A kind of wondrous F&B concept that sees dining establishments and cafes being taken over by floral and botanical designs has taken root in Singapore lately. One of the latest names to have sprouted on the scene is the French and European-inspired restaurant Le Jardin which opened its doors in September.
Nicole Chen is the founder of Le Jardin as well as two other botanical-themed cafes.
Set in Fort Canning Park (Level 2, 5 Cox Terrace to be precise), the Victorian-era interior of the restaurant is overtaken by beautiful flowers and foliage that hang from the ceiling and occupy the tables and countertops – it’s almost like a natural extension of the park itself. The lush ambience of the space is perhaps one of the reasons why one of the three FEMALE covers this month was shot in the venue.
Christmas is in the air at Le Jardin this month which has created a special holiday menu that will be available from December 21 to December 26.
Ahead, its founder Nicole Chen – she also runs her florist business named Nicole’s Flower and the newly opened communal dining restaurant called Under Der Linden at Portsdown Rd — and Chef Koh Han Jie tell us more on the inspiration behind the restaurant and what you can expect for the holiday season.