Thursday, November 8, 2012

Equinox

Restaurant Week

Located at Swissotel The Stamford, I'm sure everyone has heard of Equinox
It has long been famous for its unparalleled view and being the "tallest" restaurant in Singapore
This was our final dining destination of Restaurant Week. A little sad that it was coming to an end ]:

Parking spaces are available in Raffles City. Parking charges are relatively cheap for a Saturday evening.

Private lift
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The receptionist told us that we were very lucky because there was only one table by the window left. And we were like "Wow!" And she proceeded to tell us that the window seats will cost an additional $20. And guess what... We took it HAHA. And a few months earlier, we met the folks from Food PHD who told us about the $20 charge which they thought was ridiculous and X and I agreed readily with them and now, we wilingly paid for SEATS. HAHA

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Really fantastic view. Feels good being so high up

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The design seems to be Chinese-inspired or something

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Our table!

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Complimentary tomato juice

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Two different baguettes! Didn't get what the waiter said about the difference haha but the darker one tasted a little more bitter

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X got himself a glass of white wine - $24
and he really liked it haha

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Cream of Button Mushroom soup with Sauteed Wild Mushrooms

Every mouthful was fragrant and filled with tiny bits of mushrooms. I love mushroom soup and I really liked this! Not too creamy nor does it reek too heavily of mushrooms. Everything about it was just right.

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Slow Braised Pork Belly, Sage Scented Apple Puree, Celeriac Remoulade

The pork belly was tender and flavourful but the highlight has got to be the apple puree! It's really yummy!

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Pan Seared Seabass with Ratatouille, Pesto and Black Olive Tapenade

The skin of the seabass was crisp, albeit a little burnt. The fish was fresh and does not carry the fishy taste. The black olive tapenade did not quite suit our tastebuds though. It was a queer kind of salty haha

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Confit of Duck Leg, Creamed Ouy Lentils with Lardons and baby Onions

The duck confit was alright. The duck meat was a tad too dry and I felt that this dish looked somewhat boring and unappealing

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Night view

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William Poire Caramel Creme Brulee

I failed to capture the flame ]:
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The creme brulee was delicious! Crunchy caramelised sugar atop a soft custard body! The portion was pretty huge!

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Grand Cru Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch with Madagascar Vanilla Icecream

The hazelnut crunch was indeed crunchy and was an absolute delight when paired with the chocolate cream and vanilla icecream. The chocolate cream was not overly rich or overpowering and the vanilla icecream was great on its own. Chocolate and vanilla is a heavenly pair that can hardly go wrong. The bits beneath the vanilla icecream were soft and fluffy and they carried a tint of nuttiness and added an unique edge to the whole dessert

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Service was good even though the staff weren't that fluent in English and sometimes we had difficulty understanding what they were saying. But they were, nonetheless, attentive and all smiles. It was nice dining with an extraordinary view in front of us. The night view of the city is beautiful

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Total cost: $181 +

Level 70, Equinox Complex
Swissotel The Stamford

 Lunch
Monday - Saturday: 12.00pm - 2.30pm

Brunch
Sunday: 11.00am - 2.30pm

High Tea
Monday - Sunday: 3.30pm - 5.00pm

Dinner
Monday - Sunday: 6.30pm - 10.30pm

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Love, K

K's rating of Equinox: 8/10

3 comments:

  1. Hi, i see that you had a set Dinner at Equinox; but i can't find the menu or information anywhere on the internet, may i know if it's some kind of special for that week?

    Thanks alot!

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  2. Hi there!
    So sorry but we only just chanced upon this now!
    It was Restaurant Week so there was a menu.
    This menu probably won't be available on other days but I'm sure they have a set dinner menu! [:

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