Perched on top of ION Orchard 55th level, Salt Grill & Sky Bar provides a classy, upscale rooftop dining experience with exquisite modern Australian cuisine, replete with a swanky bar on the mezzanine floor and a stunning 360 view of the city skyline from the highest point on Orchard Road. Following the exit of Chef Mentor Luke Mangan, Executive Chef Jake Kowalewski takes over the reins with the launch of a new menu infused with Asian inspirations, showcasing his unique take on modern Australian cuisine.
Exclusively available for the coming festive season only on 24 and 25 December, the 5-course Christmas Dinner Menu is priced at $148++ per pax.
Hokkaido Scallop 4.2/5
First up on the appetiser menu, we had the Hokkaido Scallop which comes dressed in nam jin, crustacean oil and puffed rice. While the unique sweet-sour combination is a pleasure to the tastebuds, the addition of crunchy puffed rice provides another textural dimension to the dishful of plump succulence.
Next, we had the Stracciatella cheese which comes paired with peach, pickled beetroot slices, drizzled in olive and smoked olive oil. The sweetness from the peach, sourness from the pickled beetrrot and subtle saltiness from the cheese forms a fascinating combination of flavours which left a light, refreshing after-taste in anticipation of the richer mains that come after.
Bangalow Pork 4/5
The Banglow Pork is served with apple & ginger puree, fermented cabbage and verjuice glaze. Sourced from from Bangalow, Australia, the pork is hormone and antibiotic free, boasting tender succulent meat with the curated puree to enhance its flavours.
Whiskey-glazed Wagyu Short Rib 4.5/5
The highlight of the menu is the Whiskey-glazed Wagyu Short Rib served with a side of smoked potato, broad beans and pickled cherry. Dig into the soft luscious meat which falls apart with every forkful and paired excellently with the mashed potato leaving a smoky after-taste. The extremely tender texture and intense flavours of the meat are a result of the 48 hours-cooking process. The addition of pickled cherries contribute a sourish berry surprise to the savoury dish.
Textures of Chocolate 4/5
Lastly, end the meal on a sweet note with the Textures of Chocolate which comes with salted coffee and mascarphone. Delve in the rich bittersweet flavours from the coffee and chocolate, accompanied by a slight hint of saltiness and sweet burst of flavours from the popping candies. Complete the dining experience with their Lanson Brut Black Label Champagne ($88++ per bottle). Original price outside of festive season at $128++.
Details of Christmas Menus
Date: 24 December (Dinner only) & 25 December (Lunch & Dinner)
Time: 1130am to 2pm (Lunch) / 6pm to 945pm (Dinner)
Price: $88++ per person (Three-course Lunch) / $148++ per person (Five-course Dinner)
Photos and words by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food, and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is an invited tasting.
Salt Grill and Sky Bar
2 Orchard Turn
Tel: +65 65925118
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)
Daily: 1130am - 11pm
1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]