If you’re after a taste of the Nordic, you won’t have to go much further than our neighbour Singapore.
The chef of Sweden’s first and only triple Michelin-starred restaurant, Bjorn Frantzen, is opening his new fine dining Scandinavian restaurant the city state this fall.
It will open in the space vacated by Restaurant Andre, which for eight years had been one of the hottest dining destinations in the city-state.
As reported by Michelin Singapore, chef Bjorn Frantzen is poised to open Zén in November, bringing gourmet, Nordic cuisine to Singapore’s already buzzing gastronomic landscape.
If his Stockholm restaurant Frantzén is anything to go by, Zén will highlight Nordic ingredients, with French and Japanese flourishes.
Though details are sparse, the landing page indicates that the restaurant will serve a fixed dinner menu.
“The gastronomy of Frantzén is influenced by the simplicity and elegance of Nordic, French and Japanese cuisine, so to be able to open this restaurant in Singapore that is such a cultural and gastronomic melting pot is an incredible and exciting opportunity,” Frantzen wrote on an Instagram post announcing the news.⠀
Zén will join a handful of other Scandinavian eateries in Singapore, including Fisk Seafood Bar & Market and Fika Swedish Cuisine and Bistro. It will also mark Frantzen’s third international restaurant after Frantzen’s Kitchen and the Flying Elk, both in Hong Kong.
Zén opens 21 November.