SINGAPORE: Two-Michelin-starred Cafe Andre will near its doorways completely on Feb 14 subsequent 12 months.
In a assertion on Tuesday (Oct ten), chef Andre Chiang – the man powering the great-dining outfit in Tanjong Pagar – said the go arrives just after a conclusion to re-prioritise his professional daily life.
He has requested to return his Michelin stars, and to be excluded from the 2018 version of the Michelin Guidebook Singapore.
“I’m a perfectionist and for the previous 30 many years of my vocation, I have been looking for that unrealistic ‘moment of perfection’: 3 Michelin stars, World’s Top 50 restaurant … Until now I realised, at this instant – it is great as it is,” Mr Chiang said in a assertion on the restaurant’s site.
“I want to go again to in which I commenced, I want to go again to cooking, have a balanced daily life and cook dinner fortunately.”
Mr Chiang, who was born in Taiwan and commenced cooking at 13, signalled that he will possible go again to Taipei to concentration on educating and establishing youthful cooks, and cook dinner at his restaurant Uncooked.
He has also requested that Uncooked not be bundled in any future Michelin Guides for Taiwan.
“You could possibly ask, why now?,” Mr Chiang said in his assertion. “Because this is the greatest instant of my daily life. I walked into the restaurant, into the kitchen area, I see anyone, anything in purchase, polished, flawless.
“I have never viewed any restaurant like this. Every single a single of them is anything I hoped for. This is the great team that I will not see anyplace else once more, and we have reached anything we want to accomplish.”
“I HAVE NO REGRETS”
Mr Chiang commenced his culinary journey at Le Jardin de Sens in Montpellier, France, training below Jacques and Laurent Pourcel. 9 many years later on, he became head chef of the a few-starred Michelin restaurant.
Mr Chiang has also worked below France’s most highly regarded cooks such as Pascal Barbot, Pierre Gagnaire, Joël Robuchon and Michel Troisgros.
“Although Cafe Andre’s legacy will shortly become a fond memory to the world’s gourmets, I have no regrets, as we have reached all that we have desired to for Singapore and for Asia. Now, it is time for me to go household,” Mr Chiang said.
Cafe Andre, which opened in October 2010, presents only 30 seats each and every day.
The restaurant focuses on serving “spontaneous culinary art” encouraged by Southern French nouvelle delicacies.