Chef Takeover at ESQUINA by Two Michelin-starred Chef Fernando Arellano (8 & 9 November 2017, two dinner settings at 6pm and 8:30pm)

Spanish Chef Fernando Arellano of two Michelin-starred Zaranda take over the kitchen of ESQUINA only for two nights. The only Mallorcan restaurant to hold two Michelin stars, Zaranda’s Chef Fernando will be showcasing hearty modern Spanish-Mediterranean cuisine inspired by his heritage and personal culinary memories.

The uniquely curated seven-course menu includes the Marinated Black Angus Beef Dumpling, which is lightly smoked, served with onion custard and black truffle, as well as the Lamb “Mandala”, accompanied by Arabic sweet spices and aubergine. Also experience Chef’s own take on “All I Pebre“, a Spanish dish traditionally cooked with eel, which Chef Fernando will be preparing with octopus, garlic and paprika. The gastronomic journey comes to an end on a sweet note with Seasons of Almond.

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Guest Chef Fernando Arel lano of Zaranda (39 years old)
A native of Madrid, Chef Fernando is the only chef to win and retain two Michelin stars in Mallorca, part of the Spanish Balearic Islands – an achievement attained after over twenty years of dedication, hard work, and passion for his art. Prior to the opening of Zaranda in 2005, Chef Fernando honed his culinary skills working in some of Europe’s best restaurants including Le Gavroche (London), Patrick Guilbaud (Dublin) and Don Alfonso 1890, (Naples). Honouring his roots, Chef Fernando brings to the table modern Spanish Mallorcan cuisine.
Head Chef Carlos Montobbio of ESQUINA

Head Chef Carlos Montobbio of ESQUINA

“Majorica” Oyster 
Pickled Beetroot | Caviar | ‘Pearl’
Wine Pairing
Cava Gramona Imperial Grand Reserva, 2011
Marinated Black Angus Beef Dumpling
Lightly Smoked | Onion Custard | Black Truffle 
“All I Pebre” 
Octopus | Garlic | Paprika 
The Black Egg
White Onion | Cuttlefish Caviar 
Atlantic John Dory 
Grilled Asparagus | Hazelnuts | Romesco
Wine Pairing
Godello, Les 3 Amis Audacia, Valdeorras, 2013
Lamb “Mandala” 
Aubergine | Arabic Sweet Spices 
Seasons Of The Almond
Wine Pairing
10Y White Port, Quinta do Portal, Portugal

ESQUINA - ExteriorESQUINA - Interior

Taking after its namesake (translated from Spanish as “the corner”), Esquina is tucked away at the corner of Jiak Chuan Road. Exuding an underground charm, Esquina is designed by Singapore-based Columbian architect Antonio Eraso and boasts a design concept of an old yet modern charm that is strongly reflected through Esquina’s interior.

‘ESQUINA Takeover with Chef Fernando Arellano’
(Available 8 & 9 November 2017, over two dinner settings at 6pm and 8:30pm)

The ESQUINA Takeover features seven exquisite courses designed by Chef Fernando Arellano of two Michelin-starred Zaranda, show casing the unique dishes of Balearic Island. The exclusive two-night only guest chef takeover is priced at $148++ per person (without wines) & $256++ per person (inclusive of wines).

Venue: ESQUINA, 16 Jiak Chuan Rd, Singapore 089267
Tel: +65 6222 1616




Tuesdays to Fridays:
12pm to 2.30pm (last seating 2pm)

Mondays to Saturdays:
6pm to 10.30pm (last seating 10pm)

Closed on Sundays

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