Chinese New Year or we called it Lunar New Year is just a month away from now and have you start planning for your CNY feast? Mitzo has already planned their Chinese New Year 2016 way before Christmas. Mitzo is a contemporary restaurant where fusion Cantonese cuisines with cocktails serve together. Located at the 4th level of Grand Park Orchard, the restaurant is easily accessible via walking distance from Orchard or Somerset MRT station.
The restaurant is well spaced with the seating areas. The tables are wide enough to spread the dishes and diners are able to sit down comfortably. And we even had a shot looking at the mirrored ceilings.
We started off with the refreshing Mandarin Mojito S$20.00++. The cocktail drink has the alcohol content and orange sourness in it which gives a good kick-start of the meal.
Mitzo’s signature yusheng that was specially made with exciting flavours and textures with the homemade concoction. Chef Nicky’s savoury creation Chu Hou sauce comprising of soybeans, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds and spices are blended and shaken in a cocktail shaker before being poured over the nicely spread yu sheng ingredients on the table. The generous serving of Kanpachi Kingfish sashimi that sits atop a sea of lychee caviar was totally mesmerizing. I was addicted to the taste bursts of lychee sweetness in between the yusheng ingredients. The element ingredients for this huge Yu Sheng were full of textures and flavours that will leave a deep impression for quite sometime.
2. Double-Boiled Fish Maw with Cordyceps Flower and Pork Rib [大展宏图]
The name of the dish explains the ingredients served on the table. The soup was clear and yet rich with its taste. The pork rib was soft and moist that I secretly hope that I can have the second servings.
Pen Cai served in Mitzo is luxurious enough with the extravagant Superior Lobster as one of the ingredient. The fortune pot is braised in ‘mao tai’ wine, abalone, dried scallop, flower mushroom, sea cucumber, fish maw, dried oyster, beancurd, cabbage, lotus root, roasted duck and ‘fatt choy’, topped with crispy roast pork belly. The roasted pork belly has the crispy thick layer that gives the crackling effect. And the roasted duck is not to be missed as well. My favourite part is the lobster meat that was perfectly absorb the ‘mao tai’ wine.
4. Steamed Soon Hock with Minced Ginger in Soya Sauce [年年有鱼]
It was a nicely steamed Soon Hock fish with minced gingers on top of it. I would prefer less minced ginger as the ginger taste was overpowering. Although the ginger added flavours to the fish, I would prefer lesser of it to taste the sweetness of the fish.
5. Steamed Rice with Chinese Assorted Sausage, Chicken and Mushroom [花开富贵]
Fragrance steamed rice stuffed with various ingredients beneath it was nicely plated on the table. I enjoyed the stickiness of the rice and the Chinese sausage added flavour to the dish.
The best nian gao I ever had up to now. The nian gao was not overly sticky at all. The fried nian gao was fried with thin coated layer batter and the steamed ones were at the right texture.
We ended with the Spring Elixir Cocktail S$20.00++. This is made from a special blend of red date infused gin, with red dates. It is further highlighted with Campari, Red Vermouth, Goji Berry Syrup and Honey Dates served atop ice and dusted with a fine layer of edible gold. My photo is unable to show the fine layer of edible gold though.
It’s definitely a tantalizing dishes dining in Mitzo. The menus comprise the creativity and execute the well-balance texture and flavours of the individual dishes to enhance the dining experience.
If you wish to explore their Lunar New Year Menu specials, here are the menu highlights:-
新春套餐 PROSPERITY DELIGHTS (4 pax) – $118++ per person
新春套餐 PROSPERITY DELIGHTS II (6 pax) – $888++ per table
如意吉祥 AUSPICIOUS HARVEST I (10 pax) – $1288++ per table
如意吉祥 AUSPICIOUS HARVEST II (10 pax) – $1488++ per table
金玉满堂盆菜宴 FORTUNE FEAST l (10 pax) – $1488++ per table
金玉满堂龙虾盆菜宴 FORTUNE FEAST ll (10 pax) – $1688++ per table
Make your reservation here.
[This is an invited tasting session. Thanks GiGi for the invitation.]
Mitzo Restaurant & Bar
Level 4, Grand Park Orchard
270 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6603 8855
Lunch : 12:30PM – 2:30PM
Dinner : 6:30PM – 10:30PM
6:30PM – 12:00AM Last Order ( Sunday – Wednesday)
6:30PM – 1:00AM Last Order (Thursday – Saturday and eve of Public Holidays and on Public Holidays)