With a history of winning numerous awards, you can be sure that Cherry Garden is going to satisfy the most discerning palates. Usher in the Lunar New Year and immerse in the festivities at Mandarin Oriental, right in the heart of Singapore, amidst awe-inspiring views of the iconic skyline. The upcoming Chinese New Year Success Menu is the epitome of refinement, luxury and also, a feast to the eyes.
Gather loved ones for the timeless tradition of tossing Yu Sheng to welcome a year of abundance, luck and wealth. Highlights of this Prosperity Yu Sheng are the crispy salmon skin and sparkling fresh salmon. The plum sauce is spot on too- not overly sweet, with notes of acidity that is refreshing on the palate. Other Yu Sheng variants offered at Cherry Garden include Salmon Yu Sheng with Black Truffle Silvers, Triumph Yu Sheng ( Alaskan King Crab, Salmon and Black Truffle Silver), and Garden of Health Yu Sheng (fresh fruits and vegetables).
Ah… what’s Chinese New Year without Pen Cai? Cherry Garden’s rendition, weighing more than 25kg and measuring up to 45 cm in diameter, is undeniably show-stopping and befittingly extravagant. Cherry Garden Luxurious Pen Cai dazzles with a plethora of premium ingredients, namely 4-head abalone, lobster, prawn, scallop, daced fillet, dried oyster roll, sea cucumber, roast duck, chicken, roasted pork belly, Chinese sausage, conpoy, Chinese mushrooms, black moss, Tianjin cabbage, wolfberries and seasonal vegetables.
The ingredients are bathed in a delectable broth, then served in smaller portions over 3 courses. Your taste buds will revel in the abundance of flavour! I like that the broth is light in texture, hence is not at all cloying (compared to the thick gravy variant) and hence easy on the stomach.
No Chinese meal is complete without the mandatory carbs. Instead of the usual (read: boring) rice or noodles, Cherry Garden takes a creative approach by presenting savory Nian Gao. The chewy Braised Shangai Nian Gao is accompanied with preserved vegetables, conpoy, silver spout and yellow chives. You can choose to have it as it’s served, or doused with the savory Pen Cai broth.
By this time, your eyelids will be feeling heavy from all the comfort food. Awaken your senses with the refreshing Cherries in Nui Er Hong and Kuei Hua Wine Cocktail Jelly, cleverly paired with a scoop of subtlety tart Lychee Sorbet. This dessert won my heart the moment I took my first mouthful.
The mysterious Cherry Garden Chinese New Year Delight arrived in the form of petite sweet treats. Of the two we tried, both were equally tempting. The Green Tea Mochi captivated us with its delicate, chewy texture. Buried within, lies a whole macadamia nut and lotus paste.
Sink your teeth into the Blossom Pineapple Sable and be amazed its perfect consistency, acidity and natural sweetness balanced by buttery, melt-in-the-mouth pastry.
To sum up, this Success set is a stellar, well thought out menu that does not leave one feeling over-satiated. It’s priced at $138 per person, with a minimum of 6 persons to dine. Dim Sum lovers can indulge in their favorite morsels during the Weekend Family Brunch at $98 per person (minimum 2 to dine).
Impeccable service, pristine ingredients and skillful execution is synonymous with Cherry Garden. You’ll certainly be wowed here!
If you prefer to dine at home, Cherry Garden offers appealing take-away Yu Sheng, scrumptious dishes, as well as freshly baked spring goodies. The exquisite line-up of celebratory Chinese New Year set menus, signature festive Yu Sheng, delectable spring goodies, as well as tantalizing takeaway dishes and gift hampers will be available at Cherry Garden, from 1 to 22 February 2016.
For more details and price list, check out their CNY brochure here.
Much love to Vernia and Mandarin Oriental for the invite
Do make reservations as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
Mandarin Oriental Singapore
5 Raffles Avenue
Tel: 6885 3500