Sunday, November 25, 2012
The Kitchen Table @ W Singapore
When overseas friends now ask where is the hottest and coolest hotel in Singapore, I used to wonder if there is even one in Singapore. But now, I think we can say that W Singapore, is indeed the leader in that category.
The hotel opened its doors about 1 to 2 months ago. And with the opening of the hotel comes 2 new restaurants. Today, we went to the all day dining buffet restaurant for a weekday ala-carte lunch as it was too late for the buffet.
As with the designs of W hotel, The Kitchen Table also contains some elements of "coolness" and "quirkiness".
For example, the water flask looks like something out from a science lab.
Started our lunch with a Spicy Korean miso, silken tofu, roasted pork and scallops (S$32)
This was followed by another soup of the Parsnip and white bean bisque, roasted marron tails (S$24)
This is something you don't often see in Singapore: Braised lamb shank broth, pearl barley, truffle and rosemary (S$24)
For starters, we shared the Brioche and Parmesan crumbed king prawn cutlets with aioli (S$16)
The have some Asian style dishes to share, such as the "Phad Thai" stir-fried rice noodles tiger prawns tamarind sauce (S$37)
Meat lovers who would like to try out the different cuts should order the Mixed grill : wagyu skirt steak, Iberian pork belly, spiced chipolata sausages, foie gras and lamb chops. Rough cut chips, fried onions (S$72)
The mixed grill came with different condiments: BBQ sauce, whole grain mustard, English mustard, chilli sauce
For carbo, we had the King crabmeat rissoni, chilli, fennel and mascarpone (S$38)
A twist in the all-familiar Chinese dim sum: Foie gras and scallop dumplings served with ginger + Worcestershire sauce (S$27)
Here at The Kitchen Table, their desserts are rather unique too. Starting with this Sweet chocolate parfait, honeycomb, kulfi inspired pistachio ice cream (S$18)
and Black mission fig cassata roasted hazel nuts double cream (S$18)
Even the one scoop strawberry ice cream was served with a cutesy spoon with soft silicon handle (S$6)
Conclusion is that the food here is rather average. A few weeks later, we tried out its sister restaurant Skirt which serves grilled meats. And Skirt was a far more better restaurant with pocket friend prices but good quality cuts. Shall update on Skirt in the weeks to come.
The Kitchen Table
21 Ocean Way
at 10:30 AM