First being named the one to watch back in 2013, Singapore's Modern french restaurant Jaan has come a long way since then.
A regular contender on Asia's 50 Best Restaurant circuit, the Swissôtel restaurant currently sits at no.29 on the list and has most recently been awarded its first Michelin star in the 2016 Singapore Michelin Guide with S.Pellegrino Young Chef Southeast Asia Finalist 2015 Kirk Westaway at the helm.
Reflecting on the 70th floor restaurant with panoramic city views, Michelin commented "it is to the kitchen's credit that the gazes of most customers remain largely on their plates because the contemporary French cuisine merits their full attention."
Testament to both Westaway's training under Julian Royer and his continued momentum and drive since taking over the helm in July 2015, Westaway has stayed true to the modern inspired French cuisine that got Jaan noticed, whilst putting his signature spin on seasonal ingredients. Growing up surrounded by fresh produce in a rural region of the UK it's that passion for produce that has become Westaway's defining style.
As the curtain is prepared to be raised on this year's edition of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants ceremony on 21 February in Bangkok, we take a peek at some of the signature dishes which have helped see the restaurant into the red book.
Inspired by picking fresh produce and tomatoes growing up on a farm, Westaway's stunning Heirloom Tomato Collection (pictured above) pays tribute to that memory, and includes dehydrated and rehydrated heirloom tomatoes, topped with Burrata and basil (see below) with aerated tomato consommé.
Established crowd pleasers like 55-degree egg with chorizo remain, to which Westaway has added his own impressive creations. Enjoy a selection of Jaan's dishes below:
Cannon of Spring Lamb
Roasted Black Figs with Tonka Bean Ice Cream
Address: 2 Stamford Road, Level 70, Equinox Complex, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
All images courtesy of Jaan