When was the last time you took a cruise along the Singapore River, if ever? I can still vaguely recall how mine went in June 2004. Marketing itself as "Singapore's very first dinner cruise and floating bar, combining F&B with the stunning beauty of the Singapore River at night", Float @ The Bay offers 4-Course Dinner, priced at S$88.00 per pax, that's inclusive of one beverage of choice.
Pika's advice: Do check out the dishes offered for the time being from their website. Besides that, it's also possible to do private charter for a special occasion.
Singapore Sling (Set Menu)
Before the boat set sail, my BFF and I were initially asked to choose a beverage each. Both of us went for their Singapore Sling. The first thing I noticed was that even though it was served adequately chilled, it hardly tasted alcoholic. For that reason, I couldn't give it too high a score, but its level of sweetness was good.
Salad with Scallop (Set Menu)
The first plate to arrive on the table was the salad with a touch of Japanese seen in the scallops and the salmon roe, both of which were nicely juicy. The leafy greens were no doubt fresh and crunchy, but I suppose they could use a bit more vinaigrette so as to bind everything together more perfectly.
Wild Mushroom Soup (Set Menu)
Disappointment came after savouring such a fresh salad. While not particularly bad, the mushroom soup tasted like it came from one of the cans sold at the supermarket. On the other hand, the garlic bread was crispy, aromatic and buttery enough to whet my appetite for the next dish to come.
Grilled Steak and Sliced Foie Gras (Set Menu)
Two choices were offered for the main course, and since there were two of us, we managed to get a taste of both. The grilled steak was lacklustre as some parts were kinda tough, but the black pepper sauce saved it a little bit. I'm not sure if you can actually see that small cube of goose liver on top of the beef. Anyway, it was actually my first time trying it as I hate liver, but I must say it wasn't that bad due to the buttery sensation it lent to the tongue.
Salted Egg Fish Fillet and Steamed Prawns (Set Menu)
The other pretty-looking main course was a fusion dish of tender fish fillet with salted egg sauce that wasn't salty, but lusciously sweet and spicy at the same time. The accompanying steamed prawns were pretty succulent too. The steamed potatoes were done right, and I enjoyed the crunchy asparagus stalks full of natural sweetness.
Chocolate Lava Cake (Set Menu)
Before the dinner cruise came to an end, a round chocolate lava cake with whipped cream and a raspberry was presented as a parting dish. It had quite a smooth texture.
Although it wasn't as warm as I'd like it to be, the chocolate sauce was runny and sweet enough for my liking.
Hits and misses of the food and beverage aside, we've really enjoyed the evening breeze on the boat. Thanks for the service!
Float @ The Bay
River Explorer Kiosk
(Daily: 7.00pm or 7.30pm)
*Prices quoted are nett prices.
Have a nice meal,