The local dining scene is again offering moore tentalising gourmet dining options, this time in the form of Citibank's $100Gourmet. On a monthly basis, the programme brings in an award-wining overseas chef who will partner two top restaurants in Singapore to deliver a collaborative 6-course dinner priced at $100++ per person.
Note that this price is only applicable for Citibank cardholders. Non-Citibank cardholders pay $180++ per person, so it's really a no-brainer! Moohehe.
I had the opportunity to experience the Citibank $100Gourmet dinner in August at Opus Bar & Grill at the Hilton Singapore. The visiting overseas chef was Australian Luke Burgess whose restaurant Garagistes was recognised by the World's 50 Best Restaurants Academy as one of the up-and-coming restaurants to shake up the dining scene. Chef Luke is known for his adventurous style of cooking, use of sustainable produce and Asian accents in his dishes.
Joining him in this collaborative dinner was Danish Chef Rene Knudsen of host venue Opus Bar & Grill who boasts over 14 years of culinary experience and has helmed several top restaurants in Denmark.
Then came the Broth of Jihua Ham (by Luke Burgess) which was so intriguing I actually forgot to take a photo. LOL. It featured thin strips of Jinhua broth-braised wintermelon wrapped over hock tendon and crunchy "black tiger's paw" mushrooms, all topped with caviar. There was a sense of familiarity underlying the dish yet a rather novel taste combination. Pity the shaved ginger flower overpowered the dish in my opinion.
I only wished there were 5 slices of this Queensland beauty on the plate to satisfy my bovine lust! Moohaha.
A wine pairing option is also available to complement the meal.
At $100++ per person (booked online using any Citibank card), it was pretty valued for money and a great way to savour the cuisine of two chefs at one dinner. Look out for upcoming Citibank $100Gourmet meals this October and November at restaurants such as Pollen, The Disgruntled Chef and Mitzo! I hear special 3-course lunches are also available at some venues.
Thank you Gastro-Sense for hosting moo.
Opus Bar & Grill
Tel: 6730 3390
Chew On This: See Citibank $100Gourmet for the list of upcoming and past chefs, venues and menus!