3The Hungry Bunny •
16 Sep 2014
For the full review, please go to http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2014/09/the-university-club-by-prive.html
As with most Prive establishments, the food was a mixed bag with most dishes hovering around the average mark. The somewhat hit-and-miss fare is alleviated by how attractively affordable their set lunches are, with 2-courses and 3-courses priced at only $25 and $28 respectively.
1) Smoked Duck Salad
(+$2 to the set pricing): the smoked duck was excellent, with nary a hint of game
2) Spinach & Brie Salad
- with fried artichokes alongside black olives, cherry tomatoes and puffed buckwheat tossed in a sherry vinaigrette
3) Paprika Salami & Sous Vide Egg
- with chewy cauliflower cous cous to the crunch of the sweet potato strips, and the half-boiled egg slurry. That said, I didn't take to the salami. It had a sour tinge that didn't sit well with the rest of the parts.
4) Herb Roasted Spring Chicken
: outstanding. It was juicy and moist where it needed to be, and flavoursome to the bone. Garlic baby potatoes, roasted parsnip and fresh arugula sided this, but the mushroom cream sauce was a little cloying with the full cream.
5) Zucchini & Basil Pappardelle
: delicate, if a little bland, drawing on the uplifting peppery accents of the basil for taste.
6) Chocolate Sponge
confection of michel cluizel 55% dark chocolate ganache & Raspberry Sorbet:
Despite its potential, the fudge sponge was a little clunky, and lacking in refinement. We liked the sorbet though, it was refreshing, fruity and tart