Only in Singapore - Fine Dining Experience
So yesterday me and Audrio were invited by Singasik to experience the 'secret' Singapore fine dining. Singapore is where we always headed when we feel like we need a weekend getaway or a quick refreshing, maybe because it's only 1 hour and 30 minutes travel time from Jakarta to Singapore so it has totally become our favorite 'next-door country' entertainment.
And usually the first thing (and second, third, and basically the thing we think about all the time) about Singapore is shopping, that we often forgot to explore Singapore culinary scenes. My tongue adapts incredibly well to any kinds of foods, and the most familiar foods I know is a list of super yummy multi-cultural street foods from Singaporean, Chinese, Malay to Indian foods... Chicken rice, chilli crab, biryani rice, martabak, lamb curry, YUM.
But did you know, Singapore also has a lot of cool cafes with unique concepts, and award-winning fine dining restaurants? Meet Chef Ryan Clift and team from Tippling Club, Dempsey Hill Singapore top restaurant and also listed as one of 20 Best Asian Restaurants:
They were in charge of all the astonishing dishes we enjoyed last night.
There were total 3 top celebrity chefs including Janice Wong, Singapore-based dessert expert, and Zachary De Git, mixologist and world class bartender. I feel so honoured to have the chance of meeting these talented chefs and experiencing their fine dishes creations!
Just as the name of the event, Secret Dining, we were invited to this secret place that required password to get in. Thrilling! This reminds me of one restaurant in Singapore called 'The Library', which seems like an ordinary library until you give them the password. That's just creative and new to me! The unique menu offered by Chef Ryan Clift is also modern and experimental, it's not just a regular fine dining, but it's a fun and playful gastronomic adventure. We couldn't guess what in our plate was before we tasted it.
Baccaloa, Parsley Root, Garlic Soup with Sea Rosemary.
Snow Crab, Celeriac and Vinegar.
Foie Gras, Cognac infused cherries, spiced wine and brioche.
Art of Chocolate installation by Chef Janice Wong. If you're wondering, yes, they are all edible. You can try Chef Janice's creations at 2am:dessertbar, Holland Village Singapore.
Candy on the table!
The white balls are actually edible bowls made of white chocolate.
So now you know where to go for fun culinary experience in Singapore! Need another recommendations? My other favorite thing about Singapore is they're really neat and informative for visitors and tourists, browse here for upcoming events in Singapore from music, culinary, entertainment and attractions, you can also book tickets and flight directly from there. It's a really helpful website to help you plan your vacation itinerary. More about upcoming culinary festival in Singapore, visit World Gourmet Summit 2014 held from 25 March - 5 April 2014. I definitely can't wait to go back to Singapore soon and visit those restaurants for real! :)