Thursday, January 19, 2012

Enfant Terrible? Or just very talented chef: Andre

Enfant Terrible or Talented Chef: Andre

Chef Andre Chiang is least in Singapore. The talented chef used to helm the kitchens at Jaan, but decided to set out on his own...with a restaurant, totally conceptualised, designed by him...and aptly named Andre.

Everything in the restaurant bears his touch...from the raw timber used as the table above, branded by burnt marks with is name, to the flower decorations and of course the cuisine.

Reputed as one of the best restaurants in Singapore, Andre sits on its own building, just off Majestic Hotel in the hip Bukit Pasoh area.

We started with a dish he calls Seafood on Arrival

A tomato salad on the side (not pictured), and a chilled langoustine risotto. Marvellous. The lobster was fresh, had a nice bite. Tasted sweet with a wonderful flavour. Very nice. Accompanying are slices of very fresh, lightly cooked...almost sashimi squid, and a beautifully pan fried piece of fish.

For mains, I had the slow roast short rib of beef.

The beef was cooked to perfection. Perfect medium rare:

And truly tender, melt in your mouth. With a great flavour of beefiness, the dish was supreme. It was supported by the wild mushroom polanta and potato and onion praline.

Dessert was an unusual "tarte au chocolat"

A scoop of milk marmalade ice cream, and a milk pudding with a gorgeous filling of semi-molten chocolate. Divine.

A truly excellent restaurant for the refined palate. Expensive, but worthy of a place for that special occassion or special person.

Restaurant Andre

41 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089855

Tuesday – Friday Lunch

Tuesday – Sunday Dinner

Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays

+65 6534 8880

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