Once a stable for cars, The Garage is now in the driver’s seat of culinary adventure with two brand-new F&B destinations at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Park yourself in the park! At The Garage – the brand-new hotspot in the Singapore Botanic Gardens for strollers, joggers, families, tourists and anybody in love with nature and bold, fresh, seasonal cuisine.
The Garage sits at the nexus of history and style: an elegant 1920s Art Deco conservation building within Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visually it floats like a white-clad mirage, the seven vaulting garage bays lifting the structure weightlessly above the surrounding greenery.
In its history and location, The Garage luxuriates in nature’s botanical gifts, and evokes harvest, bounty, and the seasons – some of the features of ‘the sweet life’. Appropriately, The Garage is itself a multi-concept F&B destination, dedicated to those seeking to relax and unwind, and escape from the daily grind within the Gardens.
At Botanico, Chef Antonio brings to the table a deft hand in harmonising savoury and sweet; an intrinsic respect for the seasons; and a flair for free experimentation. His seasonality-focused cuisine features a simple yet thoughtful approach that focuses on produce at their best and freshest; and vibrant robust flavours “straight from the heart”.
“Natural, seasonal ingredients drawn from the best-quality sources are what I work with … and I essentially see no barrier between sweet and savoury, just a balance,” says Chef Antonio.
“To me, searching for the best technique or equipment to bring out the essential flavours of the product is my way of respecting that product. Bringing the best possible experience to my guests, ‘food with heart’, that is what I aim for at The Garage.”
Dishes to look forward to include Botanico Salad; Lamb Tartare; Braised Pork Belly with Sherry Sour Sauce; Cured and Grilled Spanish Mackeral; and ‘Ceiba’, a warm chocolate with Ginger Ice-Cream, Hibiscus and Brownie croutons.
Singapore Botanic Gardens