Spago by Wolfgang Puck

Selected 2 restaurants to visit during this round of Restaurant Week, one of which was Spago by Wolfgang Puck. I’ve heard about this restaurant located on level 57 of Marina Bay Sands but had the impression that they were only open for dinner.

It was nice to know that they are also open for lunch daily from 12-2.30pm. For restaurant week, the lunch set was at $40++. The menu is also available as an express prix fixe menu at $45++ during non-restaurant week. Of course they also have ala carte menu as well.

We were seated next to the French Windows overlooking the infinity pool and facing the city skyline. This gives us ample daylight for the food photos. Bread basket included french baguette and black olive ciabatta served with butter.

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For the first course we chose the Big Eye Tuna Tartare Cones Chili Aioli, Soy, Wasabi, Shaved Bonito, Scallions, Masago and Chicken ‘Laksa’ Spring Roll Calamansi, Chilli Padi, Laksa Leaf. The former is one of Spago’s signature dish and its easy to see why. We were impressed by the multitude of textures, flavours and freshness of this starter dish. The latter was somewhat a fusion dish of fried “popiah” infused with Laksa flavours. A commendable attempt to devise a dish with local flavours.

For mains, we also opted for a Western dish of Grilled Angus Beef Burger Brioche Bun, Aged Cheddar, Onion Marmalade, Chili Aioli, French Fries and a somewhat fusion dish of Steamed Norwegian Salmon Bok Choy, Choy Sum, Lotus Root, Sweet Soy, Lemongrass Scented Jasmin Rice.

The freshness of the ingredients used for the burger was evident as the bun, patty, fries were all top-notch. Easily one of the best burgers I’ve had in Singapore.

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Although I appreciated the fusion elements of this dish, soy sauce doesn’t seem to go particularly well with salmon (a stronger flavoured fish compared to typical chinese style white meat fish).

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Ended our meal with Coconut-Passion Fruit Trifle Coconut Mousse, Almond-Nutmeg Meringue, Passion Fruit Cream. I’m thankful that coconut taste was mild and this dessert has more of the passion fruit taste. Each of the elements were well-put together. Pralines were served as we ordered ala carte coffee.

Although it is nearly impossible for me to visit them during weekday lunch, this place is promising as a nice relaxing venue for weekend brunch.

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