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See my full reviews & photos = http://chefquak.com/2013/11/15/best-value-top-quality-lunch-au-jardin-on-14nov2013/had 1 of the best value lunch with top quality food & good servings at au jardin on 14.11.2013.had a few degustation dinners at au jardin quite many years ago. they were the best. the set lunches were more affordable, and though i didn’t go often, i enjoyed them at full prices when i did. so 50% discount would be a real steal! we decided to order 2 menu decouverte (discovery) & 2 me
had a few degustation dinners at au jardin quite many years ago. they were the best. the set lunches were more affordable, and though i didn’t go often, i enjoyed them at full prices when i did. so 50% discount would be a real steal!
we decided to order 2 menu decouverte (discovery) & 2 menu tradition. i chose the latter as i do rather good beef myself at home so tried lamb saddle instead.
the mud crab truffle (top photo) looked fabulous with huge truffle servings & judging from my friends’ exclamations, jolly good! i tried a piece of truffle, but didn’t feel it had much flavour though.
anyhow the server told us this white winter truffle was the best c/w other seasons, and it was actually white but oxidised & shrank in the fridge as time past, so they had to use up quickly enough. this was supposedly the price of gold=priciest food in the world. sure didn’t feel like it for this serving size.
both my friends picked the grilled ribeye, medium & medium well. sure looked good!
the chocolate fondant (lava cake) & macha mousse & ice cream looked wonderful too.
for menu tradition, both of us took the braised escargot with chorizo. escargot was good but not my favourite, more gentle & fine c/w canned top shells. i not much into the herb esacargot style but like the gratin version at dozo, so thought i tried out the braised version. i loved the chorizo, very “pang”=fragrant.
for the mains, my friend’s panfried red snapper looked fabulous, beautifully pan seared to golden. my lamb saddle was par excellence, best i tried! quite interesting the miniature tomberries!
dessert were great too. mine was caramel sauce 7 ice cream with popcorn, my friend had the bombe, which was frozen chocolate cake with curd drizzled over & milk froth.
the petit four (means little oven) macarons was not great, far too sweet, though the yellow ones with lemon flavour combined well in taste & moderated the sweetness.
the price of lunch with maybank 1 for 1 promo was S$22.50++pax for menu tradition & S$32.5++pax for menu decouverte, nothing less than a steal!