A Sky High Experience for Your Taste Buds
Celebrity chef Luke Mangan brings Salt grill into Singapore ION Sky
Issue: Nov 2010
Salt grill offers a unique dining experience at ION Sky, the highest point in Orchard Road
At 218 metres above the ground, the unhindered, breathtaking view of Orchard Road will surely enhance your gastronomic experience at Salt grill, Singapore.
Celebrity chef Luke Mangan brings a taste of contemporary Australian food to Singapore
Set up by Luke Mangan, a leading Australian restaurateur and chef export, Salt grill at ION Sky is Luke’s sixth restaurant in his award-winning global restaurant empire, including Glass Brasserie in Sydney’s Hilton Hotel, Salt and adjoining World Wine Bar in Tokyo, The Palace by Luke Mangan in South Melbourne and Salt grill onboard P&O’s Pacific Jewel & Pacific Dawn.
Salt grill (Singapore) shares the limelight with its prime location at ION Sky, the 55th and 56th floor of ION Orchard above the designer retailers, art curators and luxury Orchard Residences. Opened in late October 2010, Salt grill is set to be a fashionable, urban restaurant that brings contemporary Australian food to discerning diners in Singapore.
“Singapore is a perfect location and the people are extremely passionate about food. The ION Sky is a spectacular place, right in the hub of the iconic retail and entertainment precinct,” says chef Mangan. “There is no better place to set up my latest Salt grill.”
Chef Mangan and executive chef, Kathy Tindall, will be delivering contemporary Australian food using the finest and freshest ingredients sourced directly from Australia.
Whet your appetite for the freshest and finest ingredients from Australia – (from left) Lamb Cutlet, Jewfish, Rib-eye Steak
“Australia has an incredible abundance of fresh, quality produce,” Mangan reveals. “Contemporary Australian food is a mix of culinary influences from all over the world, produced into imaginative dishes inspired by this local and regional produce.”
Savour Mangan’s signature items such as the Liquorice Parfait at Salt grill
Chef Mangan is renowned for his unexpected creations, which highlight his French classical training and Asian influences, married with simple, fresh, clean flavours. Diners can look forward to Mangan’s signature items such as Crab Omelette, Enoki Mushroom Salad and Miso broth as well as his renowned Liquorice Parfait. Chef Tindall’s menu items will feature her versatility in working with fresh ingredients and her refined cooking techniques.
In addition, be sure to expect some unique creations in the pipeline.
“Singapore has a rich variety of local ingredients, which complement the menu perfectly,” chef Mangan shares. “Kathy and I will work together on creating some wonderful ‘local’ signature dishes which will be exclusive to Salt grill, Singapore.”
Soak in the Atmosphere
Dining at Salt grill promises to be a delight for the senses. Chef Mangan’s meticulous attention to details in not only the menu offerings but also the interior design of the restaurant adds to this holistic experience for diners.
“I want it to be an ambient space where locals, foodies and visitors alike can feel relaxed and comfortable, yet indulgent at the same time,” he says.
Taking onboard chef Mangan’s vision, Chanto Design, an award-winning local interior design team, has created an ambient, elegant 6,000 square-feet space where floor to ceiling windows sieve in natural light. Wood and black granite creates a stylish atmosphere while still allowing the awe-inspiring view to take centre stage.
Modern and stylish, Salt grill offers the perfect ambience for a tantalising gourmet experience
The perfect ambience flows throughout the main dining area and wine bar, and the spiralling ramp next to the wine bar leads you up to the ION Sky Bar on the 56th floor, where more spectacular sights of Singapore skyline awaits. Enjoy a drink as you take in the commanding view of the city from the tallest point on Orchard Road.
A Perfect Dining Experience
Whilst the excitement and glamour surrounding the arrival of Salt grill will create new culinary heights, chef Mangan hopes the great service will add to the memorable dining experience. He shares the inspiring reason behind the restaurant name.
“Back in ancient Greek days, salt was a rare, expensive commodity and it was given to people as a sign of hospitality and friendship. I want my restaurants to be both hospitable and friendly and so the name sticks,” he says. “Salt, Sydney, was my first restaurant which I opened in 1999 and I used it again for Salt, Tokyo, in 2007. Salt grill is an extension of that and offers more casual dining.”
A panoramic view, tantalising cuisine and friendly service – Salt grill offers a perfect combination that will tempt even the most discerning of palates.