Y4S1 / November 2016

NOV2016. I usually begin my posts at the end, but considering the amount of pictorial emphasis and significance of each event, i shall write about each one as we go along this post.

Dinner @ Whitegrass, CHJIMES
This was truly one of the best dinners i’ve had in my entire life thus far. The ambience, food, service and probably everything about that evening was on point. Whitegrass gives you the choice of a 5-course or 8-course dinner menu-We went for the 8-course which was amazing. One visit carries a hefty price tag, but it offers a one of a kind experience really. (Click on the restaurant name above for the website)

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Starters-Crab, Seaweed cracker, Cookie.
Sourdough bread, Echire butter, Lardo, sea salt. (not part of the course)img_9949 img_9951

Sashimi of Hokkaido scallops, yuzu koshu, pomelo,
citrus marmalade, nasturtium, boiling cold teaimg_9954

White cut organic chicken, violet artichokes, pickled jellyfish,
fresh and roasted hazelnuts, sesame, ginger vinegarimg_9955

Geoduck Clam, steamed shitake custard, fermented celeriac,
white hen of woods mushroom, umami stockimg_9957

Australian jade tiger abalone
with three treasuresimg_9969

Roasted Mangalica pork jowl, scallop silk, white turnip cream,
cabbage stem, black moss, pork brothimg_9973

Roasted Anjou pigeon, slow roasted young beetroots, milk skin,
fresh currents, mountain pepper, sour leavesimg_9974

Japanese Niitaka pear, amazake milk jelly,
shiso leaf ice creamimg_9977

Feijoa, pinapple, limeimg_9980

Petite Fours– Major blanco Alfajor, Raspberry snowball
Chamomile tea, Flower teaimg_9983

Dinner paired with 2014 Chardonnay, Margaret river.

Dinner @ Cheek by Jowl
Visited this place which has been on my list of “to-try” for a pretty long time. A nice joint serving Australian-Inspired fusion food-i especially loved the desserts. I usually hate liquorice, but their liquorice cake with raspberry ice cream won me over. Their pigeon and beetroot were my other favourites.
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Instagram Roll
A couple more shots from my phone/Instagram-

Fort by Maison Ikkoku
Beautiful ambience, delicious cocktails, but really mediocre food. The 12-course Omakase (priced at $68++) was really disappointing to say. Each item lacked a wow factor and was really overall just meh. It would have been more worth the time and travelling if the quality of food was up to standard. But nonetheless, their bespoke cocktails were great.
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Homemade Picnics @ Marina Barrage
The most elaborate one ever prepared- Steak tacos with miso marinated sirloin, fresh salsa, Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, Roasted macadamia chicken salad, home-baked berry souffle cheesecake pie, fresh fruit and mint tea. Yes, everything was made/baked from scratch.Processed with VSCO with m5 preset

La Ristrettos– for coffee and brunch.Processed with VSCO with m5 preset

The Lokal on Neil road.Processed with VSCO with m5 preset

Home-made breakfasts/brunch.Processed with VSCO with m5 preset Processed with VSCO with m5 preset img_9893

Sunday Pizza Party.img_0185

Man Man Unagi– My second time and it’s still as good.Processed with VSCO with m5 preset

Cakes from Chateraise Japanese Bakery.img_0354

The Botanist @ 74 Neil Road
Made a trip down to Botanist (by the Pacamara people) to have a go at their brunch-and it was lovely. I had the corn beef hash which was really well done. The babe had their maple pancakes which was thoroughly enjoyed as well. A pretty place with great food, drinks and service.Processed with VSCO with m5 preset Processed with VSCO with m5 preset Processed with VSCO with m5 preset img_0377 img_0379 Processed with VSCO with m5 preset

Dinner @ Da Luca-Specials Menu: Uni Capellini with Hokkaido scallops. I will forever remember this taste. All the food served was good, but this deserves its very own special mention.img_0437


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