For this festive season, Lawry's The Prime Ribs at Mandarin Gallery has put together a collection of set course menus for the festive celebrations. The set course menu emphasis top-quality meats and seafood while featuring the restaurant's sublime signatures such as the Signature Roasted USDA Prime Rib of Beef and Broiled Atlantic Lobster Tail.
Ocean Gems Fresh Chilean Scallop 3.5/5
I tried the 6-Course Christmas Eve Set Menu ($168++/$189++) which starts with the Ocean Gems Fresh Chilean Scallop for amuse-bouche. The Chilean scallop is drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and served with baby carrot puree beetroot puree and green pea puree.
Boston Lobster Bisque with Fresh Lobster Claw 3.8/5
Next is the hearty Boston Lobster Bisque with Fresh Lobster Claw, served with chive bits, cream and a drizzle of Grand Marnier. However, I felt that it lacked the robustness of the crustacean flavour.
Foie Gras 4/5, Baby Octopus with Crabmeat Salad 3/5 and Chicken Gyoza 3/5
For the appetiser, we have a trio of small bites. From left to right, we have the baby octopus in Roma tomato puree with crabmeat salad, pan-seared goose foie gras with homemade red wine raisin sauce over bacon-wrapped chicken, and chicken gyoza with homemade spicy sauce.
Signature Roasted USDA Prime Rib of Beef with Turkey Combo 4.5/5
For mains, diners get to have three choices. They can opt for the Signature Roasted USDA Prime Rib of Beef with Turkey Combo, Grilled Kurobuta Pork Collar or Broiled Atlantic Lobster Trio and Wild Salmon Roe.
If you opt for the Signature Roasted USDA Prime Rib of Beef with Turkey Combo, it comes with 100grams roasted beef, 100grams roasted sliced turkey, 100grams smoked turkey ham, US Idaho mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, whipped cream horseradish, chestnut stuffing as well as a choice of creamed corn, creamed spinach or buttered peas. For the doneness of the beef, I would recommend going for rare. I was afraid it will be too raw for my liking, but it turned out this is the perfect doneness to appreciate the tender and beautiful flavour of the prime rib. Not forgetting the soft and fluffy Yorkshire pudding which complements the dish. Do allow it to soak up the delicious and flavourful sauce.
Grilled Kurobuta Pork Collar 4/5
If you are not into beef, you can go for the Grilled Kurobuta Pork Collar. The slab of pork collar is served with US Idaho potato wedges, caramelised onion, and grilled tomato stuffed with creamed spinach.
Broiled Atlantic Lobster Trio and Wild Salmon Roe 4.5/5
Another favourite at Lawry's The Prime Ribs is their Broiled Atlantic Lobster Trio and Wild Salmon Roe. For a change, instead of the meat, these broiled lobsters will delight you with their delicate freshness. Not only one but you get 3 pieces of it. It is served together with US Idaho mashed potato, sauteed vegetables and drawn butter.
For dessert, one can choose between the Sakura Cremeux with Mango-Pear Coulis and Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Ice Cream or Glazed Chocolate Mousse Praline Dome with Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream. Subject to individual preference, the sakura cremeux is light with a little sweetness from the mango-pear coulis while the glazed chocolate mousse praline is pack with the bittersweet chocolate richness. One can order either coffee or tea to go with their dessert.
For the festive set course menu, guests will get a 10% discount if all guests are seated between 5-6pm. On top of that, for every three set course menu ordered, you will receive a bottle of Bolla Prosecco (750ml) or Casillero del Diablo Devil's Brut Sparkling Wine (750ml) for takeaway subject to which set course menu ordered.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib
333A Orchard Road
Tel: +65 68363333
Nearest MRT: Somerset (NS Line)
Sun-Thu: 1130am - 10pm
Fri-Sat: 1130am - 1030pm
1) Alight at Somerset MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to ground level. Turn left onto Orchard Road. Walk down Orchard Road. Cross the road and walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]