Our Story

Preludio is a contemporary dining concept from Fernando Arévalo that moves with time in orchestrated chapters.

The restaurant debuted in November 2018 with its 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. Preludio is currently on an interlude to chronicle The Preludio Story, taking this moment of reflection to showcase the best dishes from its story thus far.

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

Preludio will release a new chapter every 10 to 15 months.

The restaurant is constantly evolving its identity with each new chapter – using 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 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 – 1 Oct 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.

4 Oct 2021 – 31 Oct 2021

The Preludio Story

An interlude to reflect on our journey and showcase 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