14 April 2011, Singapore – Earth Day is observed annually on 22nd April to remind us of the Earth’s natural environment. This year’s theme “A Billion Acts of Green” recognises the power of the actions of millions of individuals that makes a difference towards sustainable living.
To commemorate Earth Day, fine dining restaurant, Novus Restaurant, which is located in the Singapore National Museum will be launching a specially created 4-course menu around the four elements of Mother Nature – Earth, Water, Air and Fire from 15 to 23 April 2011.
Austrian-born Executive Chef Stephan Zoisl incorporates organic ingredients and supplies from sustainable sources to create this special menu. Chef Stephan says, “This menu will showcase the beauty of nature on a plate. We want to trigger the appreciation of Mother Earth through the diner’s senses – taste, sight, smell and touch.”
This set dinner will tickle your sensory experience of earth’s natural beauty while you enjoy the taste and aroma of the chef’s creations. From the first course’s potted plant and grass presentation to the smell of sea shells and cod fish with scales made of zucchini, I was awed by the beauty of my meal’s presentation during the tasting session.
“The Elements of Life”
TRUFFLE UNDERGROUND & MORNING DEW
black winter truffle, Jerusalem artichoke, edible soil, micro vegetables,
Dough infused with molasses creates a tasty, dark edible soil which is paired with truffle, placed in a glass
and topped with micro vegetables to represent a column of earth.
CANADIAN SCALLOPS & SEA ELEMENTS
borage leaves, salted fingers, seaweed, oyster leaves, caviar d’ Aquitaine
Succulent scallops and caviar d’ Aquitaine, both products of the sea, are presented in a dish in which seaweed
and seashells together with heated water create the aroma of the sea- a notable element of water.
SNOW COD & ZUCCHINI FLOWER
shellfish foam, potato & saffron espuma, stuffed zucchini flower
The shellfish foam and potato & saffron espuma represent air by providing this dish with a flavourful
dimension of airy textures.
enflamed elderflower sorbet, Grand Marnier, fresh seasonal fruits, Champagne jelly
The flaming sorbet shows off the visually appealing element of fire in this dessert.
Complimentary Takeaway Gift by Chef Stephan (This little touch is a feature for all diners at Novus)
“The Elements of Life” is priced at $128++ per person. The menu is available for dinner only from 15 – 23 April 2011.
For reservations, call 6336 8770 or email [email protected]
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