Earlier in June, it was reported that barely two months after being named number 83 on the Restaurant Magazine's World's Top 100 Restaurants, Les Amis has lost its chef, Gunther Hubrechsen, who has decided to venture out on his own with a new fine-dining French restaurant that will bear his name.
Mr Hubrechsen was named Rising Chef of the Year 2006 at the World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence. The new restaurant is a 50:50 joint venture with the Garibaldi group, which comprises Garibaldi, Menotti, two Ricciotti outlets and Brotzeit, a German restaurant in VivoCity. The restaurant is located right beside Garibaldi on Seah Street but is run independently.
From the first unofficial reviews that I've heard, the food is great and the prices...the prices are what everyone has been talking about. While I haven't actually heard the word "value" spoken out loud yet, I've had some discerning palates give it a two-thumbs up on all angles. Go try it and let me know!