Food For Now: Mirazur comes to Singapore for a three-month residency at Mandala Club
Ranked number 1 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019, Mirazur has launched an exclusive 3-month residency in Singapore at Mandala Club. While it’s been delayed from its initial planned launch date of 14th May due to the heightened COVID-19 measures, it will now be open from 22nd June to welcome diners, as the Mirazur team will take over KIN and Clan Cafe at Mandala Club and offer guests a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the exceptional cuisine of Mirazur.
Located in France on the stunning Côte d’Azur, Mirazur is the brainchild of chef-patron Mauro Colagreco. It holds the highest international accolades, including the ultimate three Michelin stars and the No.1 slot on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Mauro’s culinary style is celebrated for seamlessly blending sea, garden, and mountain flavours. The residency will provide the perfect platform to share in Mirazur’s signature Lunar Menus – driven by nature and aligning with the moon’s cycles.
This return journey to Singapore will be an emotional one for Mauro as Singapore holds a very special place in his heart. It was here in 2019, that his beloved Mirazur was declared No.1 at The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards and where he was so warmly welcomed by the residents of the city state.
Diners can look forward to experiencing the revolutionary lunar menus served at Mirazur’s home in Menton, France. A holistic, ecological approach to farming, gardening and eating, biodynamic agriculture pays attention to the interdependent relationships between flora and fauna of the natural habitat and the energies that influence its growth cycle. A sensitive gardener who lovingly maintained Mirazur’s hillside garden with wide varieties of fruits, flowers, vegetables, and herbs, Colagreco has been a keen observer of these elements — particularly the moon.
Just as ancient cultures have followed the rhythm of the stars to cultivate and harvest crops, Colagreco believes that the moon at different phases influences different elements in nature, and in turn, the different parts of the plant: earth for roots, water for leaves, air for flowers, and fire for fruits. Thus, he creates dishes using produce in their absolute prime, according to the lunar cycle.
Guests can fully appreciate the lunar cycle’s central role in Colagreco’s new culinary philosophy from the moment they enter the reception area. The space of Clan Cafe will be reimagined as a lunar garden lobby that sets the scene: porous textures that bring to mind the mysterious face of the moon; reflective surfaces that glimmer as the sea off the Côte d’Azur shimmers in the moonlight; soft turf to recreate the lushness of Colagreco’s beloved terraced gardens of Mirazur; calming hues of green, blue and white to inspire serenity.
The main dining room, KIN, is the stage for Colagreco’s inimitable cuisine; the Argentinian Italian will present four menus of 6-courses for lunch and 9-courses for dinner: Roots, Leaves, Flowers and Fruits. Each designed to highlight ingredients at their best according to the moon’s different phases. Highlights from the menu at Mirazur include; lamb confit served with a mille-feuille of salad leaves and seaweed from the Leaves menu; and The Dark Side of the Moon, a dish from the Roots menu, comprising of fish, black garlic and liquorice, utterly devoid of colour visually, yet bursting with umami on the palate. Complementing the changing menus is the evolving visual theme of the dining room, morphing from a flourishing jungle to a flower field, from a magical underground world to a tropical fruit garden bursting with colour. Only one menu will be available at any one time, with the first five days of each menu evolution reserved exclusively for club members and their guests.
“In today’s urban societies, we are increasingly distanced from a regular relationship with nature. Bridging the gap between our current lifestyles and our need to reconnect with life cycles is what inspires us the most in our daily work. I’m very excited for my team, who will be able to offer a unique experience to guests with Mandala Club.”– Chef Mauro Colagreco
This dynamic restaurant project cements Singapore’s ongoing status as a global hub for gastronomy. It also lays the path for future world-class experiences to come when Mandala Club is unveiled in late summer this year.
For Mandala Group, it marks the beginning of an evolution. It demonstrates their skill and resourcefulness in curating and delivering world-class programming as part of a strategy to redefine the private member’s club scene in Asia.
Ben Jones, The Mandala Group CEO and new owner of Straits Clan says: “Our commitment to delivering extraordinary experiences for members is being brought to life before we even open our doors and we are honoured to present Mirazur at Mandala Club.”
Mandala Club hosts Mirazur from 22nd June 2021. Mandala Club is located at 31 Bukit Pasoh Road, with the restaurant open from 12-430pm for lunch from Wed-Sun, and 6-1030pm for dinner from Tuesday to Sunday. The restaurant is closed on Mondays. Find out more and make a reservation here