Grand Prix Culinaire Internationale Auguste Escoffier and Meuilleur Ouvrier de France French award winner Master Chef Roland Durand is at Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar from 18 to 20 June.
On these 3 nights, Master Chef Durand offers a gastronomic feast of 3-course set dinner for $69++. Diner could order ala carte as an option too. In addition, diner could select wine pairing (additional $35++) for the set dinner.
Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar is located within the ground floor of Hotel G Singapore.
Chef Roland Durand Special Menu For Ginett
Chef Durand who is best known as the chef-patron of Michelin-starred Le Passiflore in Paris masterfully infuses subtle Asian influences into classic French cuisine. Diners could expect to savour the Asian ingredients such as cumin, kaffir lime and even angelica.
For starter, there were 2 choices. First is the Tartare De Crevettes Tigrees et d’avocat ($25). Tartare is a classic French dish. The Asian element in this dish is Kaffir Lime. The unique savoury aroma blend extremely well with the sashimi tiger prawn and avocado.
The second option, Ravioles d’escargots ($21) was a dish, in my opinion, targeted for the stronger palate. Escargots encased in the soft pasta of the Ravioles with the sweet garlic and herb cream and shredded basil created a bold and intense flavour.
Wine Pairing option was Chateau de Citeaux, Bourgogne Blanc 2015 (White) or Domaine Gruhier, Bourgogne Epineuil 2015 (Red) or Francois Labet, Cuvee Splendid NV (Sparkling). I chose the Chardonnay a clean flavour with citrus and light vanilla notes.
Likewise, 2 selections for Main. First was the Cabillaud Roti Au Chorizo ($35). Oily cod wrapped in Spanish chorizo coupled with diced mushrooms and unexpected oysters cum seaweed emulsion. Personally, I suspect you either love it or hate it due to the presence of oysters. The piquant oyster taste is dominating. And interestingly, the chef prepared an Oyster Leave by the side for the diner to chew before savouring the dish.
Next was the Carre D’agneau Roti Au Cumin ($40). Yet another dish which may not be popular since it was a Lamb option. It isn’t a surprise to find cumin and lamb since the Northern Chinese has similar dishes. What most diners enjoyed about this dish was the slab of fats that was attached to the rib.
Diner could choose either Domaine Pichon, Saint-Joseph Blanc 2016 (White) or Chateau Beard La Chapelle, Saint-Emilion Grand cru 2012 (Red). The white with blend of grape comparatively with the Chardonnay was more mellow and sweeter citrusy flavour. While the red, also a blend consisting of mainly Merlot has rich stone fruit and woodiness.
Lastly, there were 2 items for dessert too. Le Merveilleux Riz Au Lait A L’angelique De Roland Durand ($14), rice pudding with angelica sauce. I was amazed to find the earthly flavour of angelica combined extremely well with the nutty almond milk and saccharine pumpkin.
Diner could opt for Sable Aux Fraises et a la Rhubarbe ($14) which would not failed. A well-balance of fruitiness with sourish and sweet with buttery and crunchy sable for a sweet finish.
It was a rare chance to savour the creation of the French Master Chef Roland Durand in Singapore. This might only happen once at Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar, surely not to be missed.
Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar
200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980
Tel: +65 6809 7989
Daily 0700 to 2330
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