Having a restaurant in restored heritage building appears to be on-trend, it seems, and in December 2016, Davide Oldani, chef-owner of one Michelin-starred D’O Restaurant in Cornaredo, Milan (Italy), will be jumping on this bandwagon with the opening of the 128-seat FOO’D by Davide Oldani at The Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, Singapore. Introducing Oldani’s brand of affordable fine dining, dubbed Cucina Pop, FOO’D will showcase the Italian chef’s signature dishes like caramelized onion with Grana Padano mousse and ice cream as well as lemon curd with meringue and lettuce ice cream. Thankfully, a meal here will not break the bank – lunch will be priced at S$45++ for three courses and S$52++ for four courses while dinner is priced at S$138++ for five courses and S$168++ for seven courses. Reservations at Oldani’s 40-seat flagship are famously elusive (he is, after all, chef to personalities including Giorgio Armani who flew the chef to Paris last year to cook for 480 guests at the Palais de Tokyo). Hopefully Oldani’s decidedly larger Singapore debut will help ease off the jam.
11 Empress Place, #01-01 Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, Singapore 179 558 | +65 6385 5588 | foodbydo.com