East Coast Wine Trail

East Coast Wine Trail
East Coast Wine Trail

Saturday, 6 July 2019

One of the world's great hotels snares fabulous chef team

Opened in 1887, Raffles Singapore is one of the last remaining truly grand hotels in the world.

With its 19th-century architecture perfectly preserved inside and out, Raffles is the home of the famous Singapore Sling and is undergoing a complete restoration.

The famous Long Bar has been refurbed and is now open in its original location, while the hotel this week opened the doors to La Dame Pic, an eatery to be overseen by Anne-Sophie Pic, one of the world's leading chefs.

Pic was only the fourth woman to gain three Michelin stars and La Dame de Pic replaces Raffles Grill.

Anne-Sophie Pic hails from a long lineage of chefs with the Pic family's culinary heritage beginning when their first restaurant started in 1889. She is a third-generation Michelin-starred chef from Valence in the South of France.

“Making our debut in Asia at Raffles Singapore is a very natural choice for me," Pic said. "Like Raffles, the Pic family's culinary heritage spans more than a century.

"Just like this beautiful hotel that will become one of our overseas residences, we are storytellers and constant seekers of excellence. Together, we share the vision to provide distinctive experiences to our guests,delivered with innovation that combines both tradition and change.”

The 46-seat La Dame de Pic will be headed by chef de cuisine Kevin Gatin who has been a protégé of Anne-Sophie Pic for several years and has been hand-picked by her. 

A Noma graduate, Gatin has worked for Pic since 2008, most recently in her outpost at the Beau Rivage Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Star dishes on the menu include cucumber with Oscietra caviar; Brittany lobster slow-roasted with shellfish butter and served with a coriander-and-barley-infused broth; and Tajima wagyu beef, roasted Japanese wagyu accompanied by smoked beetroot and mushroom broth.

The wine list offers a curated selection that leans towards the French regions, with a particular focus on Anne-Sophie Pic's birthplace, the Rhône Valley.

La Dame de Pic at Raffles Singapore will be open for lunch and dinner Tuesdays to Sundays. +65 6337 1886. 


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