Spain's hottest culinary genius Quique Dacosta will grace the Sofitel So Singapore for a one-night dinner on Thursday, 18 Sept 2014. His eponymous restaurant is three-Michelin starred and has been on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list for three years.
You won't need to fly to Valencia to try his "techno-emotional" cuisine. Dacosta has incredible flair for creating edible landscapes that evoke the aroma and texture of the environment. The specially designed five-course menu (S$538++) will be paired with fine wines from Spain's Castell d'Encus winery. There are only 100 seats for this dinner at Xperience.
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The dishes include:
The Haze – a dish that recreates the taste of humidity and warm of the earth after a storm – featuring pine nuts, raw peas, pig crackling crumble with mushrooms, black truffle and small flowers – paired with a Taleia 2012
Cuba Libre of Foie Gras – a Dacosta signature of melt-in-your-mouth foie gras with cream, veiled with coca-cola and rum and granita of lemon with brioche on the side – paired with Ekam 2012
The Hen of the Golden Eggs – a poached egg cooked at low temperature with a broth of chicken and vegetables, coffee and gold – served with Ascup 2011
Ashes Rice – soft senia rice with smoked black truffle, braised pigeon, chanterelle mushrooms, inspired by the rice of Valencia after harvesting and burning – paired with Quest 2011
Chocolate Sand – a signature delight of textures and tastes of chocolate – paired with Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Blanc 2006
Feted amongst legendary chefs including Ferran Adria and the Roca brothers, Da Costa is part-chef, part-botanist and designs dishes that are masterfully minimalistic while embracing bold flavours. He often focuses on two or three key ingredients, allowing for clarity of flavour to shine through.
Dacosta spends months researching and perfecting his menus and is renowned for presenting plates that are avant-garde and artistic.
It sounds like a phenomenal dinner! Tickets are selling fast. Call +65 6701-6800 to reserve your place.
Top photo courtesy of Sofitel So Singapore