Thursday, October 24, 2019

VUE @ OUE Bayfront - Singapore's Newest Rooftop Dining Destination

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VUE the newest rooftop dining destination is located on the penthouse of OUE Bayfront on Collyer Quay. It actually takes over the now-defunct ME@OUE. The stunning restaurant overlooks the Marina Bay and the Singapore skyline. The restaurant's menu focuses on the binchotan grill, complemented by a versatile selection of wines. It is also home to Singapore's first rooftop spritz bar.

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Oysters with Champagne Mignonette 4.5/5

Our dinner started with the Oysters with Champagne Mignonette. The Speciales Geay Size 2 Oysters are creamy and buttery, with a delicate balance of sweet and briny flavours.

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Charcuterie 4.2/5

Always good for sharing is the Charcuterie which comes with daily chef specials. The is accompanied by La Coca Bread, Guindilla Peppers, Home-pickled Cherries and Preserved Apple.

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Ceviche 4.5/5

I love Ceviche because each mouth is a firework of flavours. For the version at VUE, you will find halibut, scallop and prawns that are cured in homemade citrus-based spicy tiger's milk emulsion. It is then topped with shallots, pine nuts and sweet corns.

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Kumamoto A5 Emperor "Kokuou" Wagyu Sirloin 4/5

The highlight at VUE has to be the Kumamoto A5 Emperor "Kokuou" Wagyu Sirloin. The Kokuou wagyu is known as the pinnacle of Japanese beef. The prized piece of meat is slow-roasted for over 20 hours and served with rice salt flake. What I enjoyed most is the crust on the exterior, sealing the fatty marbling within. Once you put it in your mouth, it literally melted without much effort to chew on it.

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Bone Marrow 3.5/5

You can also order some side dishes to go along with the prized meat. Some of the items available on the menu are  Grilled Mushrooms, Grilled Shishito Peppers, Bone Marrow, Marbled Potatoes, Creamed Spinach, Purple Cabbage with Bayonne Ham and Onion Tempura.

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Chestnut 3.8/5

For dessert, we had the Chestnut. It is a delicate cocoa nib tuile served on a bed of chocolate mousse. This is accompanied by a scoop of chestnut ice cream and chocolate truffle. The addition of fresh raspberries provides the acidity to balance the richness of the chocolate. Not to forget, the fresh truffle shaving on top for full indulgence. Yes! You get truffle for dessert too!

The restaurant is really very beautiful with a panoramic view of the Marina Bay and Singapore skyline. Food is on the pricey side, but this comes with the view and quality of ingredients used. This will be an ideal destination dining if you want to impress your date or business partners.

Note: This is an invited tasting.


VUE
OUE Bayfront
Level 19
50 Collyer Quay
Singapore 049321
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Nearest MRT: Raffles Place (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 6pm - 1045pm

Direction:
1) Alight at Raffles Place MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to Clifford Centre. Cut across the building. Go to 2nd floor, take the overhead bridge link across the road. Turn right at the base of the overhead bridge. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

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