Chef Paul Longworth of Michelin-star restaurant Rhubarb Le partners with Eggslut for egg dishes
The humble egg sandwich gets a dash of Michelin star magic. Paul Longworth, chef-owner of contemporary Michelin-starred French restaurant Rhubarb Le Restaurant is collaborating with famed Los Angeles egg sandwich chain Eggslut for two limited-edition dishes that won’t be available until September 4.
These two dishes are part of a special menu to mark the first anniversary of Eggslut’s presence in Singapore.
It’s Rhubarb’s Sandwich ($15), which is Longworth’s take on one of the egg specialist chain’s best-selling items, the Fairfax Sandwich. The big sandwich features cage-free scrambled eggs and beetroot salmon trout slices that sport a tinge of rhubarb, topped with pickled red onions, arugula and horseradish sauce, all tucked into a brioche bun.
Longworth adopted his mantra of ensuring that all three components of a dish complement each other interchangeably in the Popcorn Mousse Slut ($12). The soup-like dish, presented in a glass jar, features a simmered egg with chunks of smoked chorizo topped with carrot pulp and finished with a frothy layer of buttery popcorn mousse. The dish is inspired by one of his signature dishes, Emulsion, which features ingredients such as Japanese whelks and lobster mousse.
The collaboration with Eggslut marks Longworth’s first tie-up with a brand. The British chef has run Rhubarb Le Restaurant in Duxton Hill for eight years.
Other items on Eggslut’s first anniversary menu include an avocado and shrimp sandwich and a panna cotta slut, which looks like a pampered “egg” of mango and passion fruit sphere. Both items are available from September 9 to October 31.
Eggslut, which is known for its egg-centric sandwiches and dishes, was started as a food truck by Filipino-American chef Alvin Cailan and his cousin Jeff Vales in Los Angeles in 2021. It has since grown into an international chain with 14 outlets in the United States, United Kingdom, South Korea and Japan. The brand is brought here by South Korean food company SPC Group, which runs bakery chain Paris Baguette and American burger chain Shake Shack.
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