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One Michelin-starred CURE celebrates its 9th anniversary with an exceptional limited-time-only menu. This ‘Past & Present’ menu is an all-star collaboration between three current CURE chefs and six ex-CURE chefs who now each helm excellent restaurants of their own.


The stellar line-up of chefs includes CURE’s Chef-Owner Andrew Walsh, Chef Gary Wong and Chef Aiken Low. Alongside them are Chef Stefan Liau from Hevel, Chef Ryan Newman from Le Bon Funk, Chef Maksym Chukanov from Qīn, Chef Kevin Wong from Seroja, Chef Melvin Chou from Terra and Chef Lewis Barker from Sommer.


Fermented Cashew Cream, Kelp & Banana Tart

Chef Stefan Liau from Hevel presents the first appetiser, a Fermented Cashew Cream, Kelp, and Banana Tart. Chef Stefan learned the kelp fermentation technique at CURE six years ago, and whilst I would never have guessed that this combination works, it is somehow a harmonious, creamy bite. It is also a little nutty, and the banana also lends some sweetness.


Irish Gallagher Oyster, Cider Granita & Caviar

The Irish Gallagher Oyster, Cider Granita & Caviar is a signature dish of CURE’s Chef Andrew Walsh. The freshness of the chopped oyster is enhanced with horseradish cream, chopped shallots and celery. Cider granita adds a little icy texture and refreshing acidity, and it is finished with some briny caviar for the taste of the sea.


Salmon, Beetroot & Kampot Pepper

From his time at CURE, Chef Ryan Newman from Le Bon Funk used two favourite ingredients — cured salmon and beetroot marinate — to create this bright and cheerful (both in colour and taste) Salmon, Beetroot, and Kampot Pepper. It is an enjoyable appetiser that whets the palate before the more substantial dishes.


Abalone, Mushroom Broth & Sticky Rice

Chef Kevin Wong from Seroja is next with an auspicious dish of Abalone, Mushroom Broth & Sticky Rice. The abalone signifies continued longevity, prosperity and best wishes for CURE. The abalone was perfectly cooked and served in a wild mushroom stock and sticky rice with collagen. I really loved this dish, it’s so warm and comforting and just hits the right spot.


Danish Langoustine, Tom Yum & Calamansi

Another hot evening favourite was the Danish Langoustine, Tom Yum & Calamansi by Chef Maksym Chukanov from QĪN. This pretty and tasty dish uses a whole langoustine. The juicy meat is grilled over binchotan charcoal, and the head is used to add sweetness to the Tom Yum soup. The soup is neither too tart nor too spicy; it’s very balanced, and you can sip it slowly to fully enjoy the flavours.


Aged Silver Duck

As a surprise, Chef Andrew brought out his signature Aged Silver Duck, Fermented Summer Berries & Spiced Seven Tails Brandy Broth. The duck had rich, deep flavours, and the ageing process enhanced it for a very satisfying taste experience. There was also much buzz and excitement about the glass of liquid gold being served with the duck. It turned out to be a warm glass of duck consommé made with a reduction of duck bones, celery, carrots, onions, an infusion of thyme, rosemary and orange peel, and the addition of some spiced 7 tails brandy for depth of flavour just before serving.


Kyoho Grape, Fruit Tomato & Shiso

Chef Melvin Chou from Terra blends Italian and Japanese influences in this pre-dessert of Kyoho Grape, Fruit Tomato & Shiso. The base is made with fruit tomato gelee, with a refreshing topping of shiso sorbet, as well as peeled Kyoho grapes and Fruit tomato. This dish has some sweetness, with a touch of savoury and tartness. It is unique and quite refreshing.


Valrhona chocolate, Roasted hay, and White Miso

Last but not least, Chef Lewis Barker from Sommer ingeniously recreates the flavours of salted caramel using Valrhona chocolate, Roasted hay, and White Miso. Without salt or caramel, the dish achieves a unique depth with smoky notes from roasted hay and a subtle saltiness from white miso, creating a luxurious and inventive chocolate dessert.


This special menu is available from 11 June till 31 July 2024, and is priced at $188 for three courses, $218 for five courses or $238 for 9 courses.

Overall, I enjoyed the limited-time menu by the past and present chefs. Some dishes have more classic flavour combinations, while others feel more exploratory and innovative. Regardless, it is undoubtedly a golden opportunity to taste these esteemed chefs’ signature dishes and craft.

Photographed and penned by Shermine. Through her pictures and stories, she shares her journey of savouring new flavours and experiences. Note: This is an invited tasting.

21 Keong Saik Road
Singapore 089128
Tel: +65 9338 4207
Nearest MRT: Outram Park (EW, NE, TE Line), Maxwell (TE Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue-Wed: 6pm – 10pm
Thu-Sat: 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 10pm

1) Alight at Outram Park MRT station. Take Exit 4. Walk to Kreta Ayer Road. Turn right onto Kreta Ayer Road. Walk down Kreta Ayer Road and turn right onto Keong Saik Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Maxwell MRT station. Take Exit 3. Walk down Neil Road. Turn right onto Keong Saik Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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