Welcome Spring at Grand Park Orchard with Mitzo Restaurant & Bar's new seasonal menus, cleverly infused with delicate floral touches that blossom on the palate. The best part? You can pair their carefully tailored Ode to Spring menus with some unique and artisanal cocktails.
Available now through 30 June 2016, Executive Head Chef Nicky Ng presents two, light yet satisfying 6-course set menus featuring edible flowers. I've dined at Mitzo a couple of times, and I do believe this has been the most enjoyable yet.
Highlights include their Floral Dim Sum Platter of jasmine-infused Xiao Long Bao, a scrumptious Baby Abalone & Pork 'Siew Mai' Dumping, and—my favourite from the trio—Butterfly Pea Shrimp Dumpling with an unexpected refreshing fruity twist from a partially concealed lychee 'pearl'.
Also delicious is the Double-boiled Chrysanthemum Pork Ribs & Clam Soup. Its floral fragrance, underlined by appreciated hints of bitterness, marries together dulcet seafood notes of clams with fork-tender pork ribs.
I was pleasantly surprised with chef's redition of zucchini flower. Here, it is served stuffed with wasabi shrimp, before almost the whole stalk is coated in an extremely light batter then fried to a wonderful crisp.
And instead of ending off with a heavy food coma-induing carb dish for main course, the Ode to Spring II menu delivers a bowl of Poached Fine Noodles with Crab Meat swimming in a lip-smacking, superior saffron sauce.
Mitzo Executive Head Chef Nicky Ng's spring menu is available now through 30 June 2016.
The Ode to Spring I menu is priced at $78 per person, $108 inclusive of two cocktails pairing, and the more luxe Ode to Spring II menu, featuring a medley of seafood and meat dishes, is priced at $98 per person, $128 inclusive of two cocktails. Both set menu require a minimum of two persons.
Address: Level 4, Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857 Tel: +65 6603 8855 Operating hours: Lunch 12noon-2.30pm, Dinner 6.30pm-10.30pm, Supper 6.30pm-1am last order (Thursdays to Saturdays, and eve of PH)