Come As You Are
Esquire Singapore|October 2021
Alain Ducasse begins a second chapter at Raffles Hotel Singapore’s storied Bar & Billiard Room with Osteria BBR offering homely Italian flavours.
Derrick Tan

Mention any Alain Ducasse culinary establishment and fine dining definitely comes to mind. But when there was word that the renowned multi-Michelin-starred, French-born Monégasque chef’s culinary foray in Singapore would be a casual and relaxed concept, many pundits responded with surprise. We second that. Veering away from haute is indeed unexpected.

This isn’t Ducasse’s debut in Singapore. That honour went to the short-lived (but superb) BBR by Alain Ducasse at Raffles Hotel Singapore’s Bar & Billiard Room. This time, Ducasse spotlights contemporary Italian fare in the same colourful venue with an osteria approach cultivated from his Italian Riviera discoveries and gourmet memories spanning more than 25 years.

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