Chef-owner André Chiang (pictured) and chef de cuisine Johnny Jiang
Southern French nouvelle cuisine reinterpreted
Memory – warm foie gras jelly with black truffle coulis
41 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089855
+65 6534 8880
To dine at Restaurant André is to embark on an exploratory journey around the mind and memory of chef and co-owner André Chiang. Each of the eight exquisite courses, paired primarily with biodynamic French artisanal wines, reflects aspects of his multi-faceted culinary experience: born in Taiwan, Chiang worked extensively in France under nouvelle cuisine masters including Pierre Gagnaire and the Troisgros brothers, followed by stints in Shanghai and the Seychelles, before landing in Singapore almost a decade ago. Techniques and dishes remain French in essence, though the forms and textures are often unexpected – with each individual creation sitting under the chef’s over-arching ‘Octaphilosophy’ approach.
Chiang has recently opened restaurants in Paris (Porte 12 in the 10th arrondissement) and Taipei (the more casual Raw), but it is this serene, art-infused three-floor space in China Town that provides the ultimate canvas for his artistry. Now almost five years old – with sophisticated, engaging service to the fore – Restaurant André is firmly established as one of the very finest dining destinations in Asia.
Images: André Chiang, Edmund Ho, Nat K.