CITY HALL - It’s not just the fine artisanal cuisine that has earned JAAN the 11th spot in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list and a Michelin star, it’s also the enviable location on the 70th floor of the Swissôtel The Stamford hotel, the exceptional service, and the killer wine list with over 500 labels on offer. Once helmed by Chef Julien Royer, the kitchen has now changed hands to his protégé Kirk Westaway who adds his own British twist to the seasonal dishes.
Why you should come here:
Step inside the intimate 40-seater room and the first thing you notice is the massive ceiling installation made of Murano glass and silver running across the entire length of the space. The second thing you notice are the stupendous views of the city skyline from the floor-to-ceiling windows stretched across one wall. From here on in, everything about the experience is likely to be sophisticated from the polished service to the exquisite culinary creations made with fresh seasonal produce and presented with flair.
What we love:
The views from JAAN are simply spectacular, and the food definitely lives up to its hype. The menus here change with the seasons and come in the form of 5-course, 7-course or 10-course meals with the option for wine pairings with each course. So depending on what time of year you visit and which menu you choose, you could be treated to vibrant heirloom tomatoes with creamy burrata; comforting tortellini with a velvety saffron and pumpkin veloute; or beef tartar skewers wrapped in daikon and garnished with tomato jelly.
You’ll definitely need to make a reservation here, as Jaan is well on the radar of both local and visiting foodies. If you can get a table, this makes for a great special occasion spot, as the setting is elegant and intimate, and the food is artfully presented by a kitchen crew who are well deserving of their multiple awards.
The set menus run from $168++ per person to $498++ with options for wine pairing at an additional $130++ or $190++ depending on the number of courses.