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SOMMELIER • Andi KRISTIANTO


Assistant Restaurant Manager & Sommelier Andi Kristianto served John Travolta twice at Ce La Vi. His most memorable wine was tasted as recently as March 2020. “I was so excited when opening Chateau Haut-Brion 1961. I decanted and served it to the guest, who very kindly offered me the opportunity to taste it. An incredibly complex wine, full of intensity with a beautiful fruity note complementing the silky tannins and remarkably smooth finish.”

Andi Kritianto served John Travolta not once but twice at Ce La Vi.

The level 57 restaurant/bar/lounge sprawls across four areas on top of MBS – Marina Bay Sands – the same with the eye-watering swimming pool.

The views from up there are ravishing come rain or shine, day or night.

Views from Ce La Vi, Level 57, MBS SkyPark

All you can see

In 2006, Kristianto located to Singapore as Assistant Manager of Lawrys, the American steak house he had also worked for in Jakarta.

Already smitten by wine, Singapore provided the curious young man with greater opportunity to learn about and taste the grape beyond wine books and articles.

Ten years ago – in February 2011 – Andi Kristianto joined Ku De Ta (now Ce La Vi) as a Guest Service Leader. This turned out to be a “grapesend” as Kristianto was able to work under its head sommelier.

The Indonesian went on to solidify his interest and job scope between 2018 and 2020 when he was mentored by Mathias Camilleri MS and Benjamin Hasko MS.

Andi Kristianto considered this period as a particularly special time in his career as he was given the opportunity to assist the Master Sommeliers with the global wine programme. Ce La Vi has outposts in Dubai, Taipei, Shanghai and Tokyo.

Andi Kristianto is responsible for the wine list at Ce La Vi Singapore where his career – like the views from MBS SkyPark – does not appear to have any limits.

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