23rd March 2019 – (Hong Kong) World renowned French chef, Julian Royer from Odette fame in Singapore will open a new fine dining restaurant at PMQ, Soho this June 2019. Chef Julien’s first venture into the kitchen under the legendary Michel Bras in Laguiole instilled in him a respect for the integrity of each ingredient and a commitment to showcasing its brilliant flavours. He then moved to Clemont Ferrand in the heart of Auvergne, where he began working for Maitre Cuisinier de France Bernard Andrieux who continued to reinforce the beliefs his upbringing had instilled in him. Following his time with Maître Cuisinier de France Bernard Andrieux, Julien’s culinary career took him from the French West Indies to Polynesia and then London, where he was sous chef to Antonin Bonnet at Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant, The Greenhouse. He then moved to Singapore, where he has resided since 2008.
In 2018, he was one of twelve global culinary superstars featured at Hangar-7’s prestigious Michelin-starred guest chef concept Restaurant Ikarus, Austria. This was also the first time that the team brought the Odette experience to Austria.
He has joined force with Hong Kong restaurateur Yenn Wong of the Jia Group to open Louise at the current Aberdeen Street Social spot in PMQ. It is expected that the existing restaurant will close its doors by end April to make way for Louise.