Friday, June 01, 2012

Restaurant Week Lunch @ Salt Grill & Sky Bar

Had a nice lunch catching up with Daniel at Luke Mangan's Salt Grill & Sky Bar at the previous Restaurant Week. The 3-course set lunch costs $55++ per person.

A private lift brought guests up to the restaurant on the 55th floor. We were shown to our table located at the edge of the restaurant. It made for a nice view. :)

There were 2 choices of starters, 2 mains and 1 dessert so we did the sensible thing- order to share everything to try the whole Restaurant Week menu. Moohehe.

The Glass Sydney Crab Omelette with Miso Mustard Broth was a concoction of simple and tasty flavours. Fluffy omelette soaked in the warm broth was pretty comforting.

I can't recall the exact name of the other starter but it featured beet root and white beans. Lots of textures but I found it to be a little bland. Maybe it needed some salt. Irony! 
For the mains, the fish option of Barramundi with Coconut Broth and Sydney Spices was yummy. Tender fish with perfumed, Asian, curry-like flavours.

The other main of Slow Cooked Pork was also pretty good. Well-balanced flavours that came together nicely.

For dessert, I think the Licorice Parfait with Lime Syrup was an acquired taste. Give anyone a chocolate dessert and chances are it will be well received. With licorice, it's either one likes it or hates it. I found the licorice flavour a little overpowering for my liking but the perky touch of lime does help to make it more enjoyable. 

With its high altitude locale and beautiful views, Salt Grill & Sky Bar is a nice spot for a relaxing lunch....or a romantic dinner. I just wonder how the non-Restaurant Week menu fares...

Level 55 & 56
ION Orchard
Tel: 6592 5118

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