Saturday, May 05, 2012
Keystone Restaurant @ Stanley Street
A few weeks ago, one of our readers suggested to us about trying out this relatively new restaurant called Keystone. We have actually passed by this place a few times, but never went in before. So here is our maiden visit.
Located within the Amoy Street district, this nice little new restaurant is housed below a shophouse. We are the only diner there at 7:30pm on a weekday evening. Very quiet. However as the night progress, a few more diners started to arrive, but still relatively quiet.
The restaurant was dimly lit, so good for diners who want an intimate dinner. But bad for food bloggers like us.
After ordering, we were first served the Amuse bouche
It was followed by the Focaccia with charcoal and rosemary. The bread was warm and tasty, and the presentation was very unique. When was the last time you saw a spherical bread?
Les Landes Foei Gras (S$34). It was done two ways : pan fried in consommé and the creative serving of shaved foei gras with various types of seaweed from Tsukiji and yuzu concentrate
We like the Jerusalem artichoke velouté (S$33) with Nordic scampi and truffle. Pity that the small lobster doesn't has much meat inside.
For the mains, we shared the Snake River Farm pork belly (S$58), cooked sous vide for 24hrs then kakuni style in mirin. Dressed in blood orange & chili jus & karashi. Served with yukon chips
It's dessert time. A unique dessert from Keystone is the Acquerello pudding (S$21). Warm rice pudding with corn and black sesame syrup. The curly meringues are tarragon flavored.
The service staff also recommended us their signature Nutella bar (S$20) with cinnamon espuma and berries. Creamy and chocolatey.
11 Stanley Street
at 4:00 PM