Marina Bay Sands opens celebrity chef restaurant Waku Ghin

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  • (1888PressRelease) August 12, 2010 - Singapore - Famed chef Tetsuya Wakuda has launched his much-anticipated restaurant at Marina Bay Sands, further raising the bar for fine dining restaurants in Singapore (

    As Chef Tetsuya's only establishment outside of his world-famous Sydney restaurant, Waku Ghin breaks new grounds in culinary creativity and offers an intimate, bespoke dining experience.

    From the restaurant name, which reflects the use of silver in the kitchen, to the small wall niches that hold his works of art, the chef's personal imprint is found throughout this warm and chic restaurant.

    Waku Ghin's dining concept is based upon a multi-faceted use of space, where diners can move from room to room, luxuriating over the dining experience. The 8,000 square feet restaurant features an intimate lounge at the entrance for pre-dinner drinks. Four unique dining rooms offer private enclosures for small parties to experience the art of skilled chefs preparing food for each group personally. Diners then move on to the main dining room or drawing room to relax over desserts, coffee and digestifs, while soaking in the sensational floor-to-ceiling view of the Singapore skyline.

    "Tetsuya's immense talent, attention to detail and perfectionist nature, combined with the restaurant's spectacular setting at Marina Bay Sands, will make Waku Ghin a destination in itself for discerning diners from around the world. Together with our other celebrity chef restaurants, Waku Ghin will add lustre and depth to Singapore's evolving dining scene," said Marina Bay Sands President and CEO, Mr. Thomas Arasi.

    Waku Ghin, European based yet Japanese influenced menu boasts new creations sourced from the freshest ingredients from the region and beyond. It also takes familiar favourites in Singapore - such as bamboo clam - and gives them a refreshing and refined spin. Other signature items include the Marinated Botan Shrimp with Sea Urchin and Caviar as well as the Australian Wagyu with Wasabi and Citrus Soy.

    The 10-course degustation menu is available for dinner in this gastronomic gem of a restaurant with only 25 seats, promising a truly private and exclusive experience.

    "It has been both exciting and inspirational developing this new menu," said Chef Tetsuya, "I have been able to source at ease from further afield than I would from Tetsuya's Sydney. To be able to bring the energy and creativity of the kitchen direct to the diner at the table has always been my ambition."

    Keeping true to the consistently high standards that diners have come to associate with his celebrated restaurant in Sydney a Chef Tetsuya has brought in a core team of experienced service and culinary talent to staff the Singapore restaurant.

    Waku Ghin's interior was created by JZA+D and mirrors Chef Tetsuya's dynamic and multi-dimensional approach towards his dishes. The corridor walls are curving and sinuous, echoing the work of American minimalist sculptor, Richard Serra, while the fabric swathed ceilings are inspired by American designer Mary McFadden. Further down the hall, the main dining room hosts an extensive wine bottle display defining the circular space.

    "The interior design complements the culinary joy we seek to share with our guests. We aim to present a layered series of delicate tastes, textures, smells and appearances that build upon one another," said Chef Tetsuya. "We have created a dining experience that is intimate yet lively, one that allows diners to linger and leaves them with the desire to return for more."

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