Osia

18 Dec

Contemporary restaurant serving up some Australian dishes, with an open concept kitchen where you could see your food being prepared! It was opened in 2010 since  the opening of RWS, but since won a couple of awards and is already one of the best restaurants in the country!

We got to the Restaurant just before 7pm and realised that they have a pre-dinner menu (6.00-7.30pm). It is a 3-course meal with a coffee/tea at only $38++. Knowing that we can’t get a 3-course meal elsewhere at a similar price, we decided to go for it! There were 4 of us at the dinner, thus we had the opportunity to try every dish on the menu (except beef).

We were seated pretty close to the kitchen and had a clear view of the food preparation. I was impressed by the kitchen ventilation which manage to keep the smells away from the customers.

I had been observing the chefs at work and they are indeed serious and focused on their job. 5-star attitude and the noise level from them was at a minimum!

Appetizers:

Cold Smoked Tasmanian Salmon Trout, Escabeche Dressing. For people who wants a small portion, cold, savoury, light and refreshing starter, this is it. Mildly smoked salmon which looks and tasted really fresh. Wished I could have a few more slices of it!

Osia Meslun Greens, Trussed Vine Cherry Tomato, Planed Pecorino, Trio Citrus Emulsion. This is a bowl of freshness from the farms. The greens were juicy and crisp, accompanied by some slices of citrus. This simply prepared the palate for the mains.

Polenta Crumbled Foie Gras, Poached Daikon, Caramelised Banana, Raisin, Rum. This is one of Osia’s signature dish and it is a standout. Whao this is my favourite. Five upon five, no questions asked. That slice of foie gras just melts in my mouth and gives a lingering after-taste. The umami from the sauce and raisins just shoots me to heaven.

Emulsion of Forest Mushroom, Kalamata Olive Crouton. In short, it is a tradition mushroom soup, Osia style. The first spoonful causes an instant explosion in your mouth. It is jam packed full of aroma and you just can’t stop when you’ve got some crunchy croutons.

Mains:

Australian Asparagus Risotto, Parmesan Shaves. This is a disappointment. Asparagus itself didn’t have much flavours to begin with and there wasn’t any other ingradients in the risotto. It tasted really flat and the rice were still chalky.

Corn Fed Chicken Breast, Caramelised Shallot Polenta, Chicken Jus. Looking at the way the chicken breast was sliced, I can be sure to say that the chicken was almost the size of a turkey! No hints of rubbery texture at all. The meat was cooked just right, soft and tender. I could do with more Jus which was simply beautiful.

Barramundi, Parmesan Potato Mash, Vine Tomato, Aged Balsamic Vinegar Gel. What determines the success of any fish dish is the way the skin has been dealt with, and this is a winner. I love the cripsy skin that was done perfectly. However, this cause the meat to turn slightly dry. But the flavours had been kept intact and I wouldn’t complain about it, given such crispy skin.

Lemon Parfait, Forest Berry Soup, Lemon Myrtle Jelly, Basil Ice, Marsala Sabayon. I thought the hero of this dish was the berry soup. My first time trying it and I absolutely love it. Put it in a jug, add some ice, I would gladly drink them all night. The sweetness and acidity of the berries had been perfectly balanced, alongside the many other fragrances, this is also a 5-star dessert.

Valrhona Hot Chocolate Soup, Black Peppered Ice Cream, Sesame Crisp.

Had a bit of difficulty trying to capture the shot. But I need to say that the hot chocolate was amazing. It was like drinking a bowl of dark chocolate. To balance the heaviness, the vanilla ice cream was a great help. Couldn’t really taste any of the black pepper actually. I would suggest sharing of this really intense dessert. But chocolate lovers, go for it!

To sum it off, it is worthy to be one of the best restaurants in Singapore. But do take note, this is a PRE-dinner 3-course meal. I came out with a tummy still good to go for a small pizza.

Stay tuned for the next post where I will be going for the a-la carte menu.

Operating Hours:
Lunch: 12:00pm – 3:00pm (Daily)
Dinner: 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Sun – Wed, Last order at 9:45pm)
Dinner: 6:00pm – 10:30pm (Thur – Sat, Last order at 10:00pm)
Dress Code: Smart Casual

Address:

02-140/141 Crockfords Tower (FestiveWalk)
8 Sentosa Gateway
Tel: +65 6577 8899

Ratings:

Food: 4.5/5
Ambience: 4.5/5
Value: 4.25/5
Service: 4.75/5

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