Michelin Guide comes to Singapore in 2016

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Newly launched Singapore Michelin Guide lists 29 starred restaurants

Among them are two street food vendors with one star apiece

French restaurant Joel Robuchon is the sole three-star venue

CNN  — 

Was there ever any doubt about Singapore’s status as a world-class dining destination? Not now that the Michelin Guide has landed, that’s for sure.

The fine dining bible scattered its coveted stars on no fewer than 29 establishments – among them two street food vendors.

There was also one highly prized three-star accolade for grand French restaurant Joel Robuchon, presided over by its namesake, the world’s most-decorated Michelin starred chef.

Traditionally new Michelin Guide launches are discreet, invitation-only events, but Singapore’s – eight years in the making – launched with a bang on July 21, 2016. The awards ceremony was held alongside a ticketed gala dinner catering to more than 600 guests, with tickets priced at an eye-watering 450 Singapore dollars (U.S.$333) per head.

Destination: Singapore

Local chefs shine

That fee, naturally, included a multiple course tasting menu overseen by Robuchon alongside a clutch of local chefs including Malcolm Lee, chef-owner of one Michelin-starred Candlenut and Cheryl Koh, pastry chef of two Michelin-starred Les Amis.

Restaurant Andre, a frequent recipient of Asia best restaurant awards, was awarded two Michelin stars.

In total, six restaurants were awarded two stars – including a second Robuchon venue, L’Atelier Robuchon – two more French restaurants, sushi place Shoukouwa and Chinese restaurant Shisen Hanten.