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Jaan Restaurant, Singapore

Postby milky » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:05 pm

Hi,

Seeing that there're some Singapore-based forumites here, wondered if anyone has been to, or know someone who's been to Jaan Restaurant (70th floor, Swissotel Stamford)?

Have booked to celebrate my wife's birthday there this Sat, just the 2 of us. :)
Wondered what I'd be expecting. Know they came 4th (2 years in a row) on Miele's Asia Restaurant Guide.

What else can I expect?
How's the wine list?

Cheers!
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Re: Jaan Restaurant, Singapore

Postby milky » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:07 pm

So, I asked them to send me a copy of their wine list, for planning purposes.

:shock: :!: :shock:
Their prices are ambitious, to say the least...
For some wines, prices are ~80% more than those at other high-end venues in Singapore, eg Les Amis

Is it fair for me to publish some of their prices here?? I'm so tempted to do so...

Anyways, just decided to go for a bottle of wine, using a voucher I have.
I'll open a nice bottle after the meal to make up for it... :roll:
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Re: Jaan Restaurant, Singapore

Postby Jamie Hong Kong » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:01 pm

Sometimes its worth paying a 50-100USD BYO in Asia. Did this recently in HKG with a 1990 HofG. Great night, great food, great wine.
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Re: Jaan Restaurant, Singapore

Postby milky » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:49 pm

The dear wife fell sick one day out from the big celebration... so we decided to cancel the booking. :cry:
No point trying to enjoy such fine food with a stuffed nose and chesty coughs, methinks.
Still hope to try their food sometime...

Next time, will probably ask about their BYO policy/rates, although I probably don't have any in my collection to would suit their cuisine... ah well.
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Re: Jaan Restaurant, Singapore

Postby Antonio » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:59 am

I reckon the new Andre is better anyway...

New Iggys is also nice for a special occasion, Les Amis still my favourite.
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Re: Jaan Restaurant, Singapore

Postby rudyvm » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:07 am

Just booked a surprise weekend in Singapore for my partners 30th and was looking at higher end dining options.....something cosy with maybe a Euro/Asian fusion leaning, would very much appreciate any recommendations.
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Re: Jaan Restaurant, Singapore

Postby Antonio » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:20 pm

Probably the best restaurants in town:

Iggys: qualifies as it has a touch of asian inspiration. New location at the Hilton. Modern style. Allow BYO for about $50 a bottle.

Les Amis: More classic european, great service and food is excellent, very nice wine list too, allow BYO if you buy one bottle. $50 corkage

Andre': Brand new place, a bit of a buzz about it, food is excellent, modern euro style. Veyr nice dining room too.

AU Jardin: an offshoot of LEs Amis in the gardens, very nice setting, classic euro. great list.

53: Very very modern...will challenge on the food front a bit sometimes, do allow byo and have the same list as les amis.

Jaan: Used to be Jaan par Andre, and since Andre left I havent tried it, so wont comment.

Santi: in the new casino, I foud the food very good, but not worth the ticket price.

Guy Savoy: ditto above. Wine list is obscene.

Waku Ghin: Excellent food, but just too spendy for what it is.
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Re: Jaan Restaurant, Singapore

Postby rudyvm » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:20 am

Antonio wrote:Probably the best restaurants in town:

Iggys: qualifies as it has a touch of asian inspiration. New location at the Hilton. Modern style. Allow BYO for about $50 a bottle.

Les Amis: More classic european, great service and food is excellent, very nice wine list too, allow BYO if you buy one bottle. $50 corkage

Andre': Brand new place, a bit of a buzz about it, food is excellent, modern euro style. Veyr nice dining room too.

AU Jardin: an offshoot of LEs Amis in the gardens, very nice setting, classic euro. great list.

53: Very very modern...will challenge on the food front a bit sometimes, do allow byo and have the same list as les amis.

Jaan: Used to be Jaan par Andre, and since Andre left I havent tried it, so wont comment.

Santi: in the new casino, I foud the food very good, but not worth the ticket price.

Guy Savoy: ditto above. Wine list is obscene.

Waku Ghin: Excellent food, but just too spendy for what it is.



Thanks for the advice Adam...Iggy's sounds perfect, may save Les Amis for another occassion.....
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Re: Jaan Restaurant, Singapore

Postby Cam » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:48 pm

Thanks for the list as well. Will be in Singapore in May. Thinking of going to Waku Ghin, every review I've read pretty much says it is awesome but too expensive.
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Re: Jaan Restaurant, Singapore

Postby milky » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:34 pm

A few people dropping by Sg...
With a few also based here, how about a small offline here? :D
I've never been to an offline.

If interested, may start a thread to organise...
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Re: Jaan Restaurant, Singapore

Postby nicholas » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:36 pm

How long are you here ?

Ate at Andres recently...food and everything else was excellent, I'll be back soon (SGD60 BYO)
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Re: Jaan Restaurant, Singapore

Postby Antonio » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:59 pm

I can do an OL if timing is right. And Nicholas loves blind tasting, so Im sure he will be in.
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Re: Jaan Restaurant, Singapore

Postby milky » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:16 pm

Finally did go to JAAN last Saturday to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

So, it seems JAAN lost its way a bit in the time after Andre's departure. The new chef was Swede Ebbe Vollmmer, who then left the restaurant not too long later due to a "kitchen mishap". What do you do in this case? Install a real French chef. So, in comes French Julien Royer, previously chef de cuisine of Brasserie Les Saveurs (St Regis Singapore). Ok, that's the bit about the time since Andre left.

I won't go into detail, as I'm not good with restaurant reviews, and no pics were taken. Decided to keep smartphone away from table to spend quality time with the Mrs. :cheers:

We had their 5 course degustation with paired wines, and the chef gave 2 complimentary courses and an amuse bouche. It was a nice dining experience. Great techniques were on show, with all sorts of different cooking methods on display: wild mushroom tea over a light sabayon, foie gras pannacotta that we hoped would not end, egg gently poached to perfection and served with an amazing mousse, impossibly fresh (huge) scallop smoked with rosemary, lamp done 3 ways with an array of flavors to match. The dessert course was probably the least impressive, but flavours were fantastic and sugar level kept in check. We also took a (very generous) slice of their brie cheese with truffles stuffing, accompanied with shaved black truffles over a light salad. Throughout the meal, we were given the choice to top up on a selection of artisan breads with unsalted butter from France.

There were 4 wines to pair the 5 planned courses. Cloudy Bay Chardonnay to match the foie gras pannacotta & the egg course, a dry riesling from Alsace to match the rosemary-smoked scallop, a brawny Chilean merlot to match the lamb course, and finally a biodynamically-grown muscat from southern Rhone (by M Chapoutier) to go with the truffle-brie & dessert course. The sommelier was very kind to keep topping up my glass as I down them. :drunken:

I've not dined at Iggy's, Les Amis nor Andre's... so can't compare, but the whole experience was very nice indeed. Even as I lay on my bed getting ready to sleep, I could still taste and smell various components of the food enjoyed. :D
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Re: Jaan Restaurant, Singapore

Postby carveliho » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:43 pm

Sometimes it's worth paying 50-100 USD BYO in Asia. Completed recently in HKG with HofG 1990. Great night, great food, great wine. :salut:
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Re: Jaan Restaurant, Singapore

Postby winewrangler » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:32 am

It's really an art to display the food in nice way. the cuisine tastes delicious. its costly but its good for occasions..
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