Monday, December 21, 2015

Corner House @ Botanic Gardens

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This is a very belated post of my 1st Anniversary celebration at Corner House, Botanic Gardens. The restaurant in the UNESCO world heritage site, is a fitting and romantic place to celebrate this special day. It has always been the restaurant I wanted to visit and finally I have the reason to do so with my beloved wife.

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Upon placing our 4 course set dinner (from $98), we were served with some warm bread.

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Amuse Bouche 4.2/5

Dinner at Corner House began with some Amuse Bouche giving a glimpse of what is lining up in the 4 course meal, showing Chef Jason Tan's culinary. Clockwise from the top left corner, we have the Oyster Leaf, Bikini, Cucumber Sphere and Cracker.

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French Royal Oyster 4.2/5

For the Appetizer, we opt for the French Royale Oyster and Hakkaido Scallop. The French Royale Oyster is plump and huge served in a oyster shaped plate with plum granite, basil seed and caviaroli. This is a new and refreshing way of enjoying the oyster.

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Hokkaido Scallop 4.5/5

The Hokkaido Scallop is served with miso, Ikura roes, burnt orange, yuzu and rice cracker. The flavours were complex but yet worked harmoniously together.

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Maine Lobster 4.2/5

Moving on to the starter, we tried the Maine Lobster, New Zealand Cod "Crispy Scales" and Oignon doux des Cevennes. I enjoyed the doneness of the Maine Lobster, allowing the full appreciation of the fresh seafood with the smoked burrata, yellow capsicum and Kristal de Chine caviar.

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New Zealand Cod "Crispy Scales" 4.5/5

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Oignon doux des Cevennes 4.5/5

The other two starters were impressive too. The New Zealand Cod "Crispy Scales" and Oignon doux des Cevennes will take diners to a whole new dimension of culinary experience. The most interesting part in the New Zealand Cod  is using the crispy scales to be part of the dish which is usually removed. It gave the fish an extra layer of enjoyment with the Shanxi emlsion. For the Oignon doux des Cevennes,which is 62 degree egg, buckwheat and noisette crouton will delight everyone's palate with the dehydrated sweet onion.

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Fish

For the Main, we went for the Fish and Japanese A4 Toriyama Beef. The Fish was baked with the bone intact, filleted and slightly grilled for flavour. Served together with squid and broccoli puree.

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Japanese A4 Toriyama Beef 4.8/5

The Japanese A4 Toriyama Beef is probably one of the best steak I have ever eaten for a long while. The beautiful piece of beef is served with corn puree and mustard seeds.

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Calamasi Chilli Sorbet 4.5/5

Before moving on to our desserts, we were served palate cleanser in the Calamasi Chilli Sorbet with Pandan and Lemongrass Jelly.

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Kaya Parfait Gula Melaka 4/5

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Durian Mousse with Kopi Ice Cream 4.5/5

For Desserts, we gone for the local inspired sweetness in the Kaya Parfait Gula Melaka and Durian Mousse with Kopi Ice Cream. On top of the exquisite execution, the flavours will bring back a lot of familiar memories.

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Petite Four 4.2/5, Salted Egg Macaron 4.5/5

Last but not least we have the Petite Four to wrap up the dinner. We specially requested for the Salted Egg Macaron too as all my foodie friends highly recommended me to try it. It was one of the most heavenly macaron I ever had.

Overall it is really an experience dining at Corner House. The whole ambience, food and down to the service are top notch. I understand Corner House has come up with a new menu and I am looking forward to my next visit. Last but not least, a warm thank you to Corner House for the delicious anniversary cake/dessert.


Corner House
1 Cluny Road
EJH Corner Houe, Nassim Gate
Singapore 259569
Tel: +65 64691000
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Nearest MRT: Botanic Gardens (CC Line, DT Line)

Opening Hours;
Tue-Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 630pm - 11pm
Sun: 1130am - 3pm (brunch), 630pm - 11pm

Direction: 
1) Alight at Botanic Gardens MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Botanic Gardens. Walk towards EJH Corner House which is near to the vistor centre. Journey time about 25 minutes. [Map]

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