My mum, my inspiration

In celebration of Mother's Day tomorrow, BT Weekend speaks to six chefs whose mothers have influenced their cooking in more ways than one

Stephane Istel

Bar-roque Grill

165 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-00

Tel 6444 9672

LIKE mother like son - growing up in his mother's kitchen was definitely a huge influence in Stephane Istel's life as he grew older. "My mum is especially accomplished in making pastries and desserts," says the executive chef and co-owner of Bar-roque Grill, as he recounts fond memories of watching his mother cook and the delicious dishes she served.

The restaurant's signature Mom's Recipe Apple Pie ($12 per slice) was one of his favourite things his mother cooked, and is one of the many Alsatian dishes on the menu inspired by her.

"Whenever she made it, my siblings and I would wait impatiently for...

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