Monday, March 25, 2013

Martell Cognac Pairing Tasting at Stellar - RT/WW

Our World Tuesday
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Kobe C rib of beef smoked and slow cooked over the wood coals,
Short rib hash, tarragon baby vegetables and morel sauce

paired with

"1st and Last"
Martell Cordon Bleu, Zen Green Tea liquor,
cardamon syrup and cinnamon stick

S$95++ 
My Personal Favourite Pair. I could have "1st and Last" nightly before I sleep :)  

Martell and Stellar invited me to a tasting of a new cognac pairing menu available exclusively at Stellar for the month of March and the promotion has been extend to 14th April 2013. The fine dining restaurant on the 62nd floor was packed with diners.

Our group had a window view of the bustling city down below. Once everybody was seated, a complimentary bread basket with its pairing dips and sauces was served. My personal favourite dip was the savoury codfish brandade, the smokey eggplant puree was an interesting touch.

I have always considered the cognac as an "Uncle's drink" (for matured drinkers) and also to be consumed after a good dinner. I truly looked forward to a great dining experience.

Listed is the Pairing with Martell menu :

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"Duck and its Nest" (Awesome)
Pan-fried foie gras in a semolina crust
Duck rillettes and arfait, corn pancake and quince compote

paired with

"Inside the Rocks"
Martell Cordon Bleu, Cherry Brandy,
Dry Orange, Molasses Syrup and Parsley

S$48++

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Classic Lobster Bisque, leek fondue and seared scallop ravioli

paired with

"Erlinda 1942"
Martell Cordon Bleu, Star Anise, Champagne, St Germain,
Creme De Cassia, Rose water and Lemon Juice

S$40++

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1-Caramel 'Dessert Experience'


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Baked Alaska with strawberry ice-cream and warm chocolate brownie,

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Valhona chocolate praline 'bomb' with berry compote

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Vanilla creme brulee with dulce leche ice-cream (Awesome)

paired with

"El Favorito"
Martell Cordon Bleu, Vanilla ice-cream half scoop,
Mascarpone Cheese and White Cacao 

S$40++

Mid-way through lunch, Executive Chef Christopher Millar who was on leave stopped by the restaurant to say 'Hi' to us. He shared with us that planning the cognac pairing menu was a tough challenge for him and his team.

I was delighted by a dining experience with signature Stellar dishes paired with specially-created Martell cognac cocktails. Alas, in my moment of excitement meeting the famous chef, I forgot to take a photo with Chef Millar -_-

Martell Cognac Pairing Menu
14th April 2013
Stellar @ 1-Altitude
1 Raffles Place, Level 62 OUB Centre
Tel: +65 6438 0410

24 comments:

  1. All that food looks delicious especially the mouthwatering desserts.

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    1. Desserts good, especially the creme brulee. yum yum
      Glad to see you Rachel :)

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  2. Wow! Delicious!! Since I'm not a huge fan of drinking alcoholic drinks, I do not really know how to appreciate those pairings : )

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    1. You could learn pairing your food with alcoholic drinks as there are courses you could enroll but usually the restaurant manager can make suggestions.

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  3. What a beautiful place ! I could swallow the whole menu immediately. A pity that it doesn't work through the screen !

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    1. haha.... let's hope with advancing technology, we could have food delivered through the screen one day.

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  4. Wow...look at the Classic Lobster Bisque, leek fondue and seared scallop ravioli...with the building overlooking it...

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    1. We were on the 62nd floor, 282 m above sea level :)

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  5. Vanilla creme brulee looks damn tempting. I want a spoon. :D

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    1. The vanilla creme brulee has the right balance of creaminess and sweetness, I personally like this.

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  6. the dessert looks heavenly delicious. glad to see you on Our World Tuesday.

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    1. Dessert was heavenly. Although our stomachs were full after all the yummy dishes, we were glad we persevere. lol

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  7. What a treat. The food looks heavenly. Thanks for your visit to my blog.

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  8. Beautifully done food and photos!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. Oh, my, everything looks so tasty! I wish I can for a taste test even in my area!

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  10. This looks like a Masterchef standard very classy resto!

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  11. Nice that you got to experience dining here via invitation and I love all the food presentation.. would have taken pic after pic of course of every dish ha ha!

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  12. It's a great pleasure to see, that dining in Singapore today is at it was when i visited the city many years ago.
    Oh, I liked it so much.

    smultron, living in Sweden

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