With the touchdown of the Michelin Guide in Singapore soon, you can expect the fine dining scene here to be wholly stirred-up. It was only a matter of time given the country’s presence gradually growing in the sphere of international cuisine – especially since restaurants situated in Singapore take up exactly one-fifth of this year’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Now, it seems that the inspectors are wrapping up, and the guide is finally ready for the public. Michelin announced that the first edition will be unveiled at an awards ceremony on 21 July 2016 to be held at Resorts World Sentosa.
The ceremony will be held in collaboration with Robert Parker Wine Advocates and the Singapore Tourism Board – where there will be the presentation of stars in the presence of International Director of the guide Michael Ellis. Should you be wondering whether you favorite dining spots will make the list though, all you have to do is to consider whether they fit the guide’s criteria used by inspectors all over the globe. Some factors that help the judges make their final decision are: quality of ingredients, mastery of techniques, projection of the chef’s personality in the cuisine, value for money, and consistency within the menu.
Among the events to be held at the ceremony is a sumptuous dinner prepared by the famous chef Joel Robuchon, and other promising local chefs. A charity auction conducted by Christie’s will also be held there. Tickets will be sold at S$450++ per seat.
The guide itself can be pre-ordered for S$39.95 (inclusive of GST and free delivery within Singapore). In conjunction with the release, there’s a new comprehensive gourmet lifestyle web portal at guide.michelin.sg and a series of exclusive events to help locals and tourists explore the vast gastronomic landscape of out there. Now that all that’s set up, things are definitely starting to get exciting.