Third time’s still a charm at The Waterfall, though I have to admit I don’t come here as often as I’d like! The healthy, yet creative philosophy of the restaurant has always won my vote of approval, especially when there are so many seafood and veggie dishes a pescetarian can choose from! Plus, with new chef de cuisine Giuliano Berta helming the kitchen, a diverse menu of both classic and innovation Mediterranean cuisine focusing on sustainable dining has been introduced so there has never been a better time to visit The Waterfall!
Bubbly and wine to kick start the weekend!
Ca’ del Bosco Brut Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige, Ca’ del Bosco Curtefranca Bianco 2011
Only two soups on the menu – hot (warm corn velouté) or cold (chilled romaine lettuce & avocado soup, with poached egg!) – and both were very good, thick and unlike those watery versions which I hate.
Warm Corn Velouté ($14++)
black trumpet mushroom, red onion fricassée
For my next meal at The Waterfall, I’m going to have the delicious curry spiced Alaskan king crab salad ($24++) again! My favourite starter that night, it had pineapple and crunchy summer vegetables thrown in as well. For a safer option, the seared scallops definitely fit the bill. Fresh, but not terribly exciting.
Seared Scallop ($27++)
jerusalem artichoke purée, chorizo crumble
The hummus wasn’t what I expected. This was kind of milky (though no milk was used, strange!) and after tasting it, my first thought was “traditional hummus FTW!!” haha.
Sesame Scented Hummus ($22++)
roasted capsicum, red onion, crispy pita
Hey, Poiland bread! I was thrilled that K could try this famous sourdough without buying an air ticket to Paris but he was more interested in the iberico ham though and his reaction to the bread was just “not bad, so what’s the hype about”, sheesh. Okie, to each his own.
Organic Iberico Ham ($30++)
toasted poilane bread, tomato spread
The “main” section of the menu was very comprehensive – and by “comprehensive”, I meant that there’s vegetarian, fish, chicken, beef, pork and lamb – i.e. something for everyone!
Honey Mustard Glazed Tuna ($45++)
caponatina & fennel salad on pistachio sauce
Seared tuna and cod fish were beautiful – in terms of presentation and taste-wise. Order these, period.
Salted Cod Fish ($27++)
stuffed spanish pepper with creamy crushed potato & herbs, sherry vinegar, tomato coulis
Desserts time yay! I’m a HUGE tiramisu fan (in fact, I declare it to be my all-time favourite cake) and this one hit the T-spot. Moist, good proportions of sponge to cream, heady coffee flavour, nice!
layered coffee infused sponge, mascarpone cream, chocolate jelly sauce
I was told the dark chocolate was not a lava cake but when I dug in, the molten core was a lovely surprise! Under-baked or not, it was an endorphins-generating piece of cake, superb with the burnt caramelly butterscotch ice cream!
Warm Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Cake ($15++)
butterscotch ice cream
My thanks to Josephine for being such a wonderful dining companion!
Garden Wing, Level One, Shangri-La Hotel
22 Orange Grove Road