not to say one is better than the other, but they all offered new surprises & met expectations, which is not easy as each dinner experience is always compared with those previously & that can often disappoint.
wife booked 3pax dinner at pollen on sunday 27nov2016, the last 100gourmet for 2016. ^^
& she took the wine pairing, w0w, 6 wines! 🙂
in terms of fineness & taste, this again easily met expectations, among the best even c/w the other 3 fabulous 100gourmet dinners we had-
the sorbet starter was quite exquisite!
freshly baked bread was excellent! low carbs me actually had a second serving.
sour dough was great. mulitgrain was even better!
sesame butter was very good.
but i had a seaweed butter before, not sure if here, & that was really good!
there were 3 snacks-bouillon of duck, toast of beef tartare & mushroom crackers.
the duck consomme was intense yet smooth & tasty. wife found it a bit robust to her liking. daughter & i liked it.
mushroom crackers also tasted great, especially with the cepe mousse & feta.
toast of beef tartare good too, less wow..
langoustine was real wow!
like a botan ebi sashimi, the sweetness & bite were quite “superlative”!
& the sides, the mousse, all incredible combination look & taste.
the pork with rose apple shavings & roasted fennel was good too.
looked great, tasted good…just more ordinary, more average.
the tarte was quite extraordinary.
the very thin crust pastry, the basil, oil & different flavours.
this must be the best vegetarian dish for a meat eater like me.
the confit of hokkaido scallop was of course great, with the foam & all.
among the best we had in many restaurants.
the roast pigeon was superb, & the winter berries just wonderful.
this pigeon dish was prettier! & i think better even…
& the sides were all fantastic (except the beetroot-i’ve tasted much better ones) & overall such a wow dining experience!
the dessert was refreshing, & tasty.
very smooth white chocolate + ricotta sorbet below & some granita on top.
the petit four valrhona chocolate was fantastic.
& pollen gave a complimentary giftbox for every dining guest, a really great gesture. these were good too, but the petit four chocolate was better!
the other attraction of dining at pollen by jason artheton is of course the complimentary entrance to the flower dome.
since the restaurant is located within the confines of flower dome, once you enter the restaurant, you can access the flower dome (bypassing the ticketed entrance), which is what we did. we went earlier at 6.10pm & walked around the flower dome before proceeding to our table at 7.10pm.
that was great too of course, but it was like most good set lunches, not the same fineness & wow as this dinner.
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-09
+65 6604 9988
Main Dining Room – Level 1
Lunch 12pm to 3pm (last order 2.30pm)
Dinner 6pm to 10pm (last order 9.30pm)
CLOSED ON TUESDAYS
Pollen Terrace – Level 2
9.30am to 9pm daily
Muffins and Coffee/Tea 9.30am to 11.30am
Terrace Menu 11.30am to 9pm
Afternoon Tea 3pm to 5pm CLOSED ON TUESDAYS