The Swede taste of Michelin stars

Chef Bjorn Frantzen's new restaurant, Zen, will serve only tasting menus.
Chef Bjorn Frantzen's new restaurant, Zen, will serve only tasting menus.PHOTO: BJORN FRANTZEN

Swedish chef-restaurateur Bjorn Frantzen of three-Michelin-starred Restaurant Frantzen will be opening a restaurant in Bukit Pasoh

Swedish chef-restaurateur Bjorn Frantzen of Restaurant Frantzen, Stockholm's only three-Michelin-starred restaurant, will be opening a new restaurant in the space previously occupied by Restaurant Andre in Bukit Pasoh.

Called Zen, the restaurant is a partnership between the Swede, who is behind the Frantzen Group of restaurants, and the Unlisted Collection food and lifestyle group.

Restaurant Zen will open on Nov 21.

The 30-seat restaurant will serve only tasting menus and is chef Frantzen's first tasting-only restaurant in the world.

His flagship restaurant was awarded two Michelin stars in 2010, two years after it opened. It received its third star this year.

Frantzen's other food and beverage outlets include Nordiska Kantinen, Botanique and Corner Club in Stockholm, as well as Frantzen's Kitchen and The Flying Elk in Hong Kong.

This is his first foray into the Singapore food scene.

To be able to open this restaurant in Singapore... is an incredible and exciting opportunity.

SWEDISH CHEF-RESTAURATEUR BJORN FRANTZEN

In a press statement, he said: "The gastronomy of Frantzen is influenced by the simplicity and elegance of Nordic, French and Japanese cuisine, so to be able to open this restaurant in Singapore that is such a cultural and gastronomic melting pot is an incredible and exciting opportunity."

Behind the restaurant's interior is Joyn Studios Architects, which also designed Restaurant Frantzen in Stockholm as well as Frantzen's Kitchen in Hong Kong.

Reservations for November and December will be available from Oct 1.

Thereafter, reservations open on the first day of every month at 10am for meals the following month.

For example, reservations for meals during February will open on Jan 1.

Go to restaurantzen.com for more information.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2018, with the headline 'The Swede taste of Michelin stars'. Print Edition | Subscribe