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2015-03-26 102 views
I have decided to set out on a perilous journey to cover every cafes that comes across our path!This journey will have us battle with potential obesity and test our discipline to burn off extra calories.From now on, I will be logging and sharing my cafe-hopping experience at Feed Me, my newly founded food review section. Absinthe have a 6 course degustation menu that cost SGD98 per person (excluding taxes).I never really understood why "romantic" places (especially french) have to be so dimly li
This journey will have us battle with potential obesity and test our discipline to burn off extra calories.
From now on, I will be logging and sharing my cafe-hopping experience at Feed Me, my newly founded food review section.
Absinthe have a 6 course degustation menu that cost SGD98 per person (excluding taxes). I never really understood why "romantic" places (especially french) have to be so dimly lit. It strains my eyes when I try to ogle at my hot date above. Nothing can take away romance like eye fatigue.
Not to mention that dim lights = bad lighting = have to use camera flash = flash-banging the entire restaurant = too embarrassed to continue using flash = bad photos.
Or maybe I just don't know how to appreciate the lowlight ambience. Bread Basket
Easily forgettable. I probably shouldn't compare but I thought Il Lido's bread basket was way better. I have no idea what Il Lido puts in their olive oil and balsamice vinegar dip but it was heavely. Absinthe's bread basket and dip pales severely in comparison. I couldn't bring myself to waste calories on it. Truite de Mer
Carpaccio of Petuna Ocean Trout, Ikura, Tiger Prawn, Citrus Dressing and Baby Cress
This was the first dish served from the 6-course set menu. The carpaccio was fresh and the texture was good. I could distinctly see those delicious fats marbling in these slivers of yum. The lemony dressing complemented it well too.
But is it me or is it weird to see crab sticks served at a fine dining restaurant? Felt a little cheated of my money to see crab sticks. Bisque
Traditional Lobster Bisque Scented with Cognac
The bisque is not included in the set menu but Bunny has heard raving reviews of it so he simply had to try one. And reviews were right - it is the best lobster bisque I ever had.
It was thick, creamy and fused with lobster goodness down to every particle.
Bunny loved it so much he claimed that he wants to order 10 servings of it. Asperge Blanche
Warm German White Asparagus with Iberico Ham, Tarragon Hollandaise,
Hazelnut and Argan Oil
I love asparagus and having the white asparagus for the first time dumbfounded me.
Common green asparagus is yummy.
White asparagus is mind-blowing.
It has a good crunchy texture and its taste was far more delicate than any other green asparagus I have eaten in my lifetime so far. I guess my only gripe is that I'm not a fan of Iberico Ham. I am not a professional food critic nor am I a chef, but I wonder if Jamon Serrano would be better? Foie Gras Poêlé
Pan Fried Foie Gras, Morello Cherries and Blinis
Another plate of foodgasm. Sheer awesomeness of fats melting in your mouth.
I also got frustrated with the bad lighting here so I decided to not give a fuck and use flash anyway. Cabillaud
Roasted Black Cod, Prawn Risotto and Kaffir Lime Leaf Emulsion
Cod. Oh my god. I love cod.
This cod was beautifully done. Thinly crisp on the surface but velvety tender inside. The cod was so fresh that they didn't have to use any heavy seasoning for it.
However, I didn't like the risotto. I thought that it was very salty though Bunny didn't think so.
Still... OH MY GOD. COD. Lapin
Organic Rabbit with Morrel Ravioli, Celeriac Puree, Baby Spinach and Natural Jus
This is also not included in the set menu but we ordered it cause'
1) We've never tried rabbit before.
2) We were sharing one degustation menu.
AND IT IS GOOD. Rabbit meat tasted like a hybrid of chicken and lamb to me. I'm not quite sure how to describe but yeah, it's good anyway. That celeriac thing? Never heard of it but it is also good. Smooth, creamy and palatable mash of whatever-that-is.
The only fault is probably the ravioli. A little too dry but I can overlook that with the rest of wonderful flavours going on here. Melon Philibon
Fresh Philibon Melon, Monbazillac Sorbet and Basil Crumble
I was awfully stuffed by the time dessert was served. I took only one bite of this.
I don't like it. Melons with basil is weirdddd.
Sorry, I don't know how to appreciate this at all.
Just when I thought that my dining experience is not gonna conclude with a "sweet" ending, the staff at Absinthe surprised us. Tarte du Jour
Tart of the Day with Vanilla Ice Cream
I thought that Bunny ordered this to surprise me but no! It's complimentary from people at Absinthe because Bunny mentioned he wanted a quiet table for his anniversary and they actually took note of it to surprise us with this. =D
Absinthe really took their already pleasant service one notch up with a sweet gesture like this. Wiped. Devoured. Ravaged.
By me alone.
Satisfied my sweet tooth perfectly.
Happy 1st Anniversary?
VERY Happy 1st Anniversary.
Brownie points for the restroom as well! Pretty mirror and mouthwash available in the toilet.
So considerate right?! I think the mouthwash is a wonderful touch of hospitality. Hand soap and lotion. Brownie points added like madddddd.
Conclusion: I'd give it 8/10.
The entire experience was a mix of hits and misses, but hits mostly. Service was good, worth every damn penny I am taxed for.