THE WORLD’S FIRST MICHELIN-STARRED PERANAKAN RESTAURANT CANDLENUT OPENS AT COMO DEMPSEY

28 Oct 2016

SINGAPORE, 28 October 2016 – Award-winning Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut, opens at COMO Dempsey on November 1st, 2016.

Set amidst the lush greenery of Dempsey Hills, it is the first of four dining establishments to open at COMO Dempsey. Housed in a 4,262-sq ft restaurant, it has an expanded seating capacity of 92, including an eight-seat private room perfect for intimate dinners or casual business lunches, and an al fresco dining area, which seats 20.

Designed by world-renowned architect and designer, Paola Navone, the restaurant decor features a modern interior design concept while retaining intricate touches of the rich Peranakan heritage.

In its new and larger premises, Candlenut continues to serve up contemporary Peranakan cuisine that preserves the essence and complexities of traditional food, with astute twists that lift the often rich dishes to a different level.

Said Chef Malcolm Lee of Candlenut’s new location and dining concept: “We’re excited to be part of this new lifestyle destination and proud to be amidst other fine culinary establishments at COMO Dempsey. Candlenut remains true to its commitment to continually create inspired and refined Peranakan dishes using the freshest seasonal produce available, without compromising on taste or quality. We strive to recreate a dining experience reminiscent of Peranakan banquets of yesteryears – where myriad communal dishes are presented in small servings so that every guest at the table gets to taste a bit of the different rich flavours, contrasting textures and complex tastes – which adds up to the full-flavoured Peranakan dining experience. Every meal at Candlenut is a celebration of elevated Peranakan classics that everyone can enjoy. ”

Favourites from Candlenut’s signature Peranakan Ah-ma-kase dinner tasting menu – including the Red Lion Snapper Fillet with Black Green Mango Sambal and Ginger Flower, and the King Tiger Prawn with Fresh Chilli Sambal and Charred Garlic Chives – are now available on the a la carte menu.

Diners can choose from more than 40 appetisers, mains and desserts from the a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. They can expect classic Peranakan dishes for lunch and more contemporary choices for dinner. Prices range from $12 for Homemade Kueh Pie Tee to $36 for Buah Keluak Wagyu Beef Short Ribs. For those who prefer to leave it to the chef, there’s an option for a 10-course tasting menu for dinner at $78.

To complement its diverse food menu, Candlenut has a specially curated collection of champagnes, wines and craft beers from countries such as Italy, France and Germany.

For more information, please contact:
Celine Tan
Senior Marketing Manager
Email: celine.tan@comodempsey.sg
Tel: 6304 1415

Download hi-res images of selected signature dishes from Candlenut from the following link:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/148232120@N03

About COMO Dempsey
Original, innovative and dynamic, COMO Dempsey is a lifestyle destination that nurtures and cultivates creativity in fashion, food, directional design and new concepts. Offering an all-round new experience, COMO Dempsey integrates world-renowned retail concept store Dover Street Market, The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, a relaxed but refined restaurant-and-bar by acclaimed Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Japanese restaurant Ippoh Tempura Bar, and COMO Cuisine, a new restaurant concept that offers signature cuisines from COMO Hotels and Resorts properties around the world. Candlenut, the world’s first Michelin-star Peranakan restaurant by chef Malcolm Lee is another establishment as well as COMO Marketplace, an up-market food emporium retailing the finest artisanal products to inspire the Asian palate.

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