UPDATE (25/05/2016): The restaurant has closed down.
I've always had an inclination towards fusion food. The marriage of elements of different culinary traditions can be pretty intriguing to the eyes and tongue. Seasons Bistro is one restaurant offering such charming creations at TripleOne Somerset.
Of all my little friends at home, I arbitrarily chose to bring Melon with me that evening. Well, she did enjoy her green-coloured drink. :)
Charcoal Grilled Octopus S$19.00
Sitting nicely on a bed of lusciously sweet and creamy Hokkaido corn purée was an octopus tentacle that had been grilled well, exuding a delightful smoky aroma. On top of it were crunchy strips of fried sweet potatoes that provided a nice contrast to the chewy-but-not-rubbery texture of the tentacle. The side salad was served with soy sesame vinaigrette.
Charcoal Grilled Black Cod S$27.00
A highly memorable main course was the grilled black cod that was small, unfortunately, but fork tender and truly succulent. Zucchini pearls and cereal puffs were deployed to provide a contrast to the texture of the white flesh.
The curry emulsion could definitely have a stronger fragrance of curry, but I wasn't complaining at all as it was rich and creamy, compelling me to lick the plate clean. No, of course I didn't do it, even though no one would actually see it.
Grilled Prawn Mac and Cheese S$28.00
As you reach this paragraph, you may have noticed that each of the savoury dishes ordered had an element of grilling. I only noticed that myself after the server had taken the order. Anyway, while it was delicious with four different types of cheese used in the making of the sauce (Cheddar, Gruyère, Monterey Jack and Grana Padano), the dish was kinda dry. The prawns were naturally sweet.
Dark Chocolate Moelleux S$12.00
I apologise that the picture doesn't come out nice and clean, especially at the portion with that medley of cherry jam, fresh cream and berries. The molten chocolate cake at the end of the meal was decent, but not superlatively good. I'd prefer the texture of the cake to be slightly denser.
As for the chocolate and hazelnut filling, it was adequately rich, although I'd like it to be warmer and runnier.
Cucumber Spa S$8.00
Listed under smoothies, the concoction of fresh cucumbers, cucumber syrup and lime was a good thirst-quencher. It didn't have too much of the raw cucumber smell that might put people off, and the level of sweetness was just right.
As there was only another table being occupied throughout the course of the dinner (and a group of young men coming in after I asked for the bill), I truly enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere. The dim lighting made me feel relaxed too. Pika's advice: The restaurant serves different dishes for lunch and dinner. You can take a look at the menu offered by clicking on the link below.
111 Somerset Road
#01-11/12 TripleOne Somerset
(Daily: 11.00am - 12 midnight)
*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST.
Have a nice meal,