For our first stop of Restaurant Week 2011, we reserved a table at Oso for dinner. The 3 course menu was going for $55++/pax.
Pinnacle @Duxton was a stone’s throw away.
We were allocated an outdoor seat, much to my displeasure. But towards night fall it got better. In broad day light the dirty corridor and ants were too obvious to ignore.
The bread – nothing spectacular here, much to our disappointment. But I appreciate the variety.
Antipasti platter – 2 vegetables, 2 seafood, 2 meats!
I loved this appetiser platter in particular.
Vegetarian mixed vegetables tartar “Scapece” style
Vegetarian green asparagus salad served with mixed cheese tartar
Homemade cured beef tenderloin served with Parmigiano powder
Parma ham mousse with mustard dressing
Crab meat salad and basil pesto sauce
Homemade marinated salmon with dill
Rose wine at an additional charge
Braised veal cheek in milk with potato and nutmeg, Port Wine reduction
The veal meat was SO SOFT the knife was totally redundant. They didn’t even provide a steak knife – just a normal knife. It’s even softer than pork belly!
Vegetarian homemade spinach “pappardelle” pasta with black truffle sauce
It looks unappetising at first sight – green and slimey. However, the taste was good! It tastes like pasta drenched in mushroom soup. This plate of carbohydrates was super filling.
70% dark chocolate in: mousse, cake; strawberry in: sherbet, caramelized
The desserts was tasty, but I would have prefer a simple tiramisu or crème brulee rather than ice cream for desserts.
The ambiance of Oso was lovely. Most of the staff were Caucasians, the place luxuriously furnished and the toilets were better than a hotel’s.
Experience there was good, but due to exorbitant prices on usual days, and not out of this world delicious food, a return is unlikely. Perhaps I would try out their sister French restaurant, Absinthe, next time.
Overall: I felt that the food didn’t quite match up to the ambiance they offered. A return is not so likely, but I won’t avoid this place entirely.
46 Bukit Pasoh Road
Tel: 6327 8378
Mon – Sat
Coupon parking available along Bukit Pasoh Road
2, 12, 33, 54, 63, 124, 143, 147, 190, 851, 961, 970, CT8, 961C, CT18
Outram Park (EW16/NE3)