‘Modern cuisine. Local ingredients’ Once upon a time, there was Vask Tapas Room and Vask Gallery by Vask, both run by a Spanish chef named Chele Gonzalez. Vask Gallery even made it to the 50 Best Restaurants in Asia list. Of course, all good things sometimes have to come to an end...maybe for the better! After a three-month renovation and closure of Vask now comes a totally new restraurant — Gallery by Chele. Gallery by Chele has transformed the space of Vask Gallery to include a bar, lounge and dining area that embody the restaurant’s mantra “Modern Cuisine. Local Ingredients.” Once a degustation-only experience, Gallery by Chele takes casual elements to afford its diners a relaxed and memorable experience. It now offers bites, small plates and big plates a la carte alongside its signature dishes; and short and long-tasting menus that can be customized with vegan and vegetarian options. Chele heads the … [Read more...] about ‘Modern cuisine. Local ingredients’
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SINGAPORE: What may have sounded like an impassioned rant by Artichoke restaurant’s Bjorn Shen was a risk-it-all attempt to spotlight a real problem faced by many restaurants, said the 35-year-old chef and restauranteur.In a post on his personal Facebook page on the evening of Mar 24, a Saturday, Shen wrote that one-third of Artichoke’s revenue for the night had been lost thanks to reservations that had not been honoured.Also in the post, which was shared more than 400 times, Shen lamented the “wasted food”, “wasted effort and money” and “over-rostered staff” that the restaurant saw “every week”. He then announced that from this month, the restaurant would begin taking credit card details for group bookings of 10 or more people.Credit card pre-authorisation is a common practice at restaurants around the world. In order to reserve a table, customers must provide their credit card details, and those who do not honour their … [Read more...] about Should you pay for cancelling your dinner reservation at the last minute?