Restaurant André is a restaurant where you walk in and want to be surprised.
This marks my second visit to Andre Chiang’s restaurant, which recently won the accolade of being 68th in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. My first visit back in 2011 was nothing less than stellar – The review can be found here (Dinner).
I do have to qualify my opinion though – I honestly think that in order to fully experience the André experience, it is imperative that you savour the dinner tasting menu, rather than over lunch.
Amuse bouche came in the form of Porcini Parmesan chips.
The baguette came out rather late into the meal – being served after the first appetizer. The consolation being that it was served warm and went well with the French butter.
First appetizer: Smoked salmon, tomato salad, basil flower sorbet.
Second appetizer: Kaffir lime consommé, baby leek ravioli, seafood carpaccio. - The ingredients were definitely fresh and the overall taste of the dish, rather light tasting.
Third Appetizer (Option 1): Perigord black truffle, foie gras jelly, fleur de sel. - This was probably my 2nd favourite dish of the afternoon.
Third Appetizer (Option 2): Black truffle pasta.
Main Course (Option 1): Slow roast short rib beef.
Main Course (Option 2): Pan seared fish, wild mushroom polenta bianca, potato onion praline.
Dessert: Snickers 2012. - It would be surprisingly to many, considering how little I adore desserts. But the Snickers 2012 knocked my socks off! It was clearly the piece de resistance of this lunch menu.
41 Bukit Pasoh Road
Tel: +65 6534 8880 (Reservations are highly recommended)