Many restaurants have come and gone over the years, but mezza9 at Grand Hyatt Singapore is one that has stood the test of time in Singapore’s fickle dining scene. Being one of the first hotel restaurants to feature multiple show kitchens under one roof, mezza9 has always been our go-to when we want honest, quality food in a cosy ambience.
Come this Christmas, be enticed by a stellar array of Christmas-themed delights such as Confit Duck Leg, French Onion Soup and the fork-tender Braised Ox Cheek created by Executive Sous Chef Martin Satow.
And nothing is exorbitantly priced. This is one spread that promises luxury and festive spirit without breaking the bank! For all the years that we have feasted at mezza9 at Grand Hyatt Singapore, we have never once been disappointed.
Indulge in this limited-time-only Christmas Festive menu from 01 December 2017 until 25 December 2017.
Deriving its name from nine different experiences, mezza9 boasts a martini bar, grill and rotisserie, sushi and sashimi counter, Thai grill, sustainable seafood on ice, traditional Chinese steamed delicacies, patisserie, gourmet boutique and even a newly refurbished party room for drinks and private events.
Dining here is always an intimate affair with its dim lights, cosy ambience and spacious dining areas.
At the helm of all the restaurants and bars at Grand Hyatt Singapore is Executive Sous Chef Martin Satow.
Having won numerous awards over the course of his career, what you can expect from this culinary maestro and his team of experienced chefs is nothing short of perfection on a plate.
Kicking off your Christmas feast is two hearty starters—the Chicken Liver & Brandy Pate (S$18++) and the oh-so-comforting French Onion Soup (S$16++).
Boasting a deep, minerally flavour with an undertone of brandy, the chicken liver pate is best eaten when smeared over a piece of crispy rye bread. The gherkins that come served along with it provide a sharp acidity that does well to cut through the intense richness of the dish.
Redolent of Christmas time comfort, the French Onion Soup (S$16++) comes served with crispy croutons and is topped with a generous helping of melty gruyere cheese—if this is not the epitome of soul-satisfying, we don’t know what is.
BRAISED OX CHEEK, PORT WINE JUS, TURNIP
If we had to pick a favourite among this line-up of stellar treats, the Braised Ox Cheek (S$36) it shall be.
Slow-braised in a heavily fortified stock comprising port wine and a beef stock, everyone at the table was full of praises for this meat dish. The reduced port jus gave the dish a rather nice tang and the turnips were cooked to tender perfection.
CONFIT DUCK LEG, PUY LENTIL STEW, RADICCHIO, CANDIED ORANGE
Once esteemed as a method of preservation, submerging and cooking a duck in its own fat ensures a meltingly tender, moist, and extremely flavorful piece of meat. At mezza9, the Confit Duck Leg (S$28++) is prepared the traditional way with the exception of a puy lentil stew of which the crispy leg sits atop of.
Cooked low and slow in its own rendered fat and then hard-seared in a screaming hot skillet, the duck leg was crispy beyond belief. The candied orange and the spiced lentil stew provided a wonderful contrast to the gaminess of the duck.
SLOW ROASTED TURKEY BREAST ROULADE
Let’s face it, Christmas would not be Christmas without Turkey as a centrepiece, but classic as it is, turkey does have a strong tendency to be very dry. Served as a roulade, Chef Martin prepares this festive bird in a way such that the meat remains moist and flavourful.
To satisfy your craving for turkey this Christmas, sans the hassle of carving it yourself and the off-putting dryness, fancy mezza9′s Slow Roasted Turkey Breast Roulade (S$34++) that is beautifully adorned with cumin-roasted carrots, candied ginger and sour cherries.
WHITE TRUFFLE & TALEGGIO RISOTTO
For a slightly lighter main option that still promises flavour and indulgence, try the White Truffle & Taleggio Risotto (S$36++). The white truffle emits a subtle aroma that is not overpowering and the taleggio cheese added a nice salty kick to the dish.
End your meal on a sweet note with either the Jameson Whiskey Flambéed Plum Pudding (S$18++) or the ‘La Esmeralda’ Chocolate & ginger crème brulee (S$18++).
Flambéed right in front of our eyes, the Flambéed Plum Pudding was quite a sight to behold. Accompanying this stunning dessert is a scoop of their homemade ice cream and a decadent custard sauce. Delicious as it was, it does pack quite a strong alcoholic kick, which may not be appropriate for children.
The ‘La Esmeralda’ Chocolate & Ginger Crème Brulee is an acquired option that encompasses the elements of sweet, spicy and tart all in one. But be adventurous, you guys! This is too good to pass.
If you’re feeling thirsty, hop on over to the martini bar next door for bold and exciting martinis, handcrafted gin and tonics and a variety of other quirky cocktail creations. This award-winning bar also curates great, value-for-money selection of certified-sustainable champagne and wines.
Once again, this stunning line-up of festive treats can be enjoyed this year from 01 December 2017 until 25 December 2017.
Grand Hyatt Singapore
10 Scotts Road
Tel: +65 6416 7322
Sun Brunch: 11.30am – 3pm
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
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