Celebrating the Best of Asia’s Restaurants with Diners Club International

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants of 2013


The winners of the inaugural Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards have been announced at a gala event held at Marina Bay Sands on Monday February 25th.

The list is created from The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 900 international leaders in the restaurant industry, each selected for their expert opinion of the international restaurant scene.

The Reception at Asia's 50 Best Restaurants of 2013


Over 400 invited guests attended the event including many of the top 50 nominated chefs, the media, VIP guests as well as sponsors.

Diners Club International (DCI) is the Official Financial Services Sponsor of the new restaurant awards, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Eduardo Tobon and Mr. William Drew


At Diners Club area, President of Diners Club International, Mr. Eduardo Tobon, doing an interview with Mr. William Drew, editor of Restaurant Magazine.

Eduardo Tobon and Mr. Raymond Lim


Here’s another shot of Mr. Eduardo with Les Amis Group Director, Mr Raymond Lim. Les Amis group has started from Les Amis restaurant founded in 1994. It was awarded in 2011 San Pellegrino List of World’s Best 55th. So in this year’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant, will Les Amis be in the list?

Congratulations to:

♦   Les Amis has been awarded the 14th place. Being one of the forerunners of fine dining in Singapore, Les Amis is still going strong in the trusted hands of maître d’ Christian Wild.

♦   Voted as “One to Watch” restaurant, JAAN came in 22nd. The view from the 70th floor is jaw-dropping, matched only by the wittily presented and immaculately executed dishes emerging from the kitchen of Chef de Cuisine Julien Royer. ‘One To Watch’ is awarded to an establishment within the inaugural Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list that the organizers believe has made a significant impact in a relatively short period and that has the potential to rise further up the rankings.

♦   Gunther’s is awarded 43rd place. Located in a converted shophouse, the vast tray of impressive raw ingredients, including live seafood, shown to each diner at the start of the meal and testament that produce here remains king.

After the award ended, we went to the Diners Club lounge. It was huge and so classy!

After Event Dinner at the Diners Club Lounge

We had some fresh Alaska crabs, Seared-Brittany Se scallop tartar with Sea Urchin Espuma and Pan Seared Foie Gras, Crispy Rosemary, Cranberry Compote.


Beautifully Crafted Salmon into a Floriculture Design
The salmon was beautifully crafted into a floriculture design!

Delicious Wine and Dessert

And of course, there is always space for desserts!

Eduardo Tobon with Event Attendees


It has been an honor to be invited by Diners Club International to attend Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013. It is exciting to see so many creative chefs serving interesting dishes in the Asia’s culinary scene and this award has certainly recognized their efforts. With 6 fine restaurants from Singapore in Asia’s Top 50 Best Restaurant list, I guess this is going to shape our plate for this year.

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