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Preludio is a contemporary dining concept from Chef Fernando Arévalo who constantly seeks to push boundaries.

Beginning as a novel concept by moving with time through different iterations called Chapters, Preludio is now shining the spotlight to focus on its unique brand of Author’s Cuisine.

Author’s Cuisine

Author’s Cuisine, a style of cooking that does not identify food by geography, but instead pays attention to the story behind the dish, the care placed into the food, the quality of the ingredients, and the techniques that are used – manifesting in a menu that reflects the journey and life of Chef and Owner Fernando Arévalo.

About the early Chapters

Each chapter directs the creative inspirations involved in every part of the dining experience.

Chapters pushed us to constantly evolve our identity… akin to the likes of crafting a story, page by page, progressing our story year after year.

Preludio debuted in November 2018 with our first chapter Monochrome, turned the page in February 2020 to a second chapter Time, then came to a fork down the path in January 2021 with a third chapter Two Roads. The concept of chapters were closed by concluding it all in The Preludio Story, showcasing the best dishes from our story thus far.

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 as we commence 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. Preludio’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 – 28 Feb 2022
Chapter 3

Two Roads

It’s the end of time as Preludio begins on a fresh page. 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, to the treatment of ingredients, through the curated experience around that dish, the choice of going down any road results in a butterfly effect.

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 as we commence 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 – 28 Feb 2022

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.

4 Oct 2021 – 31 Dec 2021

The Preludio Story

The concept of chapters were closed by concluding it all in The Preludio Story, showcasing the best dishes from our story thus far.

Preludio’s logo animated in a page flip – where the nib of a pen (hinting at an author as in Author’s Cuisine) traces out an incomplete circle to indicate that our story is still ongoing