Time Out says
Think of summer and visions of clear blue skies, white sandy beaches, vibrant floral blooms and lush open fields typically come to mind. But at Preludio, summer is viewed in black and white. Its new menus ($58/four-course lunch, $98/seven-course lunch, $188/six-course dinner and $238/eight-course) follow the theme of monochrome – a concept that finds its way in the food, drink, decor and beyond.
Begin your meal with the Deadliest Catch, named after the dangerous conditions in which Alaskan king crabs are caught. It's blanketed with pristinely white coconut jelly and topped with a quenelle of white corn and onion sorbet that complements the natural sweetness of the crab exquisitely. Yet another snow-white dish, Make it Pop, dazzles with its unconventionality. Foie grad terrine is glazed with coffee kombucha and covered in smoked olive oil powder and popping candy – a playful treat meant to surprise and delight diners, Preludio's modus operandi.
But we won't spoil everything. Just know that you're in the safe hands of chef Fernando Arévalo, who's worked in the kitchens of Daniel Boulud, Bill Telepan and Mario Batali in New York City before moving to Singapore, which he's called home for the past six years. The wine list, curated by beverage manager Chip Steel, categorises the wines based on the soils on which the grapes are grown – black granite or volcanic, white chalk or pale sand. The result is a highly unconventional selection that also embraces local tipples and non-alcoholic options. Definitely opt for the pairing menu, it's one of the most masterful food and beverage marriages in the city.
#03-01/02, Frasers Tower
182 Cecil St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11.30-2pm, 6pm-10.30pm; Sat 6pm-10.30pm|
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