SINGAPORE - Acclaimed Taiwan-born chef Andre Chiang, who shuttered his two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre in Bukit Pasoh three weeks ago on Feb 14, has been given the 2018 Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award - Asia. His 30-seat restaurant had opened in 2010.
The award is part of the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards programme, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. The award is voted on by members of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Academy, comprising over 300 leaders in the restaurant and culinary industries throughout Asia.
The Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list is an offshoot of the coveted annual World's 50 Best Restaurants list, published by William Reed Business Media.
The now-defunct Restaurant Andre debuted on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2013 at No. 38. Last year, it was ranked No. 14. Its highest ranking on the Asian list is No. 2.
Chiang's award will be presented to him at the sixth annual Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony at Wynn Palace, Macau, on March 27.
The chef also co-owns and manages six other restaurants, including the five-year-old Burnt Ends in Singapore and The Bridge in Chengdu, which is partially open.