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Bistronomy at The Knolls

Experience fine cuisine with the life and vibrancy of a classic Mediterranean bistro

SINGAPORE – August, 2014 – Offering diners the best of fine dining with the life and heart of a vibrant bistro setting, The Knolls at Capella Singapore presents a brand new dining experience with a “bistronomy” themed menu featuring a selection of Mediterranean inspired dishes with an emphasis on the finesse that comes with the fine-dining experience and rich wholesome flavours, set in the comfort of The Knolls’ poolside setting.

In keeping with the commitment to authentic Mediterranean cuisine, the new “bistronomy” menu at The Knolls features a delectable array of fresh seafood and salads as well as hearty selection of succulent meats seasoned with the finest herbs and spices.

Signature highlights to look forward to at The Knolls now include a refreshing Homemade Chicken Charcuterie served with a mesclun salad with whole grain mustard cream, and a Tuna and Smoked Anchovies platter with potatoes, arugula salad and bistro vinaigrette for starters.

The main course features a selection of delectable meats such as a Roasted Monkfish with white bean stew, tomato confit, chorizo and basil, as well as a hearty Sautéed Kurobuta Pork Chop platter for two among many others.

Ending on a sweet note, guests can look out for a traditional Italian Cassata made with a fragrant pistachio sponge, raspberry sorbet, candied fruit as well as the classic Tiramisu.

Set menus are also available at The Knolls for diners who do not want the hassle of choice.

The masterful collaboration of fine dining gastronomy and classic bistro concepts is a testament of the culinary experience from Executive Chef David Senia as well as Sous Chef, Julienne Rocca, currently the only female chef in Singapore to helm a restaurant.

Chef David Senia who brings many years of experience from some of the finest Two Michelin Starred restaurants in the world such as, L’Oasis in La Napoule, Chantecler in Hotel Negresco Nice, La Baie in Ritz-Carlton Osaka, and Château de Bagnols in Lyon.

With an illustrious career in some of the top restaurants in France, Chef Julienne Rocca’s notable career highlights include starting as a Commis de cuisine in the Three-Michelin Starred Le Jardin Des Sens in Montpellier France and later being trained at the Michelin Starred Auberge la Fenière by the iconic Chef, Reine Sammut, who is known for her proficiency in Mediterranean cuisine. Chef Julienne worked her way up from Chef de Partie to be promoted to head the culinary team at la Fenière’s sister bistro, le Passage in Provence, France as their Sous Chef.

The age of fine dining is changing as people are now becoming more discerning of quality food, at the same time, the demand of casual dining remains. With this in mind, Executive Chef David Senia shares that “The concept of “bistronomy” is certainly the new buzz word within the restaurant scene as people are now looking for quality fine food without the sense of gravitas that comes with a fine dining environment. With the serenity of the The Knolls’ casual setting by the cascading pools and overlooking the South China Sea, the “bistronomy” menu could not be a better fit.”

“Chef Julienne and I are excited to showcase some of the finest Mediterranean food, made with the freshest produce and we hope that diners will be able to thoroughly enjoy the best of fine cuisine in relaxed environment of The Knolls.”

The Knolls is an unforgettable dining space which melds colonial architecture with a warm Mediterranean colour palette. Those who would prefer to enjoy their Mediterranean meal in company of the soft sea breeze can sit at The Knolls’ alfresco dining space that overlooks Capella’s cascading swimming pools and the South China Sea. There are also indoor semi-private partitions with a delightful view of the outdoors flanked by large floor-to-ceiling glass doors that seat two to six diners. The restaurant is also uniquely distinguished with its Peranakan, Japanese and Western afternoon teatime offerings, complemented by a specialty tea bar with a showcase of over 40 varieties of premium teas.

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); Capella Georgetown (Washington, D.C.). Capella has also announced plans for: Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand); Capella Nahui (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico); and Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan). Learn more at www.capellahotels.com.

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

Hong Kong & China
Francis Lau
Trimaran PR Asia
+852 3101 4680
francis@trimaran.com.hk

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