wife & i had a great evening at the 100gourmet dinner at ash & elm, intercontinental hotel on 26.8.2016. ^^
this our first time to ash & elm, my 3rd time to 100gourmet dinners this year.
the recent 2 times i had just as wonderful dinners (each better than the one before) at –
ash & elm is located at the premises of the previous olive tree restaurant, which i had not great ala crate buffet dinner with friends almost 3 years ago..
the citibank 100gourmet dinner menu this evening was quite appealing.
wife ordered the wine pairing, another S$60++ for 4 glasses of wine, quite ok.
bread basket was good, warm & nice.
the seaweed butter especially good, got to refrain from having too much bread la…
cured king fish was very good, like the best of kampachi sashimi..^^
not sure how to eat the burnt mandarin…squeezed some over the fish la..
shared a huge platter.
it’s like everything is good.
but smoked duck breast with foie gras was best.
air-dried pork belly very good, like a good proscuitto.
cured beef, pork & roasted beef all good, just less so. 🙂
couldn’t say it was not good, but fresh shucked oysters better la, with the vinaigrette…
the grilled lobster was way up there, top draw la! ^^
so very fresh, tender, sweet, tasty….masterclass! 🙂
the roasted gem lettuce & bonito foam, simply fabulous!
by then we were like fuller than full.
very surprising the tenderloin was quite poor! bland & tastless…
there is no “ring”, no charring/browning, no maillard reaction!
we mentioned that to the manager as feedback, but told him we did not need to replace the steak as we were too full already.
anyway we think he wasn’t interested in the feedback…service was polite here but perhaps a little lacking in training..other staff too (never revert on question & also request for usual lunch menu to 2 service staff).
the dessert was excellent!
we actually finished the dessert…usually we are low on carbs & also take less of dessert. so even though we were full the raspberry sorbet, chocolate mousse were just very good, not too sweet.
so far i was happy with all the 3 100gourmet i attended this year.
we had a great evening, a bit much wine for wife since i don’t drink.
Ash & Elm
Level 1, InterContinental Singapore, 80Middle Road, 188966
Mon – Fri: 06:00 – 10:30
Mon – Fri: 12:00 – 14:00
Mon – Fri: 18:00 – 22:30
Sat & Sun: 06:00 – 11:00
Sat & Sun: 18:00 – 22:30