This is a new and brilliant restaurant in helmed by a Colombian chef trained at New York’s Institute of Culinary Education. It somehow manages to be energetically creative and soulfully delicious at the same time. And all this in a positively edifying setting.
Monochrome might not sound like the most obvious, or indeed appetising theme for a menu. But Mr Fernando Arévalo, the chef behind Preludio, a fine-dining restaurant in Singapore’s CBD, wishes you to experience dining like chapters in a book, with a new chapter every 12 to 18 months. And for his first instalment, he has chosen to strip everything back with the monochrome theme. The result is a feast for the eyes as well as the palette, as this unlikely colour restriction throws up plenty of exciting flavours: French white beetroot with burrata; yoghurt foam and topped with caviar; Patagonian toothfish, served with cauliflower purée and black olive powder; or salted black sesame ice cream with sesame snow.