SINGAPORE: Two-Michelin-starred Cafe Andre will near its doors forever on Feb 14 following 12 months.
In a statement on Tuesday (Oct 10), chef Andre Chiang – the guy powering the fantastic-dining outfit in Tanjong Pagar – mentioned the move arrives right after a determination to re-prioritise his professional daily life.
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 earlier thirty several years of my profession, I have been seeking for that unrealistic ‘moment of perfection’: A few Michelin stars, World’s Top rated 50 cafe … Till now I realised, at this moment – it is excellent as it is,” Mr Chiang mentioned in a statement on the restaurant’s internet site.
“I want to go back to where by I started, I want to go back to cooking, have a balanced daily life and prepare dinner fortunately.”
Mr Chiang, who was born in Taiwan and started cooking at 13, signalled that he will probable move back to Taipei to focus on educating and producing youthful cooks, and prepare dinner at his cafe Uncooked.
He has also asked for that Uncooked not be integrated in any future Michelin Guides for Taiwan.
“You may possibly check with, why now?,” Mr Chiang mentioned in his statement. “Because this is the ideal moment of my daily life. I walked into the cafe, into the kitchen, I see everybody, anything in order, polished, flawless.
“I have never ever witnessed any cafe like this. Every single just one of them is anything I hoped for. This is the excellent crew that I will not see any place else all over again, and we have achieved anything we want to reach.”
“I HAVE NO REGRETS”
Mr Chiang started his culinary journey at Le Jardin de Sens in Montpellier, France, coaching less than Jacques and Laurent Pourcel. 9 several years later on, he grew to become head chef of the 3-starred Michelin cafe.
Mr Chiang has also worked less than France’s most respected cooks such as Pascal Barbot, Pierre Gagnaire, Joël Robuchon and Michel Troisgros.
“Although Cafe Andre’s legacy will shortly develop into a fond memory to the world’s gourmets, I have no regrets, as we have achieved all that we have wanted to for Singapore and for Asia. Now, it is time for me to go house,” Mr Chiang mentioned.
Cafe Andre, which opened in Oct 2010, presents only thirty seats just about every working day.
The cafe focuses on serving “spontaneous culinary art” influenced by Southern French nouvelle cuisine.