wife bought an exquisite 8-course degustation dinner for our belated anniversary celebrations on 6.6.2018. ^^
since Jaan was removed from amex love dining (Jaan was our favourite both under andre & subsequently julian royers), there were not so many places we go for degustation & omakase.
the best for me is hachi – both the omakase lunch & dinner. hachi omakase lunch much greater value at 1/2 the price of dinner.
the other place is cornerhouse, which we go few & far between for occasions like anniversary dinner 1.6.2016.^^ that was one of the best with very good quality of ingredients like lobster & tajiyama wagyu..
last year we had a late valentine dinner at summerhouse on 1.3.2017… chef florian ridder was formerly sous chef here at one-Michelin-starred alma. the S$128 10-course menu was good but not quite in the same league as what we had this evening…
alma’s dishes were equally fine & more inventive c/w cornerhouse, and every snack & course dishes were delicious, wonderful combination of flavours.
we enjoyed all the 4 wonderful snacks…all delicious & a great start to the evening…
we took the 8-course & wife had the 5 wine pairing. 🙂
nice setting, they have rooms for bigger groups, most interesting was the whisky cellar room. 🙂
the bread was very good too. they offered more. we had to keep our stomach for the finer things…. 🙂
tomatoes were very sweet!
the umeshu ice was great too..
chutoro very good, very sweet, nicely presented & excellent but i guess no better than a regular sashimi serving.
the uni & hamachi obviously very good, very sweet & perfect texture..
& they had a chawanmushi dish (fusion)..the chopped lobster & oyster & caviar added luxury to the great tasting dish. 🙂
morel & cheese ravioli also first class!
the celeriac tea was very good.
the yorkshire pork jowl itself seemed ordinary after so many tasty dishes.
the miyazaki A5 wagyu of course the best! (though hachi omakase lunch serving of 3 better quality ohmi wagyu was unmatchable)
steak was properly charred & nicely medium falourarare, moist & sweet.
the dessert was served with a chocolate drawn anniversary greeting. 🙂
alas, all good thing comes to an end.
the petite four were very good too!
it was such an exquisite, lovely dinner, every dish a great taste experience.
service was polite, friendly. server were well trained & knowledgeable.
we had a really fun evening. a place we can come back occasionally.
Alma by Juan Amador
daily (closed sunday)