Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Tastings Room @ Marina Square


Last Saturday, I went to a food tasting with Charlene from at The Tastings Room. I have heard so much of the 4 months all restaurant at Marina Square and I am thankful that Charlene asked me along.

At The Tastings Room, their concept is to make food and beverage pairing a painless experience with suggestions within the menu. Every dish on the menu comes with 3 different wine pairing recommendations at a affordable wine tasting portion.

Wine Cellar

The Tastings Room has a huge wine cellar that housed 50 over unique and interesting selections of wine. If you are not into alcohol, they also have an exquisite selections of coffee and tea.

Truffle Mushroom Puree Soup 4.5/5

The Truffle Mushroom Puree Soup was served with a touch of truffle oil, truffle foam and croutons. The smooth puree was made of button and shitake mushroom. For extra texture, there was also sauteed mushroom in the bowl of soup. The truffle oul further enhanced mushroomy flavour.

Smoked Vine Tomato Soup with Seafood 4.5/5

Among the two, my favourite is the Smoked Vine Tomato Soup with Seafood while Charlene prefers the Truffle Mushroom Soup. I can tasted the freshness of the smoked vine tomato cooked into soup. The soup also came with fresh and crunchy prawns. I enjoyed the Smoked Vine Tomato Soup so much that I dipped the toasted milk loaf from the Truffle Scrambled Egg dish to clean up the bowl.

Truffle Scrambled Egg with Wild Mushroom 4/5

The Tastings Room has recently just came up with a Brunch Menu which is available between 11am to 4pm and we got to try 3 of the dishes. I usually do not take scrambled egg as it can be rubbery if not probably done. I was delighted when the scrambled egg was moist and cooked perfectly. The scrambled egg was served with a touch of truffle oil, sauteed mushroom and toasted milk loaf.

Egg Royale 4.8/5

The colourful sight of the Egg Royale just cheers up one's day. The poached egg has smoke salmon wrapped around it sitting on top of a toasted milk loaf with a generous blanket of chives smooth hollandaise. This is a beautifully executed dish with the different tastes and textures coming into one. The poached egg was also cooked perfectly with the egg yolk oozing out.

Poached Egg in Red Wine Hollandaise 4.2/5

The Poached Egg in Red Wine Hollandaise is another well balanced and executed dish. The egg was poached in a concoction of red wine, veal broth and herbs. Althought the hollandaise sauce is lighter , the stronger flavour from the crispy bacon gave that balance to the whole dish.

The Tastings Room
Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039594
Nearest MRT: Esplanade (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu: 11am - 930pm
Fri-Sat: 11am - 1130pm

1) Alight at Esplanade MRT station. Take exit B. Walk to the destination. It is along Raffles Link Road facing One Raffles Link. Journey time about 5 mins.


  1. take photos under bright light, very shiok right! LOL! Nice set of photos! :)

  2. Enjoying the power of your cam? I like the egg royale !

    haha actually Maureen, that lighting was quite gloomy that day.

  3. Nice photos! *clap clap* Very nice brunch place and I'm glad that you enjoyed the food too! :)

  4. @Charlene, Jacob, Maureen. Still a lot to learn from you all.