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Old 18-04-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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New restaurant - Catalunya (Helmed by the team from El Bulli)

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Catalunya is a contemporary Spanish restaurant situated at the new iconic Fullerton Pavilion venue floating in Marina Bay. Helmed by the team from the world renowned El Bulli restaurant, Catalunya‘s distinctive menu draws from the traditions of Catalan recipes, served with the finesse of Asian hospitality and Spanish charm.
Singapore Jobs | Restaurant Crew (Waiters, Captains, Bar Captains) - catalunya - Singapore - JobsDB.com

Does any one know more about this new spanish restaurant?
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:43 AM   #2
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Check today's Straits Times LIFE! section. There was an article about this but not that detailed tho. I hope it'll live up to the name of El Bulli.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:41 AM   #3
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looks interesting but it will cost you an arm and a leg.

all the fancy restaurant empires are opening up here cos SG is a rich man's play ground mah.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:13 PM   #4
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elBulli team to run new eatery
Catalunya restaurant will serve food inspired by traditional Catalan cuisine
By Tan Hsueh Yun, Food Editor

A team from the famed elBulli in Spain are here to open and run a new 200-seat restaurant and bar at the Fullerton Pavilion in Marina Bay.

The group, about 20-strong, is believed to include Pol Perello, who was the restaurant's head waiter and director of communications, and chef Alain Devahive Tolosa, who was part of the iconic restaurant's research team.

Catalunya, which opens in July, is said to be owned by the same team behind Ku De Ta Singapore, the nightspot at Sands Skypark at the top of Marina Bay Sands integrated resort.

The new restaurant has been recruiting Singaporeans and permanent residents for a variety of jobs, including bartenders, wait staff and cashiers.

A terrace bar will also be part of the restaurant.

Catalunya will not be serving the modernist cuisine that elBulli chef Ferran Adria had made famous, however. The company that runs the restaurant declined to elaborate and would only say that the menu is inspired by traditional Catalan recipes.

New York firm AvroKO, known for its free- spirited work on hotels, restaurants and homes, is designing the restaurant.

It is behind eateries such as Public and Sapa in New York, and also designed Singapore's Bedrock Bar & Grill in the Pan Pacific Serviced Suites in Somerset Road.

elBulli in Catalonia, Spain, was a three-Michelin starred restaurant and No. 1 on UK trade magazine Restaurant's list of the world's 50 best restaurants in 2002, and from 2006 to 2009.

Chef Adria closed his restaurant in July last year and is expected to re-open it as a culinary think tank in 2014.

When it was still running, the restaurant was open only six months of the year. The chefs would spend the other six months researching and creating new dishes.

Bookings for all available seats would be taken up the first day reservations opened.

There were 15 tables of diners each night, and they were attended to by about 45 chefs and 26 waiters.



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Old 11-05-2012, 01:40 PM   #5
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maybe can go try ~
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:36 PM   #6
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Sarpork. Not just because it's exciting, but all the job ads state in bold:

Only Singaporeans, PRs and Malaysians need to apply.

Foreigners will not be entertained strictly.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:41 PM   #7
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Sarpork. Not just because it's exciting, but all the job ads state in bold:

Only Singaporeans, PRs and Malaysians need to apply.

Foreigners will not be entertained strictly.
many restaurants write this but in the end you go there still many pinoy waiters
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:20 PM   #8
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Lets wait n see if they really uphold the Locals/PR/Truly Asians staff.
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Old 14-06-2012, 05:09 PM   #9
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Got this in my mail.

Opening: July 2012

Address: The Fullerton Pavilion 82 Collyer Quay Singapore 049327

Opening Hours: 11am to 2am

Website: http://www.catalunya.sg (still under construction)

Capacity: 120 diners

Area: Restaurant: 4300 square feet

Designer: AvroKo

Concept: Catalunya is a contemporary Spanish restaurant situated at the newly built The Fullerton Pavilion. Helmed by an international team of award-winning culinary experts from the likes of elBulli, Santi, Drolma, and Sketch, Catalunya‘s distinctive menu draws inspiration from authentic Spanish recipes, served with the finesse of Asian hospitality and Spanish charm. Designed by award-winning design firm AvroKo, Catalunya is seated
in a unique glass-encased dome floating atop the waters of Marina Bay.

Dress Code: Business Elegant

Modes of Payment: Cash and all major credit cards (VISA, MASTERCARD,
AMEX, JCB)

Parking: Carpark Entrance is located at One Fullerton which can be
accessed from Fullerton Road and Battery Road

Monday – Friday 7am-6pm: $2.50 per ½ hr
Monday – Friday 6pm-7am: $5 per entry
Saturday, Sunday and PH: $5 per entry
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Old 14-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #10
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They hiring too. Lol
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Old 15-06-2012, 01:43 AM   #11
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They hiring too. Lol
where?

anyway catalunya had a small writeup in today's life section
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Smelly smelly $100/pax!!!
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anyway catalunya had a small writeup in today's life section
if anyone wants to read it...


Spanish conquest
A chef and other staff from famed Spanish restaurant elBulli will run a new Spanish restaurant here
By Tan Hsueh Yun, Food Editor

When Mr Pol Perello came to Singapore last September for a four-day holiday, he did not expect to make the city his semi-permanent home.

The 35-year-old Spaniard had spent 14 years, almost half his life, at elBulli, the now-defunct restaurant in Roses, Spain, by world-renowned chef Ferran Adria.

Chef Adria closed the restaurant last July and is expected to re-open it as a think tank in 2014.

Mr Perello, who had been restaurant manager and director of communications of elBulli for 12 years, told Life! yesterday that he met the owners of club-restaurant Ku De Ta 'by coincidence' during his trip.

Discussions for an ambitious Spanish restaurant grew from there. That 4,300 sq ft Catalunya is scheduled to open next month at the dome-shaped Fullerton Pavilion in Marina Bay.

Mr Perello will run the front of the house, while former elBulli head chef Alain Devahive Tolosa, 38, will head the kitchen.

Award-winning Italian mixologist Dario Nocentini, 26, recruited from the W Hotel in Barcelona, presides over the bar.

Aside from the three team members, Mr Perello also roped in staff from elBulli; and others who have worked in well-regarded restaurants such as Drolma in Spain and Sketch by Pierre Gagnaire in Britain.

The international team will make up 30 per cent - or 21 - of the 70 restaurant staff.

Mr Nocentini says of Mr Perello's sales pitch: 'He told me Singapore was an amazing city, it is the one to go to in Asia. He wanted to assemble a professional team and there was a lot of excitement.'

The $5-million restaurant, whose interiors were designed by hip New York firm AvroKO, will have about 98 seats in the dining room and 30 plus standing room in the bar area.

Mr Nocentini will create a list of 20 to 25 signature cocktails, although he will also make classic cocktails if diners request them.

Those wanting small plates to share can choose among Galician-style octopus with potatoes and smoked paprika or deep-fried shi****o peppers, standing in for Spanish padrons, which are hard to get here.

In the dining area, guests can tuck into traditional dishes such as roast suckling pig so tender it can be carved with a plate.

These sound nothing like the modernist, progressive menu at elBulli, but chef Tolosa says modern techniques will be used to make traditional recipes more contemporary.

He adds: 'My aim is not to make diners realise the technique behind it. Technique is a tool to make the dish better.'

The average price for a person is still being worked out, as the team is still talking to suppliers. However, one thing seems set. The eatery will open daily from 11 to 2am.

The idea behind Catalunya is a grand one: It aims to bring the authentic experience of hanging out in Spanish tapas bars and restaurants to Singapore.

The trio are so serious about their mission that they say they are here for the long term.

After the interview yesterday, chef Tolosa had to hurry to the airport. His wife and 11-month-old daughter are relocating here.

There is also word that chef Adria might slip into town quietly to see what his proteges are up to.

Judging from the work done so far, there is perhaps no doubt that there is life after elBulli.

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where?

anyway catalunya had a small writeup in today's life section
i think mostly Administration/HR position. slowly sure expand one.. just go n try lo. i saw at Jobsdb/. Cook n chef im not sure.
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looks interesting but it will cost you an arm and a leg.

all the fancy restaurant empires are opening up here cos SG is a rich man's play ground mah.
Tapas and desserts only abt 10 plus, mains around $50~$60, the price looks quite okay.
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