Nestled within Adam Park, on a hill overlooking Adam Road, 7Adam Gallery Restaurant sits inside an elegant black and white colonial-style building. As its name suggests, it’s part restaurant, part art gallery, with several artworks scattered tastefully around the dining rooms. If K ain’t with me for the tasting that day, I’d be inclined to bring him on a date there as I’ve since pegged it as a romantic dining destination (as we know, he’s got a thing for ambience).
Menu is contemporary fusion, European with a touch of Asian influence. Decent food, nothing too exciting, all very acceptable. Ironically, the one dish that stood out for me was what the rest of the table didn’t try: masala marinated atlantic cod! Flavour was spot on, mild instead of overpowering. Texture was soft and tender, no overcooked fish, phew~ Another dish that I really like was the salad tossed with yuzu walnuts and citrus fruits, very refreshing and if you like rojak, you would love the ginger flower dressing too! That’s also solely for me, while the rest indulged in their foie gras salad (which admittedly had a great aroma).
I also gave my vote to the deconstructed sprout risotto, crunchy, rice-less and carb-free. Oh yes, everyone in our group raved about the humble potato too! Potato galette and potato fondant were supposed to be the sides but they clearly turned out to be the stars, instead of the grilled mackerel and wagyu beef. Celeriac lasagne with mushrooms definitely can’t hold a candle to Halia’s. The latter is a powerhouse of umami flavours, and 7Adam’s rendition was too.. Weak, for lack of a better word. Need more tweaking.
Desserts were a hit and a miss; white wine poached peach was easy to love, while the components on the plate of hazelnut parfait, cocoa soil, pistachio biscotti and financier came off as too individualistic. Nice on its own, but made no sense when eaten all at once.
veloute of trio pepper soup
hokkaido scallops carpaccio
celeriac lasagne layered with sautéed spinach, duxelle mushrooms, morel jus
salad with foie gras cubes, apples, pinenuts sautéed with ginger
thai influenced salad tossed with ginger flower dressing, yuzu walnuts, citrus fruits
deconstructed sprout risotto, sliced truffle, emulsion of mushrooms and wine
grilled atlantic mackerel, potato galette stuffed with parma ham, truffle olive rice
oven baked masala marinated atlantic cod, pilaf rice, haricot beans, lemongrass infused cream sauce
pan seared wagyu striploin, thai asparagus, potato fondant, green lime infused beef jus
hazelnut parfait, cocoa soil, pistachio biscotti, financier
white wine poached peach, vanilla crumble, white wine granita, sesame tuille
Thanks to Mindy and Mei Yan from Touch PR & Events for the invitation! Happy to finally meet you ladies.
7Adam Gallery Restaurant
7 Adam Park