Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bedrock Bar & Grill @ Somerset Road

As mentioned in the previous entry, Bedrock is opened by the same people who operates the now defunct Whitebait and Oriole. Bedrock is a more refine dining outlet as compared to Oriole, and the restaurant uses dark coloured wood to decorate the entire place.

Photobucket

The entire environment feels like an American and Australian eatery. Tables are quite packed, so one would feel quite uncomfortable if the restaurant is packed. But the staffs are friendly and service was good.

Photobucket

While we were there, they had this New Zealand Tasting menu for lunch. At S$35 per person, it is quite affordable.

Photobucket

Bedrock serves every diner a complimentary flatbread with garlic and butter. The flatbread is baked right on the spot, so you can be assured of the freshness of the bread.

What is unique here, is that they roast the entire garlic, and serve the garlic as a whole. So when eating, simply scoop out the garlic clove from the garlic and spread it on the bread with some butter. Surprisingly, the taste of garlic is not as intense as I thought it would be.

Photobucket

The fresh oysters were off the set menu. The oysters were quite fresh, and I like the tangy dip accompanying the oysters.

Photobucket

This is the smoked Tomato Soup. As the name of the dish said, the tomato is "smoked" and thus the soup has a smoky taste to it.

Photobucket

Scallop Carpaccio - What is unique about this dish is that it is sprinkled with mussel powder. The powdery stuff on top of the scallop actually taste like mussels. Weird but delicious.

Photobucket

Roasted Kumara - What's a New Zealand tasting menu without some New Zealand Kikorangi cheese, which is actually a type of blue cheese. Mixed with Arugula leaves and Balsamic prunes with some crunchy nuts.

Photobucket

NZ Spring Lamb Rump with orangey ginger kumara mash and apricot chilli chutney. The Kuamara is actually Sweet Potato, and this explain the orange mash. Apricot Chilli Chutney is very unique, and I believe is unique to New Zealand? The Lamb rump is very tender and juicy too.

Photobucket

This Seafood in White Wine is another off the set menu dish. Jumbo shrimps and clams are simmered in a white wine sauce with vegetables. The shrimp is very crunchy and sweet. goes well with the white wine sauce.

Photobucket

New Zealand black angus striploin with asparagus and horopito hollandaise sauce. The Horopito is actually a Maori pepper and is a reknowned herb in New Zealand. The striploin is juicy and retains the texture of the striploin well.

Photobucket

Creamy freshly brewed coffee.

Photobucket

Poached pear tart served with ginger nut ice-cream. I believe New Zealanders lover ginger a lot in their dishes, as seen in this set menu.

Photobucket

The Pavlova is actually a New Zealand and Australia national dessert, and is basically a meringue dessert invented to honour a Russian dancer during her performance in New Zealand in the 1920s. Here it is served with passionfruit curd and lime sorbet. I find the Pavlova a bit too sweet, but it was balanced off by the slightly sour passionfruit and lime.

Overall, an enjoyable meal at a good price with good service.


Bedrock Bar & Grill
96 Somerset Road
#01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites
Tel: 6238 0054

9 comments:

  1. Your blog is enjoyable. Perhaps can you mention when you had the meal so your readers will know if standards have been maintained or dropped since your visit?

    Just a suggestion.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hey I am professional writer at Sample Assignment.

    The assignment help that they delivered was just flawless. I have also contacted their experts for best assignment help in Australia that was delivered before the deadline. Their 100% plagiarism-free work and the professional team of experts is what makes them unique. Also, the way how they catered to my urgency level brings me back to them for more and more Online assignment help.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks for sharing the valuable information. In continuation of your excellent web post, I want to tell about a website (My Assignment Services) that provides assignment help services to students at cost effective prices. Whatever be your assignment, essay, reports, dissertation, their experts are sources of every problem that comes your way. They are not just limited to a single domain, instead they will guide you in every assignment related to nursing assignment help, management, engineering, nursing, law, and much more.
    My Assignment Services has been consistently delivering and fulfilling the demand of assignment across the world with their assignment help melbourne, Australia, UK, Malaysia, USA, Russia, Canada, UAE, South Africa, Vietnam, Singapore, etc. Whenever it comes to quality assignment help services at affordable prices with satisfied customer satisfaction rating, My Assignment Services would be a good name to call.

    ReplyDelete


  4. When it comes to your academic dreams and grades we try to give our best by supporting you in completing your college assignments.
    Our administrative experts work dedicatedly and passionately to provide top quality essay writing help to the students. Meticulous paper structures,
    subject matter relevance, free from grammatical errors are main characteristics that our highly experienced and talented writers endeavor for.
    Still drowning in the worry to complete your college assignments?

    Assignment helpers Online


    ReplyDelete
  5. Opting Operations management as a career has been a popular choice in management students. Unique Submission endeavors to yield best assignment on operation management service to the students seeking to become operations manager. As completing academic assignments become tiresome for students they are in continuous search for help.

    Operations Assignment writing services


    ReplyDelete
  6. Check all the stuff carefully and Buy Term Papers Online from the individuals who had work expertise in this particular work expertise. Check it now.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Get quality Finance Assignment Help from the experts. Keeping the criticality of the assessments, My Assignment Help has started help with finance assignment that aims to help students in scoring high in their finance assignment.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Looking for online civil engineering assignment help? Hire Expert writers for assignment writing service to kickstart your assignment

    ReplyDelete
  9. Ready assignments are available just send us message by typing write my assignment for me.

    ReplyDelete