Caviar at Palais Renaissance
Located at Palais Renaissance, Caviar features 8 of the world's best Caviars including world number 1 Kaluga Queen, Oscietra, Sevruga and Beluga.
Helmed by a young team of Chefs, who by the way, were very meticulous, every dish we tasted was simply exquisite.
Available for lunch ($138++), dinner ($248++) and now weekend brunch ($198++), you will need to make your reservations in advance as this contemporary modern restaurant only seats 24.
I tried their lunch menu which I personally found of such great value especially for the quality of produce and dishes created. Generous is the word I associate Caviar with as their champagne, wine and whisky pairing made our meal one of the best I've had.
Here are the dishes that stood out the most to me:
Botan Ebi which featured Buttermilk, Kaluga Kaluga, and Kaluga Queen Cross Breed. Sommelier Raul suggested that we paired Botan Ebi with champagne from Legras & Haas which has a lower sugar level than most champagnes.
The Uni Pasta was definitely a surprise, a great idea to add Salted Lemon and Kaluga Kaluga. The zest from the Salted Lemon help cut the richness of the cream and the Chardonnay by Marc Forbes from Yarra Valley was a perfect match as it added a little sweetness.
Head Chef Karleen did not need to ask how we liked our steaks done as the Westholme Wagyu with Smoked Mash, Asparagus and Kaluga Queen Cross Breed. I was initially worried after the Uni Pasta that I was not going to be able to finish my meal but it was so good that not a bite was left. Our Wagyu was paired with Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2017.
Last but not least, a must-try is their dessert called "Sake" made with Sake Lees, Lime and Polanco Siberian Reserve which is truly divine.
No meal is complete with champagne or wine pairing, and at Caviar, even whisky goes.
Caviar is located at 390 Orchard Rd Palais Renaissance, B1, 07, 238871.