Chapter 3: Two Roads

December 5, 2020

It’s the end of Time as Preludio begins on a fresh page with a new chapter. As with all beings that grow, our journey now comes to a fork in the path where it comes down to making a choice between two roads.

After a debut with Chapter 1: Monochrome, progressing into Chapter 2: Time, Preludio proudly presents Chapter 3: Two Roads, beginning 21st January 2021.

Behind the scenes with Chef Fernando

Preludio’s latest dining concept is a story about a chef’s journey when faced with a choice between two roads.

One thinks of the poem Two Roads by Robert Frost:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Excerpt from the poem ‘Two Roads’ by Robert Frost

From the selected produce and the treatment of ingredients, through to the curated experience around that dish, the choice of going down any road results in a butterfly effect – the idea that small causes may have large effects which can lead to significant differences in the end.

At Preludio, this inspires us to create a memorable experience where diners will be given a choice between two roads – Capture or Release.

In one road, we capture the essence of an ingredient, engaging with utmost precision to treat the food purely in a minimalist fashion; while in the other, we release the extent of its flavour and creativity, exploding all possibilities to maximise the selected produce to its full potential.

In our wine programme for Chapter 3, two roads diverge within a grape varietal-driven list, travelling down two different paths where the choices of the winemakers make all the difference.

All of the wines are still organic, small production, or family owned options. One path reflects on how choices that the winemakers make can result in a pure, stellar example of the grape – with the most fascinating, minimally-intervened wines that bring about a raw or elemental quality. Looking down another path shows how different actions and processes taken by the winemaker can develop layers of complexity – these wines are labours of love, polished to perfection, with extra time and effort infused into the wine as the winemaker maximises its potential and evolves what we know as possible.

You could not remove a single grain of sand from its place without thereby … changing something throughout all parts of the immeasurable whole.

Johann Gottlieb Fichte, German philosopher

The decor is inspired by looking at art movements – the styles of work produced during each period.

Art movements such as Art Nouveau, Cubism or Bauhaus reflect the minimalist style of the Capture experience, whereas art movements such as Expressionism, Baroque and Rococo relate more to the maximalist style of the Release experience.

Witness the butterfly effect of choosing your journey in Two Roads at Preludio, expressed through food, wine and art.

From 21st January 2021.

a little footnote

Preludio took a momentary interlude from Two Roads in October through December 2021 to showcase the best of Preludio with an intermission menu called The Preludio Story.

Chapter 3: Two Roads returned in January 2022 as a composition of both Capture and Release in the same menu, offering diners a selection of each road in one experience.