One&Only Desaru Coast introduces 'Ember Curates: Andrew & Friends'

Hosted at One&Only Desaru Coast’s Ember Beach Club, guests can savour an evocative evening of modern European gastronomy presented by Michelin-starred chefs Andrew Walsh and Julien Royer.

On Saturday, 24th September 2022, Ember Beach Club at One&Only Desaru Coast is proud to present the inaugural edition of the all-new EMBER CURATES series, featuring a collaborative dinner showcase from Michelin-starred chefs Andrew Walsh and Julien Royer.

Framed by breathtaking sunsets and the sound of cascading waves from the South China Sea, Ember Beach Club, a vibrant, beach-side destination with cuisine crafted by Andrew Walsh, will play host to a show-stopping line-up of modern European specialties. From the inspired ‘nua Irish’ cuisine from Cure Restaurant created by Chef Walsh, to Chef Royer’s refined French cuisine à la Odette Singapore, discerning gourmands are invited to savour an exciting dinner by the ocean, created by two culinary masterminds and available for one night only.

Spotlighting the finest produce and cooking styles from France and Ireland, EMBER CURATES: Andrew and Friends pays homage to the Chefs’ culinary signatures of aromatic complexity and powerful flavour combinations, with a menu inspired by their homelands, travels and experiences.

Beside items like Hand Dived Scallop ‘Au Naturel’ and Yuzu T’art, Chef Royer will present his signature Claudine Bouillabaisse, a perennial favourite served at his newest French neo-brasserie concept, Claudine, in Singapore. The dish reflects Chef Royer’s distinct take on the hearty classic Provencal fish stew, where the juicy heads of the carabinero are left intact in his rendition. This encapsulates the sensational tomalley-like and distinct flavours evocative of the tastes that he has grown to appreciate over the many years he spent in Asia. The acclaimed Chef currently has a coveted four Michelin stars under his belt, three of which belong to Odette Singapore which currently ranks No. 36 in the World’s Best 50 Restaurants list, while Louise in Hong Kong claims the remaining star. 

Chef Walsh, who leads the culinary concept at Ember Beach Club, will showcase distinct Irish elements from his Michelin-starred Cure Restaurant in Singapore. The chef-proprietor also owns and runs other popular establishments Bao Boy, Butcher Boy, Catfish, Club Street Wine Room and Pie Boy under Cure Concepts. Anchoring Chef Walsh’s menu are fresh seafood and tender meats from Ireland, key ingredients in his kitchen that reflect his proud heritage. Freshly harvested Gallagher oysters from Ireland, known for their meaty sweet flavours, will make an appearance, in addition to a classic Irish recipe of potato colcannon. Another sumptuous menu highlight, and a personal recommendation of Chef Walsh, is the Wagyu Beef Rossini, his rendition of the decadent world-renowned steak dish.

For overnight guests of One&Only Desaru Coast, an ultra-stylish brunch by the pool will be taking place at Ember Beach Club to continue the festivities on Sunday, 25 September 2022 from 11am to 4pm. Guests will savour a mouth-watering array of crowd-pleasing favourites including signature stuffed baos, hearty tacos, woodfired flatbreads and more, to the panorama of sparkling ocean views and ambient sounds from the DJ.

EMBER CURATES: Andrew and Friends marks our most significant event yet since borders have reopened and the ferries have begun sailing between Singapore and Desaru,” said Jerome Pichon, General Manager of One&Only Desaru Coast. “We are delighted to celebrate the first of many editions of the EMBER CURATES series, starting with this special partnership showcasing the innovation of two incredibly accomplished Chefs.”

Following its inaugural edition, the ANDREW & FRIENDS culinary series will continue to bring together inventive and coveted collaborations between Chef Walsh and renowned Chefs from all over the world, reflecting their respective heritages styled in their own worldly interpretations.

Limited seats are open for advanced reservations for dinner on Saturday, 24th September 2022. An unforgettable escape from city life and epicurean festivities await at One&Only Desaru Coast with special room packages for overnight stays available for booking here.       

For dining reservations, kindly make your booking directly here or email dining@oneandonlydesarucoast.com

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