My 4th stop for Restaurant Week was lunch at Keystone, a relatively new restaurant in the CBD.
The interior of the restaurant was simple but good enough. Although the restaurant was kind of small in terms of area, there was no sign of ikea-ish furniture nor plastic chairs so it didn’t come across as cheap-skate looking. They have a wine list too, and in the background you can see there’s a row of wine fridges. At a glance, most of the wines are at premium prices.
For Restaurant Week, the 3 course lunch with amuse bouche cost $25.00++, which is a steal in my opinion, as their normal pricing cost a lot more.
The bread served was charcoal rosemary focaccia with parmasen on top. I liked this bread. A lot. The only pity was that they only gave me one piece of it.
The bread was served warm, and the crust was thin and crispy. The insides were fluffy and soft. Do not be intimidated by the colour or the description of ‘charcoal’ as it sure didn’t taste like chao tah or brunt bread to me.
The parmasen gave it a slight cheesy and salty flavour which made it even better. The butter was very light, as if whipped, but I felt that even without any butter the bread tastes really good on its own.
I personally prefer breads with thin and crispy crusts, rather than thick crusts like in French loaves.
The amuse bouche for today was beef and egg plant. I felt that this was a rather generous serving of amuse bouche as there were 2 slices of the beef. It was rare enough for my liking and it was tender.
Foie Gras Burger
Petit Brioche | Mixed Berry Jam | Pineapple Air
Personally, I didn’t really like the pineapple mousse because I am no fan of pineapple in general.
The jam was spread under the brioche. I ate one piece as whole and as much as it was alright, I think I prefer having the foie gras on its own. The brioche was too thick, chewy and tough, which overpowered the tenderness of the foie gras.
The foie gras was lightly seared with grains of salt detected. It didn’t fall short of my expectations of pan seared foie gras so that’s good.
Roasted Chilean Seabass
Boston Lobster | Pine Nut | Agria Mash | Crustacean Bisque
Chilean Seabass is a close relative of cod, and tastes more like cod rather than the usual seabass we get from supermarkets. In fact, it tastes exactly like cod. It’s an oily fish and the meat flakes apart in large flakes.
This has got to be the best ‘cod’ I’ve had in restaurants!
The fish itself was very flavourful, juicy and tender, I loved it a lot! It went very well with the crustacean bisque. The mashed potatoes were especially tasty too as it was immersed in the crustacean bisque together with the fish.
I finished everything on this place to the last drop.
Passionfruit & Raspberry
Coconut Sponge | Jell O | Parfait
This dessert was decent, but it wasn’t very memorable. Perhaps it’s because I’ve had better desserts. The jelly was just normal raspberry jelly and the cake was just cake. The crumbs added some texture to each bite, though.
Value: 9/10 (Restaurant Week only)
Overall: One of the best restaurants for restaurant week!
11 Stanley Street
(Closed on Sun)
Far Eastern Bank Building (FEB) Car Park
Mon – Fri:
7am – 6pm $2.30 per 1/2 hr
6pm – 12am $3.20 per entry
7am – 1pm $2.30 per 1/2 hr
1pm – 12am $3.20 per entry
Sun & P/H:
7am – 12am $3.20 per entry
10, 10E, 57, 70, 75, 97, 100, 106, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 186,196
Raffles Place (EW14/ NS26)