Butcher’s Block and Wine To Share bring you an extraordinary evening of world-class dining paired with hand-selected South African wines on 21st September (Weds), and 22nd September (Thurs), at the world-famed Raffles Hotel.
Butcher's Block is an experimental wood-fire dining experience with a menu that features high-quality farm-to-table meats and seafood from sustainable producers from around the world. To celebrate South Africa's Heritage Day, we've partnered with the restaurant's inimitable chef de cuisine Jordan Keao. He harnesses his Hawaiian heritage where cooking, fishing, hunting and farming are part of everyday life.
The cultural wealth of South Africa is celebrated by remembering the heritage of the many cultures that make up the population of South Africa. South African traditions embrace history, rituals, indigenous knowledge, skills and techniques and a holistic approach to nature, society and social relationships. The well-known 'braai' culture brings hungry South Africans together no matter their culture or language.
The tour de force experiential dinner is full of twists and turns that will delight your tastebuds. Raffles' world-class sommeliers and Jordan will host the exclusive event for ten people. You'll join the exclusive chef's table and no more than nine other like-minded guests.
Your host, renowned Chef Jordan Keao, has over two decades of culinary experience, has worked in award-winning restaurants in San Francisco, and is recognised by the New York Times and Michelin's Bib Gourmand guide. He has a deep love for wood-fired dining experiences. He playfully uses the delicate nuances of smoke to create deep and intriguing flavours in each of his carefully orchestrated dishes. The open kitchen allows you to watch the kitchen 'theatre' as chefs bury ingredients in cooling embers and hang meats over fiery coals. The chefs use various kinds of wood such as cherry, oak, almond, and Japanese binchotan. They use bunches of dried herbs to heat-infuse the ingredients for added depth of flavour.
Resident sommelier Singaporean N. Faizal delivers his unquestionable knowledge of wine with enthusiasm and verve. He meticulously cares for over 200 premium labels, including an enviable collection of natural wines. He holds the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and Certified Wine Specialist certification and has honed his superior knowledge from Michelin-starred restaurants, international embassies and the industry-respected Cannes Film Festival.
We have collaborated with Faizal and chosen wines from South Africa's signature varietals Pinotage and Chenin Blanc. Pinotage is a bold, one-of-a-kind wine that is earthy, rustic and fruity; it's the perfect pairing to accompany smokey grills. Our favourite Chenin Blanc is also in the unique line-up for its suggestive tart pear, quince, jasmine and honeycomb notes. We are also introducing Pinot Noir and a Bordeaux-style red wine blend. Both styles are quickly gaining a first-rate reputation amongst international wine critics and sommeliers with deliciously fruity bursts of red berries, gooseberries, sour cherries and raspberries.
Raffles is the most iconic and treasured building in Singapore. The legendary hotel is overflowing with magical stories of tigers, luxury travel, hat boxes, and royal glamour. The hotel has welcomed celebrated names throughout its history, including Ava Gardner, Charlie Chaplin, Rudyard Kipling, Noel Coward and Queen Elizabeth II. The Singapore government declared the beautifully preserved colonial treasure a national monument in the late 1980s.
Expect graceful service in an extraordinary place with very special people.
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