"Japas"Fun Dining

Babe is an amalgamation of Michelin-starred Chef Jeff Ramsey’s artful finesse for progressive modernist cuisine and the BE Group’s signature boutique sophistication (the purveyors of original concept eateries such as Ploy and Way Modern Chinois). Serving up Japanese-accented tapas, or “Japas” as Ramsey has coined, Babe will be focused on a unique ‘fun dining’ experience as opposed to the structured world of ‘fine dining’.

The menu at Babe offers are an exquisite mix of flavors, textures and temperatures, promising an unparalleled multi-sensory dining experience. True to the tapas concept, the “Japas” menu at Babe is sharing-style, believing that social interaction enhances the overall dining pleasure.


 

Michelin-starredChef Jeff Ramsey

Born in Japan, the son of an American Air Force soldier and a Japanese Hiroshima Bomb survivor, Ramsey has always lived in a juxtaposition of opposing worlds. Ramsey began his culinary training in 1996 at Tako Grill in Bethesda, Maryland (USA), working the ranks from dishwaher up to a full- fledged sushi chef. He then went on to train in Japan with Masayoshi Kazato, the official Sushi Ambassador of Japan. Ramsey took a culinary detour and left the sushi world to broaden his repertoire, in a quest to develop his own original style. He studied under chef José Andrés, protégé of the legendary Catalonian chef Ferran Adrià of elBullí. From there he was handpicked by Japanese ‘super chef’ Hide Yamamoto as Executive Chef of Tapas Molecular Bar at the 6-star Mandarin Oriental Tokyo hotel. It was at this role that Ramsey explored his own style of modernist cooking, earning and retaining a Michelin Star from 2009, at the age of 32. Since then, Ramsey has been featured at pop-up restaurants across the globe and a sought-after culinary educator consulting on restaurant openings in the United States, Europe and Asia. Babe is an original concept dining experience that he has created together with the be group, offering an evocative, multi-sensory approach to modernist cuisine.