Newly Appointed Head Chef, Louis Tan, Redefines the Concept of Social and Communal Dining at Beast & Butterflies, M Social Singapore

Blogged by @Lan 
For M Social Singapore


M Social Singapore is delighted to announce the appointment of Louis Tan as Head Chef of Beast & Butterflies, with effect from October 1st, 2018. With an accomplished culinary background that spans 17 years of experience at dining establishments across Australia and Singapore, Chef Louis brings with him a diverse resume of stints at various hotels, resorts and restaurants. He joins M Social Singapore from his prior role as Head Chef at one of the concepts under The Lo & Behold Group.



Rooted in the belief that food and drinks bring people together, Beast & Butterflies — the hotel’s main dining hall — is a flamboyant social space where all manner of creature comforts are satiated. The restaurant serves up dishes that seamlessly meld influences from East and West, showcasing Modern Asian Cuisine that bring diners on a discovery of social, communal dining.



In his new capacity, Chef Louis will showcase his extensive knowledge of food preparation techniques and recipes amassed from his background in French and European cuisine. His creations are inspired by international influences, which comes through from experimenting with robust ingredients and flavours.

Having helmed positions at Stella Blu (Sydney, Australia), Club Med Resort Lindeman Island (Australia) and OChre (Singapore), Chef Louis was also part of the pre-opening team at Salta Parrilla (first Argentine restaurant in Singapore) and Oasia Hotel (Singapore).



Social barflies can quench their thirst with artisanal cocktails prepared by in-house mixologists, as the 13-metre bar counter offers a meeting point for fellow travellers to swap stories on exciting adventures to be found just outside of the river.


Chef Louis also honed his gastronomic expertise at Dnata Singapore, supplying in-flight meals to passengers across all airline classes for Emirates, Swiss Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Delta Air Lines, British Airways and more.

On his appointment, Chef Louis says, “I am thrilled to be a part of a dynamic and progressive establishment like Beast & Butterflies. I am hoping to bring quality dishes that are ingredients focused, which means only using the freshest produce. Beast & Butterflies has created an environment where diners feel at home and I am hoping to bring my personal touch to guest experiences by adding modern twists to conventional dishes.”


Guests can expect welcoming surprises to the soon-to-be refreshed menu at Beast & Butterflies, such as Lemongrass Scented Lobster Bouillabaisse – a very traditional fish stew originating from the port city of Marseille. The French classic will be uplifted by Asian-inspired ingredients such as Lemongrass & Kaffir Lime, creating a taste and fragrance that resembles that of Thai Tom Yum.

Another signature dish that diners can look forward to would be the Five Spice French Duck Breast. Smoked with tea leaves & marinated with Asian Five Spice, this cooked-to-order dish will be paired with Du Puy Lentil that is wonderfully infused with Asian ingredients.

Chef Louis is set to elevate the dining experience at Beast & Butterflies, taking Modern Asian cuisine to a whole new level. With an emphasis on creative menu interpretations and mindfully-sourced ingredients, Chef Louis will play an integral role in helping to redefine and reinvigorate our concept of social and communal dining.


Operating hours:
Breakfast 7:00am – 10:00am (Till 10:30am on weekends)
All Day Dining 11:30am – 10:30pm
Bar 11:30am – 11:30pm

Address: 90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238259
Tel: +65 6657 0018



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