Sunday, March 27, 2011

An Evening With Susur Lee With Video

Ever since Pauline and I saw Susur Lee on Top Chef Masters, we were rooting for him all the way until the finals, which unfortunately, he lost by the narrowest of margins.

So, when I was graciously invited by DBS Indulge and HungryGoWhere to attend a master class, jointly organised by DBS and the Asian Food Channel, I had no hesitation in saying Yes!

I had been to Orchard Central many times and had walked past the AFC Studio just as often, just that I hardly ventured inside it. This was also a great opportunity to take a look at the immaculate studio itself.

For the night itself, Susur was going through 3 of his favorite dishes and watching the man himself engaging the audience with his culinary prowess and his charismatic charm was absolutely entertaning and delightful.

The Man Himself

Each and every dish was carefully explained and demonstrated to a packed audience. Everyone was listening intently on every syllable that came from the legend himself. With equal doses of informational tips and humor, Susur clearly had the audience hooked and enraptured.

Minced Chicken and Foie Gras Dumplings

The first dish of the night was this delectable minced chicken and foie gras dumplings, which also had a side portion of a pan seared foie gras as well. This was typical of his signature style of mixing east and west which he has been doing for many years now and it is nothing but perfect.

Char Siew Duck Breast in Rice Flour Pancake

A different take on Peking Duck, he used duck breast which he had marinated overnight. While it was not as innovative as the foie gras dumpling, it was still a very delicious and flavorful dish which is really very simple to make even at home.

Apple Filo Pastry

The last dish was a dessert and it was a apple filo pastry. The fresh slices of apple on top of the crispy and flaky baked pastry was just the perfect balance of flavors, and adding a touch of Bacardi only brought out the flavors even stronger.

All in all, this was a night to remember, and once the master class was concluded, there were ample of photo opportunities with the Man himself, and not surprisingly, everyone lapped up the chance to have their pictures taken with Susur.

It was a great event and was really well organised. Every attendee was well taken care of from the moment they sat down, with unending drinks and food to go around. And the place itself really lended itself to events like this, and despite the packed crowd, everything went off like clockwork.

Written, filmed, edited and directed by Silverchef Productions.
Shot and edited entirely on Apple's Iphone 4 in Quiznos.
No foie gras dumpling was harmed in the shooting of this video.
"A Little Less Conversation" performed by Lee DeWyze.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I've past by the studio many times too, but didn't get a chance to step in. It's always shopping first. Hahaha!

    I've yet to visit Chinois but it's in my must-visit list :)