Rishi Naleendra opens Cloudstreet
Acclaimed chef Rishi Naleendra has opened Cloudstreet restaurant on Singapore’s Amoy Street to much fanfare from the dining public.
You may recognise Naleendra’s name from his stints at Taxi in Melbourne or even Tetsuya’s and Yellow in Sydney.
But the chef really started to climb the global ranks when he made the move to Singapore and launched Cheek By Jowl (now known as Cheek Bistro), which secured a Michelin star in 2017 just one year after opening.
Now, Naleendra, his wife/front of house gun Manuela Toniolo and general manager Gareth Burnett (Amaru) are in the thick of their new project Cloudstreet, which opened its doors during the World’s 50 Best festivities.
Hospitality was lucky enough to take a seat at the chefs’ counter during the soft opening to enjoy everything from a grilled oyster with betel leaf, coconut and finger lime to caviar with smoked eel broth and pea sorbet – and that’s just the starters.
Highlights include venison tartare teamed with fermented plum and cashew and the West Australian marron (perhaps the signature dish already) with Sri Lankan yellow curry millet; not to forget the grilled lamb with jackfruit and mint, reminiscent of a Sunday roast gone fine dining.
Head sommelier Vindohan Veloo (Odette) has put together a stellar beverage list with a focus on natural wines, cider and non-alcoholic options.
Cloudstreet serves a set menu and is open for lunch (except Saturday) and dinner Monday to Saturday.