The Science of Cooking

 Capella Singapore partners with olive oil specialist and one Michelin Star Chef Carles Tejedor


Singapore, 9 July 2012 – As the international dining scene becomes more competitive, so to has the culinary scene with a myriad of new culinary innovations and inventions. This August, Capella Singapore seeks to contribute to the local gastronomic landscape by bringing in Spanish Celebrity Chef and renowned olive oil expert, Chef Carles Tejedor who is currently Chef de cuisine at Via Veneto, a one Michelin star restaurant in Barcelona.

Helming the kitchen for six public dining events at The Knolls at Capella Singapore on 9 to 12 August 2012, Chef Carles will be bringing to guests a truly unique dining experience, creating an epicurean olive oil inspired set lunch and dinner menus using the award-winning Castillo De Canena Olive Oil, notably the best Spanish olive oil.

Going beyond the usual creative presentation of food, Chef Carles specialises in breakthrough contemporary cooking techniques and taking this fundamental Mediterranean ingredient – olive oil – to create a feast of different textures and flavours, a true treat for the palette.

Notably, Chef Carles was invited by Harvard University to present his modern avant-garde techniques which showcase the different textures of Spain’s olive oil.

He recently worked with a veteran olive oil brand to develop a unique electronic application “OilLab”, introducing people to the world of olive oil and its properties, educating users on how to experience it with the five-senses.

He will be bringing these ground-breaking culinary ideas and cooking techniques with him to Capella Singapore with the goal of educating not only the culinary team at Capella Singapore but also to educate the Singapore public on the importance of choosing the highest quality produce for their dishes.

“As the palate of Singaporean diners become increasingly sophisticated, people are now looking for more than just good food and a crowded place. What diners look for now are new dining experiences which are mostly found in experimental cuisine that is out of the box and unique.” Jakob Esko, Executive Chef, Capella Singapore.

Chef Carles will be working together with Capella’s own Executive Chef, Jakob Esko, with his own pedigree background. Chef Jakob began his foray into the culinary scene at Michelin –Star Restaurant ‘Sihlhalde’ in Zurich, Switzerland. Soon after he was appointed as Chef de Cuisine at one of the best restaurants in Sweden, the legendary Ulriksdals Wärdshus; which incidentally owns the world’s finest wine collection according to the Guinness Book of World records in 2001.
Since then, Chef Jakob has built up an impressive international portfolio by working in some of the best Michelin-Star restaurants in England, France, Switzerland and Spain.

Starting the series off will be a three-course set lunch menu on 9 and 10 August 2012 featuring a delectable Oyster in Escabeche with Vermouth and a five-course set dinner menu on 9 to 11 August. Dinner menu highlights include Textures of Asparagus and Pigeon Ala Royal 2012 as well as a refreshing Lemon Tea Pre-dessert which was voted best world restaurant dessert 2007.
Chef Carles concludes his stint at Capella Singapore with the Mediterranean Sunday Brunch where he will be showcasing two of his signature dishes, an inspired Liquid Ravioli with Root Vegetables and a Melon Soup with Cava.

Guests will able to enjoy these classic Catalonian dishes together with other signature brunch items from The Knolls’ menu which include, sea-bass in a salt-crust, crispy Spanish suckling pig and entrecote with foie gras.

Details:
9 and 10 July 2012, lunch is priced at S$68++ per person for lunch only.
9, 10 and 11 July 2012, dinner is priced at S$88++ per person for dinner only.
12 July 2012, Sunday Brunch prices are from S$148++ per person, inclusive of a free flow of boutique wines and S$168++ per person, inclusive of a free flow of premium champagne and boutique wines.

For bookings, please contact The Knolls at 6591 5046 or email knolls.singapore@capellahotels.com. Reservations are strongly advised.

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About Capella Singapore:
Located on Singapore’s premier resort destination, Sentosa Island, Capella Singapore offers an inspiring natural setting while providing easy access to Singapore’s financial and shopping districts. The flagship property for Capella Hotels and Resorts in Asia promises the ultimate in personalised service and represents a new standard of luxury in Asia, combining the best of old and new Singapore. Capella Singapore offers the most spacious accommodations in Singapore. The 112 guestrooms include two Colonial Manors, villas that feature private plunge pools and outdoor bathtubs, suites and premier rooms. In addition, Capella Singapore offers the opportunity for extended stays with full access to the hotel’s facilities via The Club at Capella Singapore. These long stay offerings include 72 sea-facing suites and duplexes and 9 manors with private pools. For more information or to plan an event at Capella Singapore, please visit www.capellasingapore.com

About Capella Hotels and Resorts:
Capella Hotels and Resorts serves today’s top-tier travelers and residential property owners and is setting a new standard in the hospitality industry. Capella promises the unique benefits of the finest boutique hotels, including superb architecture and interior design, privacy, individualized service and attention to detail – combined with the amenities and activities of the world’s great luxury hotels and resorts. Capella, led by founder Horst Schulze, is a brand focused on customer choice, and offers choices that no other hotel company in the world can match. Capella has opened world-class properties in gateway cities and high-profile resort destinations around the world, including: Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel (Düsseldorf, Germany); Capella Ixtapa (Ixtapa, Mexico); Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico); Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore) and The Setai Fifth Avenue. Capella has also announced plans for: Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand); Capella Georgetown (Washington, D.C.); Capella Nahui (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico); and Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan). Learn more at www.capellahotels.com

Singapore
Leanne Sim
Capella Singapore
+65 9876 1688
leanne.sim@capellahotels.com


Sarah Tan
Capella Singapore
+65 6591 5016
sarah.tan@capellahotels.com


Hong Kong & China
Francis Lau
Trimaran Communications
+852 2101 4680
francis@trimaran.com.hk

Russia
Anna Yablokova
Glamapple Inc
+7 495 781 88 11
travelteam@glamapple.com

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