béni, a French term which translates to "blessing", offers one of the most exclusive epicurean experiences available in Singapore, showcasing fine authentic French cuisine with a Japanese touch. Helmed by Executive Chef Kenji Yamanaka, who has built up a formidable gamut of experience with a portfolio that includes stints at three-star Michelin restaurants Georges Blanc in Vonnas, France, and L’Osier in Ginza, Tokyo, this charming eatery has earned several accolades including the prestigious 1-Michelin Star.
Chef Kenji's thoughtfully crafted discovery menus feature fresh produce, with meats and fish sourced and flown in from artisanal producers in Japan, and seasonal fresh vegetables from France. Highlights include Kenji's signature Amadai dish. The Amadai fish from Kyoto Prefecture is cooked in the traditional "Matsukasayaki" style where the scales are left on the fish and fried to a crisp resembling pine cones. This gives the fish a very unique combination of crispy and tender textures. While the cooking method remains the same, Chef Kenji comes up with new flavours to pair the Amadai with, based on the season, a reflection of his dedication to the craft. (Jun 2018)
"For me, the new Beni is an improvement in many ways. I shall be very surprised, therefore, if it does not retain its star. Or even gain a second one." -The Straits Time
"The service is assured yet warm, confident yet convivial and creates a dining experience that's relaxed and enjoyable as a fine dining meal should be." -Asia Tatler Dining