Janice Wong, the native dessert maestro identified for herÃ‚Â elaborate confectionery artworks, has just lately launched a brand new degustation menu to her long-standing Holland Village restaurant, 2am:dessertbar. In traditional Janice Wong model, combining her experience as a pastry chef and an artist, the brand new treats showcase her edible artwork creationsÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬â€ all prettily plated to beautiful impact.
Contained in the dimly-lit, cozy area, which isÃ‚Â located atop a bar with a barely hidden entrance, you may plop down by the counter to observe the cooks artfully prepare your dishes or take a sales space seat with tabletops made colourful by splashes of chocolate paint.
Regulars or newcomers in search of a recent method to desserts can skip the signatures in favor of the brand new degustation menu ($58)Ã‚Â thatÃ‚Â calls consideration to unconventional taste combos. Each element is fastidiously thought out and positioned on the plate, with elements youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re unlikely to see elsewhere in candy treats comparable toÃ‚Â shungiku, the Japanese leafy vegetable thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s changed into ice cream right here.
In collaboration with the dessert barÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pastry chef Tomo Nakashima, Wong seems to Japan for inspiration, making use ofÃ‚Â objects like kinkan (kumquat), yuzu, and Japanese black sugar. The end result, according to what Wong is known for, is quite a lot ofÃ‚Â delicate creations which are elaborately designed but deceivingly easy in look.
Begin with the Soursop Backyard, a vivid,Ã‚Â vibrant dish of herb-marinated kiwi, pink grapefruit, soursop sorbet, backyard grapefruit foam, micros lemon balm, lime peel, and some aromatic spritzes of bergamot aroma spray. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s refreshing and lightweight, excellent for balmy summer time days while youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re recent off a day spent on the seashore.
Subsequent, the Raspberry Fromage is a bit of pearl of rose gel, kaffir lime leaf parfait, fromage blanc cream, sanshou pepper, and juniper berry jelly sheet, topped with recent raspberries and olive oil caviar, and given a burst of additional coloration with a sprinkling of petals. A mixture of fruity and floral notes, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a melt-in-your-mouth kind of deal withÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬â€ the sort you would like there was extra of.
Since dessertÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not full with out the assistance of the cocoa bean, Pandan Chocolate is a welcome sight. A mix of pandan sponge cake, Japanese black sugar caramel parfait, inexperienced grape, Orelys ganache, and a darkish chocolate coating, the modest-looking rectangle of chocolate breaks open to disclose a posh inside, with layers of taste which are acquainted but completely different.
If you get to the Kinkan Osmanthus Tea, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll lastly attempt that scoop ofÃ‚Â shungiku ice cream surrounded by kinkan compote, pistachio crumble, osmanthus tea gel, smoked cream, yuzu powder, and olive oil-marinated pomelo. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s acquired a tinge of bitterness with a dollop of citrus and sweetness, taking you in a wholly completely different route from the earlier, richer creation.
Lastly, Lemon Ginger ties all of it along with spice and zest in a recipe that features torched meringue, milk chocolate financier, ginger spice confit, toasted tiger nut, ginger ribbon tuile, spice jelly dice, lemon cream, and lemon sorbet.
To go theÃ‚Â entire hog, throw in one other $40 for the cocktail pairing choice. Alternatively,Ã‚Â thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s additionally a smaller $38 three-set degustation menu, with cocktail pairingÃ‚Â priced at $30, for these of you preferring a condensed model.
2am: dessertbar is atÃ‚Â 21a Lorong Liput
6291-9727. Tues-Fri 3pm-2am, Sat-Solar 2pm-2am
MRT: Holland Village
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