Wine & Chef is back in the limelight again, and has recently received massive coverage from several established media publications. This hidden/underrated gem along Keong Saik road came as a pleasant surprise for me, particularly for its quality, quantity and affordability they offer to diners. I mean, it’s hard and rare to find places in Singapore that serve really value-for-money food without comprising on its quality but you can, at Wine & Chef.
They have recently revamped their menu (for a month now), concentrating mainly on Italian-Asian fusion dishes which has been very well-received by its regulars as well as new customers. On top of that, you can also pair your food with their exclusive Italian boutique wines (you can ask the friendly staffs to recommend you one if you have no clues about wines, just like me). Oh yes, their wines are super reasonably priced as well. No wonder it’s a popular hangout place for the office crowd after work!
P/s: They are running a Pure Blonde BEER BUFFET at only $35++ from 6pm to 10pm every Wednesday! Legit drink till you drop! Haha!
So, mark this place down and treat your loved ones to a memorable meal at Wine & Chef without hurting your wallet. This easy on the pocket semi fine dining restaurant is definitely worth the hype, and also the perfect place for your first date;)
P/s: Click on this link: https://advo.io/ukpexG to enjoy a 1-1 on Main Course
They have a mini wine cellar in the restaurant, offering a variety of authentic and reasonably-priced Italian wines. All of them are handpicked by the owners (with their wine specialist) in Italy. If you’re a wine beginner, feel free to consult the staff for recommendation. I believe you’ll find one that perfectly suits your taste bud.
We had the Valpolicella Ripasso to begin with. It has a rich aroma and flavour, and has a really nice finish. Disclaimer: For beginners, this is not for you as it can be a tad too strong for you. But really, it boils down to personal preference.
We decanted the red wine to separate it from the sediment and also to make the wine taste more astringent. In short, the wine is more aromatic, concentrated and smoother. If you do not know what is decanting, here’s a brief explanation I got from the Internet:
Decanting wine is essentially the process of pouring (decanting) the contents from one vessel (typically a bottle) into another vessel (typically a decanter). Usually the wine is then served from the decanter, but sometimes in a restaurant it is decanted back into the original bottle for service. – from https://www.thekitchn.com
Since we are now happy with our wine, it’s time to pair it with some of Wine & Chef’s popular dishes!
Wagyu Beef Tartar // $19
Minced Wagyu Beef with Egg Yolk, Truffle, Parmesan and Caviar
I omg-ed a few times, first at the presentation, and second when I took a bite. As you can see from the picture, this dish is visually-stunning and they are really very generous with the servings of minced Wagyu beef, truffle and CAVIAR! Beef was not too raw and the combination works perfectly. Can I be selfish and not share this with anymore? This was really very pleasurable to the taste bud!
Pork Collar // $33
Pan Roasted Iberico Pork Shoulder with Apple and Thyme Brandy Compote, Pomme Puree (Pork Rind)
Pork was well-cooked (doesn’t have an overwhelming pork flavour), and it has a great texture – Tender, not too chewy and juicy. The veggies were well-roasted as well (not too oily) and the limelight should also be placed on the soft and mushy mash potato.
Scallops Capellini // $28
Cold Capellini, Soy Truffle Dressing, Cured Kelp, Scallops and Caviar
Again, just look at how generous the servings of caviar they placed on top of the scallops capellini. Capellini was flavourful, not too oily and super addictive. Overall, I’m super in love with the combination. Definitely coming back for this again!
“Tea”ramisu // $13
Grand Marnier Infused Mascarpone Sabayon, Earl Grey Tea Savoiardi with Caramel Crumble bits and Grated Dark Chocolate
This is the first time I’ve seen and eaten a Tea-ramisu. Infused with Earl Grey Tea and Cha-Yen, this dessert was not overwhelmingly sweet and has a subtle earl grey aftertaste. Trust me, one scoop and you couldn’t stop and that happened to one of my friend. Definitely a great way to end our carefully-curated meal at Wine & Chef.
Other ongoing promotions at Wine & Chef:
1) Lunch Promotion:
They are currently running a lunch promotion with 3 course meal at only $18++
2) Father’s Day Promotion:
16 June 2018 (Saturday), 11am to 2:30pm or 6:00pm to 10:30pm
– Father will get a complimentary main course/filler with ANY bottle of wine ordered
– One redemption per family.
All that is required, simply just let any of their colleagues to snap a lovely picture of you and your family together while taking your food order, and the plate of happy celebration delicacy is on your way.
Nearest Mrt Station: Chinatown or Outram
Location: 7 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089115
What To Order: Scallops Capellini, Wagyu Beef Tartar, Tea-ramisu
Restaurant Rating: 3.5/5
Food Ratings: 8/10
Written by: Yong Wei Kai (Follow me on Instagram @yongweikai or @sgcafehopping)