Madame Chewy •
14 Mar 2014
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How sad! Au Jardin under the prestigious Les Amis Group will be shutting its doors in approximately 2 weeks (apparently due to lease issues). In French, Au Jardin means “in the garden”. How apt, as it’s located in the beautiful Singapore Botanic Garden.
W and I visited some time ago during restaurant week for lunch ($40++ per pax), and I am so glad we did. I daresay you are missing out on a gem if you let the chance of checking out Au Jardin slip by. Their last day of operation is on 29th March.
The romantic fine dining establishment occupies the 2nd level of an elegantly restored colonial residence. Wine and dine in old-world charm. Love the warm-toned handsome furnishings and the touch of opulence thanks to the chandelier.
The best seats in the house are by the window, where one can admire the lush greenery. The tranquility is calming.
Warm bread promptly arrived at our table. I can’t help but notice their elegant China.
Amuse bouche was Cured Salmon
, Honey Mustard
adorn with Mesclun
. Absolutely appetizing and no one flavour overpowered the other.Foie Gras Ravioli
in Mushroom consommé
possessed robust flavours which W loved.Shredded Duck Leg Confit
with Organic Egg confit
, wilted spinach
, truffle reduction
. Oooo la la! Egg porn!
A winning combo of Butter Roasted Red Snapper
with purple mashed potatoes
, sautéed fine bean
and Pommery mustard sauce
. I polished these off in a snap.Grilled saddle of lamb
, vegetable couscous
, confit of tomato
and rock salad
, natural jus
. Another excellent main course with well-marinated lamb without a hint of gamey taste.
While the servings for appetizers and mains were substantial, the portion for dessert was rather small. This sweet and tangy dessert was the YUMS, and hence I was a bit upset that I didn’t get enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. Decussated lemon tart crumble , jelly and lemon sorbet
We rounded of our meal with coffee, tea (included in set lunch) and petit fours. These cute mini Madeleines
are irresistible-crisp on the outside while remaining soft, buttery and moist on the inside.