Corner House, the 1-Michelin-starred fine dining outpost in Singapore’s Botanical Gardens, is esconced in the former home of late botanist/mycologist, Edred John Henry Corner, hence its name. One of the restaurant’s main attractions is actually the greenery and abundance of foliage around it - an oasis in the middle of an urban jungle that is Singapore.
Corner House has got a new executive chef today, 39-year-old Bordeaux-born chef David Thien, who replaces the founding executive chef, Jason Tan. Jason’s leaving after 6 years and the 38-year-old planned to start his own new restaurant.
David Thien has Mauritian-Chinese ancestry, and came to Singapore back in 2007 as a sous chef at the now-defunct L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. He was last at Shelter in the Woods (which has also closed). Prior to Singapore, Thien trained with Chef Thierry Marx at 2-Michelin-star Château Cordeillan-Bages in Pauillac, France.