Where To Eat This Week: Caffe B, Ishi, Pablo, Wolfgang's Steakhouse,
1/4 Caffe B
The restaurant has recently relocated to a bigger and better space at Club Street, and has revamped its menu with the help of new executive chef Masanao Saito. He offers sumptuous Italian dishes with Japanese accents, such as the Farmer’s Egg, filled with light and creamy clam espuma, sea urchin, caviar, and accented with konbu seaweed and edible flowers; or the dish of burrata paired with zesty tomato jelly, lemon peels and a drizzle of olive oil.
If you like a good game (sans the gaminess), the lamb rack served with cauliflower puree, rosemary and eggplant caviar is a good bet. Regardless, there's always a good cocktail to match to the dishes at the bar. The Yuzu Mojito is the drink for you when you want something refreshing, while the Lycheetini is more for the sweeter palates.
Caffe B | 64 Club Street, S(069438) | 6887 3311
The lunch deals here are hard to resist, especially the well-priced omakase menu. Expect all-time favourites that are given an update by head chef Maasaki; these include a parade of sushi and the ubquitous chawamnushi, which vary according to the season. The yuba (beancurd skin) chawanmushi, for instance, was previously served with shirako. The fish course also changes based on what’s fresh and available in Japan.
Hands down, the highlight is the chirashi bowl, which chef describes as a ‘seafood party’, evident in the generous serving of fresh, seasonal ingredients he packs in—including chutoro, tamago, ikura and kimeidai atop fragrant pearls of rice from Hokkaido.
If your week is not complete without a sweet treat, a trip to Pablo is recomended. And be sure to check out the seasonal creations, available until tomorrow (Feb 14) only. These include the chocolate-filled cheese tart topped with roasted marshmallows and chocolate sauce; and a cheese tart mixed with sweet raspberry sauce and roasted mallows in a crunchy shell . And if your sweet tooth can still handle it, end with a rich and extra indulgent chocolate soft serve ice cream, available for dine in and takeaway.
Pablo | 01-02/03 Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, S(238877) | 6835 9269
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4/4 Wolfgang's Steakhouse
When the lunch set is called The Wolfgang Experience, you know that you’re on to something good. This time, it invoves a handpicked selection of the restaurant’s signature dishes, from its Beverly Hills chopped salad, which is a vibrant mix of Romaine lettuce, spinach, peas, carrots and feta cheese, for starters, to the mouth-watering dry-aged rib eye steak grilled to your preferred doneness as one of the choices for the main course.
If you're not planning to include something to take the edge off, have a pick from its stellar collection of wines, beers and cocktails. Top nips include the Wolfgang Sling, a concoction of Bombay Sapphire gin, Dom Benedict, fresh lemon juice and water; and the Orchard Road, made with Bombay Sapphire, honey syrup and fresh lemon juice.
Wolfgang Steakhouse | 02-01 InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Road, S(238909) | 6887 5885
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