One-Michelin-star restaurant Corner House returns with Chef David Thien’s debut menu

David Thien, Executive Chef of Corner House. (PHOTO: Corner House)

By: Wenting Ang

With the lifting of dining restrictions, one-Michelin-starred restaurant Corner House is set to reopen doors to the public from 2 July with a new menu helmed by exclusive chef David Thien. 

Founded in 2014, casual fine-dining restaurant Corner House sits within the Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The restaurant was subsequently awarded one Michelin star in 2016 and continues to retain its status ever since. In the same year, it debuted on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list and is currently ranked No. 49.

Taking over Chef Jason Tan who had been synonymous with the restaurant since 2014, French-Chinese-Mauritian Chef Thien joined the restaurant in March, just two weeks before the country went into the circuit breaker due to COVID-19. Chef Thien had spent the previous months coming up with a new menu that showcases its prowess in contemporary seasonal cuisine.

Inspired by personal stories, thoughts and memories, the new menu aims to provide a dining experience that will inspire and surprise. Guests will be presented with chapters authored by Chef Thien, detailing stories accompanied by visuals that delve into each ingredient or concept on the menu. 

“My hope is that guests develop a deeper appreciation and connection with the food that they eat, relishing the thought behind it,” Chef Thien shared.

Ever-changing to adapt to the seasons, sources and customers, the menu ushers in a fresh perspective for Corner House under Chef Thien. 

The menu will continue to be organised into three, five and seven-course sets for lunch, and five, seven and chef’s course for dinner. The three-course lunch menu is priced at S$78, five-course at S$179 and S$218 for the seven-course lunch. The five-course dinner will be debut at S$178, seven-course set at S$218, and S$268 for the chef’s course. 

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