Dinner @ BLU

December 25, 2009 in European, French by thywhaleliciousfay

My friend and I met up for dinner on a Monday evening at Shangri-La Hotel for the ‘Experience’ menu. Been reading good raves about the food, so I had to try it for myself. =p However, I guessed I had my hopes pinned too high cause some of the dishes fell short of my expectations. Though I had to give it to the chef for his creativity. Most of the dishes were pleasant, except for the Lamb Kebab which tasted normal.


Dish #1: BBQ Chic Puff

An interesting dish! The puff, which melts in the mouth, tasted like chicken! I mean… How could an air-light-puff taste like a solid-matter-chicken? (^^lll) We were also told to eat the puff in one mouthful and to drink the liquid thereafter.


Dish #2: Lobster Thermadore

I liked this. The lobster pieces were big and fresh.


Dish #3: Foiegras@fruits.com


Dish #4: The Egg Came First

We din really know how to eat this. My friend basically poked at it, broke the yolk which was inside the ball and consumed the dish in smaller pieces. While I, on the other hand, divided the ball into two pieces in the ratio of 1:2 because I wanted to stuff the bigger piece and allow what’s left of the yolk to burst in my mouth. And I must have looked pretty unglam cause my friend was amused at the sight. (^^lll) Haha.


Dish #5: Lamb Kebab


Dish #6: Breakfast

Another interesting dish. The ‘yolk’ was actually mango while the ‘egg white’ was coconut. Pretty cool, I say!


Surprise dish which wasn that surprising

And this was one of the dishes I came for. And yes, I long heard about it from other forums. =p Basically, when we went for the ‘Experience’ menu, the staff would start off by asking us if we have any allergies. After which, they would come round later to share what the chef would be preparing. It’s something like we let the chef decide our courses. Thus, when the staff told us of what the chef had in mind for us, the edible tree was not part of it. So when I saw the trees being served at other tables, I made my friend enquire about it (Cause I had to have it as part of our dinner), only to learn that it’s a complimentary surprise dish from the chef.

I probably went with very high expectations after reading good reviews from forums. But overall, it was a nice experience. Something different. We were given the personal space as how we liked it. We were only interrupted when they introduced the dishes that were served, topping up of our glasses and clearing our plates. Great ambience with nice view.

BLU
22 Orange Grove Road, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, Level 24, Tower Wing, Singapore
(65) 62134598

Food:
I probably went with very high expectations after reading good reviews from forums. But overall, it was a nice experience. Something different.
Service:
We were given the personal space as how we liked it. We were only interrupted when they introduced the dishes that were served, topping up of our glasses and clearing our plates.
Ambience:
Nice view.

Must Try: Lobster Thermadore, Breakfast