It is not difficult to find Salt Tapas & Bar. A chic looking island right outside Raffles City Shopping Centre, it satiates its customers with fun and creative Australian accented tapas, along with a wide range of drinks. In step with the festive season, it has specially designed a New Year Eve's Menu, which is only available only on the night of New Year Eve. It is called the King Feast NYE Menu. Opulent sounding indeed.
There are 2 options for you to choose from - King Feast Sea Four-course Set Menu and the King Feast Land Four-course Set Menu. Rather self explanatory, one offers seafood, and the other focuses on meat. Each priced at $100 ++ and $80++ per pax respectively, in which we were lucky enough to be trying out both tonight.
Grilled Sourdough with Prawn and Bacon Bone Marrow Butter 3.5/5
Our feast started with dollops of luscious spread - Prawn Butter and Bacon Bone Marrow Butter. Amazing fluffiness. Simply slather it on the grilled sourdough, and deliver it into your mouth. A royalty treat indeed.
Warm Oyster with Samphire Soy Scallion Dressing 3.5/5
Pan Seared Foie Grass with Sherry Eschalot Vinegar 4/5
The first course is Warm Oyster with Samphire Soy Scallion Dressing and Pan Seared Foie Gras with Sherry Eschalot Vinegar respectively. I personally prefer my oyster to be cold. As for the foie gras, every individual polished it off the plate effortlessly. Make an effort to savour it slowly if you can.
Spatchcock Mushroom with Cepe Paella 3.5/5
Lobster Paella 4/5
Paellas are the second course - Lobster Paella and Spatchcock Mushroom with Cepe Paella respectively. Both were quite on par with one another - rice was pearly, chewy and well flavoured with the generous portion of meat and seafood. Every mouthful satisfied my appetite. Most of us prefer the Lobster paella mainly because of its tanginess as well as its succulent lobster meat.
Char Grilled Rainbow Trout with Garlic Dill Dip 4/5
Boiled Brown Crab 3.5/5
For the seafood menu, you will get an entire fish and crab. I have always love salmon with dill sauce, hence Char-grilled Rainbow Trout with Garlic Dill Dip is my favourite among all the mains. I almost cleaned the fish off its fine bones. As for the Boiled Brown Crab, the first thing that caught our eyes was its roes in abundance. It comes with 3 difference dips (chipotle tartare, crab infused clarified butter with chives and garlic, ponzu dressing) to complement its subtle flavour and sweetness.
Spatchcock Confit with Thyme and Garlic 4/5
When the Mains from the Land was making its way to our table, it garnered several looks of envy. I know many wish to reach out their hands and grab a piece of it. I appreciate how the chef preserves the beauty of these meats by going very easy on the cooking and seasoning. The smoked beef sauce was just right, enlivening the Wagyu Sirloin up a notch.
Wagyu Sirloin with Smoked Beef Jus 4/5
Salt Tapas & Bar New Year's eve menu is available on 31st December from 6pm to 10.30pm. Not all things come for those who wait. Reservations are already coming in. Hence if you really want it, you better act fast.
Photograph and written by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food.
Salt Tapas & Bar
252 North Bridge Road
Tel: +65 68370995
Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line), Esplanade (CC Line)
Mon-Thu: 1130am - 10pm
Fri: 1130am - 11pm
Sat: 1130am - 1030pm
Sun & PH: 1130am - 930pm
1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to junction of North Bridge Road and Bras Basah Road. Turn right onto Bras Basah Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Esplanade MRT station. Take Exit G. Walk to junction of Beach Road and Bras Basah Road. Cross the road towards Fairmont Singapore. Continue walking down Bras Basah Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]