This week, our Makan Kaki Shermay Lee wants to share some intel with us. If you want to indulge in a little fine dining without the “fine” prices, the clever way is to go for the lunch set – you should still get the same service, the same top notch quality food, but all at a much lower pricing. So if you’re looking for a place in town with great views, that gives you a really luxurious and indulgent experience in food and hospitality, all without breaking the bank, then you really can’t go wrong with JAAN. They have a wonderful 3-course set lunch menu with coffee for $68 that gives you superb food at a super price.
At the helm is Chef de Cuisine Julian Royer, who has won many accolades for not only himself, but also for Jaan, which has been awarded Restaurant of the Year at the Awards of Excellence 2014, Best Dining Experience at the G Restaurant Awards and is ranked #17 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Here are are some of his signatures from the Set Lunch menu that Shermay thinks are terrific:
For starters, Jaan’s medley of seasonal vegetables are always beautifully presented, perfectly cooked, well-dressed and absolutely delicious. Most people think that vegetables come in a poor second to meat, not so these vegetables, under the skilled artistry of Chef Julien.
The milk-poached white asparagus with organic egg is fantastic, as is the confit of Rainbow Trout or the Spring Barley risotto with Frog Legs. If it’s red meat you’re hankering after, a must-try is Chef Julien’s organic lamb with Orient caramel, violet artichokes and quinoa.
Chef Julien has a fondness for coconut, so there’s always some variation of it for dessert, like his tastes and textures in the Choconuts tart. But be sure to try his strawberry sweet treat too.
Besides the gorgeous food and views from the top of the Swisshotel, the service there is always consistent and spot-on, so whether you need to entertain corporate clients, or impress a date, or celebrate a special occasion Jaan is virtually flawless in its delivery.
Level 70, Equinox Complex
Swissôtel The Stamford
Tel: +65 6837 3322