The Spanish restaurant La Ventana at Dempsey Hill has rebranded itself and moved to another location within the Dempsey village. It is a stone’s throw from the old location. Tapas 26 Dempsey is the new entity. The place is new and it no longer has the collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Charles Gaig. Yet the layout and feel of the new restaurant felt roughly familiar. Chef Gaig, in the meantime, has opened his own restaurant known as Gaig Restaurant in downtown Singapore.
The new Atout Restaurant has taken over from Au Petit Salut at Dempsey Hill, Singapore. The place looks roughly the same as what we remember APS to be. According to the statement on Au Petit Salut’s website announcing its closure after operating for two decades, the “… owner, Alice Low-Ang has decided to retire and will take a passive role partnering the iconic chef, Patrick Heuberger in a new restaurant, ATOUT (pronounced as Ah-Too).” It felt more casual, we missed the nice thick tablecloths when we were last at APS (read about our visit here).
“La Nonna” means grandmother in Italian and the restaurant serves traditional Italian country cuisine. On weekdays, La Nonna Holland Village along Lorong Mambong serves up some lunch specials. There was a choice of a $26 three course set lunch or the 1 for 1 deal. We stopped by to try the 1-for-1 lunch offer.