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Diners can expect a slice of the lush forests of Southeast Asia served on their plates at acclaimed Japanese-French restaurant Narisawa’s maiden residency in Singapore at the Mandala Club from 24 March to 30 April. 

Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa will be based in Singapore, together with his brigade of about 15 staff from the Tokyo restaurant, which has received two Michelin stars and is ranked No. 15 on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 list. Narisawa, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, will close for renovations during this period. 

This five-week chef residency is part of the Mandala Masters programme by the private members club, which has organised pop-ups by prolific chefs such as Virgilio Martínez and Pia Léon, Gaggan Anand and Mauro Colagreco.

Narisawa is famed for its innovative ‘satoyama’ cuisine, which takes a ‘soil-to-hand’ approach with the use of seasonal indigenous ingredients from forests that are steeped in time-honoured Japanese culture in its omakase menu. The restaurant, which is also a recipient of the Michelin Green Star, is known for its strong focus on sustainability and zero food wastage practices. 

About half of the dishes on the menu of Narisawa’s Singapore pop-up will be new. Existing dishes will also be given a twist with use of local and regional ingredients. While the menu is still being firmed up, diners can expect the signature Bread of the Forest, which allows diners to see the bread’s natural yeast work its magic amid a breathtaking floral setting on the dining table.

Prices start from $518++ for lunch and from $748++ for dinner.