Hotel F+B

Mitzo | Grand Park Orchard, Singapore

 

Opened mid December 2014

Architecture + Interiors : Poole Associates Private Limited

Main Contractor : Tat Wei

Graphics : We are Manic

Glass Art : Lasvit

Aquarium : Reef Systems & Services Pte Ltd

Stones : Elite Stones

Bar Consultants : Baristry 

 

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18th Nov 2014 :

Poole Associates has taken legal action against New Park Pte Ltd [Allen Law] for non-payment of design fees due for Mitzo. Re-directed to a higher court. Condescending bullying by the client made the situation intolerable.

The copyright to this project and others at The National Gallery Singapore remain the sole copyright of Poole Associates Private Limited.

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  Mitzo offers Cantonese fare with a twist

Save for the chopstick table-setting, guests won't be able to tell that it is a Chinese restaurant right off the bat because the decor will be sleek and polished.

To create a more intimate dining experience, the 100-seater space is divided into sections and tables will be set up for two, four and six diners.

According to Tan Shin Hui, executive director and head of marketing communications, you can walk into Mitzo and not know that it's a Chinese restaurant at first - that is, until the food is served.

Mitzo will stay true to the familiar flavours and authenticity of Cantonese cuisine even as it is served small-plates style.

There will also be a selection of dim sum.

In a nod to his work experience at Hakkasan New York, head chef Nicky Ng rolls out Cantonese cuisine with a slight twist.

Think sliced codfish cooked with Chinese honey and champagne, and bar snacks that take the form of deep-fried soft-shell crab tossed with curry floss.

Still, Ms Tan is quick to clarify that the food won't be "fusion or chop suey Americanised Chinese style".

If you think that the name of the restaurant sounds more Japanese than dim sum-friendly, Ms Tan lets on that it was actually inspired by the Cantonese name for honeyed dates - matzo, a quintessential ingredient in Cantonese double-boiled soups.

Guests can also wet their whistles at the bar helmed by Finnish bartender Jacek Piasecki who owns the famous Sling In bar in Helsinki.

"We tried to build Chinese cultural aspects into the cocktail programme," says Ms Tan.

To that end, there are cocktails with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) elements.

Mixed drinks are shaken up with health-giving ingredients such as goji berries, chrysanthemum flowers and ginseng.

Do also look out for cocktails served hot from a teapot.

   

Because music is part of the whole dining experience, a playlist has been curated from different genres such as Nu-disco to sexy house tunes.

For Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, there are also plans to have deejays come in to spin.

"Grand Park Orchard is one of the most fashionable hotels along Orchard Road and its positioning as a luxury hotel fits well with the Mitzo concept," says Ms Tan.

   
   
 
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 

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