Finally got around to blogging about our dating anniversary lunch at Jaan last month (last month! where did time go!) and we can always trust Jaan to deliver. So much so that we have decided to make meals here a quarterly treat to try all the seasonal menus! Dishes featured here are on the winter menu~
black sesame sponge with eel, homemade chestnut hummus, rye crackers
Lovely parade of amuse bouche as always. Particularly like the sweet chestnut dip (technically it’s not a hummus) and soul soothing mushroom tea!
wild mushroom tea
K’s take on Jaan is that if you skip the smoked egg here, you haven’t been to Jaan. So true! I was slightly bummed that chef decided to alter the presentation for my vegetarian version though. Definitely prefer the transparent glass bowl with smoking hay underneath. Mental note to self: make specific request for that in Q2.
55’ ROSEMARY SMOKED ORGANIC EGG
ratte potato, chorizo iberico, buckwheat
Our main of trout (mine with crayfish instead of pork) hovered at the average line. I’m noticing a trend here w.r.t. the mains at Jaan… Seems like the starters and desserts always impress more.
CONFIT RAINBOW TROUT
kagoshima pork, cauliflower, miso caramel
The Choconuts has been given a new facelift since our last visit and I can only say that I felt really really sad (being melodramatic haha) when my spoon scooped up the last bit of chocolate mousse, chocolate ice cream, chocolate sponge, chocolate i-don’t-know-what-but-it’s-undeniably-good into my mouth and then it’s all gone, sigh. One more, anytime!
tastes & textures
Cute little desserts-after-desserts that I had to have, even though I was comfortably stuffed.
kiwi berry, coconut marshmallow, rosemary lollipop, chocolate crunch
Happy 2nd dating anniversary to us, K!
Can we come back soon?
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