(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 Hummus, Cereals 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 Artigiana, Tomato collection, Nicoise 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.
I spent $347 per person.
Must tries: Degustation Menu
- I also recommend this place for:
- Anniversary, Birthdays, Business Dining, Dinner, Relaxed, Romance/First Dates
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