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Founder and Proprietor
In his early years in Singapore Michael discovered a local dining scene dominated by large hotel restaurants that lacked variety and inspiration. Michael believed that customer service excellence and innovative menus would be a recipe for success. With his vision to modernize the Singapore dining scene he established his first restaurant, Michelangelo’s in 1995. Following its huge success Michael opened Original Sin. Today his award winning wine list is arguably Asia’s best. The acclaimed Wine Spectator Magazine has perennially awarded his restaurants with their Best of Excellence Awards; something very few Singapore restaurants have achieved.
Culinary Director and Proprietor
Australian born with Italian parents, Marisa’s cultural background has influenced her culinary journey. Her career as a chef began as a part time cook while studying art in 1983. Marisa moved to Singapore in 1995 to join Michelangelo’s. Inspired by the popularity of Marisa’s distinctive cuisine, Michael decided to take vegetarian dining to a whole new level. And who better than Marisa, a devout vegetarian chef to lead the way? In 1997 Singapore’s first vegetarian Mediterranean restaurant, Original Sin, was opened. Marisa’s ongoing passion for food and art is evident in the ambience and unique cuisine at Original Sin.