Fabulous Degustation Dinner @ Cornerhouse in 1Jun2016

baguette & walnut bread

baguette & walnut bread

wife bought nice anniversary dinner at cornerhouse in botanic gardens this evening on 1.6.2016. ^^

this my first time to cornerhouse. i had been to au jardin & taken the degustation several times previously but not since cornerhouse took over.

looking at my previous post, the last time we were here was for the new year eve dinner on 12.31.2016.

the photos were not so well taken (low lighting) but reading the post again i think the food that time was even better than this evening. more of that later.

Chef Jason Tan's Menu Degustation

Chef Jason Tan’s Menu Degustation

for this evening we had a 5-course degustation menu at S$188++

white wine

glass of white wine

i don’t drink. wife always order wine.

we looked at the wine menu. a 1/2 bottle red was S$188. wife decided not to order as she said previously it was like S$80+

looking at the 2013 NYE degus dinner, our red a grand cru classe was S$85! wife had good memory la!

anyway she decided to order 1 glass white followed by 1 glass red, probably S$70 in total. both wines were good.

looking out of the verandah

looking out of the verandah

looking out of the verandah2

looking out of the verandah

looking out of the verandah3

looking out of the verandah

i asked for one of the 2 verandah tables seating looking out at the gardens.

it was really nice.

amuse bouche

amuse bouche

amuse bouche2

amuse bouche

the amuse bouche comprises 3 items.

couldn’t really remember…they were all good la! this one quite unique taste.

amuse bouche3

amuse bouche – salty fish crackers with tobiko (flying fish roe)

amuse bouche5

amuse bouche – salty fish crackers with tobiko (flying fish roe)

this a prawn cracker with tobiko. great!

amuse bouche4

amuse bouche – bitter cucumber terrine

last a amuse bouche – bitter cucumber terrine. we enjoyed all of the them. 🙂

#1 carabinero prawn (scarlett prawn)

#1 carabinero prawn (scarlett prawn)

#1 carabinero prawn (scarlett prawn)2

#1 carabinero prawn (scarlett prawn)

the first course, carabinero prawn, scarlett prawn from mediterranean, was simply awesome!

the variations of seasonal tomatoes, with basil, olive oil & another falvour were sublime.

the prawn was steamed & chilled, very sweet, tasty & firm. told wife the texture felt like lobster. & there was a tomato sorbet, basically a very flavourful gazpacho, at the top, 12 o’clock! ^^

later i saw on naked fins a nice pic. 

it was a very large prawn, and in some sites they mentioned it tasted like lobster.

#2 white asparagus with 24mths comte, ikura

#2 white asparagus with 24mths comte, ikura

#2 white asparagus with 24mths comte, ikura2

#2 white asparagus with 24mths comte, ikura

second course was white asparagus with a 24mths comte cheese & ikura.

such an artistic presentation! ^^

the white asparagus (confit maybe?) was par excellence, very tender & sweet. overall while the dish was very tasty & enjoyable, it made less impression than the tomatoes (& prawns).

#3 maine lobster, riso, bottarga

#3 maine lobster, riso, bottarga

#3 maine lobster, riso, bottarga2

#3 maine lobster, riso, bottarga

the 3rd course, maine lobster, was quite sublime, out of this world! ^^

maine lobster, riso3

#3 maine lobster, riso, bottarga

lobster was firm, sweet, tasty, riso (a risotto like pasta) was great & the sauce was just fantastic! (from bottarga the salted fish roe i think?).

#4 japanese toriyama wagyu, horseradish mash

#4 japanese toriyama wagyu, horseradish mash

#4 japanese toriyama wagyu, horseradish mash2

#4 japanese toriyama wagyu, horseradish mash

the 4th course, japanese toriyama wagyu was like any top jap wagyu, simply fabulous, so much better than australian or USA, & horseradish mash was excellent with the beef.

#5 chocolate earl grey

#5 chocolate earl grey

#5 chocolate earl grey2

#5 chocolate earl grey

the last course, chocolate earl grey dessert, was good.

i mean the chocolates were great really, the sorbet too, among the best i guess, not exactly my favourite dessert. wife & i not particularly hot on chocolates & if chocolate i prefer the really dark intense chocolate type rather than just smooth with earl grey flavour etc….

petit four

petit four

petit four - salted eggg macaron

petit four – salted eggg macaron

chocolates

petit four – chocolates 

petit four was pretty good.

they charged for coffee. i always felt coffee should be just included in a degustation & green tea too in a japanese kaiseki, a touch of class not to charge extra…anyway just my persona views..

we skipped the coffee.

dinner 2xS$188pax + 2 glasses of wine came to S$513.

it was an excellent dinner very enjoyable so money well spent. looking back at the 2013 au jardin NYE degustation, i think that offerred a bit better value not this time we had lobster. hard to compare i guess.

i still miss jaan, since that they withdrew feed @ raffles benefits, we were unwilling to pay the full fare & also the menu still looked the same after 2 rounds, andre chiang & julien royers having left…

c.h.e.f andy

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CORNER HOUSE

ADDRESS

1 Cluny Road, E J H Corner House
Singapore Botanic Gardens
(Nassim Gate Entrance)
Singapore 259569

CONTACT

T: +65 6469 1000
F: +65 6469 0136

HOURS

TUESDAYS – SATURDAYS
Lunch: 12 pm – 3 pm
(last order 2.30 pm)
Dinner: 6.30 pm – 11 pm
(last order 10 pm)

SUNDAY
Brunch: 11.30 am – 3 pm
(last order 2.30 pm)
Dinner: 6.30 pm – 11 pm
(last order 10 pm)

DRESS CODE
Smart casual
(Short & Bermudas is allowed with Shoes or Loafers. No slippers)

 

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