Thinking Outside 'The Square' - Chef Derrick Ang and New Menu at Novotel Clarke Quay

, Singapore (PressExposure) May 23, 2009 -- Novotel Clarke Quay’s Head Chef, Derrick Ang, has revamped the Square Restaurant’s a la carte menu to coincide with the World Gourmet Summit held over April and May.

The Square restaurant is well-recognized as a dining establishment in its own right, and frequented by the general public as well as guests of the Singapore business hotel.

Chef Derrick Ang has been with Novotel in Singapore now for 3 years, and head chef for the last 2. Mr. Ang has been heavily focused on The Square Restaurant’s concept, of live interactive cooking and focusing on creating a "menu filled with simple ingredients in amazing combinations".

Mr. Ang's personal favorites, as well as some that have been best received by customers, include the smoked salmon roses on ciabatta with passionfruit dressing, the Redang Lamb Shank, and the roasted spring chicken with pumpkin stew, broccoli and olive coriander jus. Mr. Ang commented that “our focus has been to offer not only on local favorites such as Chicken Rice and Beef Kway Teow, but also to offer guests high quality western items infused with Asian influences”.

The launch of the new menu coincided with the World Gourmet Summit held in Singapore over April and May. The Summit went for 14 days, with over half of the events being fully booked and the remaining ones extremely well attended. The Gourmet summit included events such as: • Culinary Workshop • Cooking and wine master classes • Restaurant tours • Symposia • Gourmet showcases • Dinners with some of the world's most famous chefs, including Claudio Sadler, Wylie Dufresne, Dan Hunter, Regis Marcon and David Rocco.

Simon Jones, Resident Manager at Novotel Clarke Quay, is thrilled with the new menu "Chef Ang has been with Novotel Clarke Quay for 3 years, and is very passionate about quality and providing a outstanding menu! His dishes have simplicity and a delicacy of flavor that guests from all cultures really enjoy".

For more information please contact:

Simon Jones Resident Manager, Novotel Clarke Quay Email: H5993-GM1 ( @ ) accor dot com

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About Novotel Clarke Quay

Novotel Clarke Quay, situated in the heart of Singapore and within the vibrant and dynamic Clarke Quay area is one of Singapore's best located hotels, both for tourists and business travellers. Novotel Clarke Quay features 401 recently renovated rooms each with magnificent and un-obstructed views of the meandering Singapore River, the spectacular city skyline or the lush greenery of Fort Canning Park. The hotel's guest rooms, including Premier suites, have been upgraded to Novotel's latest design standards offering state of the art amenities such as flat screen televisions with DVD players and versatile pivoting workstations developed with the travelling executive in mind, as well as tasteful throughout, designed to ensure that each guests stay a memorable one.

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Press Release Submitted On: May 22, 2009 at 8:06 am
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