The Place Located along Tras Street is Chef Jason Tan’s Restaurant Euphoria which opened late last year. Chef Jason Tan was previously the head chef at the One-Michelin starred Corner House before he became chef-owner of Restaurant Euphoria. While the entrance of the restaurant looks unassuming, I was immediately transported to the gorgeous Botanical realm once I stepped in. Earthy tones, minimalist touches, and a sense of lushness are some of my impressions of the space. I feel at ease.
Though a relatively new restaurant, Restaurant Euphoria made it into Number 41 spot of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021.
The Food Gastro-Botanica is the ethos of Chef Jason, also a term coined by the chef. With Restaurant Euphoria, Chef Jason introduces Gastro-Botanica 2.0, the elevated version of his original cuisine that showcases carefully sourced and prepared premium vegetables, meats and seafood, with a focus on botanical elements of vegetables, tubers, herbs, spices, and fruits.
I had the 4-course Joy Of Euphoria (S$128++) Menu which started with the Mochishire A La Truffle Noire Bread course. I love the bread, very aromatic, soft, and dangerously easy to pop.
Next up is the Amuse Bouche – a beautiful duo combination of Feuille de brick, Tobiko, Avocado and Kaffir; and the Lime Gorgonzola, Black truffle and Honey.
First course is the Violin Zucchini, luxuriously served with Stracciatella, Sea urchin, Shiro ebi, Oscietra prestige caviar, Gazpacho and Basil.
Second course is the New Zealand Blue Cod “Crispy Scales” with Hokkaido scallop, Yunnan morel, Chestnut and Légumes emulsion. Perfectly done crispy scales, which is not easy to achieve. I also like the Yunnan morel which has that earthy flavour. Overall, it is a very well-balanced dish with contrasting yet complementary ingredients. This is my favourite course of the meal.
Third course is the Westholme Wagyu Tenderloin. First things first, you get to choose your steak knife.
I do notice more mid-range and above restaurants using Westholme beef in the past year or so, and this is a competent tribute to the beef. It is served with Garlic scape, Green peppercorn and Légumes demi-glace. Beautifully cooked medium-rare beef here.
The last course is dessert, the Mara Des Bois, a summer looking combination of Watermelon, Rambutan, Rose and Shiso. A refreshing end to the meal, this puts a nice finale to the Gastro-Botanica meal.
To end off the experience, there is the Petits Fours where Canelé de bordeaux, Macadamia “Caramelia 36%” and Nutmeg Madeleine are served. The roasted Macadamia is amazing.
Rants Advance reservations required and it’s almost impossible to snag any last minute tables. If you enjoy dining with natural light, only two tables are directly under the
Will I Return Again? Overall, I had a pleasant dining experience at Restaurant Euphoria. Beautiful space, food presentation and good service. I am looking forward to trying the other menu next time.
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Taste bud: 4.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 4.5/5
Overall Experience: 4.5/5
76 Tras Street
Tuesday: 6:30pm to 11pm
to Sunday: 12pm to 2:30pm; 6:30pm to 11pm
Closed on Monday & Sunday
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