Dessert Art with Jasmin Chew at Stellar at 1-Altitude

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I was thrilled when I received the invitation for this Dessert Art workshop with Jasmin Chew at Stellar! Firstly, that means I would get to meet the really young and talented pastry chef, Jasmin Chew, whom I’ve heard so much about her creativity on the presentation of her desserts, and the amazing flavors as well! Secondly, that was my first visit to Stellar at 1-Altitude, which is by the way, the prettiest restaurant I’ve ever been to in Singapore. My pictures DO NOT do justice to how breathtaking the place is.Photo 16-6-15 6 41 18 pmTo enter Stellar at 1-Altitude, you will have to take a lift up to the 62nd floor from the entrance here at One Raffles Place!Photo 16-6-15 6 45 43 pm The cosy interior of Stellar. Photo 16-6-15 6 50 08 pm Photo 16-6-15 6 51 52 pm Breathtaking view of our floating platform and MBS! IS THIS REAL LIFE?! Haha!

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Constellations Menu

For a unique gastronomic experience, Stellar at 1-Altitude has recently launched their Constellations Menu, created by Executive Chef Christopher Miller! Besides featuring the best of seasonal ingredients, YOU will get to create your own constellation of dishes (stars), with 6 ($120++), 7 ($140++) or 8 ($160++) courses, where you can taste each of these exquisite creations, and also enjoy a dessert experience where the dessert art is CREATED RIGHT AT YOUR TABLE! SO COOL, NO WAY!!!

The Desserts

I’ve got to experience the decorating of my own dessert platter, featuring Jasmin’s signature creations like the Fire Ball, Cherry Alaska and Yogurt Creme Brûlée! Photo 16-6-15 6 52 14 pmPhoto 16-6-15 7 35 05 pmAnd got to watch Jasmin’s magic at work! Looking at her plate her desserts is like magic, everything just falls right into place, and her movements are just so precise and swift. Super amazing! Even though this is not a very glamourous picture of her! I had to fight through the crowd to snap a picture, you see. You will have a chance to watch her close up, and have her exclusive attention if you were to dine at Stellar for their Constellations menu! I want!Photo 16-6-15 7 30 51 pm This is the Yogurt Creme Brulee I removed from the mould. First time of my life, and I got super excited! NICE RIGHT. I even sprinkled my own sugar and torched it hor! Like a masterchef. Photo 16-6-15 8 15 39 pm This is the final product of MY creme brulee, with the help of 3 others. VERY NICE. But Jasmin’s demonstration owns ours hands down. Haha! The taste of this creme brulee is overpowered by the yogurt, not a dessert one would like if they are not into dairy or yogurt products. Otherwise, it was a really refreshing change from the usual, and it’s pretty light as well!
Photo 16-6-15 8 18 07 pm Here’s her Vanilla Blancmange, dressed with the prettiest petals and topped with a crunch. This had a myriad of textures, and the part I loved most, was how light it felt, in contrast to what I thought it would be – really thick and milky. Photo 16-6-15 8 21 52 pm The Cherry Alaska was indeed a surprise. I did not know what to expect honestly, but when we cut into this, the cherry from within flowed out, and it was definitely a pleasant surprise! Photo 16-6-15 8 22 46 pmLastly, I honestly was not expecting much from the Fire Ball, even though we got to torch is on our own and it was really cool! Because I thought, chocolate is chocolate what. Boy, was I wrong. I’m always wrong. This turned out to be my favorite of the night. The thick, luscious valhorna chocolate captured my heart and held my palette in captive. This was definitely the BEST tasting chocolate dessert I’ve ever had. Ever.

I had an amazing experience trying to replicate the art of plating by Jasmin, and learning about how the science of food can be put into such use to elevate the aesthetics and introduce new textures! Certainly an eye-opening experience for me, and stay tuned in August for my review on their brand new Constellations Menu!

How to get there?
One Raffles Place
62nd Floor
Singapore 048616

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