Sunday, 24 November 2019

Wine Mansion Bistro – New Yummy Menu [MEDIA INVITE]

Pan Seared Scallop

Wine Mansion Bistro is an extension of Wine Mansion, a boutique wine company that sourced, picked and distribute quality wines from worldwide and distribute them in South East Asia Market. At Wine Mansion Bistro, the customers can have the pleasure to try these quality selections together with the exquisite curated Western Fusion Menu.

Wine Mansion Bistro (“WMB”) is located in Keong Saik Road, a heritage location near Chinatown Singapore, yet boosting a vibrant and trendsetting F&B scene.

Wine Mansion Bistro

We started our tasting with the oysters Fresh Oysters and Baked Oysters ($24 for 6 pcs). This time around WMB uses Irish oysters. The oysters are fresh; however, it is on the mild side. It is neither sweet or briny. I normally like my oysters simple just with a bit of lemon juice, but in this case, it is best eaten with the vinaigrette.

Fresh Oysters

I am not a baked oyster fan, but I enjoyed the version served here. The oysters are baked just right, the mild mozzarella added the much need savoury flavour to the oysters plus the spark come from the spring onion as well. A good starter.

Baked Oysters

Crab Cake ($12) served with chilli crab sauce. A round shape of crab cakes, filled with cheese. It is crispy externally, moist and cheesy internally.

Crab Cake

Crab Cake

Pork Belly ($10). The version here is deep-fried like Thailand crispy pork belly. The external part, including the crackling, is crispy and crunchy, while the meat is nicely seasoned and tender. It is served with mustard and a must-try homemade pickled cabbage. Yummy.

Pork Belly

Pork Belly

Pan Seared Scallop ($19). Perfectly seared scallops that are juicy internally. The asparagus added a contrasting crunchy texture while the garlic butter sauce binds all the ingredients nicely. The sauce was superb and we polished the plate clean. The best starter for the night.

Pan Seared Scallop

Tomato Lobster Pasta ($28). A very generous serving of lobster in this pasta. Instead of serving half portion of the lobster WMB served the whole lobster. The flesh of the lobster is tender and springy, while the pasta is al-dente and well coated with the tomato sauce. Although both ingredients are good individually, I don’t feel the connection between the lobster and pasta. It’s like eating two separate dishes.

Tomato Lobster Pasta

Baby Back Ribs ($25, monthly special). Glazed with maple tomato sauce and served with pasta and homemade pureslaw. The exterior is charred, crisp with a combination of slight bitterness with sweet maple tomato sauce glaze. The flesh is juicy, succulent and well marinated. The pasta is al-dente and the pureslaw is crunchy and helps to balance the fattiness in this dish.

Baby Back Ribs

Pulled Pork Cheese Melts Quesadilla ($14). A super tasty pulled pork, tender and juicy. Coated with cheese melts and wrapped with a soft and fluffy tortilla. It is served with crispy fries and sour cream dip. This dish is also good for a quick lunch or as a starter for dinner.

Pulled Pork Cheese Melts Quesadilla 

Duck Leg Confit ($18). Duck confit is not an easy dish to prepare and execute. The best one normally comes delicious super crispy skin, followed with juicy and fall of the bone meat. The version here has juicy meat; however, the skin is not crispy and the gamy flavour is very strong. On the upside, the mash potatoes are delicious, rich, buttery and paired well with the bitter rocket leaves and grilled tomato.

Duck Leg Confit 

Tomahawk ($98). A jumbo main dish for sharing. Grilled to medium rate and you can expect a superb meat enjoyment here. The texture of the tomahawk here is meatier, chewier with solid beef flavour. Don’t expect the wagyu or dry-aged standards that melt in your mouth version. The side dishes of grilled tomatoes, garden salads, onions, together with mustard and chimichurri sauce make a good companion to the tomahawk.

Tomahawk 

Tomahawk 

With all the dishes that come before us, I was surprised that we still have some space for dessert. A must-order here is the Ricotta Puff ($8). Made with filo pastry and ricotta cheese, this dessert sway towards savoury instead of sweet. It is topped with a mini scoop of ice cream (hint: a bigger scoop will be nice), but it was warm and delicious, we just polished it off. Yum Yum.

Ricotta Puff

There are a few dining and drinking areas for WMB. First floor indoor and outdoor, plus the 3rd floor. We were seated on the 3rd floor during the Media Tasting. This area is normally used for a private function or only open during the peak period.

Overall, we enjoy the food at Wine Mansion. The food is nicely executed and will go well with any wine. Our recommended dishes are Baked Oysters, Pork Belly, Pan Seared Scallops, Baby Back Ribs, Tomahawk and Ricotta Puff. Cheers!!

Thank you very much for Alvin and Wine Mansion Bistro team for the tasting invitation.

Food & Drink: 7.5/10
Value: 7.5/10
Service: N/A (Tasting Invitation)
Ambiance: 7 /10
Budget per Person: $26 - $50, $51 - $80

Wine Mansion
26 Keong Saik Road
Singapore 089133

T: +65 6225 4468
IG: @Wine_mansion
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Mon – Fri: 12.00 – 14.30; 17.00 – Midnight
Sat: 17.00 – Midnight
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