I was running 10 minutes late for dinner and was terrified that Gordon Ramsay would make me an idiot sandwich. Moohaha! But thankfully that wasn't on the menu at his newly opened restaurant Bread Street Kitchen at Marina Bay Sands.
Bread Street Kitchen, his first restaurant venture in Singapore, is a casual duplex with a balmy waterfront-facing dining space with a bar on level one and a moore intimate private dining area on basement one.
Here's moo take on the experience at the media diner.
Then suddenly there was a flurry of excitement which drew my attention to the other end of the table. Standing there was the man himself who came to check on how dinner was progressing. It was surreal being in the same dining room as Gordon Ramsay and the fact that he "complained" that it was far too quiet at the table probably reflected how mooch we were in awe (or some said terrified) of him. Moohaha.
The Traditional Fish & Chips, Crushed Peas, Tartar Sauce ($26) was disappointing. The fish was meaty and moist but the crust could be moore crispy and without that heavy, oil flavour. The Lamb Chops ($48) were simple and cooked perfectly though nothing terribly exciting.
Sides were also available. The Macaroni Cheese with Garlic Roasted Crumbs ($16) was creamy and rich with pasta that retained their texture. Spiced Honey Carrots were like delectable sweet orange sticks of Christmas spices.
Desserts were served in a combine platter for our tasting purpose. Beginning from left to right: The Monkey Shoulder Cranachan Cheesecake with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries ($18) was creamy and rich. My personal favourite was the Coffee and White Chocolate Parfait with Poached Blackberries ($18). Boasting varying textures and flavours, it had oomph while being balanced. The Chocolate Fondant with Salted Caramel and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream ($20) was a classic pairing of chocolate and mint. Like the chunky bits of chocolate in the mint ice cream. The Pineapple Carpaccio, Passion Fruit, Coconut Sorbet ($15) would be great for someone who enjoys ending the meal on a refreshing, lighter note.
Photo with Gordon Ramsay (priceless).
I am seldom star struck but I guess having watched one too many episodes of MasterChef, MasterChef Junior and Hell's Kitchen, I couldn't help but to beam like an idiot at this photo opportunity. Moohehe.
Thanks to Amy Kim and Sara Varela from MBS for the invitation, and to Camemberu for that photo with Chef Gordon.
Bread Street Kitchen
Bay Level, L1-81
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Tel: 6688 5665
Chew On This: Watch out for a brunch menu soon!