Grandmaman inspired me…

The irascible and intrepid Travelling Gourmet TM visits what used to be the Supreme Court but is now the…

MAGNIFICENTLY restored National Gallery of Singapore, to taste the 2 Michelin Star cuisine of mon ami Chef Julien Royer. Odette is named for Julien’s grandma on his mother’s side, and now has 2 Michelin Stars. Julien hails form Auvergne which is one of Franc’s greatest treasures, a largely rural region of farms, artisanal cheese makers, mountains, valleys, forests and rivers.

I was overjoyed to be seated in the kitchen at the very special Chef’s Table near the Garde Manger (Cold Food) section. It brought back happy memories of cooking with mon bon ami Chef Philippe Legendre of le Cinq in Paris.

A definite must-try is the Declination of Pigeon cooked in a Dutch Oven and presented in a very unique segmented plate. Truly a most delicieux dish to rob a bank for!

To be continued…


Odette Restaurant (2 Michelin Stars)
1 St Andrew’s Road #01-04
Singapore 178957
Phone: +65 6385 0498

Reservations required! Usually booked up to 3 months in advance

For reservations, private events and other restaurant enquiries:


The National Gallery Singapore is an art gallery located in the Downtown Core of Singapore. Opened on 24 November 2015, it oversees the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian art, consisting of over 8,000 artworks. Wikipedia

Address: 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, #01–01, 178957



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As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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