Sunday, December 9, 2012

Dining experience at Chef D' Table

Its my friend's birthday and she picked this restaurant for her birthday celebration venue. We managed to book the private dining room (max capacity 14pax). I've made a request for a complimentary birthday cake for my friend during the phone booking. The restaurant did not call me on the day itself to reconfirm my booking. We realised why when we arrived, this place does not have weekend crowd...we saw only 3 other couples dine here for the entire night.

Chef D' Table is tucked away in a corner of Chijmes...

Simple and clean decor inside the restaurant...alfresco dining area also available.

Our private room and table settings...

The menu has only two pages...everything else you have to ask the waiting staff..
The set menu is not listed here, we were offered 4 courses set dinner that includes a cold pasta starter, a mini lobster bisque soup, choice of mains (angus beef or kurobuta pork) and a mystery dessert platter. Some of us who weren't fans of beef or pork were offered an option to change to a fish their are flexible with the menu.

Free flow of homemade bread and pesto spread...the bread is warm, soft and has a crispy crust..thumbs up! We asked for more in between waiting for dishes.

Some starters we ordered...cold seafood pasta, tofu with mushroom sauce..

The cold pasta is very springy and prawns were fresh...yum. Didn't taste the tofu friend's order. The winner starter of the day has to be the Foie gras with lobster omelette...we ordered another two dishes for sharing!

The lobster bisque is served in a mini espresso cup...tasted ok.

My mains order is Chilean is fresh and cooked just right. One of my friends has a thicker fillet..some part of her fish is not properly cooked...the waiter promptly offered to change it.

Some other mains my friends had were...angus beef, kurobuta pork and duck leg confit. No complains from my friends for these it should be good.

There is a long wait inbetween dishes...we suspect that all mains were prepared by their head chef Jason. We went for toilet breaks, asked for more bread to kill time...

After much anticipation, the mystery dessert platter finally arrived! It sure looks impressive...

On the big platter, we have choc fondant (aka lava cake) with vanilla ice cream, lychee pannacotta, tiramisu, orange creme brulee & a separate dish with coconut sago pudding...all desserts are good and the winner dessert has to be the choc fondant cake...extremely delish!!

Look at the flowy lava choc....

My friend got a complimentary choc fondant cake with birthday blessing & a candle...she's a happy girl.

That ends our dinner on a high what was the damage? We paid an average of $80 per pax. It could have been slightly cheaper if we weren't sorta misguided into ordering their 'still' water...we thought it was normal ice water but it was infact an atas imported italian spring water Acqua is a hefty $12 per 1L bottle and we had 4.5 litres of it faintz..

Overall experience here is still good...good food, great service..nice and cozy ambience...highly recommended for an occasional splurge..

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