We are back at Chef d' Table again for birthday celebration. Several of us dined there 7 months ago and liked the food and service there a lot, one of our July babies was a fan too so it became our venue for July celebration.
Chef d' Table
This place is located near to the Chijmes church's main entrance. They are one of the official caterer for Chijmes. They recently hosted former President Mr. SR Nathan for lunch here.
The restaurant has a simple, no frills and functional decor. We had the private room located at the back of the restaurant.
Warm bread was served upon guest arrival with a yummy pesto spread. The bread is free and refillable. Ask for more if you are hungry between courses.
The bread was very very soft and fluffy with a crispy crust, you'll know right away that they were freshly baked inhouse just before they open for dinner.
Two of my friends ordered a 4 course Chef's menu set $68++
, includes an entree, a mini soup, choice of main course and dessert of the day. For myself, I ordered ala carte entree & a main course which were my fave dishes from my previous visit.
My Entree choice, pan seared Foie Gras with lobster omelette
served on a bed of sauteed spinach & mushrooms $32++
This one literally melts in my mouth the second it touches my tongue, perfect! The lobster balls were cooked with herb butter, tasted fresh and crunchy...goes well with the creamy foie gras. Thumbs up!
My choice for main course, Chilean Seabass $34++
Needless to say the seabass is again very fresh and prepared with such precision that it is cooked inside out and not overcooked at the sides. It takes some skill to do that with such a thick piece of fish...kudos to the Chef!
My friends' 4 course Chef menu
First up, Mushroom tofu entree
...crispy homemade tofu drizzled with truffle oil and mushroom mirin sauce. Everything was polished off quickly so I reckon it was delish.
soup in an espresso cup. Again, gone in 60 seconds, well almost!
Main courses, one of my friends had the Chilean Seabass (above) and the other had the Ribeye Angus beef
steak. Done medium rare, it was cooked to perfection...soft and tender on the inside and slightly charred and smoky on the outside...truly satisfying.
One of my busy girl friends only had a main course as she needs to rush off for 'second round'. She picked the Pink Dory with lemon butter sauce and sweet potato $24++
. This one was a crowd pleaser, the fish was fresh and lemon butter was uber creamy.
Last but not least, its desserts time...the presentation was awesome!Orange Creme Brulee
with Valrhona chocolate ganache & Valrhona chocolate fondant
(a.k.a. the Lava cake) with vanilla ice cream.
Dessert of the day
The Creme Brulee was delicious, creamy with a hint of fresh orange aroma, pairs extremely well with the dark valrhona chocolate base.
The 'Lava' cake here was to die for! It has a minimum preparation time of 20mins so that the Chef could make it from scratch. Check out the flowy 'lava'!
The premium dark chocolate was smooth and intense! All of us agreed that this was the best lava cake in town.
And, presenting last, the complimentary birthday cake nicely decorated with chocolate sauce! It was Hazelnut brownie
with vanilla ice cream. The brownie was loaded with hazelnut bits but was made a tad too hard though.
There you are, this ends the night with a sweet note! The food and service here was extraordinary...we will definitely be back again for more indulgence.
For full review and more photos please visit - http://midas400.blogspot.sg/2013/07/dinner-at-chef-d-table-again.html
foie gras,set meals,desserts
Date of Visit: Jul 20, 2013
Spending per head: Approximately $80(Dinner)Other Ratings: