SINGAPORE: Two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre will near its doorways forever on Feb 14 subsequent year.
In a assertion on Tuesday (Oct 10), chef Andre Chiang – the man guiding the fine-dining outfit in Tanjong Pagar – mentioned the move arrives after a decision to re-prioritise his expert lifetime.
He has asked for to return his Michelin stars, and to be excluded from the 2018 edition of the Michelin Guidebook Singapore.
“I’m a perfectionist and for the previous thirty years of my career, I’ve been seeking for that unrealistic ‘moment of perfection’: A few Michelin stars, World’s Prime 50 cafe … Till now I realised, at this moment – it is perfect as it is,” Mr Chiang mentioned in a assertion on the restaurant’s web page.
“I want to go again to in which I started out, I want to go again to cooking, have a well balanced lifetime and cook happily.”
Mr Chiang, who was born in Taiwan and started out cooking at 13, signalled that he will probably move again to Taipei to emphasis on educating and creating youthful chefs, and cook at his cafe Uncooked.
He has also asked for that Uncooked not be incorporated in any foreseeable future Michelin Guides for Taiwan.
“You might question, why now?,” Mr Chiang mentioned in his assertion. “Because this is the best moment of my lifetime. I walked into the cafe, into the kitchen area, I see everybody, anything in buy, polished, flawless.
“I have in no way seen any cafe like this. Every single just one of them is anything I hoped for. This is the perfect team that I will not see any where else once more, and we have obtained anything we want to realize.”
“I HAVE NO REGRETS”
Mr Chiang started out his culinary journey at Le Jardin de Sens in Montpellier, France, schooling below Jacques and Laurent Pourcel. 9 years afterwards, he became head chef of the three-starred Michelin cafe.
Mr Chiang has also worked below France’s most revered chefs this kind of as Pascal Barbot, Pierre Gagnaire, Joël Robuchon and Michel Troisgros.
“Although Restaurant Andre’s legacy will quickly develop into a fond memory to the world’s gourmets, I have no regrets, as we have obtained all that we have required to for Singapore and for Asia. Now, it is time for me to go residence,” Mr Chiang mentioned.
Restaurant Andre, which opened in Oct 2010, provides only thirty seats every day.
The cafe focuses on serving “spontaneous culinary art” encouraged by Southern French nouvelle cuisine.