Tuesday, August 31, 2010



An unexpected dinner at Jaan with a couple of good makan kaki. we decided on 5 course with no wine paring ($200+++/pax)

Ambiance was great, nice view of the marina bay, quiet, really great for that special occasion. Although the restaurant is pretty small, u can feel the space u have.

The selection of bread includes Bacon roll, sour dough, olive and thyme, baguette. All pretty good.

amuse bouche, smoked onion, flat bread, cheese

Nice and simple with gentle flavour to kick start the palate.

amuse bouche, cheese cracker, sour cream, pumpkin foam

Nice crunchy cheese cracker with savory pumpkin foam. Simple to taste, clean flavour, unpretentious.

Cold Appetizer, Avocado, caviar, fresh almond, dill

The presentation was really good IMO. Good flavour of avocado with caviar. Almond brings depth and dill has got this refreshing flavour that goes really well in this dish as appetizer. Mouthfeel and texture wise, this dish is soft... very soft...

Hot Appetizer, homemade Chicken sausage without casing, maderia sauce, mushrooms

This dish really packs a punch in terms of flavour. the sausage is simple and lightly flavour that goes really well with the Madeira sauce. the mushroom was nicely prepared to bring out is natural flavour.

Seafood Course, Marron, Marjoram, Lemon confit, orange, melon

I love seafood especially shellfish. However this dish brings nothing more then disappointment after the first 2 appetizer. Don't get me wrong here. There is nothing wrong with this dish. If any problem it just lack the wow factor. Still i must say the marron is very fresh, prepared to perfect doneness, not overcooked or undercooked. Flavour combination is light and clean, balance overall.

Main course, Lamb loin, Aubergine, Olives, pumpkin puree, spinach, fried crisp onion, lamb jus

Ok this is surprisingly my favourite of all and what even more suprising is i'm not a fan of lamb! In fact i don't like lamb because of the lamb smell. However this totally changed my perspective of lamb. The second time in my life i ate lamb which doesn't have very strong lamb smell and nice sweet flavour meat. (first time during team Singapore food tasting for FHA 2010) The lamb jus was great, no complain with the mash and one thing to note the amount of veggy in this this is pretty much. Really healthy dish!

Pre Dessert, Hawthorn Jelly, Lemon Espuma

Really sourish lemon foam with really sweet hawthorn jelly! ha! have to eat both together the get the balance. Now our palate is ready for dessert :)

Dessert, Blackcurrant marinaded white peach, elderflower ice cream, meringue

Simple ideas, nice flavour, great way to end the meal. Not overly sweet with nice tangy peach. Love it :)

Selection of Petit four with coffee or tea :)

Petit four, chocolate ice cream coated with strawberry and strawberry dust. Nice surprise here.

After the meal, i requested to visit the kitchen and they service staff brought us to the kitchen for visit and and we had a chat with the chef. It was pretty good to meet the chef in person and compliment his food especially the lamb. he deserve that.

Food Rating: 8.5/10

Service: Warm and friendly, feels at home.

Value: >$100

2 Stamford Road 70F Swissotel The Stamford Singapore

Opening Hours:
Mon–Sat: 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Mon–Sun: 7pm – 11pm

Telephone: +65 6431 5670

Website: http://www.swissotel.com/EN/Destinations/Singapore/Swissotel+The+Stamford/HOTEL+HOME/Gallery/Dining/Jaan.htm

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