Friday, June 20, 2014

Lewin Terrace @ Fort Canning Hill


For my birthday meal, Maureen brought me to Tamashii Robataya. In return for her birthday celebration, together with Celes we went to Lewin Terrace to celebrate Maureen's birthday. Lewin Terrace is located at Fort Canning Hill in a beautiful black and white bungalow featuring Japanese-French fusion.

Salmon Confit 3.5/5

We went for the five course lunch set menu at $70. The first course was an appetizer of Salmon Confit that comes with a 63 degree Celsius sous vide egg with raspberry sauce. The raspberry sauce lent some sweetness to the light flavour to kick start the lunch.

Foie Gras Terrine 4/5

The Foie Gras Terrine is beautifully paired with a passionfruit, mango sauce to cut through the rich and creaminess of the foie gras. The sheet of coat over the foie gras is potato crisp which is extremely thin and crispy.

Sea Bream Fricassee 4.2/5

There were mix opinions of the Sea Bream Fricassee that comes with wild asparagus, olives and clam jus. While the others felt that the clam jus was too salty, I actually like it. I thought it gave the dish a saltiness contrast similar to Teochew steamed fish in which sour plum or salted vegetables are used.

Lamb Cumin 4.2/5

The star of the lunch has to be the Lamb Cumin served on red and yellow pimento with celery root puree. The presentation may look kind of plain and simple but each component on the plate worked harmoniously together complementing one another. The lamb was extremely tender with lovely flavourful singing in the mouth. For those that is worried about the gaminess, I hardly could taste any in this dish.

Deconstructed Spumoni 3/5

The lunch is to celebrate Maureen's birthday so we got the kitchen to wrote some greetings on the dessert plate. The Deconstructed Spumoni comes in the form of Chardonnay jelly, campari foam and fromage blanc ice cream. It is definitely beautiful but not the type of dessert I would know how to appreciate especially when it comes with alcohol.

White Sesame Blancmange 3.5/5

For dessert, there was a choice of three from the set menu so we got all, one for each person. Besides the deconstructed spumoni, we have the the White Sesame Blancmange. I did not remember tasting any sesame but the coffee flavour was very distinct. The wobbly blancmange paired with the coconut ice cream was good and not too heavy.

Flourless Chocolate Cake 4.2/5

Lastly we have the Flourless Chocolate Cake that is served in custard sauce with a scoop of brown sugar ice cream. This is my favourite dessert among the three we tried. The three components simply came together to make this a sweet ending for a wonderful meal in a beautiful restaurant.

The restaurant is located at the hill behind the central fire station. Surrounded by greenery, it has a quiet and romantic ambience that is perfect for couple. If you are driving, park at the carpark beside Registry of Marriage. Take the flight of stairs at the carpark to the top of the park. Turn left and continue walking . You will locate the white and black bungalow down the path. If not, the shortcut is to take the path beside Singapore Philatelic Museum. Look out for the metal gate beside the museum. There should be a sign of the restaurant which is quite hidden. Walk in and take the flight of stairs direct to the restaurant.

Lewin Terrace
21 Lewin Terrace
Singapore 179290
Tel: +65 63339905
Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon: 630pm - 1100pm
Tue-Sat: 12pm - 230pm, 630pm - 1100pm
(Closed on Sun)

1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit B. Take left onto North Bridge. Walk to the traffic light junction of North Bridge Road and Coleman Street. Cross the road towards Peninsula Plaza and continue walking towards the junction of Coleman Street and Hill Street. Cross the road to the central fire station. Continue on Coleman Street until Singapore Philatelic Museum. Look out for the metal gate before the museum, turn left in and take the stairs to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]

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