The newly opened National Gallery of Singapore is probably the latest food enclave housing many highly talked about restaurants and Odette is no doubt one of those I that I was looking forward to trying, months before the opening date.
The Kueh Pie Tee shell reflects local tradition and I liked this inclusion because it suits the theme of National Gallery. This is something new.
Chef owner was formerly from Jaan and it seems like some of the iconic dishes are brought over.
NORTH HIGHLANDS BEEF TARTARE
Smoked bone marrow, pickled kohlrabi, burnt bread
This was the first course of my 4 course lunch ($88.00++). I don’t know about you but for me 4 course was enough to keep me stuffed. The other option was 6 courses ($128.00++) but I won’t be able to manage that.
PINE-SMOKED ORGANIC EGG
Root vegetables, mushroom ketchup, patrick Duler pancetta
The presentation of this looked like something brought over form Jaan.
CRISPY SCALED WILD SEABASS
Charred Kurobuta pork belly, miso caramel, yuzu
I liked the use of romanesco broccoli here. Everything on this plate was delicious with my favourite being the pork. Pork under fish looks like something I had at Jaan too.
WILLIAMS PEAR COMME UN MILLEFEUILLE
Nougatine, gingerbread, salted caramel
I like my desserts to be rich (not a fan of fruity and light ones) and I loved this one.
The food was as good as what I had at Jaan, just that I had more dishes to try at Jaan previously. This location, despite being in an iconic building, lacks a view and I really preferred the top of Equinox complex more than this current location.
Overall: Food is good but it would be better if it comes with a view.
1 St Andrew’s Rd
Tel: 6385 0498
Lunch: 12pm -2pm
Dinner: 7pm – 9:30pm
Closed on Sunday