If these two years are any indication, chef collaborations are definitely here to stay. Most four hands (or six hands) dinners tend to be pretty elaborate affairs that cost a pretty penny. And what makes the upcoming Jeremmy & Friends supper series such a winner in our books. Hosted by Le Binchotan and featuring guest chefs Damian D’Silva (Folklore), ArChan Chan (Level33), and Sam Chablani (Fat Lulu’s alum), these chef collabs do not cost an arm and a leg.
Why We Are Looking Forward To the Jeremmy & Friends Supper Series
#1 Hearty comfort food is the overarching principle. It’s not so much about how fancy the chefs can get with their ingredient sourcing and complicated cheffy techniques. It’s more about presenting their most rib-sticking, soul-soothing takes on local supper favourites. Think Hokkien mee, satay, porridge, etc. Not that there’s any less care to the food. For instance, chef Jeremmy’s Beef Short Ribs Dumplings are made using 16-hour braised Angus beef shortribs and a chilli oil of char-roasted red chillies. There’s just no lengthy spiel between you and your food. And that’s just how we’d prefer to wind down at the end of a long week.
#2 It’s a great opportunity to get a sense of these guest chefs’ repertoire, to try something different from their usual menus. Ever read a chef’s personality profile and thought, “Wow, I’d love to have a taste of what they like to whip up for comfort food”? Here you go.
#3 It’s ridiculously affordable. $35 for two small plates and two big plates? How do they even make money? Can anyone even beat that deal? Just enjoy it while you can.
And if that’s piqued your interest, here’s what’s in store.
For one weekend (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) in April, May and June, a different chef will pop by Le Binchotan to present their take on supper favourites. $35 nets you a pair of small and big plates from the guest chef and another such pair from chef Jeremmy.
The Supper Series run 9.30pm till midnight, and the guest chef events are ticketed via EventBrite. For other Fridays and Saturdays when guest chefs are not in session, chef Jeremmy’s supper dishes are available a la carte from 9.30pm.
ArChan Chan x Jeremmy Chiam
25 to 27 April
From ArChan: Skewers of char-grilled shishito peppers and fermented leeks, dusted with Sichuan pepper powder and hopped salt (a nod to Level33’s microbrewery). Great to get the appetite going! The real flavour bomb is the stir-fried clams with XO sauce – local clams stir-fried with Level33’s Blond lager, tossed with the jamon-studded, housemade XO sauce. The accompanying pan-fried mantou, made using spent grains from the brewery, is another show-stopper. It’s a little yeasty with lots of dark, caramel-like flavours. Maybe, if enough of us keep bugging, ArChan might just bottle and sell her XO sauce too. Every voice counts, guys!
From Jeremmy: An umami double-whammy, starting with sakura ebi crackers and sambal belachan ($7), followed by a solid (and generously sized!) bowl of prawn noodle soup ($17). Think of the latter as a cross between Hakata-style ramen and prawn noodle soup, simultaneously showcasing the sweetness of the prawns and the richness of the pork bone broth. It only gets better – three plump, wild-caught angka prawns fresh off the binchotan.