Thursday, October 19, 2023

Mosella @ Pan Pacific Orchard - New Chic Restaurant at Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

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Nestled on the second floor of Pan Pacific Orchard in the heart of Orchard Road, Mosella is a culinary haven offering a fusion of Mediterranean and Peruvian-inspired cuisine. The restaurant boasts an enchanting setting perched over a waterfall and surrounded by lush foliage, providing a unique dining experience. Helmed by Executive Chef Pedro Samper, a San Sebastian native, the menu features a wide range of delectable dishes, from fresh ceviches to expertly prepared premium cuts grilled over a charcoal fire. Guests can choose from an à la carte menu or enjoy three-course set lunches and dinners, regularly updated to keep the experience fresh for returning patrons.

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Salmon Tataki Tiradito 4.2/5

The Salmon Tataki Tiradito ($32) is a stunning dish that balances delicate and bold flavours. It features thinly sliced seared salmon, elevated by a vibrant mango salsa and burnt orange, which brings a sweet and citrusy touch to the plate. The dish is adorned with ikura, which offers bursts of briny and salty pops and finished with tahini, a creamy and nutty sauce that ties all the elements together.

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Hamachi Tiradito 4/5

The Hamachi Tiradito ($36) combines fresh, thinly sliced Hamachi with a Mandarin Ponzu sauce that offers a zesty and slightly sweet contrast. The addition of truffle adds an earthy and luxurious note, while delicate garlic chips provide texture and a subtle savoury flavour. This dish represents a sophisticated blend of flavours and textures, showcasing Mosella's culinary creativity and commitment to using premium ingredients.

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Gambas Al Ajillo 3.8/5

The Gambas Al Ajillo ($40) at Mosella is a classic Spanish dish featuring tender king prawns cooked to perfection in a fragrant garlic oil infused with a touch of chilli, adding pleasant heat to the dish. The use of garlic oil infuses the prawns with a rich and aromatic garlic flavour, enhancing the overall taste profile.

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Black Cod 4.2/5

The Black Cod ($62) features a luxurious and buttery fish known for its fork-tender texture. It was expertly prepared to perfection, ensuring it practically melts in your mouth. The dish includes fresh green peas for a touch of sweetness, celeriac for an earthy note, and a zesty salsa verde that adds a vibrant note. The asparagus provides a crisp and fresh element to the plate.

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Beef Tenderloin 4.2/5

The Beef Tenderloin ($48) is presented distinctively - served on two metal skewers. The beef is expertly roasted with a blend of aromatic spices, enhancing its flavour and tenderness. Accompanied by chilli oil and Anticucho sauce, a Peruvian-style marinade known for its bold and savoury character, the dish offers a harmonious balance of savoury and spicy flavours. The creamy potato puree adds a comforting element to the ensemble, complementing the beef's richness and spices. This dish is rich, flavourful, and a must-try for those seeking a satisfying and indulgent dining experience.

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Japanese Sweet Corn 3.8/5

The Japanese Sweet Corn ($12) is a unique fusion of Japanese and Peruvian flavours. It features tender Japanese sweet corn generously drizzled with tangy lime miso butter for creaminess. The Aji Panca adds smokiness and mild heat, while togarashi provides a gentle kick of spiciness and a hint of umami. The dish offers a harmonious balance of sweet, tangy, smoky, and spicy flavours, showcasing the restaurant's culinary creativity and expertise.

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Cacao 4/5

The Cacao ($22) is an interactive and delightful sweet treat. It features a Manjari chocolate tart with a rich cocoa filling encased in delicate pastry. The unique presentation lets you crack open the top part of the tart with a spoon, revealing a creamy hazelnut and caramel filling. This dessert offers a symphony of flavours, from deep chocolate to nuttiness and buttery sweetness, providing a memorable and indulgent way to end your meal at the restaurant.

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Tarta de Queso 4.5/5

The Tarta de Ques ($24) features a creamy Burnt Basque Cheesecake, accompanied by apple for a fruity and slightly tart note, finished with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for sweetness. The combination of warm cheesecake and cold ice cream offers a delightful temperature contrast, providing a satisfying and memorable conclusion to our dining experience.

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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.

Pan Pacific Orchard
10 Claymore Road
Singapore 229540
Tel: +65 6991 6875
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Breakfast (Daily): 630am - 1030am
Lunch (Daily): 12pm - 230pm
Dinner (Mon-Thu): 6pm - 10pm
Dinner (Fri-Sat, PH): 6pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit 4. Walk towards Wheellock Place via ION. Exit Wheellock Place and turn left towards Liat Tower. Cross the road at the traffic light junction and turn left towards Royal Thai Embassy. Walk to Palais Renaissance which is right after Royal Thai Embassy. Cut through Palais Renaissance to the other side of the building. Pan Pacific Orchard is opposite the building. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

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