Monday, December 01, 2014

Epicurean Festive Delights at The St. Regis Singapore

The year-end festive season is upon us and what better excuse to indulge in good food than with good food that is aligned with the season. Mohehe.

Over at the ultra-premium The St. Regis Singapore, gourmands can expect a slew of treats from their in-house restaurants Brasserie Les Saveurs and LaBrezza. This wagyu cow takes a peek at some of the dishes from these 2 restaurants offering French and Italian cuisines respectively.

As a prelude to the evening's meal, Brasssie Les Saveurs' amuse bouche of Seared Yellow Fin Tuna with Sesame Seeds & Citrus Salsa was light, refreshing and with a decadent dollop of caviar.

The Italian Antipasti Platter offered nibbles of pleasure with the slightly earthy Veal Liver Pate, luscious Smoked Salmon & Mascarpone and classic flavour combination of San Danielle Ham with Melon. A white-gloved butler in a tux bringing a bottle of Champagne not included. Oh wait, no harm fantasizing. It is The St. Regis after all! Moohehe.

Ok, back to the French quadrant. A Trio of Appetisers were ushered to the table. While the Avruga Pearl with Poached Hokkaido Scallop was delicate and exquisite, the King Prawn Tempura was tough and a tad hard. Perhaps it would have been best enjoyed freshly fried and immediately served. Off with it's head!

The Pan-seared Wagyu Beef Tenderloin with Parmesan Espuma also disappointed with rather closed flavours.

Then LaBrezza's Homemade Cannelloni made me sit up. Encased within a crisp pasta shell was Boston lobster, the cured fish roe bottarga and porcini mushrooms, and surrounded with a rich, creamy King crab sauce that had a bright crustacean flavour. Mama mia!

Those who can't decide between the drumstick or the breast would be pleased with Brasserie Les Saveurs' Grand Marnier-flamed Roasted Duck Breast & Duck Leg Confit. Served with curls of house-smoked foie gras, steamed bok choy and winter truffle potato puree, one gets the best of both worlds.

Dessert took the form of Frozen Ice Nougat and Crispy Wafer with 70% Amedei Savarin. That. Dark. Chocolate. Ring. Stole. My Heart.

Speaking of stealing....Moohaha. This Christmas Stollen, available for takeaway orders, with dried fruit is perfect with a cup of hot spiced chocolate or mulled wine.

Also take home this gorgeous Honey Glazed Gammon Ham which will make for an impressive addition to the dining table.

Thanks to Jackson and Xavier of The St. Regis Singapore for hosting me.

The St. Regis Singapore
29 Tanglin Road

Chew On This: Check out here for their full offerings for Christmas and New Year!

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