One&Only Desaru Coast Introduces ‘Ember Curates: Andrew & Friends’

On Saturday, 24 September, Ember Beach Club at One&Only Desaru Coast is proud to present the inaugural edition of the all-new EMBER CURATES series, featuring a collaborative dinner showcase from Michelin-starred chefs Andrew Walsh and Julien Royer. 

Framed by breathtaking sunsets and the sound of cascading waves from the South China Sea, Ember  Beach Club, a vibrant, beach-side destination with cuisine crafted by Andrew Walsh, will play host to a show-stopping line-up of modern European specialties. From the inspired ‘nua Irish’ cuisine from  Cure Restaurant created by Chef Walsh, to Chef Royer’s refined French cuisine à la Odette 

Singapore, discerning gourmands are invited to savour an exciting dinner by the ocean, created by two culinary masterminds and available for one night only. 

Spotlighting the finest produce and cooking styles from France and Ireland, EMBER CURATES:  Andrew and Friends pays homage to the Chefs’ culinary signatures of aromatic complexity and powerful flavour combinations, with a menu inspired by their homelands, travels, and experiences.  

Beside items like Hand Dived Scallop ‘Au Naturel’ and Yuzu T’art, Chef Royer will present his signature Claudine Bouillabaisse, a perennial favourite served at his newest French neo-brasserie concept, Claudine, in Singapore. The dish reflects Chef Royer’s distinct take on the hearty classic  Provencal fish stew, where the juicy heads of the carabinero are left intact in his rendition. This encapsulates the sensational tomalley-like and distinct flavours evocative of the tastes that he has grown to appreciate over the many years he spent in Asia. The acclaimed Chef currently has a coveted four Michelin stars under his belt, three of which belong to Odette Singapore which currently ranks  No. 36 in the World’s Best 50 Restaurants list, while Louise in Hong Kong claims the remaining star.  

Chef Walsh, who leads the culinary concept at Ember Beach Club, will showcase distinct Irish elements from his Michelin-starred Cure Restaurant in Singapore. The chef-proprietor also owns and runs other popular establishments Bao Boy, Butcher Boy, Catfish, Club Street Wine Room and Pie  Boy under Cure Concepts. Anchoring Chef Walsh’s menu are fresh seafood and tender meats from 

Ireland, key ingredients in his kitchen that reflect his proud heritage. Freshly harvested Gallagher oysters from Ireland, known for their meaty sweet flavours, will make an appearance, in addition to a  classic Irish recipe of potato colcannon. Another sumptuous menu highlight, and a personal  recommendation of Chef Walsh, is the Wagyu Beef Rossini, his rendition of the decadent world 

renowned steak dish. 

For overnight guests of One&Only Desaru Coast, an ultra-stylish brunch by the pool will be taking place at Ember Beach Club to continue the festivities on Sunday, 25 September from 11am to  4pm. Guests will savour a mouth-watering array of crowd-pleasing favourites including signature stuffed baos, hearty tacos, woodfired flatbreads and more, to the panorama of sparkling ocean views and ambient sounds from the DJ. 

EMBER CURATES: Andrew and Friends marks our most significant event yet since borders have reopened and the ferries have begun sailing between Singapore and Desaru,” said Jerome Pichon,  General Manager of One&Only Desaru Coast. “We are delighted to celebrate the first of many editions of the EMBER CURATES series, starting with this special partnership showcasing the innovation of two incredibly accomplished Chefs.” 

Following its inaugural edition, the ANDREW & FRIENDS culinary series will continue to bring together inventive and coveted collaborations between Chef Walsh and renowned Chefs from all over the world, reflecting their respective heritages styled in their own worldly interpretations.  

Limited seats are open for advanced reservations for dinner on Saturday, 24 September 2022. An unforgettable escape from city life and epicurean festivities await at One&Only Desaru Coast with special room packages for overnight stays available for booking here. 

For dining reservations, kindly make your booking directly here or email [email protected] 

Positioned on the south-eastern shoreline of Malaysia between lush rainforests and the South China  Sea, One&Only Desaru Coast extends across 128 acres of unspoilt wild flora and a pristine 1.5-kilometre stretch of private white sanded beach. Designed by the award-winning Kerry Hill  Architects, the first One&Only resort in Asia is an architectural gem, weaving local art and nature into every corner, offering a true retreat from city life. Easily accessible via the new 90-minutes Singapore-Desaru ferry service or two hours by car from Singapore, the ultra-luxury tropical escape offers guests the ultimate privacy, leading wellness programmes, destination-defining cuisine and curated experiences that celebrate the destination. 

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