Welcome to Nutopia

An Alternative Dining Concept

Nutopia is an educational, social and theatrical culinary experience – an independent & different culinary concept, that creates dinners beyond a simple menu. Influenced by a specific theme every time, Chef Stephan Zoisl will creatively showcase his interpretation of the theme through his food in the most unique dining venue.

The food will focus on seasonal produce, unusual presentation and modern cooking techniques to boost an unforgettable dining experience that will not be found anywhere else. Each dinner series promises to bring its diners on a sensory journey to a different world.

The definition of Nutopia:
(Nutopia a.k.a. New Utopia)

New - is an adjective referring to something recently made, discovered, or created.

Utopia - the concept utopia concerns the representation of an idealized world, that is presented as an alternative to actually existing world, a fictional island or non-existing place. The etymology of ‘Utopia’ was not entirely explicit by Moro, but suggested a double set of meanings, both the Greek. For one οὐτοπία (οὐ , no; τόπος , place = ‘what is not nowhere’) and on the other εὐτοπία (εὐ , good; τόπος , location) = ‘good place’….

The Chef's Profile

Biography & Philosophy of Chef Stephan Zoisl

Chef Stephan Zoisl, born 1981, grew up in the region of Innsbruck, Austria. He grew up in a family business and has had experience working in restaurants for over 15 years. Relishing in the luxury of having a professional chef as his father, Stephan’s dream of picking up the toque or chef’s hat came as no surprise. As a young boy he loved being in the kitchen, helping his father perform everyday tasks; from serving food to washing dishes. Early on he learnt to appreciate that it takes lots of passion, time and hard work to run a restaurant and to be a chef. His parents’ influence instilled a relentless interest in good food and after several more encounters with the world of fine dining – Stephan’s path into gastronomy was well on its way.

His professional chef career started at the age of 15 – and after several stints in one of the best restaurants (Mathis Food Affairs, Steirereck, Vila Joya, The Fat Duck, Alinea,…) around the globe – Chef Stephan settled down in Singapore to work on his new adventure.

Currently Chef Stephan opened his own cooking Studio at 61 Tras Street, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore. Creating a playground for chefs, as well to work on an educational program.

“Cooking is a craft that needs to be understood to be executed well. It’s not about the fame or recognition of stars given by gourmet critics – It’s about making your customers delighted."

- Chef Stephan Zoisl

The Program

Upcoming Events

  • 2015

    Theme "EMOTIONS"

    Enjoy a dinner that is inspired by human emotions from laughing, excitement, being happy, puzzled, surprised, astonished … all the way to be scared (for a moment only) – dine with others to see the impact on yourself and on their faces. Chef Stephan will craft a menu that is entertaining, delicious & fun from the first minute till the end. Look forward to “go bonkers”!

When: 2015
Time: 7pm – 10:30pm
Menu: 9 course dinner ++ (some additional snacks & sweets)
Tickets: $198 nett (food & non alcoholic pairing)
$288 nett (with wine & cocktail pairing)

Planned Future Events

  • 2015

    "CHEF'S TABLE"

    A new daily venture to be launched @ 61 Tras Street Launch May 2015

Launch on 1st May, 61 Tras Street (Tuesday - Saturday 8pm)

Past Events

  • 2014

    Food meets Fashion "HAUTE COUTURE & CONTEMPORARY FASHION"

    The fourth pop up dinner was held between 29th August – 7th September 2014. Theme was Food meets fashion “Haute Couture & Contemporary Fashion” – A dinner inspired by world famous designers.

The menu was based on 11 courses with welcoming canapés, an art installation, interaction between the diners & ended in a multi-sensorial dining concept that was all about fashion and food.

We are proud to work with the actual art pieces by artists like Twisted Sisters (HK), Stylestalker (AUS), Karen Walker (NZ), Raoul (Singapore) & Carrie K (Singapore) – thanks to help of Inverted Edge www.invertededge.com, to showcase the contemporary fashion. 4 Haute Couture masterpieces were be featured – as inspiration & creative outlet to push the boundaries on the plate. The art pieces are Chef’s personal favourites and weren’t disclosed prior the event.

Date: 29th August (FRI) – 7th September (SUN) 2014
Menu: 11-course dinner + specials
Tickets: $198 (food only) $248 (with non alcoholic pairing) or $288 (with alcoholic pairing)
Notes: No vegetarian or gluten-free options are available

  • 2013

    TRIBUTE TO ROALD DAHL (its a non Roald Dahl estate production)

    Watch the dinner event “A Tribute to Roald Dahl” - 12 course dinner / 15 hours cut to 3:19min.

Theme: TRIBUTE TO ROALD DAHL (its a non Roald Dahl estate production)

Date: 22 – 30 November 2013
Menu: 12-course dinner
Tickets: $195 (food only), $230 (with non alcoholic cocktail & drinks pairing) or $285 (with wine & cocktail pairing)
Notes: No vegetarian or gluten-free options are available

Story:
The third pop up dinner for 2013 was between 22nd – 30th November – “Tribute to Roald Dahl”

Following the British novelist, story writer, poet and screenwriter – the menu was inspired by the famous stories of Roald Dahl: BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant peach, and many more…. its time to head back to childhood.

Events Held
Customers Served
Menus Created

Tickets

  • 2015

    EMOTIONS

    The multi-sensorial dinner experience will be sold via Ticket sales only. Depending on days, theme and seasonal ingredients, the price of the menu can variance.

Theme: "EMOTIONS "

Enjoy a dinner that is inspired by human emotions from laughing, excitement, being happy, puzzled, surprised, astonished … all the way to be scared (for a moment only) – dine with others to see the impact on yourself and on their faces.

Chef Stephan will craft a menu that is entertaining, delicious & fun from the first minute till the end. Look forward to “go bonkers”!

2015 (TBC)
Time: 7pm – 10:30pm
Menu: 9 course dinner ++ (some additional snacks & sweets)
Tickets: $198 nett (food & non alcoholic pairing)
$288 nett (with wine & cocktail pairing)