Michelin Guide Singapore To Reveal Its 2019 Selection In September
It’s arriving a few months later than usual this year, but food lovers of all types will be glad to know they have a confirmed date to look forward to. Today, the Michelin Guide Singapore announced that the star selection of this year’s guide will be officially revealed on September 17.
The 2019 Star Revelation awards ceremony and gala dinner, featuring an exquisite six-course dinner created by internationally renowned chefs from Michelin-starred establishments around the world, will be held at the Capella Singapore.
The feast will no doubt help showcase the varied establishments across the region that have met the standards of the longstanding guide, told via an equally diverse menu of dishes by the likes of Sebastien Lepinoy of two-Michelin starred Les Amis in Singapore; Guillaume Galliot of three-Michelin starred Caprice (Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2019); Kelvin Au Yeung of three-starred Jade Dragon (Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2019); and Arisara ‘Paper’ Chongphanitkul of Saawaan in Bangkok (which also recently earned a Michelin star rating in the Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket Phang-Nga 2019).
But there is perhaps a more important—and surely more pressing—point to be gleaned. Themed Kitchens of Progression, the gala dinner aims to reaffirm the brand’s strong support of sustainable dining and culinary practices. Chefs involved in the preparation are “implored to procure ingredients from trusted suppliers and organisations that practice ethical and sustainable farming” and be mindful about reducing food wastage.
This is in line with other aspects of the Michelin Group’s key commitments across other facets of its business. In a statement released today, the company shared how it “envisions a circular economy to preserve the planet's resources by reducing, reusing, renewing and recycling the materials needed to produce the company’s products and services”. This includes its aim to use up to 80 per cent sustainable materials to produce its tires, and to recycle or reuse 100 per cent of end-of-life tires as fuel, all within the next 30 years.
Speaking of “good quality, good value” practices, the Michelin Guide's popular list of Bib Gourmand restaurants will be released a week before the star revelation ceremony. That should provide plenty for Singapore’s notoriously passionate diners to chew on until the big night.
Pre-orders of the guide can be made at the official website.
(Related: Meet Yoshihiro Narisawa, The Chef Behind Sustainable Gastronomy)