Having been awarded 2 Michelin Stars to date, Restaurant ANDRE is ranked Number 2 in Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2017. But after 7 years, the Bukit Pasoh Road establishment has announced that it is to serve its last service on February 14, 2018.

 

 

Chef Andre Chiang released an official statement at about 3.41am this Wednesday morning saying that he wished to "re-prioritize [his] professional life from early next year" and that he "wish[es] to kindly return [his] Michelin stars and also request to not be included in the 2018 edition of the Michelin Guide Singapore."

 

 

It seems that Chef Andre would like to shift his focus to culinary education and cooking at his own leisure. Chef Andre would still be overseeing his other restaurant RAW which is based in Taipei, although he has also requested for RAW to be excluded from the Michelin Guide Taiwan. On the timing of his closure, Chef Andre said, "I've been looking for that unrealistic 'moment of perfection - three Michelin stars, World's Top 50 Restaurant'... Until now I realised, at this moment, it is perfect as it is." He calls it his "duty" now to inculcate the next generation of young chefs in Taiwan and China.

 

Photo: Chef Andre Chiang

"Although Restaurant ANDRE’s legacy will soon become a fond memory to the world’s gourmets, I have no regrets, as we have achieved all that we have wanted to for Singapore and for Asia." 

 

 

Dear all, my phone, email and social media burst as you probably expected... here are some things to take note:

1. Please don't book through me, there's Restaurant ANDRE website to book, simply drop a request (don't call)

2. Don't book 14th Feb (cuz other dates we are open too...)

3. Please don't call me during lunch & dinner service (I'm still working)

4. Media issue please contact info@andre-chiang.com  

5. Please read the announcement carefully before asking me questions (because most of the answer is in there) and I wrote it...

6. Please don't be sad, because I'm happy that I could physically do more than before; I'm still around and Andre is still cooking, I simply realised I have bigger responsibility to leverage chef's social status and environment for Asia I love you all

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After receiving an overwhelming response to his decision to close Restaurant ANDRE, Chef Andre took to his Instagram to send a message to all his beloved customers.

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