The culinary mind – and soul – of Bar-Roque is Chef Stephane Istel. Born in Alsace, Chef Stephane has cooked his way across France to the Caribbean, USA, Canada and now Singapore. Chef Stephane has worked with Michel Royer, Marc Veyrat and most recently, with Daniel Boulud, where for more than 8 years he held key positions including that of Executive Chef at DB Bistro Moderne in Vancouver and then in Singapore. Drawing on deep traditional roots, Chef Stephane’s dishes are classic yet powerfully responsive to the times and geography in which he finds himself. As someone who’s cooked for 20 years, Chef Stephane would be the first to say that the dinner table is where people come together to eat, drink, love and live. Needless to say, having the chatty and charismatic Chef Stephane mingle with the guests, wine glass in hand, would undoubtedly be a common sight at Bar-Roque.