Sunday 3 January 2016

District 10 @ Suntec City - A Different Kind of Steak

District 10 Bar and Grill @ Suntec City

District 10 Bar and Grill, the new outlet by Bonta group that recently joined the line up of 3 other District 10 restaurants specialising in Best Dry Aged Meat.

Dry Aged Beef  in the Chiller
As they were servicing the Dry Aging machine

For those who are not familiar with Dry Aged Meat, it is the process used in ageing meat in a control temperature. Through the ageing process, the liquid from the meat will evaporate, connective tissue in the meat will slowly break down resulting a more intense and succulent a steak.

The In House Butcher preparing our cut of meat

We started the meal with our favourite burrata cheese. Puglia Burrata with Organic Cherry Tomato and Basil Bruschetta ($26). The burrata is creamy, think, subtle and melts in your mouth. It is nicely pair with the rocket salad and sweet cherry tomatoes. The balsamic vinaigrette does well to neutralise the richness of the burrata. A good start to the meal, it will be better with more tomatoes.

Puglia Burrata with Organic Cherry Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

Together with the salad, we were served complimentary sun-dried tomato homemade bread, to be dipped with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The bread has a crispy crust, soft, slightly dense centre part, infused with the sun-dried tomato.

complimentary sun-dried tomato homemade bread

Our main meal was 600 gram of 45 days Home Dry Aged Corn Fed US Prime OP Rib ($20 per 100 gram). Cooked nicely to medium rare as per ordered finished off with sprinkle of rock salt. At first sight, you can see the meat has a dark bloody red colour due to the dry aged. We also notice that it looks slightly dry, absent of any excess meat jus. The outer part is slightly charred, however the meat is still tender and after a few bites it will slowly dissipate in your mouth. Yum Yum! But if you like you steak juicy, bouncy with beautiful marbling, dry aged steak might not be for you.

600 gram of 45 days Home Dry Aged Corn Fed US Prime OP Rib

For the sauce we choose red wine sauce and salt infused herb. We find the salt infused herb more suitable with the steak.

Salt infused herb

Sides to go with the steak Rosemary and Garlic Fries ($10) and Sautéed Cream Baby Spinach ($10). Fries was crisp on the outside while moist in the inside. The fries are subtly infused with garlic and rosemary flavour. The baby spinach was nicely cooked, not soggy, creamy with a hint of bitterness. Finished off with a few shavings of parmesan cheese for flavour.

Rosemary and Garlic Fries 
Sautéed Cream Baby Spinach

Dessert was Crème Brulee ($16). The crème was solid, slightly dense with a good creaminess to it. The crisp top of the crème brulee at District 10 uses fine brown sugar instead of coarse brown sugar. Resulting the caramel part thinner, and you don't get that satisfying crack when you dig into the crème burlee. It is simply lack of the shiokness.

 Crème Brulee

As District 10 is also a bar, you definitely can get your type of drinks here. I ordered Virgin Mojito ($10) to end the meal. It provide a bitter refreshing taste to end the meal.

Virgin Mojito 

Located outside Tower 2, District 10 has two seating area, indoor and outdoor. The indoor seating is very small and can only accommodate up to 35 pax only. The dining setting look a bit like a modern butchery with dark wooden furniture. Instead of using table cloth, it uses white paper to cover the table, with District 10 logo chopped on it.

The View from My Seat

Overall, it was an unique experience dining at District 10 @ Suntect City. The Dry Aged Beef sure taste different compare to our normal steak. If you ask me to choose, I still prefer my bloody and juicy rib eye with lots of marbling. However, it is good to try something different from time to time. Cheers!!

Food & Drink: 8/10
Value: 7.5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 7.5/10
Budget per Person: $51 – 80; $81 and Above

District 10 Bar & Restaurant @ Suntec City
3 Temasek Boulevard
#01-514/515 Suntec City Mall
(beside Tower 2 Office Lobby)
Singapore 038983

T: +65 6822 2886
IG: @district10sg
Sun – Thu: 11.30 – 23.00
Fri – Sat: 11.30 – 01.00

Menu is available on the website.

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