“The Tastings Room at Marina Square is set to make things a little different by offering an excellent variety of wines with over 50 types also available by the glass, and pairing that with a spread of French/Italian cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Elvin Chew, with many at reasonable prices.”
- Gourmet Estorie
Here are some of The Tastings Room’s food reviews by Gourmet Estorie:
Heirloom Tomato Salad ($12.90)
As a starter for the day, the table was first served the Heirloom Tomato Salad. Heirloom tomatoes make centre stage presence with chunks of buffalo cheese, herb infused croutons, shallot and chopped basil dressed with a white balsamic dressing. Its fine presentation sets the level and the dressing brings out the sweetness of the tomatoes by contrasting it strongly with the tart acidic flavours of the balsamic. Refreshing, though a little wet, its a quaint start especially under the hot weather.
Strawberry Trifle ($7.90)
I loved the Strawberry Trifle which had layers of marinated strawberry within layers of fresh mascarpone cheese and almond cookies. It reminded me of the deconstructed strawberry shortcake from 1-Rochester, but this creation is a little heavier and bulky with focus being drawn towards the mascarpone cheese and then cut back with the tartness from the strawberry. Bits of cookie remind of a layered cake, though if one were to have the entire serving, its easy to get full, and a little tired from it because of its heaviness.
Chocolate D24 Durian Cake ($8.90)
The Chocolate D24 Durian Cake is just as the name suggests, layered D24 Cake with Chocolate sauce glazing the top. Sweet flavours, not too strong in its durian scent yet with the chocolate a delicious sticky. Otherwise, its a mild introduction into the world of durians.
De Bortoli Vat 5 Botrytis Semillon 2007 ($10.60)
The sampling of De Bortoli Vat 5 Botrytis Semillon 2007 was a nice way to end the entire dining experience. Honey like sweetness in a clear chilling manner, the flavours were not too strong but just a delicate experience. I’ve heard that this is the little brother to the Noble One variant. If I were only living in Australia, this wine is very affordable there. I just love its sweetness.
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