“In 10 years, I can create something better than Restaurant André” – André Chiang
Wednesday 11th October 2017 was a day that shocked the culinary world. André Chiang, seemingly out of nowhere, announced he was to close his eponymous restaurant in Singapore in just four months’ time. The restaurant had reached No.2 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and No.14 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and had two Michelin stars. In Chiang’s words: “I’m a perfectionist and for the past 30 years of my career, I’ve been looking for that unrealistic moment of perfection … until now, I realised – it is perfect as it is.”
Fast forward to the restaurant’s closing week and Chiang is emotional, reflective and optimistic about the future. After eight years serving customers from all over the world, Restaurant André’s final service will be solely for friends and family.
“I invited all our staff’s families, whether they’re from Germany or France or Singapore,” he says. “I want their families to know what they do and to feel proud of what they do and what they’ve achieved at Restaurant André. It’s not just about me, but about my team and what they’ve contributed. It will be a personal occasion for families and really close friends.”
Read the full interview on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants website
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