Duck and Rum in Singapore

I received a flash email from the Slow Food Convivium Society (Singapore) Chairman announcing a special event at the Ritz Carlton’s Snappers resturant featuring duck. And rum. Like any loyal society member, I swung into action and signed up.


It started with a duck terrine that was accompanied by a fig. It was ok. But what followed was a fantastic duck rillette with "duck jelly". It had everyone scraping every last bit with bread.


A memorable dish was the duck Jambon served with a warm salad. The salty duck rounded off nicely with the greens and yes my friend, those dark pieces are truffles. Mmmmm…


Another one I liked was the duck pastilla. It was stuffed with gizzards, neck meat and liver with an interesting almond and black truffle vinaigrette.


It is common now to have Foie Gras xiao long bao (ewwww, in my opinion) but the Duck Consommé with Foie Gras Ravioli was interesting. The deceptively mild-looking broth filled the mouth with flavour and unfortunately overwhelmed the foie gras. Alas.


Dessert is something that we rarely see now: Baba au Rhum. Rum from the Carribeans was specially flown in to create and accompany it.

The cream was rich and full of rum. Delicious.


The rums were (left to right):

  • Providence, 10 year old, Trinidad, a good introduction to the wonders of rum.
  • Port Morant, 12 years old, Demerara, everyone’s favourite, heady with sugar cane aromas.
  • Long Pond, 13 year old, Jamaica, woody, like a young brandy.
  • Bristol Spirit Blend, Carribean Collection, fresh tasting, with sugar cane aromas.

Posted on 11th Sep 2005 in Fusion, Slow Food Singapore


There Are 2 Comments » Blog Archive » Wine and Curry commented on August 21, 2006 at 5:00 pm

[…] Yes. This blog is ever-ready to spring into action. This rarely happens as this blog can only use its powers for food. […] » Blog Archive » Slow Food at Snappers commented on September 29, 2006 at 1:35 am

[…] Being a veteran of Slow Food and Snappers, we sat well away from the glass windows to avoid the heat. Yes, the Convivium seems to like Snappers, and why not? It’s great service with very very interesting (and good) food all the time. Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which doesn’t satisfy? listen diligently to me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. – Isaiah 55:2. […]

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