Michelin Guide Singapore’s first gastrobar pop-ups match culinary cocktails and snacks

Michelin Guide Singapore’s first gastrobar pop-ups match culinary cocktails and snacks

[Image: Amor Al Maiz with Aguardiente Swizzle OLA Cocina del Mar x Junior The Pocket Bar]

In the month of March, Michelin Guide Singapore is in partnership with Singapore Tourism Board’s SingporeRediscovers’ campaign to bring the island’s culinary journey to a cocktail pairing funfair.

Four Michelin recommended restraurants and four Singapore renown bars have been selected to showcase the variety and international diversity of Singapore’s F&B scene, while highlighting local ingredients in the pairings.

The four pop-ups, of which each will be held for 2 days in the respective partnering bar, will see each collaboration of five handcrafted cocktails paired with bites or snacks. At least one of those cocktails will be locally inspired.

Nicolas Achard, Managing Director of Michelin Food & Beverage Asia, said, “We have seen the cocktail scene grow exponentially in Singapore over the past decade, placing it among the top capitals of the world when it comes to mixology. It is thrilling for the Michelin Guide to bring the worlds of cocktails and food closer together to create new explorations and synergy between chefs and bartenders, and we hope this gives guests of both genres something to look forward to as they travel through their palate.”

Ms Ranita Sundra, Director of Retail and Dining, Singapore Tourism Board said: “We are excited to partner Michelin in offering locals new foodie experiences at the selected bars and MICHELIN-recommended restaurants. We encourage everyone to support our local chefs, bartenders and food personalities, while rediscovering our gastronomic culture in unexpected ways. We are also encouraged by the resilience and innovation of the local F&B industry in reinventing their offerings in these challenging times, while continuing to set Singapore apart as a top culinary destination.”

Buona Terra x Tess Bar & Kitchen RAVIOLI with Angelo Azzuro
Buona Terra x Tess Bar & Kitchen RAVIOLI with Angelo Azzuro

The four gastrobar themes and collaborators are:
1. Italian: Buona Terra x Tess Bar & Kitchen | 2nd & 3rd March
2. Latin American: OLA Cocina del Mar x Junior The Pocket Bar | 9th & 10th March
3. Nordic & Japanese: Zén x  No Sleep Club | 16th & 17th March
4. Southeast Asian: Labyrinth x Native | 23rd & 24th March

1. Italian: Buona Terra (1-MICHELIN Star) x Tess Bar & Kitchen
2nd & 3rd March: 6pm – 8pm & 8.30pm – 10.30pm
SGD140++ per pax (includes 5 drinks and 5 food pairings) at least 2 pax per booking
Tess Bar & Kitchen @ 38 Seah Street, Singapore 188394

Buona Terra is an Italian restaurant headed by Lombardy-born chef Denis Lucchi who crafts contemporary dishes with a sensitive palate for reinvention. Tess Bar & Kitchen, helmed by head bartender Christyne Lee, exudes industrial chic and a modern drink centric, food centred outlook. 

The team will re-explore some classic Italian highlights, showcasing a modern take on classic Italian dishes with a local twist. Expect creative cocktails which will each incorporate an Italian spirit or liquor.

2. Latin American: OLA Cocina del Mar (MICHELIN Plate 2019) x Junior The Pocket Bar
9th & 10th March: 6pm – 8pm & 8.30pm – 10.30pm.
SGD130++ per pax (includes 5 drinks and 5 food pairings) at least 2 pax per booking
Junior The Pocket Bar @ 6 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069787

Peruvian-born chef Daniel Chavez and Mexico’s Tamara Chavez have arrived in Singapore to serve the best of seafood and Spanish cuisine in a relaxed urban setting. A bar small in size but ambitious in concept, Junior is a platform to showcase Singapore’s most beloved terrains and traditions in the world of cocktails and spirits through intimate, authentic experiences by Joe Alessandroni and team.

The team will offer a journey across the different terrains of the Latin American continent, going from light to heavy with a deep dive into the history of the continent and education about Latin American ingredients. From street food to the spirits of the continent, expect an enlightening time.

3. Nordic & Japanese: Zén (2-MICHELIN Star) x No Sleep Club
16th & 17th March: 6pm – 8pm & 8.30pm – 10.30pm.
SGD180++ per pax (includes 5 drinks and 5 food pairings) at least 2 pax per booking
No Sleep Club @ 20 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089127

A Singaporean outpost of 3-MICHELIN Star Frantzén in Stockholm, Zén is a slice of Scandinavia in Singapore offering Nordic produce, cooking techniques and cuisine at its heart. At just over a year old, No Sleep Club is a cutting-edge all-day venue combining the best of cocktails, killer coffee and all-day cuisine.

For this collaboration: Chef Tristin Farmer explores the idea of infusing Japanese elements into functional and minimal Scandinavian aesthetics and cooking techniques. Meanwhile, the co-founders of No Sleep Club, Jessica Hutch and Juan Yi Jun, will put together their flavour forward cocktails with modern techniques to curate a complementary course of drinks.

4. South East Asian: Labyrinth (1-MICHELIN Star) x Native
23rd & 24th March: 6pm – 8pm & 8.30pm – 10.30pm.
SGD140++ per pax (includes 5 drinks and 5 food pairings) at least 2 pax per booking
Native @ 52A Amoy Street, Singapore 069878

Helmed by chef LG Han, Labyrinth offers a modern take on Singaporean cuisine, showcasing techniques and reinterpretations of local Singaporean flavours and dishes which encapsulate memories of growing up in Singapore. Vijay Mudaliar of Native Bar is championing hyperlocal ingredients and craft from Singapore and Southeast Asia, right down to music selection and artwork. The team forages at every opportunity for its selection of Asian-inspired cocktails.

With their philosophy in harmonious alignment, the teams at Labyrinth and Native Bar will be creatively showcasing Singaporean and Southeast Asian flavours in new light. Get ready to embark on a journey of discovery of what’s readily available in our backyards and beyond.

Gastrobar Pop-up Ticket Terms & Conditions: 
1. Prices are inclusive of GST and service charge.
2. Only diners with a valid confirmation email & shopify order number will be entitled to the Gastrobar Pop-Up experience at the stated date and time.
3. Payment must be completed to secure your seats.
4. For group sizes more than 6 guests, please email events-sg@guide.michelin.com
5. For changes in reservation, please email events-sg@guide.michelin.com
6. No change in reservation can be made less than 72 hours prior to dining.
7. No exchanges or refunds on Gastrobar Pop-Up tickets will be made under any circumstances.
8. Seats will be allocated at the restaurant's discretion and may be subjected to change without prior notice.
9. All transactions are subjected to charges, conversions and fees imposed by your card issuing bank. The local currency rate indicated is approximate at the time of publishing.
10. Any additional food or beverages that are not included in the Gastrobar Pop-Up menu will be charged by the establishment directly.
11. Menu subject to change and may not be the same as what's represented on the website.

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