Story & photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet
METRES from the free-form infinity swimming pool, you dine here al fresco to the soothing sounds of cascading waterfalls surrounded by lush tropical foliage. Duval Leroy Fleur de Champagne Brut with fresh cut lime nuances goes a treat with flash-fried crumbed Brie Cheese that is soft and gooey inside, accompanied by Passion Fruit dressed Mesclun Salad & poached Pear. The Blue Potato Vichyssoise is really tasty and very well perfumed with appetizing Truffle oil. For mains I recommend Senior Sous Chef Ian Hioe’s Kurobota Pork Belly with ultra-crunchy crackling plus mouthwatering tangy Tamarind Sauce, sautéed Fennel slices & Blue potato. Tender, juicy Beef Tenderloin with Ratte Potatoes & Truffle Crème fraiche drizzled with Madeira Wine Jus is for the carnivore in you. Seafood! Try Pan-seared ocean fresh Barramundi with yellow squash and baked potato. To satisfy your sweet tooth, partake of yummylicious Sticky Figs & Toffee Pudding with crunchy poached pear & Cream Cheese Ice Cream. Berries macerated with Limoncello the citrusy Italian Liquore, plus refreshing Pear Sorbet is another winner. The Mud Pie is actually ice cream spiked with peanut butter. The wine list includes wines from Australia, France & Chile. Bon appétit!
Swissotel Merchant Court
Level 220 Merchant Road
Hours: Daily 11am -10.30pm
As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes.
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