A Majestic World Gourmet Summit Dinner

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World Gourmet Summit is celebrating its 2oth anniversary,  after being inaugurated in 1997 as part of Singapore Tourism Board’s initiative to establish Singapore as a culinary destination. This is a must-attend event for all foodies, and attracts gourmet aficionados from around the world. In the words of the organiser A La Carte Productions (a division of Peter Knipp Holdings Pte Ltd), “Every year, a constellation of stars from the international and local culinary arena showcase a delectable spread of gastronomic experiences for a community of fine dining enthusiasts. Encompassing a series of dazzling events, including the gourmet golf experience, vintner dinners and special themed and celebrity dinners, the World Gourmet Summit is a spectacular annual gourmet expedition specially crafted for discerning individuals who appreciate fine wines and cuisines.”

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It’s been a few year since I last attended the event, so decided to round up a couple of my foodie couples for the “Palatable Pleasure” dinner at the Majestic Restaurant by award-winning Chef Yong, famed for delivering innovative Chinese cuisine that yet retains its authenticity.

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We started the dinner with a round of Prosecco, with the rest of the dinner paired with a couple of delightful Grand Cru: 2011 Château Duhart-Milon, 2009 Chateau La Lagune, and 2009 Château Malescot St. Exupéry.

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The dinner came with a complimentary Lycee liquor, refreshingly sweet.

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The starter of Salt & Pepper Kawa Ebi served with Organic Farm Salad was light enough just to whet our appetite.

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The Double Boiled Kampong Chicken Jus with “Tongkat Ali” and Dried Scallops was full of umami. Tongkat Ali is a plant native to Malaysia and Indonesia and supposed to enhance male potency…hmm, the jury is still out on its effect, but for sure the broth was delicious.

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The Baked Sea Perch in Glazed Honey Sauce was delicate and flavourful, one of the stars of the evening, moist, fatty meat balanced well by the savoury sweet glaze.

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We decided to order a couple of items from the ala carte menu to supplement our set. The Crispy Fish Skin with Thai mango sauce was tantalisingly zesty, and serves well as a palate cleanser too.

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The Beancurd Skin rolled with Foie-gras had  a nice crispy texture, just a tad light of th foie-gras.

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The stirred-fry Beef Cubes with Black Pepper was a robust dish, perfect with the full-bodied red.

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Back to the menu items: The crispy Roast Hungarian Mangalista Black Pork Belly was indeed crunchy very delish.

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In contrast, the Poached Kagoshima Wagyu Beef Slices with Soy Dressing adopted a more restrained and subtle Japanese approach, to let the fattiness of the beef shine.

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The grand finale of the mains was the Stewed hand-pulled Noodles with King Sea Prawns, and Onsen Tamago in Lava Salt & Thickened Broth; an instance of carbs worth sinning. I love the creamy egg gently gliding down my throat – heavenly.

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We were pretty full by now but the very attractive dessert beckoned: Handmade Sweet Corn Pastry & Avocado Sago Puree with Red Date Ice-cream. Another testament to the talent of the chef to combine ingredients that stay in harmony.

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Overall, an excellent dinner at my fave fail-safe Majestic Restaurant. My now you must have guessed I’m a fan of Chef Yong. In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, “I‘ll be back“.

Majestic Restaurant
31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road
Singapore 089845
Phone: +65 65114718

 


One thought on “A Majestic World Gourmet Summit Dinner

  1. Reblogged this on Travel Guides & Blogs and commented:
    Overall, an excellent dinner at my fave fail-safe Majestic Restaurant. My now you must have guessed I’m a fan of Chef Yong. In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, “I‘ll be back“.

    Majestic Restaurant
    31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road
    Singapore 089845
    Phone: +65 65114718

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