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2013-07-17 24 views
Restaurant Ember is housed in one of the conserved buildings in Singapore, Hotel 1929. A small and cozy restaurant serving modern European food in a good balance of intimate and bustling ambiance. My reservation was made successful over the phone and followed up by a confirmation SMS a few days before. We have ordered the dinner set menu for 3 pax each costing S$88.00++.These complimentary crispy Foccacia are served hot on our tables and good to go with the butter cube. My fine dining course kic
These complimentary crispy Foccacia are served hot on our tables and good to go with the butter cube. My fine dining course kicks off with the delightful crab cake as the appetizer. It is made up with a ball of crab shreds mixed in some Asian garnish, coated with a thin layer of crush fried to golden brown, accompanied by the sweet tasting sauce and salad with an absolute strong crab smell. Irresistibly, I cleared the plate and had it almost "licked" dry. Cold Toufu Salad: A plate of fresh greens tossed in vinaigrette with slices of avocado, tofu and tomato in savoury sesame dressing. Main selling point of this salad is its soft and smooth beancurd served refreshingly chilled in the tangy Japanese sweet dressing. Roasted Foie Gras: The foie gras was accompanied by a 1-hr poached egg and morel mushroom in truffle oil melts into my mouth easily. Seriously awesome! Giant chip that is to be paired with the plate of foie gras. Deliciously prepared Crispy Maine Lobster with beurre blanc and mesclun. Comes with a caramelized crust on the soft and chewy lobster. Yums! Pan Roasted Barramundi with Bacon Veloute and Beetroot: The outer layer of fish was crispy and with hints of bitterness mixed in sweetness of the sauce. Pan Roasted USDA Prime Beef Tenderloin with Seasonal Mushroom: Merlot reduction. Stated on the menu in CAPS "NO WELL DONE". Ember certainly won't disappoint. The beef was roasted to the requested done-ness. The method of cooking has brought out the tenderloin's natural freshness especially in its succulent flesh. Evenly done and served with sweet potatoes and potatoes. This Apple Tart requires two people to share. I'm not a fan of apple tart or pastries that deal with apples but this changes my thought of it over night! The delicate and savoury pastry comes in flakes of crust glued together on the plate and chunks of sweetened apples adorn on it, yet no signs of sogginess. Awww... all good things have to come to an end. As the finishing touch to my meal, I had a cup of camomile tea with honey and a little cookie. How I wish I could have more . Overall I would say that the food standards are consistent, experience is terrific!
Some things to take note: (1) No shorts and slippers to the restaurant. (2) Reservations required, book early. (3) Valet Parking is available outside the restaurant at a cost. (4) No Sharing of Dinner Set
My total damage including GST and Service Charge.