CHEF'S LETTER

THANK YOU FROM JULIEN ROYER

Bonjour à tous,

When we opened Odette five years ago, never would I have imagined that this is where we’d be today. Running a restaurant is tough, but when you get to work alongside a stellar brigade of truly passionate individuals it’s worth every moment. 

I moved to Singapore over a decade ago, a young French chef, only cooking classic French cuisine, using only French products. But life here, at the crossroads of Southeast Asia, opened my senses and gave me a renewed perspective. While we have remained French in our DNA, we weren’t afraid to adapt our recipes, inspired by our experiences from this part of the world. We learned to work with our terroir, exploring native ingredients, rare varieties of citrus and spice around the region, to sourcing from farms right here in Singapore who grow us many vegetables, flowers and herbs. 

Our approach evolved considerably to infuse a sense of place through product, technique, flavour and aesthetic. This principle truly drives Odette’s cuisine today, and I can proudly say that I am much happier with our approach now than the one I had before. Through our evolution, we owe so much to our community who have supported us throughout the years. Odette would not have been if not for many of you who’ve helped grow it into what it is today.

Of course, Grand-Mère, there would simply be no Odette without you. This restaurant is my tribute to the lifelong respect you instilled in me. To my soulmate, Agnes, and my family, for wholeheartedly believing in me throughout this mammoth undertaking – thank you for being my strongholds throughout it all. To my marchands de bonheur in the kitchens, on the floor, in our offices, thank you for sharing my vision, working harmoniously with relentless dedication to deliver the Odette experience. We are thankful too for the passionate work of our artisans, who nurture our produce, make our wines and entrust us with the honour of serving them, presented with the work of our craftsmen who beautify our arts de la table. Finally, to our dear guests from Singapore and all around the world, you give us the greatest pleasure of all. Thank you for allowing us to continue what we do and for bringing life into our restaurant, our home. 

We are here, because of you. Merci.

Julien Royer

CHEF'S LETTER

THANK YOU FROM JULIEN ROYER

Bonjour à tous,

When we opened Odette five years ago, never would I have imagined that this is where we’d be today. Running a restaurant is tough, but when you get to work alongside a stellar brigade of truly passionate individuals it’s worth every moment. 

I moved to Singapore over a decade ago, a young French chef, only cooking classic French cuisine, using only French products. But life here, at the crossroads of Southeast Asia, opened my senses and gave me a renewed perspective. While we have remained French in our DNA, we weren’t afraid to adapt our recipes, inspired by our experiences from this part of the world. We learned to work with our terroir, exploring native ingredients, rare varieties of citrus and spice around the region, to sourcing from farms right here in Singapore who grow us many vegetables, flowers and herbs. 

Our approach evolved considerably to infuse a sense of place through product, technique, flavour and aesthetic. This principle truly drives Odette’s cuisine today, and I can proudly say that I am much happier with our approach now than the one I had before. Through our evolution, we owe so much to our community who have supported us throughout the years. Odette would not have been if not for many of you who’ve helped grow it into what it is today.

Of course, Grand-Mère, there would simply be no Odette without you. This restaurant is my tribute to the lifelong respect you instilled in me. To my soulmate, Agnes, and my family, for wholeheartedly believing in me throughout this mammoth undertaking – thank you for being my strongholds throughout it all. To my marchands de bonheur in the kitchens, on the floor, in our offices, thank you for sharing my vision, working harmoniously with relentless dedication to deliver the Odette experience. We are thankful too for the passionate work of our artisans, who nurture our produce, make our wines and entrust us with the honour of serving them, presented with the work of our craftsmen who beautify our arts de la table. Finally, to our dear guests from Singapore and all around the world, you give us the greatest pleasure of all. Thank you for allowing us to continue what we do and for bringing life into our restaurant, our home. 

We are here, because of you. Merci.

Julien Royer