Superb Sumptuous 100Gourmet Dinner @ Ash & Elm Intercontinental Hotel on 26Aug2016

ash & elm platter

ash & elm platter

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 –

  1. salted & hung on 21.7.2016
  2. lewin terrace on 24.6.2016
ash & elm

ash & elm

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..

100gourmet menu

100gourmet menu

the citibank 100gourmet dinner menu this evening was quite appealing.

100gourmet dinner - 2pax at ash & elm

100gourmet dinner – 2pax at ash & elm

wife ordered the wine pairing, another S$60++ for 4 glasses of wine, quite ok.

bread basket

bread basket

bread basket was good, warm & nice.

bread basket

bread basket

the seaweed butter especially good, got to refrain from having too much bread la…

cured king fish

#1 cured king fish

cured king fish was very good, like the best of kampachi sashimi..^^

cured king fish

cured king fish

not sure how to eat the burnt mandarin…squeezed some over the fish la..

ash & elm platter

#2 ash & elm platter

shared a huge platter.

it’s like everything is good.

ash & elm platter

ash & elm platter

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. 🙂

roasted oyster

#3 roasted oyster

roasted oyster??

roasted oyster

#3 roasted oyster

couldn’t say it was not good, but fresh shucked oysters better la, with the vinaigrette…

oyster with yuzu jelly

hachi’s oyster with yuzu jelly

just compared it with hachi’s oyster dish!

grilled lobster with foam

#4 grilled lobster with foam

the grilled lobster was way up there, top draw la! ^^

grilled lobster with foam

grilled lobster with foam

so very fresh, tender, sweet, tasty….masterclass! 🙂

grilled lobster with foam

grilled lobster with foam

the roasted gem lettuce & bonito foam, simply fabulous!

tenderloin rare

#5 tenderloin rare

by then we were like fuller than full.

tenderloin rare

#5 tenderloin rare

very surprising the tenderloin was quite poor! bland & tastless…

tenderloin rare

#5 tenderloin rare

there is no “ring”, no charring/browning, no maillard reaction!

hear what gordon famously said “no colour no flavour, get some colours on there” (35sec of video)!

tenderloin rare

#5 tenderloin rare

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).

raspberry & chocolates

#6 raspberry & chocolates

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.

c.h.e.f andy

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Ash & Elm

Address:

Level 1, InterContinental Singapore, 80Middle Road, 188966

Contact:

+65 68251008
Opening Hours:

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

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