“I realised that I had started to become a mature chef when I started to remove things from plates rather than adding and adding and adding”
“Perfection doesn’t exist. It’s whether we feel that the moment is completed. I have a bigger mission now.”
When the financial crisis happened, we created a cocktail called Fuck the Subprime. It was cognac with Cristal champagne and it was S$65 (£30) for a fucking cocktail, but you had to order it in a group. We were full of people buying it, so we realised in times of stress, people still want to drink.