David Thompson coming to Singapore
Singaporeans can look forward to David Thompson's new restaurant in June this year. He is taking over the space at MBS from Guy Savoy who will be closing on 3 Feb http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/premi...
The tasting menu at Guy Savoy has been $290++ for a while now. I think at that price, it overdelivered in terms of food and service, and certainly outclasses a lot of other restaurants in the same class. The wine list was undoubtedly a monumental rip-off, but it otherwise provided a top-notch experience.
Personally, I will be extremely sad to see it go. I like David Thompson's food, but I am saddened to see that there is declining demand and/or appreciation for higher-end dining (Santi disappeared and was replaced by a relatively casual Northern Chinese restaurant). Some people call it a return to authenticity sans frills, but I am not sure I share the same optimism.