I have heard lots of raves about One Rochester romantic ambiance and great food.
And Yes! Finally I had the chance to be there!
Their service staffs are really good! Upon seated, they get a extra seat to place my bag and showed me their drinks menu!
I ordered the Rose & Cucumber Martini
because of this "special" ingredients that I love! >>>> Rose!!! The alcohol level is kinda high or perhaps I shall rephrase... I am a lousy drinker. =/
We begin the meal with... Bread Basket
. The bread came warm with french butter and olive oil with balsamic vinegar.
Next serve the Starters.... The 'Nibble' Platter.
Herb crumbed stuffed olives, potato skins with sour cream and ocean trout caviar, radish, tapenade and crudite, foir gras parafait, game terrine, cured hams and pickles.
I only tried the mini potato in this platter and I don't really like it...
The sour cream is too strong for my liking.. :/
Another starter served was the...'Tastes of the East'
Spicy Thai chicken and prawn dip with rice crackers, szechuan salt and pepper soft shell crab, chicken and rabbit skewers, crispy pork crackles, otah on toast
I love this platter! Especially the Crispy Pork Cracker, the Otah & the Spicy Dip!
The Crispy Pork is crusty at the outer layer while the fats melt in my mouth...
There comes the salad.Tiger Prawn salad with cous cous, promegranate, mint and Persian feta
I must really say that this is one of the BEST salad that I have ever eaten!
The combination of promegrante with the salad, make it a really crunchy-juicy affair!
Definately won the best dish of the night too!!!!
I wish I can have the salad right infront of me now while I am doing this review....
We had 4 main courses to be shared.Braised Angus short rib with creamy Paris mash Potato and buttered baby carrots
This dish takes more than 24 hours to prepare... (so long!!!)
Most of the diners were raving this dish.
I had a little bite on the meat.
Mmm.. personally, I don't like beef and I guess that's explain why I don't enjoy this dish.
But I am sure this is a MUST ORDER item for beef lover! =)Baby chicken with pine nut, raisin and truffle stuffing, and cranberry and quince relish
Though the chicken was really tender & juicy, it doesn't leave a deep impression to me.
Perhaps is just me? I doubt I will pay so much to eat a normal tender chicken when I patronise
One Rochester again.Grilled cod fillet with fennel and blood orange salad
Among all the 4 main courses, I would choose the cod fillet as my favourite!
It's so tender and juicy,it can literally melt in my mouth.
Simple dish but surprisingly AWESOME!Shellfish risotto with seared langoustine and avruga caviar
By the time, you are reading the review of this dish.
I believe you would more or less knows that I am more of an asian food person.
I hate cheese, cream, beef, lamb, pizza etc. *picky* I have never tried risotto before and this was my first time tasting it.
Hmmm.. it doesn't really suit my taste palette. Too creamy & cheesy...
Definately recommended for someone who is looking for a main course that can filled the stomach.
Despite such a heavy meal, I was eargerly looking forward to the dessert of the night!
First dessert served was the......Fine apple and franipane tart with calvados ice cream
One Rochester's signature dessert! It comes along with a scoop of alcohol flavoured ice cream. Hot Apple Tart + Cold Alcohol Flavour Ice Cream = Sinfully AWESOMEGrande Assiette
The dessert platter with five petite desserts for sharing. Love their version of Lemon and Lime Soufflé . Their Souffle were heavenly good. It was not too creamy and it's refreshing! I am definately coming back for this!!!! Hehehe..
Rose & Cucumber Martini
The Nibble Platter
'Tastes of the East'
Tiger Prawn salad
Fine apple and franipane tart
Classic lemon and lime Soufflé
Grilled cod fillet , Tiger Prawn salad ,Tastes of the East, Grande Assiette
Spending per head: Approximately $80(Dinner)Other Ratings: