The Epicurean Star Award 2016 organised by the Restaurant Association of Singapore RAS honours some of the best restaurants, cafes, and catering business in the country.

Restaurants are first nominated then judged anonymously by a group of judges, with criteria includes:
– Restaurant concept (e.g. design, ambience, unique selling points, key success factors)
– Food menu and quality
– Service quality

I was one of the judges (won’t say which categories), and I can vouch on the anonymity. Sometimes, this experience gives us more room to observe the other areas other than the taste of food.

This year, the entire process was mostly positive, and the winners I chose really excelled in all areas from food to service.

Service is an important component, and I am usually most impressed if the staff is knowledgeable about their menu, and are proactive in making recommendations. Anyway, time to lose those weight gained over the month.

Here are the winners of the RAS Epicurean Star Award 2016:

Best of the Best Fine Dining – Buona Terra
Best of the Best Casual Dining – Tangerine
Best of the Best Chain Restaurant – Putien

Supply & Demand (Orchard Gateway)

Best Western Fine Dining – Buona Terra
Best Western Casual Restaurant – Supply & Demand
Best Western Chain Restaurant – Astons Specialties / Miam Miam

Best Chinese Fine Dining – Tóng Lè Private Dining
Best Chinese Casual Dining – Tung Lok Signatures
Best Chinese Chain Restaurant – Putien

Ki-Sho (Scotts Road)

Best Japanese Fine Dining – Ki-sho
Best Japanese Casual Dining – Sumiya
Best Chinese Chain Restaurant – Yayoi

Restaurant Labyrinth (Esplanade)

Best Asian Fine Dining – Labyrinth
Best Asian Casual Dining – Tangerine
Best Asian Chain Restaurant – Seoul Yummy

Common Man Coffee Roasters (Martin Road)

Best Café – Common Man Coffee Roasters

Crystal Jade Prestige (Marina Bay Financial Centre)

Best New F&B Establishment – Crystal Jade Prestige
Best Gastro-Pub – Kazbar

Ellenborough Market Café (Swissotel Merchant Court)

Best Buffet – Ellenborough Market Cafe (Swissotel Merchant Court) and 10 at Claymore (Pan Pacific Orchard)
Best Buffet Caterer – Kitchen Language Catering

To all the winners and nominees of the RAS Epicurean Star Award 2016, congratulations!

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