I've been waiting eagerly to see how chef Jason Tan from Corner House is going to follow up on his impressive debut menu. Is he a one-hit wonder or a rising star who will continue to light up the local food scene?
His sophomore menu for dinner ($248 a person) has just been launched and it is a worthwhile follow-up.
Only one dish from the first menu is repeated, the Cevennes Onion that comes in various forms, such as confit and as a tea.
Others get a new interpretation, such as the New Zealand Cod "Crispy Scales", which is now in a brandade and sits on a poultry essence with soya flavouring instead of the old egg yolk confit sauce.
New dishes such as a Japanese Toriyama A4 Beef Tartare help me keep my faith in the chef. The match of beef and different kinds of beet, finely chopped up like a tartare, is truly excellent.
And the Surf & Turf Rice is lovely, with riso (rice-shaped pasta) topped by Maine lobster, Iberico pork and black truffles.
Where: Corner House, Nassim Gate, EJH Corner House, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens Open: Noon - 3pm (Mon - Sat), 11.30am - 3pm (Sun brunch), 6.30 - 11pm daily Tel: 6469-1000 Info: www.cornerhouse.com.sg
This article was first published on March 13, 2015.
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