Tippling Club

With the arrival of Tippling Club, the local presence of molecular gastronomy just got bigger. Tippling Club extends the concept to drinks too, and produces sci-fi-like cocktails. The restaurant achieves the right molecular gastronomy vibe with its chic counter seats, open kitchen, dimly lit, minimalist décor and arty, ink-blot style menus. The menu for now comprises three elaborate degustation menus, a five-course, 10-course and 15-course—with each course paired with a different drink. We had the five-course—beginning with pizza parcels paired with a gin, campari and sweet vermouth cocktail, then moved on to chicken and chips (chicken fat fried into light crisps) paired with a plum liquor cocktail in a test tube; and scallops with onion puree and aqua-fied cubes of basil paired with white wine, Wagyu beef cheeks with mashed potatoes wrapped in a blowtorched beetroot film, paired with red wine; and finally, a chocolate mousse and ice cream with pineapple and saffron bubbles scooped from a trough, paired with their Pharmacy cocktail that arrived with liquid in a syringe and a bright green capsule. This is fun, adventurous dining. Coupled with cheerful, professional service, and personal touches like a pot of chocolate tea leaves to take home, this restaurant is definitely worth checking out.

Le Viet

After the relative success of its Siglap outlet, Le Viet has opened a second branch in the CBD. We opted to head down for dinner, and were the only ones present at the ungodly hour of 8pm. For our starters, we ordered the sugar cane prawns, a mixed paste of fresh prawn and fish wrapped […]