Finally managed to put that Alchemist voucher to excellent use (thanks, Burpple!) with my dad and a couple of friends. My dad, being the fanatic for foie gras that he is, ordered the smoked duck liver parfait with no hesitation whatsoever. And boy did his prescience pay off handsomely.

Unlike all the foie gras I've had until this one, I always found the texture far too dense and rich for my liking, and some were far too gamey in scent and flavor, which is why I'm not particularly fond of foie gras. Alchemist's smoked duck liver parfait, on the other hand, is more than enough to convert me.

The foie gras is ridiculously light and airy, almost like a mousse, while still being ravishingly rich and superbly savory without being too gamey. The taste and texture is just utterly phenomenal! You could just pop it in your mouth and let it melt, that's how amazing it was. The mildly sour green apple 'slaw on the side helps to cut through the richness of the foie gras, letting you appreciate and enjoy every single morsel of liver.

Simply put, if you can only get one dish at Alchemist, get the smoked duck liver parfait. It's beyond amazing, and you'd be robbing yourself if you didn't order it.