Friday, September 11, 2015

Restaurant Week 2015

Earlier this week, the hubby and I had the luxury to be given a sneak peek of Restaurant Week 2015. We were excited to be on a date on a week night and even more excited to be sampling great food! Restaurant Week is an annual event from which many restaurants will feature a special menu for a great price of $35++ for dinner and $25++ for lunch. This year, Restaurant Week will run from 24 October to 1 November 2015. There are many restaurants participating in this year's event. 

For starters, the hubby and I went to Shisen Hanten at Mandarin Orchard Hotel. We enjoyed bubbles to start the evening! 

We started with a soup...

It was a Seafood with Bamboo Pith Broth with Chawanmushi. Yes you got me right, soup with Chawanmushi! At the bottom of the bowl of soup was a lovely layer of Chawanmushi.. It was indeed refreshing and I loved every bit of it! 

I then had Stir-fried Prawns with chilli. The prawns were so huge and juicy! The deep fried bun was great to wipe out the gravy! 

As the hubby is allergic to chilli, the chef whipped up a special tomato version for him! The hubby enjoyed it as much as I did. 

Chef Kentaro is a master in Szechuan and Japanese fusion dishes. He's the son of Iron Chef Japan! (: Such a young and capable chef!

After our starters, we were whisked off in style in Audis to Hilton Singapore for our mains! 

We visited Opus Bar and Grill to enjoy an Opus Grilled Dish Sous Vide Chicken Breast. 

I'm not a fan of chicken breasts as they're easily dry but the Sous Vide version was moist.. One of the rare chicken breasts that I'd glady eat again and again. It was accompanied by a deep fried chicken wing (super well marinated!) and deep fried chicken skin (super duper yummy)! The Scandinavian slaw was really refreshing. I truly enjoyed this dish! 

We were then whisked off to The Royal Mail at Ascott Raffles Place for dessert. Oh yes, we had no idea where the next course would be, making it truly exciting as the hubby and I were guessing where we would be whisked to next. 

We had Durian Croquembouche... I didn't quite fancy this though I'm a huge fan of durians. I wish there was a stronger presence of durian in my puffs! I loved the spun sugar lots though! 

The hubby doesn't take durians so the chef sent him an Eton Mess! The hubby was definitely happy with his Eton Mess. I took a mouthful and it delighted me too! 

We're truly blessed to have been able to enjoy the evening, courtesy of the organisers. I'm looking forward to The Restaurant Week and in fact, I've narrowed down a couple of restaurants I'd love to try/visit! 

To make your bookings/reservations for Restaurant Week, visit the official website. Bookings start on the 28th of September. If you're a American Express card holder, you can make priority bookings on the 21st to 23rd of September. Enjoy a great meal, or even meals at great restaurants all around Singapore! 

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