Category Archives: Eats
Het Pomphuis, literally means The Pumphouse.
Located on the harbour of Antwerp, Belgium this abandoned pumphouse was refurbished into modern cuisine restaurant. Having your dinner here is rather unique because of the high ceilings and vast space to entertain. The set menu is only under 50 euros.
The old structure of the pumphouse!
Interior of the restaurant.
The sunlights piercing through the facade full length windows.
Salmon mousse (Amuse Bouche) with Champagne to start!
Duroc De Batalle Batonnets with cauliflower, mushrooms, grilled zucchini, mixed pickles and parsnip chips
Seabass Tartar with Pata Negra and Lime, Tomato Compote, Fennel Crispy Potatoes and Yoghurt Dressing
Sollomillo with oyster mushrooms, white cabbage, young carrots, onion structures, baked potatoes and veal gravy
Young Turbot with Lobster and Leek broth, celery, green asparagus lobster and spinach ravioli and lobster flavoured foam
“Madagascar” chocolate cake, orange custard and meringue, Mandarin Napoleon gel, Vanilla Waffle and Ferrero Roche Ice Cream
The set menu is a fair with modern plating. The highlight would be the pork ribs cube! (Duroc De Batalle Batonnets)
Pictures by Mak Sin Wee
In the middle of the sumptuous lounges on the first floor of the Maison Baccarat in the 16th district, the Cristal Room restaurant offers an inventive cuisine orchestrated by the Michelin starred chef Guy Martin. In this exceptional setting of the Cristal Room Baccarat, former private hotel of Marie-Laure de Noailles, reinvented by Philippe Starck, we can also appreciate as a museum the heritage collection and the famous ballroom of “Vicomtesse du Bizarre”. A superb setting for the contemporary cuisine.
Dinner here is an experience, the decor does set the mood for a romantic dinner. I felt one dish particularly was off key! the Salmon roll was pretty bad. The veal and Seabass main were excellent. The wine pairings are rather unique! I felt like His Royal Highness for a day! As we all
Cristal Room Baccarat
One of my good friend who happens to be relocated in Paris, and her forte happens to be Restaurant PR back in Singapore. What better place to be than in Paris, the Haute Cuisine city!
She suggested this bang for bucks lunch set menu, way before Joel Robuchon sets up a satellite restaurant in Singapore. She explicitly highly recommended it.
Soon then I realized, it is indeed the world’s best mashed potatoes I ever had.
JR have multiple restaurant in Paris. This the Joel Robuchon at Champs Elysees.
Foie gras with red wine reduction sauce!
Lettuce Soup!! with sous vide egg and bacon strip, parmesan cracker
Seared Duck with Figs!
Everyone who comes to Joel Robuchon! awaits this little side dish!
Gold Dusted on the spoon!!! Passion fruit Mousse!
Heston Blumenthal has been some of the most exciting Chef I have ever followed on tv! His different perspective and take of our existing techniques always produced a mind blowing dish!
I had a short weekend stay in London and of course I will try my best to secure a table at Dinner by Heston within the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. (Tube: Knightsbridge Station)
Here are the pictures!