Yet another sterling experience at Pollen; awesome service and delectable food, plus I finally had the chance to take advantage of their personalised buggy service from the arrival plaza to the restaurant! What you see below is the festive menu ($65++) which ended on January 1, 2014 so not all items are available now (though I spy a few familiar dishes on the current set lunch menu).
Cured Silver Tuna
escabeche, carrot sorbet
We actually sent this dish back twice – yolk was overcooked the first time and then they forgot the sprinkle of truffle bits. Nevertheless, it’s worth the wait for pure unadulterated bliss! I like this more than my choice of tuna you see above.
slow-cooked egg, parmesan
While perusing the menu, K was deliberating about ordering the scallop carpaccio from the ala carte menu to share but in the end we didn’t. Guess what, the kitchen sent out that exact starter on the house yay! I don’t know how they read his mind; all I know is that this was delicious, period!
Carpaccio of Hokkaido Scallops ($38++)
guava, frozen apple and wasabi, dill yoghurt, seaweed oil
pork and apricot stuffing, confit leg, confit carrots, pomme purée
Poached Cod Fillet
parsnip cream, savoy cabbage, light curry sabayon
Happy to move over to the dessert bar for our desserts and we chatted with the bubbly and bright chef Monica, the new pastry chef at Pollen. Amazing how she whipped up such beautiful desserts effortlessly!
dark plum, pollen 76% chocolate, pomegranate, green and purple oba, puffed rice
cranberry, cherry, Pollen 46% chocolate hazelnut, crème fraiche
Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay
#01-09, 18 Marina Gardens Drive