Congratulation to Summer Pavilion at Ritz Carlton Hotel for receiving its third consecutive one-star rating by the Michelin Guide Singapore. In celebration of this prestigious achievement, Summer Pavilion has launched a new tasting menu priced at $168 per pax, specially crafted by Chef Cheung Siu Kong. Diner can add an additional $88 for wine pairing.
Egg White with Caviar 3.5/5
We started with the Amuse Bouche which is Egg White with Caviar on a crispy seaweed. A delightful bite size starter, kick starting the meal at Summer Pavilion.
Smoked Duck with Crispy Beancurd Skin and Garden Greens 3/5
The first course is Smoked Duck with Crispy Beancurd Skin and Garden Greens. It is served with a basket of thin pancakes. we are supposed to wrap the ingredients with the pancake, similar to the way of eating Peking duck. The smoked duck and crispy beancurd skin which has been cut into cube shape, is a bit too small for me to appreciate the dish.
Double-boiled Chicken and Sea Whelk Soup with Fish Maw and Matsutake Mushroom 4.2/5
The Double-boiled Chicken and Sea Whelk Soup with Fish Maw and Matsutake Mushroom is both comforting and nourishing. It even comes with a huge piece of premium fish maw, which has a pleasant spongy texture.
Steamed Dong Xing Grouper Fillet with Green Pepper and Plum 4.5/5
The sourness of the broth elevated the enjoyment of the perfectly cooked Steamed Dong Xing Grouper Fillet with Green Pepper and Plum. I may called it steamed fish in two ways. For the adventurous diner, you can bite into the green pepper for a fiery kick finishing.
Sauteed Diced Miyazaki Wagyu Beef with Bitter Gourd in Black Bean Sauce 3.8/5
Love the tenderness of the Sauteed Diced Miyazaki Wagyu Beef in Black Bean Sauce. Unfortunately I thought the bitterness from the bitter ground was a bit of a distraction for me to fully appreciation the well executed beef.
Poached Vermicelli and Abalone in Fish Broth 4.8/5
My favourite dishes is the Poached Vermicelli and Abalone in Fish Broth. The highlight for me is not the abalone but the flavoursome fish broth that is packed with depth and flavours. Not forgetting the silky poached vermicelli that is liven by the delicious fish broth.
Chilled Purple Sweet Potato and Ginger Pudding 3/5 Sweet Potato Glutinous Rice Ball 4/5
For dessert, I have the Chilled Purple Sweet Potato and Ginger Pudding and Deep-fried Sweet Potato Glutinous Rice Ball. I find the ginger pudding a bit too spicy for my liking. As for the sweet potato glutinous rice ball, I enjoyed the fragrant and chewy dough with the sweet potato filling.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
Ritz Carlton Hotel
7 Raffles Avenue
Tel: +65 64345286
Nearest MRT: Promenade (DT Line)
Daily: 1130am - 230pm, 630pm - 1030pm
Alight at Promenade MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]