Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay
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There are not many restaurants in this city that can boast a private Mediterranean herb and vegetable garden, but Pollen in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, is no ordinary place to dine. This fresh produce is used liberally throughout the first anniversary menu created by Michelin-starred British chef Jason Atherton who pops in to oversee operations every so often. Not only are the dishes exquisitely pretty, but they are intricately flavoursome and obviously complex constructions.
For starters, enjoy a selection of welcome canapés such as wicked pork crackling with apple mustard puree, and parmesan arancini balls with salt cod brandade. This is followed by seven courses, none of them overly large so it’s easily manageable without feeling too full. You may have arrived by buggy from the Gardens by the Bay Visitors Centre but we recommend topping off this amazing menu with a languid stroll through the Dome afterwards.
Wild Fennel: Mussel soup with sea herbs
Pollen From The Garden: Hokkaido scallop tartare, sudachi lime, baby beets, oyster emulsion, pollen from the garden
Blooming Flowers: Mosaic of foie gras and confit duck with edible flowers
Wilderness: Roasted cod with wild mushroom broth and tarragon
Edible Soil: Squab pigeon, nuts and grains, carrots cooked in hay, burnt onion petals, onion puree, wild thyme from the flower dome
Infusion From The Garden: Nuances of red, hibiscus and yoghurt raspberry ice cream
Chocolate Blossoms: Chocolate “Kopi”, dill blossoms from the garden, coffee, rum raisin, truffle honey
Anniversary menu is $190++ for wine pairings add $140++. The menu is seasonal and is subject to change. Available 29 June to 31 July 2013.
On level 2, is Pollen Bistro which serves an all-day dining menu featuring snacks, desserts and beverages, as well as weekend afternoon tea.