You know what they say, tough times don’t last, tough people do. It is no secret that ever since the Circuit Breaker it has been especially tough on the F&B industry. Hawkers, cafes and restaurants alike, have all been affected by the pandemic. That’s why chef Fernando Arevalo of Preludio came up with these Tough Time Tickets last year.
It works pretty simply, these tickets allow diners to book and pay for a discounted table first, then when the restrictions are lifted you’ll get to use these tickets to tuck into a good meal. For example, an eight-course dinner at Preludio could be pre-purchased for S$198++ instead of the usual S$238++.
Since we are in the midst of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) and dining-in is not allowed, think of this as your grand plan when restrictions are lifted. Yes, hun’, it’s all about that delayed gratification.
This year, joining the line-up for Tought Time Tickets are Iggy’s, Art, Braci and Gemma Steakhouse. Adding to that, we have three-michelin Odette and JAAN by Kirk Westaway. This certainly spells good news for all the gourmands whose plans were upended by the current restrictions.
Of course, this initiative is not just about keeping restaurant financially stable. But rather, it is about showing solidarity within the restaurant industry.
Odette’s chef, Julien Royer also talks about how the Tough Time Tickets also extends support to people beyond the kitchen like their growers and farmers. This way, the benefits of Tough Times Tickets can radiate far beyond the reaches of the kitchen. If you would like to purchase a Tough Time Tickets, all you have to do purchase these tickets on the website.
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