A and I had a date and we thought since it’s ladies’ night on a Wednesday evening and we haven’t caught up on our gossips since June, we decided we should just splurged on a nice fancy dinner this evening.
I picked Jaan as I have heard lots of good things about their newly helmed, young, good looking and talented chef de cuisine, Kirk Westaway. He was promoted from the position of a Sous Chef since July last year, after working with Julien, his former mentor and chef de cuisine of Jaan. I had the privilege to sample his signature Heirloom Tomato during the World Gourmet Summit in March this year, which piqued my interest to want to try his other creations one of these days.
We ordered their 10 course menu, bookended with amuse-bouches and petit fours. I was practically “gob-smacked” by the amuse-bouches — a clever presentation of a hummus on crackers alongside “fish & chips” and a foie gras and truffle macaron.
Then came the familiar “signature tomato collection” dish, this time in its full glory! Westaway coaxes out different textures and flavour nuances of the fruit. A vine-ripened heirloom tomato that is cooked sous vide in a tomato consomme, then stuffed with diced ox-heart varietals, gherkins and oregano. Japanese tomato berries and a refreshing basil sorbet accompany the dish, finished tableside with light tomato consomme foam dispensed from a siphon.
Next up was the Hokkaido scallop with sea urchin; Gorgeous dish, which was served with a theatrical element that you must experience first-hand. Irish oyster with artichoke and Oscietra caviar. Land and sea in two wonderful mouthfuls. It was delicious! Course after course, we were just so intrigued by each one on the exquisite presentation and taste! It was a feast for the eyes as well as the tummy!
And then came the Farmer’s Harvest of summer vegetables with what tasted like prosciutto ham. My, we were told there are at least 25 different types of vegetables on that plate!
As for the other dishes that came were just so amazing too that I forgot to take note of what else I ate, only the pictures to prove that I ate them all! One of the desserts was a roasted French peach with almond cream and lemon sponge which was a smart interpretation of peaches and cream.
Verdict : Excellent food with a stunning view overlooking the Marina Bay area. It didn’t come cheap of course as it’s modern French fine-dining after all. But both A and I agreed that it was well worth every penny! Maybe we will go there again for the next special celebration.