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Singapore: Joel Robuchon opening 3 new eateries at Resorts World Sentosa

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klyeoh Jan 7, 2010 04:00 PM

From today's S'pore media:
"Robuchon, who has 25 Michelin stars, will make his debut in Singapore in May with three restaurants - Joel Robuchon Fine Dining, a high-end French restaurant, the more casual L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, known for its swanky red and black decor and bar counter dining, and The Pastry Shop and Lounge."

Other chefs also opening their restaurants at Sentosa included Kunio Tokuoka (from 3-Michelin star Kyoto Kitcho Arashimaya) who's opening Kunio, a kaiseki restaurant, NY-based Toronto chef Susur Lee and Sydney chef-restaurateur, Scott Webster.

Sentosa's fine dining options will go head-to-head against the other upcoming Marina Bay Sands' eateries by Wolgang Puck, Daniel Boulud, Santi Santamaria and Mario Batali. Looks like foodies in S'pore will have more to savour & write about this year!

  1. M_Gomez Jan 8, 2010 12:27 AM

    I can hardly wait! I love Susur Lee. What's happened to his Toronto restaurants: Lotus or Susur's?

    Robuchon is good, but after having tried his outlets in HK and Macau, I wonder what if he's got anything new in store for Singapore.

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    1. re: M_Gomez
      FourSeasons Jan 8, 2010 06:36 AM

      Hi Gomez:

      Your favorite chef Tetsuya Wakuda of Tetsuya Sydney will be setting up a kitchen at Marina Bay Sands Singapore too!!! I am sure you will look forward to this one...

      http://www.marinabaysands.com/en/t_wa...

      1. re: FourSeasons
        M_Gomez Jan 8, 2010 02:36 PM

        Tets, that dear, dear man.
        I'm finally going to have a truly favourite restaurant in S'pore - keeping my fingers crossed it's going to be as good as his Sydney one!

        1. re: FourSeasons
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          Lucil Jan 13, 2010 07:41 AM

          will be reading ur reviews first before heading down to the actual restaurant...
          the problem with dining in singapore is that the produce is not quite top end yet...i feel. i am paying close attention to kunio tokuoka's restaurant kunio... is singapore his first overseas restaurant outlet?? and is the restaurant directly related to his main kitcho company??

          1. re: Lucil
            pcypert Jan 19, 2010 07:33 PM

            I agree with you Lucil. The problem I have with a lot of western styled restaurants in Singapore is that they attempt to follow western trends... meaning simple, clean dishes that focus on the produce.... well when next to nothing is local or fresh, that kind of cuisine doesn't work.

            I bet 2-3 years from open at least 2 of the "celebrity" restaurants will close unless they are heavily subsidized by the casinos. I consider myself a food-lover, but it'd have to be a really, really solid restaurant to pull me onto Sentosa repeatedly or into a casino.... I prefer a nice quiet home or small room place myself....

            1. re: pcypert
              FourSeasons Jan 19, 2010 11:13 PM

              Don't worry about that: the casinos will definitely subsidized their losses.

      2. M_Gomez Feb 25, 2010 06:41 PM

        Hmph, nearly 2 weeks into RWS' opening now, and still no news of when Robuchon is opening.

        Susur's Club Chinois has relocated to RWS from Orchard Parade Hotel, although I very much prefered the more convenient old location than having to brave the jams & crowds to get into Sentosa. Boo!

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        1. re: M_Gomez
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          klyeoh Feb 25, 2010 09:03 PM

          I didn't realize that till now. Looks like they've also re-branded it Chinois by Susur Lee. Some of the dishes at the new Chinois are reprisals of Susur Lee's popular dishes at Shang, New York.

          It's located at RWS' Hotel Michael.

          http://chinois.com.sg/

        2. k
          klyeoh Jul 5, 2011 07:52 AM

          Kunio's surprisingly closed in May 2011 for a facelift (huh?!!). Slated to re-open in Aug 2011 - let's see what's changed.

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