If you’ve been yearning for a unique gastronomic adventure featuring South American cuisines, the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore welcomes the dynamic duo of Renato “Tato” Giovannoni and Alex Resnik. Hailing from the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires, the two culinary maestros are set to ignite your taste buds with a three-month Argentinian restaurant and bar takeover at One-Ninety Restaurant and One-Ninety Bar.
With Renato Giovannoni’s recognition as one of the world’s top 10 bartenders and Alex Resnik’s culinary prowess, it is an experience that promises to transport you to the heart of Argentina. I was invited for a dinner tasting with drinks at the bar and was wowed by the warm personalities of the pair. Ever eager to share their culinary inspirations, Alex would even dance a little for you to keep every high-spirited and jolly for the night.
A Voyage Through Argentina’s Culinary Heritage
Giovannoni and Resnik, through their repertoire of diverse recipes, aim to showcase the history of Argentina and its rich immigrant cultures, adapted for the local palates in tropical Singapore.
For three months, One-Ninety Restaurant and One-Ninety Bar will undergo a nightly transformation to bring Argentina’s culinary culture to life, featuring a melting pot of flavours, blending traditional native dishes with delectable European influences.
Brasero Atlántico: Where Argentina’s Culinary Traditions Shine
At the heart of this culinary extravaganza is the restaurant, Brasero Atlántico. Here, you will find an à la carte dinner menu and a seven-course Chef’s Table dinner experience, thoughtfully curated by Alex Resnik himself.
Priced at $168 per person, this experience is a deep dive into the diverse flavours and traditional techniques that make Argentinian cuisine irresistible.
Expect to savour mouthwatering dishes like the famed asado (Argentinian barbecue) and empanadas (a street food staple). These dishes are brilliantly crafted by Chef Ryan Turner, who captures the essence of Argentina’s culinary traditions using the freshest local ingredients and cooking them a las brasas (on the grill). The flavours are a testament to the immigrants who discovered local hunting meats and embraced wood-fired cooking.
The standout dish for me was the frog legs and the empanadas. The latter is a simple comfort food, but elevated for fine dining with the choicest ingredients, baked to perfection. It is light and crisp on the outside, while moist and flavourful on the inside. For the frog legs, it has a very clean taste, seasoned very lightly, compared to the usual heavy seasoning we are used to for most Chinese-style frog legs dish in Singapore.
The Aged Provoleta Cheese and Gnocchi dishes are brimming with cheesy goodness through and through. These two will be surefire hits with the little ones and cheese lovers.
To complement your culinary journey, the restaurant offers a wide selection of South American wines, including malbecs and torrontés, chosen to perfectly pair with the bold flavours of Argentinian cuisine.
Florería Atlántico: A World of Argentine Cocktails
Moving on to the bar, Florería Atlántico (ranked #18 in the World’s 50 Best Bars) is a haven for cocktail enthusiasts. Renato Giovannoni, the brainchild behind the bar’s concept, has created a cocktail list that pays homage to the migratory waves of the 1900s that shaped Argentina. These cocktails showcase local products and how immigrant communities adapted their customs to the land.
Cocktail highlights include the Negroni Balestrini ($27), a tantalising blend of gin, Campari, Amaro Averna, eucalyptus, pinon (Pine), and seawater. Another standout is the El Dorado ($29), a refreshing mix of Cachaça, Manifest, house-made Mate Tereré, sugar cane juice, and tropical fruits.
To accompany your libations, a Raw Bar with a selection of crudo is offered daily.
The Argentinian takeover at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore offers an exquisite culinary journey for food and cocktail enthusiasts, offering a glimpse into Argentina’s vibrant culture, warm hospitality, and passion for good food and drinks.
Running from 1 August to 31 October, be sure to visit Four Seasons Singapore for the experience before the pop-up is gone.
One-Ninety Restaurant x Brasero Atlántico
Operating Hours: 6:00 to 10:30 pm (last order at 10:00 pm)
One-Ninety Bar x Florería Atlántico
Operating Hours: 5:30 pm to 12:00 am (last food order at 10:30 pm, last beverage order at 11:30 pm)
To secure your reservation, call +65 6831 7653 or email [email protected].