5Cheryl Teo •
13 Jul 2015
I was invited to taste their new 5-course dinner set menu and was blown away by all the fine details; the attention they pay in the presentation of the dishes, how well the dishes were created so that every single ingredient amplifies the rest, the impeccable service, the classy and romantic ambience, and of course, how value for money the whole set was. It was only $65 per pax for a spectacular night of fine-dining.
Before the 5 courses were served, complimentary Foccacia bread was brought to the table and served with butter and live tapenade on the side. It is good enough to keep those hunger pangs away while we eagerly anticipated our courses.
The first was a refreshing spoonful of salad called Amuse Bouche, crafted with a tangy marinate, crackers, mushrooms and fresh greens.
The second course was the antipasto which was delectable smoked salmon with capers, cornichon and nashi pears. Great for whetting your appetite.
The third course is the soup of the day, which unfortunately was not offered to me.
The fourth course is the main, in which you can select from three options: Risotto simmered in vegetable stock, Oven-Roasted Lamb Rack or Chicken Picatta.
While the risotto was awesome, light, buttery, and the chicke picatta juicy and flavorful with its tomato cream sauce, the one that took my breath away was the oven-roasted lamb rack. The Oven-Roasted Lamb Rack is lovingly marinated overnight with honey mustard then cooked and laid seductively over a fluffy pile of mashed pumpkin, served with chilled mint jelly, and drizzled with its own lamb juices. Take a bite of a piece of lamb together with the pumpkin mousse, honey mustard and chilled mint jelly for a heavenly explosion of pure ecstasy on your tastebuds. The combination of the tender, juicy lamb, cooked medium-rare as recommended by the chef, with the subtly sweet pumpkin mousse collaborates with the refreshing sweetness of the mint jelly and the kick of the honey mustard to create the perfect symphony of flavors in this succulent dish.
We ended the night with a sweet chocolate mousse pastry that left us in high spirits.
Click on the link for the full review with more details and photos: http://freshgrads.sg/articles/lifestyle/food/2391-caffe-b-a-gastronomical-treasure-trove-of-delights