Singapore Chapitre
October 11, 2019
Fine food and wines galore
" an exciting gastronomic event "

120 members and guests celebrated our 44th Chapitre in the Grand Salon, Grand Hyatt Singapore.

Champagne Duval Leroy Authentis Trépail (Premier Cru) 1999 was served at the welcoming reception. For the Induction Ceremony, on this occasion our own Member of the Conseil Magistral, Bailli Délégué Honoraire Dr Ted Lee, inducted new members, promoted others and presented many “Silver” Commandeur awards.

At the reception canapés were much enjoyed with Champagne Krug Grande Cuvée ‘Édition 166’.
Delicacies offered were:
- Quail egg lollipop, Gruyère cheese glazed, truffle
- Taramasalata, salmon roe, crispy baguette
- Smoked trout tartare, grain mustard, chives, red radish
- “Vitello tonnato” - light poached loin of veal, tuna crème, herbs, prawn cracker

The intimate dinner was held at the mansion-styled Grand Salon where its integrated show kitchen kept us thoroughly entertained. We watched spell bound the culinary team of Master Chefs putting together their dishes with skill and precision.

MENU

Light smoked sustainable barramundi
poached oyster, pickled Japanese cucumber
green apple, caviar, rooftop garden herbs
hazelnut oil

Yuzu pepper glazed rabbit loin
matcha tea ravioli filled with braised shoulder and leg
preserved lemon

Glacier 51 tooth fish “en papillote”
seaweed spaghetti, semi dried tomato
spiced shiitake mushroom broth

“Exotic Beef Pie”
BBQ rubbed, house smoked beef brisket
chimichurri sauce, roasted heirloom carrots
smoked buffalo Mozzarella, pickled chayote sprouts
Okinawa sweet potato

Artisan cheese selection
grapes, dried apricots, fig jam, roasted nuts

Chef Gottfried’s masterpiece dessert

WINES AND SPIRITS

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Folatières’ 2007
Château de Puligny-Montrachet

Volnay 1er Cru ‘Clos des Chênes’ 2005
Domaine Potinet-Ampeau

Tignanello 2010
Toscana IGT Marchesi Antinori

Château Haut-Brion 1994
Bordeaux First Growth (Graves)

W & J Graham's Vintage Port 2000

Castarède Bas-Armagnac 1975

It was an exciting gastronomic event ranging from the exquisite canapés to the “Exotic Beef Pie” finishing with the infamous Chef Gottfried’s masterpiece.

Since water can only be served upon request, we kicked off the evening with Krug Grande Cuvée Édition 166 Champagne as we slowly navigated to the wines of Puligny-Montrachet, Volnay and Château Haut-Brion.

During our annual Chapitre dinner it is our tradition that we honour the top event and the best three dishes of the year during dinner. This year, the best event went to Labyrinth. For the dishes, the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners were Edmund Toh, Mikuni and the Copthorne King's Hotel respectively.

From the perfectly-orchestrated Induction Ceremony through the formal reception and on to the intimate dinner with live music, it certainly was an impressive and memorable evening for all those in attendance. Many were dancing the night away on the dance floor!

Tan Fong Kum
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