At Seasons Bistro, eating with the seasons is no longer limited to expensive fine dining restaurants!
Be it spring summer autumn or winter (just forget for one sec that it’s always summer in Singapore okie?!), this new restaurant located at Triple One Somerset (where Applebee’s used to be) offers affordably priced menus specially crafted to showcase the best of each season’s freshest ingredients. In fact, I kid you not – I just saw that the menu has already changed slightly since my visit 6-7 weeks ago! So fast!!
A great starter to share is the tuna taco. Actually, I take that back. It was so good that I didn’t want to share! Imagine explosion of flavours in each mouthful!
Yellowtail Tuna Taco ($14++)
avocado mayo, pickled onions, crispy shallots, cojita cheeese, cilantro jalapeno watercress salad, tortilla shell
Sounds like a crazy heart attack type of combination! If I’m not a pescetarian, I’d be curious to try just for novelty’s sake~
Pan Seared Foie Gras ($16++)
pain de mie, chocolate ganache, bacon jam, caramelized bananas, granola crumbs
This was nice but nothing wow. Love the candied walnuts so much that I had an extra serving from the kitchen yay! They should consider selling the too-addictive walnuts. Another revenue stream, why not right haha.
Grilled Portobello Salad ($15++)
st maure terroir cheese, tomatoes, beans, candied walnuts, pickled onions, bacon crisp, red wine vinaigrette
Truffle fries FTW but I was rather disappointed with the succotash. It was honestly no different from Chinese stir-fry vegetables.
truffle fries with pecorino and rosemary sea salt ($7++)
succotash – corn, beans, tomatoes, peppers ($6++)
The albacore tuna is very easy to like – well seared and well paired with refreshing Asian pear, creamy avocados, interesting jicama which is a Mexican version of yam/turnip, spicy chipotle mojo and aromatic salsa verde. Pity about the small portion though!
Albacore Tuna ($26++)
asian pear, avocado, jicama (mexican yam/turnip), watermelon, chipotle majo, salsa verde
Originated from southern Louisiana, gumbo is the type of dish that every New Orleans family will swear by their special closely-guarded family recipe. The hearty version I tried had the right balance to me – not too heavy, not too spicy, not too sweet. Best to share!
Surf & Turf Gumbo ($27++)
shrimp, chicken, sausage, okra tomato stew, dirty rice, pickled onion, cilantro, chow chow relish, french bean salad
Very similar to the portobello salad we had. I suggest to get one or the other, not both.
Char Grilled Portobello Mushrooms Stack ($20++)
eggplant, pickled onions, cucumbers, salsa verde, tomatoes, herbed potatoes, goats cheese, spinach, maple balsamic reduction, crispy artichokes
I’m not a big fan of either red velvet or cheesecake so I’m not too sure about their “best of both cakes in one serving” tagline…
Red Velvet Cheesecake ($10++)
best of both cakes in one serving?
Moist and nutty, this was lovely!
Season’s Carrot Cake ($12++)
cream cheese, walnuts
The classic pound cake is given a modern and fun twist in the form of lemon/basil/olive oil. Rest assured that it doesn’t taste weird at all! I like it so much that I’ll order it again but I realize that this is no longer on the menu, whyyyyyyy *wail*
Lemon, Basil & Olive Oil Cake ($8++)
pound cake, vanilla ice cream, orange compote
My favourite dessert of the night was the mojito tart, a clever personification of the quintessential Cuban cocktail! This is definitely more than one level up from the a-dime-a-dozen lemon tarts found in dessert shops these days. Must try if you like sourish-sweet desserts like me!
Mojito Tart ($12++)
toasted cooconut tart, mint lime curd, rum cream
Big big thanks to Imen for arranging and Michelle for hosting dinner!
#01-11/12, 111 Somerset Road