-carved oak and sycamore tables and chairs for the restaurant — they also created a special edition candle that you can purchase. There is a 10-seater lounge that overlooks the busy streets of Orchard Road and playful limited edition macaron tables as well as special mini bag chairs for handbags.
“We are delighted and proud to bring Angela May Food Chapters on-board, and we are confident this new offering will inject a dose of vibrancy and flavor into our expanding repertoire of covetable F&B options at Robinsons the Heeren” said Mr. Christophe Cann, Group CEO-Asia, Al-Futtaim Group. He added “With Angela May Food Chapters’ delectable menu and curated restaurant décor, it will certainly expand our shopper’s dining horizons and up our ante in bringing new experiences as the leading department store in Singapore!”
To learn more about the menu at Angela May Food Chapters, click here.