Michelin Singapore Gala Dinner And Awards Ceremony– Plus, The Complete List Of 2016 Stars

The first Michelin Singapore awards ceremony was held at Resorts World Sentosa


Last Thursday, July 21, Michelin finally arrived in Singapore, with an awards ceremony and gala dinner at Resorts World Sentosa. While Michelin events in other countries are normally smaller and by-invitation only, the one in Singapore was open to the public at a whopping SG$450 per head. It was therefore not a surprise to see that it sold out immediately, and the paying guests also got the best seats in the house.

Leading up to the awards ceremony, Michelin Singapore, the first digital lifestyle platform in Asia, in partnership with Robert Parker, ran an exclusive series asking chefs behind three Michelin starred restaurants what they did when they first got their stars. I chatted with Eleven Madison Park’s Daniel Humm and Will Guidara about this; and my one with Otto e Mezzo Bombana 8 1/2’s Umberto Bombana will be coming out soon.

Here are some snippets of the Michelin Singapore gala dinner and awards ceremony– and the full list of the 2016 stars:

*I was able to catch half of it before I had to run off to the airport for my connecting flight to Germany.. for Singapore Airlines’ inaugural flight to Dusseldorf! (More on my next post ;-))

Michelin Singapore Gala Dinner Photo Wall
The photo wall situation the the foyer of Resorts World Sentosa
Cheryl Tiu in Puey Quinones and Rachel Tan Carrasco in Andrea Tetangco- Michelin Gala Singapore 2016- Resorts World Sentosa
With my gorgeous friend Rachel Tan Carrasco, brand manager of Ruinart, Dom Perignon and Krug in Singapore. Of course, did you expect anything less from us Pinays?! Haha. My train is by Puey Quinones and Rachel’s is by Andrea Tetangco, both Pinoy designers as well.
Dinner Set-Up at Michelin Singaproe Gala Dinner- Ruinart Official Champagne of Michelin Singapore Gala 2016- Resorts World Singapore
The dinner situation at the Michelin Gala for paying guests and partners/ sponsors. Ruinart of course, first up!

I was really happy to have been able to congratulate some of my chef-friends after their stars were announced before having to run off to the airport. It’s a HUGE achievement!!! Coincidentally, the restaurants I ate at the day before– Candlenut, JAAN and Corner House– ALL earned a Michelin star!!! 

Kirk Westaway- Jaan- One Michelin Star- Michelin Singapore 2016
One Michelin Star: JAAN by Kirk Westaway // The day before I had the pleasure of having some afternoon Krug here– the restaurant is a Krug Ambassade– and also a little tasting of future desserts, as well as a “hello” to the rest of the Jaan team, three of which are Pinoys. Shoutout to Caty who takes care of me when I dine there!
Malcolm Lee- Candlenut- One Michelin Star- Michelin Singapore 2016
One Michelin Star: Candlenut by Malcolm Lee  // The day before I had lunch here with the lovely Su-Lyn Tan of Ate Group.. and Malcolm’s ahma-kase menus is one of the best deals in town at SG68+.. he is opening in Dempsey soon!
Jason Tan- Corner House- One Michelin Star- Michelin Singapore 2016
One Michelin Star: Corner House by Jason Tan // The night before I had dinner here with my dear friend Charmaine Mok of Edipresse Hong Kong/ Hong Kong Tatler; Jason always manages to make vegetables look (and taste) like art!
The chef recipeients of the Michelin stars for Singapore for 2016- Resorts World Sentosa
Congratulations to all the winners!!! (Photo courtesy of Michelin Singapore)
With my dear friend, the lovely Michelin digital lifestyle editor Debbie Yong. So proud of you dear!!
With the lovely Michelin digital lifestyle editor Debbie Yong. So proud of you dear!!
The world's most Michelin-decorated chef Joel Robuchon and the world's first Michelin-recognised hawker, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle's Chan Hong Meng
A most precious photo: The world’s most Michelin-decorated chef Joel Robuchon and the world’s first Michelin-recognised hawker, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle’s Chan Hong Meng (Photo courtesy of Robert Parker Wine Advocate)

Here are Singapore’s Michelin stars for 2016:

Three Michelin Stars (Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey)

  • Joël Robuchon

Two Michelin Stars (Excellent cuisine, worth a detour)

  • Restaurant André
  • L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
  • Les Amis
  • Odette
  • Shisen Hanten
  • Shoukouwa

One Michelin Star (High quality cooking, worth a stop)

  • Alma
  • The Kitchen at Bacchanalia
  • Béni
  • Corner House
  • Crystal Jade Golden Palace
  • Cut
  • Forest
  • Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
  • Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle
  • Jaan
  • Lei Garden
  • Osia
  • Putien (Kitchener Road)
  • Rhubarb
  • Shinji (Beach Road)
  • Shinji (Tanglin Road)
  • Summer Pavillion
  • Sushi Ichi
  • Terra
  • The Song of India
  • Waku Ghin

For the list of Bib Gourmands, click here.

Visit the online version of the Michelin Guide Singapore here.