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JAAN

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Derived from the ancient Sanskrit word for ‘bowl’, JAAN is an intimate, 40-seat restaurant dedicated to showcasing the finest in Artisanal French cuisine in Singapore. The ornate interior features a stunning Murano crystal and silver free-form chandelier that spans the entire length of the ceiling. The beauty of the chandelier is only outdone by two things: the breathtaking view of Singapore’s scenic landscape and the truly exquisite culinary experience that has become the hallmark of this multi-award winning restaurant.

 

The Artisanal menu by Chef de Cuisine Julien Royer is built around a passion to showcase the freshest ingredients through simple but beautiful dishes that reflect both culinary tradition and creativity. The result is an imaginative, innovative cuisine that celebrates and respects seasonality, terroir and the skills of the world’s best gourmet producers.

 

For reservations, please call +65 9199 9008 or email reservations@equinoxcomplex.com.

Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 14:00

Mon - Sat: 19:00 - 22:00

Closed: Sun & PH

+65 91999008
+65 68373322
$207 based on 98 submissions
Dinner (43 votes), View/Scenery (39 votes), Fine Dining (37 votes)
Ms Skinnyfat

Fantastic view with amazing food

Read more about Jaan on my blog www.ms-skinnyfat.com   Our meal is designed by Chef de Cuisin Julien Royer, a young chef who brings with him the unique taste of Cantal, Auvergne, France. Growing up on a farm developed in him a great appreciation of pure and organic ingredients and 'simplicity' (so he says) in his dishes. Seasonal ingredients are used to ensure freshness and thus the flavors will be different each quarter you visit. Here is our 7 course Winter Prestige Menu.   We had 3 Amuse Bouche before the start of our 7 course meal. Sheesh!My stomach was starting to fill up a little by the time our first course came. Wild Caught Langoustine and Avocado Canneloni, served on top of a light crustacean jelly, ikura and Oscietra Caviar. This is a light seafood dish which is served cold. I like how the jelly is bisque infused. Needless to say i polished every bit of this.    2nd Course is one of my favorite dishes from Jaan. One of their signatures too. The 55' Rosemary Smoked Organic Egg with smoked rattes, autumn mushrooms and chorizo iberico. Perfect breakfast food that i would eat any time of the day. The smoked rosemary reminded me of our previous experience at Mikuni (read it here).   Many dishes in between...   Desserts was the 4th Generation of Choconuts, a staple at Jaan but it is currently on its version 4. Sable Breton, textures of white, milk and dark chocolate in biscuit, crumble, aerated, creamed, meringue, flakes and ice cream form. There was also a surprise with those crackly pops in the chocolate bits.   There are about 3 menus to pick from and the minimum is a 5 course for dinner. I kinda regretted not doing that as there is some wagyu or beef short ribs and you know how i love my red meats (not pigeon). So yea. Jaan, great place for the special occasion. 

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  • Degustation Menu13 votes
  • Amuse bouche - Cep sabayon wild mushroom tea4 votes
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06 Nov 2014 • 26 reviews • 0 follower

Amazing food!

http://melodyju.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/singapore-salt-grill-sky-bar-on-the-top-of-orchard/

JAAN is consistantly awarded Asia's Best 50 Restaurant and it really worth a visit. Locates on 70F @ Raffles City with great view of the bay and MBS. Decoration is not that fancy but quite old compare to other new famous gourmet places in sg. While their food are just amazing! Amazing presenting and tastes....read my post for further infomation. Thanks:)
11 Oct 2014 • 147 reviews • 6 followers

A beautiful lunch!!!

Reservation is strongly recommended. When I called, I was told the next available slot for lunch was 3 weeks later. Although when I called a second time to reschedule the lunch appointment, I was able to change it easily to a week later. And to get to JAAN, one must come from Swissotel main lobby. There’s a lift dedicated for patrons heading to Equinox Complex.

Once we stepped out of the lift, the receptionist for the restaurants at Level 70 checked our booking before leading us to JAAN. As requested in our reservation, we were allocated window table! Yeah. But ladies, please remember to put on sunscreen. (^^lll) Ha./

And from the menu (pages 12345), we ordered:-

1) Degustation lunch (5 courses), $118 comprising of:-

(A) Amuse bouche – Rye crackers to go with the Chef Julien Royer’s take of hummus. Made with lentil, auvergne and chestnut paste. And I especially liked the fluffy black sesame sponge and cracker topped with cheese. So good

(B) Amuse bouche – Oh yes, amuse bouche continued! What I did not manage to capture in picture was the initial presentation where flask containing the mushroom tea and wooden cups of cepes sabayon were placed on a piece of oak. After a detailed explanation, the staff then poured the mushroom tea into the wooden cups. It was a little magical as we watched the contents foamed. And this was so good. It was just so tasty.

(C) Beetroot ‘collection’ – Burratta artigiana, honeycomb, radish. Unfortunately, this was one dish we could not truly appreciate. Not a beetroot fan.

(D) 55′ rosemary smoked organic egg – Ratte potato, chorizo iberico, buckwheat. And the dish that I came for! Eggs made a dramatic entrance with the dry ice effects. Ha. Egg cooked at 64 degrees for 55 minutes to achieve a gooey yolk of vibrant orange. And I admit I got a little distracted (by taking photographs) as the staff explained the content within the glass bowl. And once the explanation was over, the staff poured the egg into our bowl of chorizo iberico, smoked ratte (potato) and toasted buckwheat. And this was so good. Lift up the glass bowl to release the scent of rosemary that’s placed underneath.

Due to the (silly) 3000 characters limit, continue to read my review on other dishes here: PART2

My girlfriend and I left JAAN feeling very full, but very satisfied and happy! Having tried a few lunch courses at similar fine-dining restaurants, we were surprised at the generous offering of amuse bouche at JAAN.

Food was not only beautiful on plates, but tasted really good too. And I liked the dramatic entrance of (some of) the dishes with the use of dry ice. Keke. Service was impeccable. Staff were professional with a personal touch. I highly recommend one should dine at JAAN at least once. But set aside at least 2 hours for a comfortably paced meal.

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24 Aug 2014 • 122 reviews • 7 followers

Exquisite 10 course menu Epicure

For pictures and full review, pls visit:
http://madamechewy.com/2014/08/24/jaan-degustation-dinner/
(only half of my review is here due to the word limit)
Previously, I have tried Jaan’s set lunch and was begging for more (who wouldn’t?). Our anniversary was the perfect excuse to revisit for Jaan’s degustation dinner. Limited seats are assigned to diners who wish to use the Amex Platinum card promotion (50% for 2 pax), hence we queued for 3 months for our table. There are 4 set dinner selections available: 5, 7 or 10 course, and a 5 course vegetarian menu. I was apprehensive to try the mysterious 10 course set, because there was no description of the food on the menu (yes, it’s meant for the chef to surprise your palate). After some deliberation, we decided on the 10 course set, Menu Epicure ($298). Because I don’t eat raw meat or foie gras, some of my dishes were changed to accommodate these dietary requirements.

Amuse Bouche at Jaan is delightfully extravagant. I’ve dined at quite a number of fine dining restaurants and so far none of them have matched up to this number and standard of creative small bites.

Beetroot macaron with Cervelle de canut, a sour cheese spread from Lyon Smoked Eel on Black Sesame Sponge
Cantal cheese on Walnut Cracker
Lentil HummusCereals tuiles

Wild Mushroom Tea, cep sabayon, buckwheat and walnuts. Intense flavour, aromatic and smooth soup that cannot be missed!

Mention-worthy are the breads at Jaan. Brioche had a rich onion flavour and flaked beautifully, while the mini baguette had a nice crisp crust. Accompanied with French bordier butter for that extra punch. I had to stop Hubby from having more bread as we have yet to start our first course!

Each course was excellent, exquisite, and elegantly plated. It’s the little details that make the difference, we really could not fault anything.

Langoustine Tartare, accentuated with grapefruit and mint. Heirloom Carrot Composition, served on a chilled stone plate, is an interesting play of textures and natural flavours of nature’s goodness. It’s essentially walnuts, chervil, mustard with walnut paste, mustard seed and mint sorbet.

Zucchini “trumbetta”Burrata ArtigianaTomato collectionNicoise olive, glittered with pops of Golden caviar. So tasty even a vege-hater would love this. The tomatoes were amazing! They literally disintegrate in the mouth.

The invigorating aroma of rosemary flooded our senses. Ah… my favourite egg in the world is on its way. Making a theatrical entrance, the 55′ Rosemary Smoked Organic Egg is nothing short of awesome. Cooked with scientific precision at 64 °C for 55 minutes, the translucent silky egg was tipped into a bowl of chorizo, rattes potato and buckwheat.

Oh, how apt! Jaan’s Garden turned up on a tree trunk. Buried under spring vegetables, morels and sweetbread, lies thin slices of savoury ham.

Reached word limit, full review is on the the blog. 
18 Jun 2014 • 224 reviews • 1 follower

Another Fabulous Degustation Dinner @ Jaan on 16Jun2014

ee my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/06/18/another-fabulous-degustation-dinner-jaan-on-16jun2014/

had another wonderful degustation par excellence at jaan on 16.6.2014. 
regretfully jaan is fully booked or the rest of the year for feed-at-raffles (FAR) discounts. looks like only mikuni & occasionally equinox & prego to go to.
the new amuse bouche of beetroot macaron, an eel mousse, (can’t remember the last) plus the rye cracker was good, pleasant & quite fine, though no better than previous.
the second amuse bouche, a ceps mushroom tea, was the best soup ever, so intense & flavourful & lingering. 
#1 the ocean seafood composition was simply delicious! every item was excellent & there were so many – langoustine, oyster (yummy!), scallop, ikura (salmon roe), eel, caviar, another prawn. i could have this again! 
not quite sure what the toast do? anyway a good toast.
#2 the zucchini trumbetta was nice, pleasant, refreshing, not quite a standout among so many excellent dishes.
#3 the 64degC 55mins sous vide egg with iberico chorizo was quite a complete dining experience with the dry ice foam flowing down. the silky egg yolk added texture combination to the crispy iberico chorizo.
#4 the foie gras preparation/presentation had changed several times but texture wise quite the change. the inside is soft tender tasty. the outside though was different from the more caramelised preparation which we preferred.
#5 monk fish was pretty good – firm, bouncy. meat was slightly sweet. somehow all the monkfish i tried in singapore (& this was a better one) could not match the excellent sweet tasting monkfish ala plancha i had in barcelona’s bouqueria market & tapas restaurants. white asparagus was very good, very tasty & tender. 
#6 the hay roasted pigeon was as usual, nothing less than superb. the medium rare sous vide breast was the best. i couldn’t quite decide if amsterdam beulings’ quail was better or this. 
the best dinner we had at jaan though was on 20.1.2014 where we had miyazaki beef in place of pigeon.
#7 choconuts was supposed to offer different temperature, texture & taste. i supposed it did & its a good dessert, but i thought some of the previous choconuts editions were distinctly better.
the petit four were good or competent for this level of restaurant, not a standout.
well, looks like i have to try the waiting list & see my luck play out.
28 Apr 2014 • 6 reviews • 0 follower

Something Fishy

There is a great promotion via Amex that gives 1 for 1 dining for couples at the restaurants in The Fairmont and Swiss Hotel. Except the promotion is a Red Herring.
 
 I called Jaan to book for my Wedding anniversary and was told that the annual quota of Amex seats is already used up. Now if it were November I could understand, but it is only April, so something is fishy.
 
 Equally, the hotel staff were disinterested that the booking was from a regular guest of their restaurants, that it was a once in a lifetime special occasion and on a weekday. Their best proposal was to go and eat somewhere else or free valet parking!
 
 So - take with a pinch of salt what you read in the promotional material from Amex and/or the SwissHotel / The Fairmont.