Contemporary fine dining restaurant Preludio is poised to cook up a culinary storm in Singapore on 10 September, when their front man, Chef Fernando Arévalo, will be joined by Chef Edwin Guzman Navarro of Macau’s pioneering Nikkei restaurant, Aji. This four-handed collaboration forms the fourth episode of a series of one-night only dinners dubbed Movimiento Preludio, Spanish for #ThePreludioMovement, held at various times of the year. It will see the two chefs harness their Latin American heritage into an 8-course degustation menu.
Conceptualised as part of the gastronomic line-up for LATINADA 2019, Southeast Asia’s first Latin American food festival, the event will also see the two chefs push their creative boundaries to present all the dishes in shades of black and white — in line with Preludio’s current ‘Monochrome’ chapter. Known for being a proponent of the Author’s Cuisine, wherein the chefs are given complete freedom to interpret the ongoing theme in their own way, this episode of Movimiento Preludio will also encourage diners to challenge their pre-conceived notions of black and white, with dishes that enliven their sense of sight, smell and taste.
Chef Fernando will explore his Colombian roots for the very first time, bringing bold, produce-driven dishes inspired by the South American country’s culinary traditions. Chef Edwin, on the other hand, who has been intimately associated with Peru’s dynamic dining scene, will examine the dialogue between Japanese and Peruvian cuisines, which intersect to form the distinct flavours and dishes of Nikkei cuisine — a unique fusion that originated in the 1800s from the Japanese emigration to Peru, and which marries Japanese culinary technique with Peruvian produce.
For reservations and enquiries about the 8-course Latin American Monochrome dinner on 10 September, visit preludio.sg/movimiento-preludio