Bjorn Frantzen’s Zen in Singapore serves a meal that spans three stories. Guests are served snacks and introduced to the main course ingredients, moved to the second floor for an eight-course dinner and then ushered upstairs for dessert in lounge chairs.
According to CNA Lifestyle, Frantzen, a Swedish chef, wanted to create an atmosphere that was warm and inviting. He told the publication that his New Nordic style is heavily influenced by the Japanese.
“The French stole the idea from kaiseki, but spoiled it by putting so much gluten and lactose and fat (into the meal),” he said.
Prices don’t stop at $450. Add an extra $250 for a full wine pairing, $175 for mixed drinks and juice, or $125 just for a full juice pairing.
Sample dishes, per The Peak: “Tartare of red deer, finely minced, smooth and silky, topped with its special caviar and perked up with finger lime,” and Frantzen’s French toast which is “elegant rectangles of crispy sourdough toast filled with parmesan custard, another heavy shower of autumn truffles, and a Chinese restaurant-worthy clear oxtail consomme to wash it down.”