Relishing Evergreen Cocktail
Salt Grill & Sky Bar, an Australian restaurant and bar located on levels 55 and 56 of ION Orchard offers one of the most spectacular views of Singapore’s fashionable shopping belt, Orchard Road. The concept of the restaurant was started by one of Australia’s leading chefs and restaurateur, Luke Mangan. The cuisine is simple and tasty using natural ingredients, showcasing the best of Australian produce.
The lovely table setting
The setting is chic and relaxed, exuding understated elegance. I have been to the restaurant twice and was charmed by the beautiful ambience, therefore, I decided to dine again a third time during Singapore Restaurant Week with my one-year baby boy, André Aaron.
The refreshing Evergreen Cocktail
Before the meal, I had the Mocktail of the Week - Evergreen which was a revitalising concoction of mint leaves, lycee fruit, lychee juice and lemon juice with citrus notes.
Glass Sydney crab omelette with enoki mushroom and herb salad in a miso mustard broth
Our gastronomic journey commenced with one of the restaurant’s signature starter, glass Sydney crab omelette with enoki mushroom and herb salad in a miso mustard broth. It is a simple appetiser which delivered satisfaction in every bite. Fine strips of crabmeat were enveloped in a fluffy egg omelette which had a smooth consistency and a melt-in-your mouth texture. The miso mustard broth was light and savoury, imparting a familiar Japanese flavour to the omelette while the enoki mushrooms embellised the dish visually.
Pan-fried snapper, pearl barley risotto, coconut, spring onion
The main course pan-fried snapper sitting atop a bed of barley risotto, coconut and spring onion was well-executed. The skin of the snapper was crisp, a delightful contrast to the soft texture of the fish. I like the fact that pearl barley was used instead of the traditional risotto as it adds a nutty texture and a unique twist to the meal. The best part is that it is high in fibre and low in carbs and fats. Perfect for the health conscious!
Azelia chocolate chantily, soya milk pudding, cocoa soil and raspberry gel
The azelia chocolate chantily, soya milk pudding, cocoa soil and raspberry gel concluded our meal on a sweet note. This dessert scores on presentation but did not leave much impression in the taste department. I like the soft, firm texture of the soya milk pudding and the cocoa soil which gave it a crunchy texture. The raspberry gel had a refreshing taste helping to refresh the palate and added a tangy flavour to the dessert. However, the chocolate chantily was pretty ordinary.
Overall, Salt Grill & Sky Bar offers decent, wholesome food which is pleasant in taste but not mind-blowing. However, the stunning view and stylish setting make it worth a second visit. During Singapore Restaurant Week, the 3-course set lunch is priced at $40++.
Baby André Aaron enjoying his experience
The chic interior
Salt Grill & Sky Bar is located on levels 55 and 56 of ION Orchard.
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