(Update – 27th April 2012: FiftyThree has moved to 42 Tras Street, Singapore)
Heading up the kitchens of FiftyThree is Chef Michael Han, a lawyer-turned-chef, who partnered up with Les Amis to open his much lauded restaurant in Armenian Street. Voted Best Gourmet Restaurant in CNNGO’s Best Eats for 2010 and more recently the Indoguna Restaurant of the Year at the World Gourmet Summit 2011, I’ve been wanting to set foot in this restaurant. I’ve heard many good notes about the restaurant – impeccable levels of service and high standards of culinary execution. On my recent trip back to Singapore, one of the few restaurant stops that I made was to FiftyThree.
Mandarin Bar and Grill is almost molecular gastronmy like in their approach but I loved every moment that I was there. I felt like I was transported into a different realm for that 3 hours. Liberty Private Works was my best meal in Hong Kong but Mandarin Bar and Grill is not a far second. Service was excellent too! Definitely worthy of their One Michelin Star (Which they retained in the recent 2011 Michelin HK/Macau guide)
Long renowned as Hong Kong’s favourite dining room, The Grill serves an exciting adaptation of grill specialties with a dash of progressive gastronomy from the talented Executive Chef Uwe Opocensky.