Monday, April 3, 2023

Path Restaurant @ Marina Bay Financial Centre - Celebrates 1st Anniversary With New Menu And Whole New Dinner Format


Time flies, and Path Restaurant celebrates its first anniversary with a new menu and dining format. Back then, the menu was more communal, and which is hard for customers to try everything on the menu. Now, two new prix fixe menus allow diners to explore Chef Marvas's interpretation of East Asia flavours through French fine-dining techniques and presentation.

Aubergine Sphere 3.5/5

Lamb Beignet 3.8/5

I had the eight-course Expedition Menu ($228++), starting with a trio of Amuse Bouche comprising of Aubergine Sphere, Abacus Seed Skewer and Lamb Beignet. The Aubergine Sphere is made with graffiti eggplant puree served atop a housemade parmesan sable tartlet. The Lamb Beignet is like a croquette encased with hand-shredded braised lamb shoulder in teriyaki sauce.

Abacus Seed Skewer 4.5/5

My favourite is the Abacus Seed Skewer which surprised me with its modern execution of the traditional Suan Pan Zi. The abacus seed is grilled on binchotan and topped with dried shrimp ragu and winter truffle shavings.

Japanese Katsuo 4/5

Next, I had the Japanese Katsuo featuring dry-aged bonito fish. Bonito fish trimming is chopped, mixed with quinoa and soy sauce, and topped with bonito fish slices. It is then garnished with caviar, beetroot flower and nashi pear cubes. While it is a tartare dish, it felt more like having sushi. It is a new and interesting way of having tartare.

Shanghainese Hairy Crab Roe 5/5

Hands down, the Shanghainese Hairy Crab Roe is everyone's favourite dish for the night. The umami hairy crab roe is served on a bed of soy curd, together with fresh crab meat and crispy rice. The dish comes with mini French baguette, allowing you to mop up the deliciousness.

Deep Sea Fish Maw 4.2/5

The Deep Sea Fish Maw is a dish I enjoyed on my previous visit. This is version two of the dish. Due to supply issues, Chef Marvas changed the fish maw supply but retained the desired textural enjoyment. It is served in a bright and vibrant beurre blanc sauce that lifts the enjoyment of the fish maw that has been double-boiled in sake and dashi broth.

BBQ South African Abalone 4/5

Next, we had the BBQ South African Abalone served on top of a bed of risoni. It felt like a Chinese rice dish with the risoni pasta substituting the rice grain pan-fried in teriyaki sauce. The abalone grilled over binchotan is firm and tender, topped with burnt seaweed emulsion and pickled Huaishan.

Oriental “Bouillabaisse” 4/5

The Oriental "Bouillabaisse" comes in a tofu bag, also known as money bag, filled with diced Australian sea cucumber, shrimp, bamboo shoots and Beijing cabbage packed with contrasting textures. What intrigued me was the soup's complex flavour. The soup is made by coming prawn and fish stock, followed by adding tomatoes into it for a tang fish.

Pork Trotter “Crepinette” 3.8/5

It is a creative and unique way of recreating the classic pork trotter in the form of a Pork Trotter "Crepinette". The pork trotter is chopped into small pieces and mixed with mushroom ragu. The mixture is moulded into a ball and wrapped in caul fat. It is then pan-seared until crispy and paired with housemade Mei Cai sauce. I would enjoy the rendition even more if the mixture was less fatty.


15 Days Dry Aged US Duck Crown 4.8/5

The meal's highlight has to be the 15 Days Dry Aged US Duck Crown. The beautiful red meat is dry aged, hung on top of a charcoal grill to infuse with the smokey flavour, slow roasted and finished with deep frying before serving. It is paired with eight different condiments, showcasing how the duck is appreciated differently in Asia.

Heirloom Tomato 4.5/5

After all the savoury dishes, the Heirloom Tomato creates the bridge to the dessert. It is sweet and refreshing, finished with fresh strawberries and oolong tea foam.

Mongolian Milk Curd 4/5

The Mongolian Milk Curd is an uncommon dessert made using whole milk enriched with Valrhona white chocolate, Greek yoghurt and extra virgin olive oil. Fresh blueberries and chopped pistachio nuts are added for extra texture and taste profile.

Petite Four - Red Date "Sorbet"

Petite Four - Citrus "Bonbon"

Last but not least, we ended our eight-course menu with the Petite Four consisting of Red Date "Sorbet", Citrus "Bonbon", Hawthorn "Gummies", and Lotus Seed "Madeleine". It is a perfect ending to an impressive and delicious meal. My favourite is the citrus "bonbon" and the lotus seed "madeleine".

Petite Four - Hawthorn "Gummies"

Petite Four - Lotus See "Madeleine"

Chef Marvas has also refreshed the lunch offerings – one prix fixe menu titled “Gourmet Lunch” and a curated a-la-carte lunch menu. While a few dishes parallel those of the dinner menu, most items are unique to the lunch hour and vice versa.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Path Restaurant
Marina Bay Financial Centre
Tower 3
12 Marina Boulevard
Singapore 018982
Tel: +65 64430180
Nearest MRT: Downtown (DT Line), Marina Bay (CC, NS, TE Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 1130am - 2pm, 6pm - 9pm
Sat: 6pm - 9pm
(Closed on Sun & PH)

1) Alight at Marina Bay MRT station. Take Exit 1. Walk to traffic junction Boulevard Central and Marina Way. Cross the road. Walk to Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Downtown MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to Straits View. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

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