It was truly a great privilege to work with Andre Chiang of Restaurant Andre. This is a 2 Michelin Star Establishment. This man is a master at what he does, and his cool temperament is a huge contrast to say... Gordon Ramsey.
When you walk into the restaurant, there is an air of poshness but yet unpretentious. I met Andre personally to talk about a collaboration where I would design magic to introduce each dish. This could be in the form of making the dish appear, or a crucial ingredient appear. This was a one day only presentation for Gastronomic Circus De La Vida.
Apart from designing the magic, I was also involved in teaching the waiting staff how to execute the easier magic so that they can do it as well. The magic we created was focused and to the point. Every magic sequence is specific to the dish, there was no need for generic magic in this settle.
On the day itself, I disguised myself as a waiter and greeted the guests. Amongst many things, I made a bottle of wine appear as well as make coffee beans appear out of my phone. Check out this video from a guest from Thailand!
Truly a wonderful and enriching experience working and learning from a master from a different discipline.
After the event, I got the feedback, even though the magic was the most expensive part of the event, Pam and Andre(the chefs) said that it was the most impressive and the one that is most worth it. They were really happy with Alex's performance
That brought a smile to my face :)
Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has been invited performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! He is often sought after by clients who value the finer things in life. Booked by luxury brands all over the world, he is the choice of luxury entertainment.
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