Element Restaurant Tasting Session 2017 - Christmas

December 09, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Element Restaurant Tasting Session 2017 - Christmas
165 Tanjong Pagar Road
Level 1, Amara Singapore


Promotion:
24th, 25th, 31st December 2017 Only: 11:30am - 3:30pm, 6:30pm - 10pm



http://singapore.amarahotels.com/dining/element/


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from The Arctic Star, Little Tiny Sun, Her Pen And Fork, Purple Taste, Chubby Botak Koala, Fiona Seah, ChantalMag, and Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow.



Peranakan-Roasted Turkey With Buah Keluak Sauce



Feast In Merriment!

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 7
Value for Money: 9
Budget about SGD $138 ++ per person.


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Have fond memories of a pleasant dining experience at Element Restaurant, so I was looking forward to the launch of their festive Christmas menu for 2017. This year, Element Restaurant is introducing a Peranakan-themed spread, alongside classic Christmas favourites.

The festive Christmas buffet at Element Restaurant is only available on the 24th, 25th, and 31st of December 2017. Priced at SGD $138++ per person, this unbelieveable value-for-money price includes full access to the varied buffet spread with over 50 dishes, fresh seafood, the festive Christmas line-up, and free flow beer, sparkling and house pour wines! Thus, advance reservations are a must!

Element Restaurant - Tea House


Seating


Sampler Plate


Sampler Plate



Of the festive appetizers, the Marinated Duck Rillettes, Red Wine Dried Fruit Chutney, Gherkin Salsa stood out for its delicious creamy meaty texture, and bold savoury flavour complemented by the sweet sour tartness of the sauce.

Marinated Duck Rillettes, Red Wine Dried Fruit Chutney, Gherkin Salsa
Marinated Duck Rillettes, Red Wine Dried Fruit Chutney, Gherkin Salsa



The Tuna Tataki With Cucumber Ribbons And Puffed Quinoa has a nice sear with a meaty chew to texture, and a lovely fresh savoury sweet flavour. The cucumber ribbons lend a bright vegetal freshness to it.

Tuna Tataki With Cucumber Ribbons And Puffed Quinoa
Tuna Tataki With Cucumber Ribbons And Puffed Quinoa



My favourite appetizer of the festive line-up would be the Cocktail Prawns And Crab Meat With Duo Melon. This has deshelled crab meat, stacked with deshelled prawns / shrimp. The freshness and simplicity of the pairing is the key here, and it's so yummy.

Cocktail Prawns And Crab Meat With Duo Melon
Cocktail Prawns And Crab Meat With Duo Melon



The range of festive appetizers is rounded out with an enjoyable Festive Cold Cuts Platter and Butter Pumpkin Squares.

Festive Cold Cuts Platter
Festive Cold Cuts Platter


Butter Pumpkin Squares
Butter Pumpkin Squares



The Cognac Lobster Bisque is rich and robust with savoury briny salty flavour, full of the crustacean taste. I did wish there was some textural contrast though.

Cognac Lobster Bisque
Cognac Lobster Bisque



The Peranakan-Roasted Turkey With Buah Keluak Sauce is the centerpiece of this Christmas feast. Chef tells us this takes 3 whole days to prepare! The turkey is infused with the essence of buah keluak / pangium edule, and also used to glaze the roasted skin. The earthy notes complement the savoury salty flavours of the roasted turkey, nice.

Peranakan-Roasted Turkey With Buah Keluak Sauce
Peranakan-Roasted Turkey With Buah Keluak Sauce



Loved the Stir-Fried Moreton Bay Bug With Salted Egg, with its bouncy meaty slipper lobster / crayfish meat, so fresh and sweet briny salty in flavour. Generously coated in a rich, thick, salted egg yolk sauce, spiced with curry leaves and chili, giving it a nice kick. Utterly delicious.

Stir-Fried Moreton Bay Bug With Salted Egg
Stir-Fried Moreton Bay Bug With Salted Egg



The Grilled Tajima Wagyu Beef with Foie Gras Cubes is served in a robust savoury salty meaty gravy, and the tender strips of Tajima wagyu beef are so tender and succulent, nearly melting away in the mouth with a slight chew. Complemented with creamy fatty cubes of foie gras, which lend a touch of luxurious elegance.

Grilled Tajima Wagyu Beef with Foie Gras Cubes
Grilled Tajima Wagyu Beef with Foie Gras Cubes



Being a Peranakan-themed spread, the range of festive mains are rounded out by dishes such as Steamed Broccoli With Conpoy And Chinese Mushrooms, Steamed Grouper With Lime Beurre Blanc Topped With Tomato Vierge, and Roasted Chicken With Meat Floss.

Steamed Broccoli With Conpoy And Chinese Mushrooms
Steamed Broccoli With Conpoy And Chinese Mushrooms


Steamed Grouper With Lime Beurre Blanc Topped With Tomato Vierge
Steamed Grouper With Lime Beurre Blanc Topped With Tomato Vierge


Roasted Chicken With Meat Floss
Roasted Chicken With Meat Floss



They have several unique Christmas log cakes here. The Cempedak Yule Log Cake has a bold fruity sweet flavour with a fluffy soft creamy texture, studded with bits of juicy cempedak within. The Pink Champagne Lychee With Petit Marshmallow Yule Log Cake is novel, with its spongy sticky marshmallow texture, and fruity sweet flavour of lychee, complemented by a dash of champagne!

Cempedak Yule Log Cake
Cempedak Yule Log Cake


Pink Champagne Lychee With Petit Marshmallow Yule Log Cake
Pink Champagne Lychee With Petit Marshmallow Yule Log Cake



The Cempedak Crème Brûlée is just as good as the last time I had it!

Cempedak Crème Brûlée
Cempedak Crème Brûlée



Assorted range of Macarons, with flavours such as lemon (yellow colour), ginger (pink colour), coconut (white colour), chocolate (brown colour), and blueberry salted caramel (blue colour).

Macarons
Macarons



Up till 22 December 2017, you'll also be able to order any of these festive delights, like the Traditional Roasted Turkey With Rosemary Herbs (SGD $138 for 5kg), Honey Glazed Boneless Ham (SGD $128 for 2.5kg), Honey Glazed Bone-In Ham (SGD $230 for 5kg), and more, via the festive brochure.

Traditional Roasted Turkey With Rosemary Herbs
Traditional Roasted Turkey With Rosemary Herbs (SGD $138 for 5kg)


Honey Glazed Boneless Ham, Honey Glazed Bone-In Ham
Honey Glazed Boneless Ham (SGD $128 for 2.5kg), Honey Glazed Bone-In Ham (SGD $230 for 5kg)



If you're planning a festive Christmas feast for 2017 celebration, do check out Element Restaurant and their merry spread! Really good value for money, so advance reservations are highly recommended!


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