After a disappointing lunch at Forlino, X and I caught Taken 2 before heading to Clifford for dinner.
Fullerton Bay Hotel is really pretty damn impressive!
The high ceilings make the place look and feel grand
Bread with butter and duck rilette
Bread was warm and very fragrant. Coupled with the light and smooth butter, this was a great start to the meal! Not forgetting the special duck rilette which was yummy and a real delight!
French Onion Soup
Traditional Caramelized Onions in their Bouillon with Melted Gruyere Cheese Crouton
This was really appetizing and really good!
Frisee Avec Poitrine
Pickled Frisee Lettuce, Diced Sauteed Potatoes, Crisp Pork Belly, Soft Boiled Egg and Warm Vinaigrette
The pork belly was crispy and tender. I can't
help but nod my head in happiness when I bit into it. Haha. As
interesting and delicious as this dish was, the egg and potatoes were
not warm and felt like they were pre-cooked and just placed on the plate
Wagyu Beef Cheek
Slow Braised in Red Wine with Sweet Carrots and Garlic Gremolata
The beef cheek was tender but it reeked too heavily of the "beef" taste. The mashed potato was really good!
Baked Ombrina Fillet
Roasted pepper, Broad Beans Ragout with Tapenade and Potatoes
The fish was well-cooked and was very fresh! The skin was crispy and the meat was tender. The potatoes were a little on the cold side and I felt that the taste didn't quite complement that of the fillet
Clifford Lemon Lime Tart
Italian Meringue and Berries Coulis
This has gotta be one of the best lemon tarts in Singapore.
The lemon curd has the right sweetness and sourness. Neither was too overpowering. If you eat it together with the meringue, the tart tastes sweeter and if you eat it with the berries, the tart tastes more sour. I thought it was brilliant how they could play this dish to the liking of people who have a sweet palate or who prefer sour flavours! The meringue was of great texture and really was a perfect fit with the lemon tart. For someone who doesn't take berries, I tried the tart with the berries coulis and actually really liked it! Last but not least, the thin crust was really good!
Really awesome. Wish I could have more of it!
Macarons, pralines and kueh lapis
I thought the kueh lapis were quite out of place but X likes kueh lapis so he kept saying that they're not out of place haha. The macarons were yummy and the pralines were smooth and they melt in your mouth and makes you want more!
Fullerton Bay Blend of Coffee
Strong and aromatic
It was a really wonderful and pleasant experience to dine here. Not only is the place beautiful, the service is top-notch. The waiters and waitresses are efficient and polite. They asked us how the food was, if we needed anything else and basically just really made us feel welcomed and comfortable. They also kind of speak with liveliness in their voices and wear wide smiles on their faces. Haha so it made me like them more!
X and I were discussing whether we liked Clifford so much because we were comparing it to the terrible lunch at Forlino. But we realised that we really like Clifford because it's just really fantastic.
Total Cost: $129+
80 Collyer Quay
The Fullerton Bay Hotel
K's rating of Clifford: 9/10