Hot! Monti Kicks Off Truffle Month with Michelin-Star Chef Francisco Javier Araya

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Singapore’s most iconic dining destination, Monti, is proud to celebrate the tantalizing taste of Truffles for the month of July, as special guest Michelin-star Chef Francisco Javier Araya kicks off the dining delight, with a unique 6-course dinner menu in a cross collaboration with Chef Christopher Millar from Stellar at 1-Altitude, and the Monti team.

Based in Shanghai, Chef Francisco has built an incredible reputation with fine dining restaurant NAPA wine bar and kitchen, Alegre restaurant in Chile, and of course 81 Restaurant in Tokyo, where he was awarded one Michelin for the casual fine-dining restaurant serving borderless cuisine.


Adding to his accreditation, Chef Francisco also completed his training at Andoni Luis Aduriz’s Mugaritz in Spain, and in 2008, he returned to Spain to spend a season at the legendary el Bulli under the direction of world-renowned Chef, Ferran Adrià.

To commemorate the peak of the winter truffle season in Australia, the collaboration between Calia Truffles and Monti, will showcase a decadent dinner menu throughout July, using exotic Périgord black truffles (Tuber Melanosporum) sourced from Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Australia, from a dedicated trufferie with more than 2,600 oak and hazelnut trees.

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Chef Francisco’s menu is available at Monti for two nights only on Wednesday, 5 July and Thursday, 6 July for $180++ per person.

However, Monti’s special truffle dinner menu will include a generous infusion of these exquisite little delights, available until end of July 2017.

Monti is located at 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049213. For more information or reservations please call 6535 0724 or email or visit

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