Wednesday, October 11, 2023

The Astor Grill @ St. Regis Singapore - Expanded Menu Focusing on Heritage Breeds of Beef from Farms Around the World.


Expanding on its initial pop-up concept, The Astor Grill by St. Regis has introduced an enhanced menu under the guidance of the newly-appointed Chef de Cuisine, Angelo Sergio. This extended selection boasts an array of premium beef cuts sourced from reputable farms in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Amuse Bouche 4/5

Our dinner commenced with a delightful Amuse Bouche featuring Beef Croquettes crowned with a dollop of Horseradish Dip. These golden-brown croquettes were deep-fried to perfection, offering a satisfyingly crispy exterior that gave way to a burst of flavours upon every bite.

Traditional Beef Tartare 4/5

Transitioning to the appetisers, we started with the Traditional Beef Tartare. This classic dish featured finely chopped raw beef, expertly seasoned to strike a harmonious balance between the pure, unadulterated essence of the meat and the complementary seasonings. It was a luxurious and velvety delight, embodying freshness in every mouthful.

Grilled Spanish Octopus 4/5

A new addition to the appetiser menu was the Grilled Spanish Octopus, served with a delectable chorizo chickpea puree and garnished with semi-dried tomatoes. The octopus tentacles were grilled to perfection, exhibiting a tantalising char on the exterior while remaining tender and slightly springy within. The smokiness of the grill imparted a flavorful crust that elevated this seafood dish.

Grilled Butternut Squash Salad 4/5

The Grilled Butternut Squash Salad was a medley of delightful flavours, combining the smokiness of grilled butternut squash with a vibrant assortment of greens. The golden-brown squash created a striking contrast with the greens, and accompaniments like olives, tomatoes, diced cucumber, and feta enriched the overall experience.

Grilled Live Boston Lobster 4/5

For those who prefer alternatives to beef, the menu offers excellent choices like the Grilled Live Boston Lobster, bathed in butter and fragrant herbs. The butter complemented the lobster's succulent meat, while the herbs introduced a flavorful lift to the seafood dish.

Pork Chop, US Grilled Kurobuta 4.5/5

Served with a slight pinkness in the centre, the Grilled Kurobuta Pork Chop is renowned for its exceptional marbling and tenderness. The pork was perfectly grilled, presenting a rich golden-brown crust on the outside while retaining its juicy and tender interior.

45 Days Dry Aged Bone-In Shell Loin 4.2/5

A signature menu highlight is the 45 Days Dry Aged Bone-In Shell Loin from the United Kingdom. This extraordinary offering, comprising three distinct cuts - Bone-In Striploin, Bone-in Ribeye, and T-Bone, is 100% grass-fed and dry-aged for 45 days to infuse with a distinctive and intense beefy flavour.

Full Blood Autumn Wagyu, MB4+/220g 4.8/5

The Full Blood Autumn Wagyu, sourced from Robbins Island, Australia, offers an artisanal striploin known for its natural saltiness from the island's botanicals. The cattle are subjected to a 500-day grain-fed diet, ensuring a tender and flavorful finish.

Hanger Steak, Black Angus 4.2/5

Among the secondary cuts, we savoured the Hanger Steak, a distinctive Black Angus cut from Victoria, Australia. It boasted a subtle sweet aftertaste that added depth to the dining experience.

Baked Alaska 4.5/5

Our meal concluded with the delightful Baked Alaska, presented under a grand dome. This dessert featured a medley of pistachio gelato and raspberry sorbet, resting on a chocolate sponge base, all topped with Italian meringue. This light and refreshing dessert was the perfect finale, offering a delightful contrast to the richness of the preceding beef dishes.

The expanded menu at The Astor Grill, curated by Chef de Cuisine Angelo Sergio, offers an impressive array of beef cuts, including bone-in, shell loin, dry-aged varieties, and non-steak main alternatives. These cuts are perfectly prepared on a custom-built parrilla grill using charcoal and vulcan stones. This results in a symphony of new flavour profiles and robust nuances created during caramelisation, complete with a slightly charred crust.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

The Astor Grill
St. Regis Singapore
Lobby Level
29 Tanglin Road
Singapore 247911
Tel: +65 65066860
Nearest MRT: Orchard Boulevard (TE Line), Orchard (NS, TE Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 12pm - 230pm, 630pm 1030pm
Sun: 630pm - 103pm

1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit 4. Walk towards Wheelock Place via ION. Exit Wheelock Place and turn left towards Liat Tower. Continue onwards to Forum Shopping Mall. Walk further down to Orchard Parade Hotel. Turn left onto Tanglin Road. St Regis is just beside Tanglin Shopping Centre. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Orchard Boulevard MRT station. Take Exit 1. Turn left onto Cuscaden Road. Walk to Tomlinson Road. Turn left onto Tomlinson Road. Walk to Tanglin Road. Turn right onto Tanglin Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

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