Praelum means press-beam or wine-press, a device used to extract the grape juice at the beginning of the winemaking process. Taking this device as its name, Praelum Wine Bistro reminds us that grapes come first, long before they have been vinified into the delicious libation that galvanizes the palates of so many gourmets. Situated amidst the vibrant dining community on Duxton Hill, an historic shophouse conservation area in Singapore, Praelum is all about enjoying French food and wine in an inspired ambience flanked by modern artwork and wine cellars, complete with unparalleled service. With premium cuisine and cocktails alongside its enviable selection of wine vintages, Praelum is a destination for the city’s lovers of the good life.
When wine connoisseur Elizabeth Lin decided to parlay her passion for and expertise in all things wine into a wine bar and bistro, she hit the nail on the head when she found her dream’s home on Duxton Hill, in the midst of an already thriving dining district. Considerately transforming a classic heritage shophouse into a vibrant, modern haven for fine wine and food, Lin – perhaps unwittingly – heralded in a new chapter for Singapore’s burgeoning gastronomic and oenological scene.
Lin is joined up Duxton Hill by a stellar and uniformly award-winning team of sommeliers and hospitality industry veterans. Together they invite guests to kick back and relax as they indulge in Praelum’s internationally-inspired (but continental European-leaning) lunch, dinner and supper menus. All matched, peerlessly, with Praelum’s stock in trade – glass upon bottle of the finest drops from France and Italy, Australia and New Zealand, the USA, Spain, Lebanon, Germany, Austria, Chile, Argentina, and old world regions less frequently explored, let alone easily found in Singapore. Book in advance, especially if you wish to attend one of Praelum’s many, regular wine dinner and tasting events.
Gd wine and food. However a bit warm, overall good.
Cosy place and service staff was so attentive and helped set up the area for us. The wine recommendations were so so good. I would definitely suggest this place again.
Really enjoyed the wine and food. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and recommended awesome wines to pair with the food. It helped that we were seated at the bar and got free nibbles from the awesome staff. This is going to be our regular haunt!