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Local Chef Showcase – Chen Kentaro of Shisen Hanten


Fri Jan 13 2017, 7:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Shisen Hanten, 333 Orchard Road, Mandarin Orchard, Orchard Road, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Dinner & Wine Pairing for One (incl. 10% service charge and 7% GST): $291.90
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: joanqbj

In an effort to bring the Michelin Guide Singapore 2016 to life, Robert Parker Wine Advocate is partnering Michelin to organise an exclusive series of one-night-only themed dinners at local Michelin-starred restaurants. The series sees chefs taking diners on personal journeys, whether it's through culinary travelogues or tales from their childhood.

In the fifth instalment of the Local Chef Showcase, Chen Kentaro pursues the proud legacy of the first Szechwan Restaurant ("Shisen Hanten") founded in Yokohama in 1958 by his Szechwan born grand-father, Chef Chen Kenmin, regarded as the "Father of Szechwan cuisine in Japan" and a highly successful Chinese entrepreneur in Japan.

As the third generation chef, Chen Kentaro learnt from his dad from a young age, picking-up the passion to bring Szechwan cuisine to Japanese audiences, and becoming himself a rising star in the Japan's culinary scene where he appears on numerous TV shows. Chen Kentaro went back to his roots working for a while in Szechwan, and then pioneered the expansion outside of Japan with the opening of Shisen Hanten at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore in 2014. His mastery of Szechwan cuisine was promptly rewarded with 2 Michelin stars bestowed in 2016 upon Shisen Hanten, making it the highest Michelin-rated Chinese restaurant in Singapore.

In this Local Chef Showcase, diners can expect an exceptional dinner with the seven flavours that give Szechuan food that distinct boldness, namely - sour, pungent, hot, sweet, bitter, aromatic, and salty reflected in dishes meticulously crafted by Chef Chen Kentaro.

Public sales starts 20th December 2016.