Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Montreux Jazz Café - Where Good Food, Drinks and Jazz Mingle [MEDIA INVITE]



Montreux Jazz Café ('MJC') is a product inspired from Montreux Jazz Festival by one of the Festival founder Claude Nobs. With his chef background and his passion for gastronomy and hospitality that leads to the birth of MJC on June 2008 in Geneva.

Part of Fine Dining Area

Private Dining Room

On 7th October 2016, the MJC Singapore ('MJCS') officially open its door. Located in Pan Pacific Orchard, MJCS is a venue for global citizen to experience the vision of Claude Nobs. To ensure the quality of the food at all MJC venue are up to the founder expectation, MJCS Executive Chef Derek Ang, spend several weeks in Geneva under the tutelage of Claude Nobs.

The Bar

While the restaurant full menu only serve during dinner, the 'Most Magnificent Lunch' selection is a good choice during the lunch rush. 2 course priced at $28++, while 3 course priced at $38++.

Most Magnificent Lunch Menu

My 3 course lunch started with Swiss Chalet Soup. Consist of pasta, root vegetables and rich chicken broth. It was a good starter, especially on a rainy day. The cloudy chicken broth is robust and filled with the essence of chicken. The cubed chicken breast is tender while the rest of root vegetables are crunchy and providing different texture and flavours to the dish. The pasta here are short spaghetti added for additional texture and to soak up the robust broth. Definitely a comforting starter for a cold weather.

Swiss Chalet Soup

For the main, I chose Tagliata Con Rucola (add $5). The steak is lean, meaty, tender and well-seasoned with Cajun seasoning. The meaty flavour from the steak bodes well with the shaved parmesan, arugula, with roman cherry tomatoes. Instead of adding a sauce to it, the dish uses the salad dressing combination of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. For me, it is more like beef salad starter, instead of steak main meal.

Tagliata Con Rucola

Dessert was Spiced Dark Chocolate Mousse. A creative creation and nicely plated desserts. Solid chocolate moose which is creamy and rich, with the sides of bay leaf jelly. The mixed berries are topped with spices, making it a lively and spicy dessert. A creative creation indeed, but chocolate and spices combo here is just not to my liking.

Spiced Dark Chocolate Mousse

Cappuccino with the dessert

The ambiance of MJCS exudes class in every corner. There are several dining area: outdoor, bar / stage area, fine dining area and private room. Each dining area serve its own purposes, however you can feel the strong jazz characteristic in each area. Local and International Acts will perform live every evening to serenade the audience and dinners. While Jazz Acts will be the dominant theme here, other genre such as Soul, Funk, House and Easy Listening to spice up your evening at MJCS. Check out their Facebook page for the weekly Live Acts line up.

Life Act Stage
Seatings near Life Act Stage

To reminiscence the wonderful evening you have here, you can grab some souvenirs. They are showcase in the entrance to the hotel from MJCS.

Some of the Souvenirs 

Some of the Souvenirs 

Overall, the opening of Montreux Jazz Café Singapore will definitely add to the vibrant dining and entertainment scene in Singapore. The gastronomical journey will focus more on Modern European style, where it taste is bolder. Definitely a place to check out and chill out. If you are a Jazz fan or a foodie, MJCS is definitely a place to try. Cheers!!

Thanks to Chrysler Communications and MJCS Team for the tasting invitation.

Food & Drink: 7.5/10
Value: 7/10
Service: N/A (Tasting Invitation)
Ambiance: 8.25/10
Budget per Person: $26 - $50; $51 - $80.

Montreux Jazz Café
10 Claymore Road
Pan Pacific Orchard
Singapore 229540

T: +65 6733 0091
IG: @montreuxjazzcafesingapore
OH:
Café:
Daily 12.00 – 15.00; 18.00 – 23.00
Bar:
Sun - Thu: 12.00 - Midnight
Fri & Sat: 12.00.00 – 01.00


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