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A languid 5-course lunch at JAAN (Swissotel)


The experience can only be described as indulgent and decadent. My wonderful pals Pearlyn, Xianghui and Licia treated me to a deliciously expensive lunch – the 6 of us had a 5 course meal for over S$600. I had their vegetarian set – Jardin Gourmand Lunch (S$118++) and enjoyed every single course.



  • Datterini Tomatoes
  • Trumbetta Zucchini
  • Jaan’s Garden
  • Buffalo Ricotta Ravioli
  • Brie de Meax Truffe (Supplement $25)
  • ‘Mara Des Bois’ Strawberry
  • Cafe Express

Before the 5 courses started, we were offered several other little appetizers. First up was the amuse-bouche and my favourite was the hummus (lentils from Saint-Flour, Au vergne and Chestnut Paste). Then a mushroom TEA (XH described it as mushroom soup without the creamy texture). And OMG I shouldn’t have but I did… I stuffed myself with the breads. I had 3 of their brioche (delightfully buttery and flaky, with a hint of spring onions – not unlike the scent of Chinese spring onion pancakes) and a nutty-sweet walnut and raisin roll – with lots of butter!

While I was ooohing and aaahhhing over every course, my favourite would be the Jaan’s Garden (my colourful main) and the Buffalo Ricotta Ravioli. And the best part of the supplement (which we ordered 2 portions for 4 of us to share) was not the brie, but the truffle mousse!

On top of that, before the dessert, they even had a pre-dessert (Mango mousse, coconut meringue, tapioca pearls) and if you thought you were done, while sipping your coffee (or tea), they bring out the petite four! I absolutely loved the sorbet and poprocks on a stick and the rosemary-infused chocolate balls!


This was a lunch to remember for a long time! By the end of the meal, I was all truffle-d out! Mmmmm… Jaan certainly spares no expense with the truffles! This meal was worth every single penny (that I didn’t pay but would definitely have shelled out if my friends let me). You definitely will go away filled to the brim and beaming for hours!

Besides the delectable and sublime dishes, my experience was greatly enhanced by lovely company and intimate conversation (read: gossip). I am such a lucky girl!


Level 70, Swissotel The Stamford

2 Stamford Road

Singapore 178882

Hours Of Operation

12.00 – 14.00
Sunday and public holidays: closed

Monday to Sunday: 19.00 – 22.00
Public holidays: closed

Reservations: +65 9119 9008;


I produced an indie music festival in Singapore for 7years before I moved to the US to be with my indie game dev husband Tom who made Axiom Verge and Axiom Verge 2. We live in Los Angeles, California with our son Alastair (named for Alastair Reynolds) and our dog Goliath (named for his size).

2 thoughts on “A languid 5-course lunch at JAAN (Swissotel)

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