Thursday, October 30, 2008

Jaan (25th Oct 2008)

The view..... how precious, yet boring it is...

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Was supposed to have a meal with SOME frens... but some couldn't make it. We decide to get a nice lunch and meet up with another fren after. The lunch became quite a chat about life and our life purposes...... Interesting chat indeed... not that I had decided what my life purpose is. But it's not about me... and it's about the meal...
We got very slim breadsticks... one was the parmesan cheese stick and the other one was made with squid ink. I enjoyed the salty parmesan cheese sticks... but I didn't think too much of the squid ink ones.

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Then we have the bread...

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Consomme de feuilles de combawa, aka Spiced Kaffir lime consomme, lightly smoked duck breast effiloche

I didn't try this... so I don't exactly know how it tasted... but I think it turned cold... after my friend waited ever so patiently for me to finish snapping the soup.

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Confit de saumon a la Mediterraneanne is Mediterranean Salmon confit, warm tomato ceviche Vierge; with baby herb salad and green apple cucumber sorbet....

Nice presentation... though the food ain't nothing to shout about. I have rather neutral feelings towards it... :P

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And next I had Tartare de Saint-Jacques
it was... Hokkaido sea scallop tartar, oscietra caviar accompanied with herb baked baby potato"rattle". baby vegetables "a la grecque" I thought this was enjoyable. The scallop tartar definitely tasted better with the baby potato.

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Creme Brule de foie gras du Perigord (Perigord foie gras creme brulee with spice bread powder)

My friend and I agreed that we prefer a piece of foie gras, I am sure we don't mind a huge slab of it ... making foie gras into such stage... cheated us of our experiences of eating that sinful oily and delicious piece of liver, which we were looking forward to...

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Gigot d'agneau braise (Braised lamb shank in it's jus with spice, wild mushroom apricot cereal)
wasn't keen on red meat... so didn't take up the offer of a pc of the lamb shank... but had stolen a few forkfuls of the delicious cereal. I had on my friend's words, the lamb shank was nicely done.... Should I trust him? hmmm...

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Loup poele, risotto de courgette (Seared seabass filet on zucchini risotto, orange emulsion and fresh herb tempura )

I like!! I really like.... the tempura shiso was goood... the seabass had crispy skin and a moist and soft flesh... and the best part of it... the zucchini risotto... forget about al denta.. just do it the way i like it, slightly softer. The combination... Give me another one anytime!!! :D

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Gelee de rhubarbe et fraise vanille (Vanilla scented pink rhubarb and strawberry, verbena emulsion and black current sorbet)

Nay I didn't try this... didn't really like the sound of it... don't like the looks of it.. don't like, don't like, don't like! :p

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Mousse au chocolat amer (Crispy praline and chocolate mousse, Calisson; ice cream, cherry semi-confit)
It's chocolate!!! how bad can it be.... well... in this case... this was really bad....

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WE were disappointed in the frist part of the meal, it was another meal saved by the main...and yet lost again with the desset... What I meant was the starters SUX, the Mains ROCK and the dessert went under without putting up a good fight!

This picture... is in honor of my fren... who had annoyingly though that this is the best "food" picture I ever take... I feel like biting his finger now! :p

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David Koh said...


Great photos!

Was wondering if you had the set lunch or was it a la carte (Can you order a la carte for lunch?)

So overall did you enjoy your meal there? Was there for dinner two weeks ago and was blown away, although one of the mains was a little bit of a let down.

Going again for lunch this tuesday so I'm excited... haha but then after reading your post... not so much. Hope It's good.

MissyGlutton said...

hi David :)

Thank you.

We had the set and ordered 2 dishes, which were the scallop and the foie gras from the la carte menu. I was told that I am allowed to order a la carte for lunch.

I did enjoyed myself. :) I tot the starters were let downs, but loved the main.

ahhh That's nice. :) hope you will enjoy urself :)