Buyan, Russian Fare…….Singapore

“Game for Russian Fare?” my epicurean-friend approached me. “Why not?” I replied her spontaneously. And Buyan, here we come:

Perched on 9/10 Duxton Hill, Singapore; two quaint colonial-era shophouses integrated into one beautiful Buyan, a Russian-owned restaurant where you can experience 4 intriguing dining concepts.


Vodka and Caviar Bar  (Ground Floor)


A bar counter serving over 50 variants of Vodka, Russian Beer, Russian Champagne and more. Not forgetting, Caviar, a delicacy of Russian Cuisine which is not to be missed out either. A small section here is reserved for casual dining.


Private Dining Room  (Ground Floor)

A 20-seater across a 7.5m long Chef’s Table is open for private booking. This exclusive room is also the only section overlooking the main kitchen where you can watch the chefs perform their culinary stunners. Also storage to the world’s oldest champagne, 1841 Veuve Clicquot which costs €30,000 and an impressive few-million-worth of wine collection that will make any wine connoisseur lust after: 1821Chateau-Chalon Vin Jaune, 1854 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1859Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1877 Chateau Margaux, 1907 Heidsieck & Co, to name a few.


IS-Magazine December 23'2011(click to enlarge)

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HER WORLD September 2011 (click to enlarge)





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A 170 year old champagne from Finland was on Thursday 22 September unveiled in Singapore. The Veuve Clicquot champagne sold at an auction in Aland for 30,000 euros earlier this year.
The Singaporean resident, Ravi Viswanathan bought the bottle in fierce competition with other bidders in June in Mariehamn in Aland. He wanted the bottle so he could give it as a ten-year wedding anniversary to his wife Julia Sherstyuk-Viswanathan.
On Thursday, Julia Sherstyuk-Viswanathan added the expensive gift to her existing large collection of wine at her Russian restaurant, Buyan Russian Haute Cuisine & Caviar Bar in Singapore.
The champagne bottle was part of a treasure of 145 wine bottles found by divers last year in a 19th century shipwreck off the Åland Islands, a Finnish-controlled archipelago of 6,500 islands in the Baltic Sea with a mostly Swedish speaking population. It is believed that the ship was bound for St. Petersburg, Russia and the precious cargo was meant for the Russian Tsar, Nicholas I.
All 145 bottles in the shipwreck were opened, tasted and re-corked. One of the few tasters of the champagne said that it had a strong floral and citrus aroma with an after-taste of fudge and caramel sweetness.


SILVERKRIS September 2011 (click to enlarge)