Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting Michelin-starred Chef Jarad Gallagher of Chez TJ in California during a media dinner at The Cliff, a restaurant in The Singapore Resort & Spa Sentosa.
Chef Gallagher was in Singapore as one of the invited chefs under The Cliff’s All-Star Culinary Line Up special whereby The Cliff will present a Michelin-starred chef each month.
In May, Chef Pascal Aussignac from Club Gascon in London was the featured chef. Chef Gallagher was the featured chef in June and in July, Chef Saul Bolton from Saul in New York City will be presenting his menu at The Cliff from 9 to 13 July.
Chef Gallagher is a Seattle native and second-generation chef who began cooking at the age of five alongside his father. He became an Executive Chef at the young age of 21. With his strong passion for French cooking and years of experience leading Michelin-starred restaurants, Chef Gallagher helped Chez TJ maintained their Michelin Star for eight consecutive years. His menu at The Cliff highlighted some of his signature dishes inspired by the sea, with a good mix of traditional French hearty meats.
Here are the items I tried, over a 6-course dinner presented by Chef Jarad Gallagher:
You know what?
As I am uploading and blogging about the dinner, memories of the wonderful culinary experience and the tease on the tastebuds are coming back to me. Particularly memorable was the super soft and tender octopus which introduced a new texture for octopus to me.
You may have missed Chef Gallagher’s creations for The Cliff in June, but fret not, there is another Michelin-starred chef coming to The Cliff this month.
From 9 to 13 July, Chef Saul Bolton of Saul, New York City will be presenting his menu. Saul has held a Michelin Star rating for eight consecutive years and is listed by the Zagat’s guide as one of the top restaurants in New York City. The brains and heart behind the highly raved restaurant, Chef Bolton believes strongly in supporting (and using) local produce and ensuring that everything from sausages to ice cream are made in-house. His simple yet stunning approach to new-American cuisine kept the crowds and awards coming. Chef Bolton’s decadent dishes at The Cliff will feature unexpected ingredients juxtaposed to create surprising dishes for a refreshing menu.