Preludio is a contemporary dining concept from Fernando Arévalo that moves with time in orchestrated chapters, beginning with “Monochrome”, and currently on “Time”.
Each chapter directs the creative inspirations involved in every part of the dining experience.
Much like a couture house that launches a new collection every season, Preludio will release a new chapter every 12 to 18 months.
Preludio does not transform its identity with each new chapter, but uses it to mark our growth with time – like writing a story, page by page, until we begin a new chapter.
19 Nov 2019 – 2 Feb 2020
Chapter 1: Monochrome
Preludio opened with its first chapter “Monochrome” in November 2018, where the food, beverage and art are inspired in black and white. To remove colour from an object is to strip it down to its fundamental self – everything raw and everything pure. Opening with this rudimentary idea of black and white seemed only befitting for Preludio as it commences on this unconventional journey.
3 Feb 2020 – 16 Jan 2021
Chapter 2: Time
Time, as the second chapter, aptly marks growth and an invitation for open interpretations and fresh perspectives; a departure from the visual aesthetics of the preceding realm of black and white. On 3 February 2020, we embark on our second chapter, Time, where the restaurant’s offerings are expressed through the many aspects of time – be it about a moment, an age, a journey or passage; even exploring ancestry and lineage.
21 Jan 2021 – ?
Chapter 3: Two Roads
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. 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.