WGS Celebratory Set Menu at Li Bai, Sheraton Towers
World Gourmet Summit (WGS) is back again! This annual epicurean festival showcases the intricate craftsmanship of prestigious chefs, specially crafted for the discerning individual who appreciates great wines and fine cuisines.
As one of the partner restuarants, Li Bai @ Sheraton Towers has come up with two WGS Special Set Menus and is available for lunch and dinner from 17 to 26 April 2013.
Named after the famous Tang Dynasty Poet and set amidst superb décor, Li Bai is renowned for its Cantonese cuisine served in the tradition of China’s grand emperors. With grand table settings of jade, silver and fine china yet retaining an inviting atmosphere, Li Bai’s executive chef Chung Yiu Ming draws inspiration from the poet’s classical poems to present diners with exquisite, authentic Chinese cuisine.
WGS SPECIAL SET MENU B ($168.00++ Per Person)
17 to 26 April
Available for lunch and dinner
Thanks to Li Bai, I had a preview of their WGS Special Set Menu. I really enjoyed the Fresh Lobster Combination (龙虾拼盘) because the lobster’s flesh is so sweet. It is paired with sliced marinated duck with rose leaves which gives a hint of fragrance to the tender duck meat; and scallops with caviar which is a good example of east meets west.
Most of us really know bird’s nest as a sweet dessert, but chef created the savoury version – Braised Stuffed Bird’s Nest (竹笙乾贝燕窝球). The tasty, gooey soup is enriched with conpoy and bamboo piths, while the nest is done just right so that you get some firm, stringy bits with an overall light, frothy texture.
The red garoupa is always a favourite among Chinese because it offers more bite. Deep-fried Fillet of Red Garoupa Roll topped with Crabmeat Sauce (蟹汁红斑卷) does with minimal seasoning so as to let the freshness comes through. My only gripe is the lacklustre crabmeat sauce.
Crispy Shredded Filo dough Rolled with Mini Abalone (鲍鱼炸天使麵) is a luxury-version of that zi char favourite. The noodles are fried till crispy, then the gravy is poured over. Mini abalone cap it off.
Double-boiled Fresh Milk with Egg White and Hasma in Young Coconut (椰皇燉雪蛤鲜奶) is extremely smooth, and I love how it melts in your mouth, smoothes along your throat, into the stomach and warms up the body gradually. The soft, puffy hasma are basically tasteless on their own, but add texture and a touch of luxury and is good for the complexion, lungs and kidneys.
Chef Chung’s keen emphasis on using only quality ingredients and enhancing the natural flavours of every ingredient ensure that diners enjoy nothing short of a gourmet experience at Li Bai.
Note: Citibank Cardmembers receive 15% off with every WGS set menu.
Address: Sheraton Towers Singapore, 39 Scotts Road
Tel: + 65 6839 5623