10 Sep 2013
Vintry dishes out fusion food which includes appetizers, pastas, pizzas and other mains like Salmon and Steak. The food is mainly Western but with a strong Asian influence and signatures include their Pasta a la Vintry (Pasta with Caramelized Roast Pork) and Nasi Lemak Maki.
During lunch, Vintry also serves up a4-course set lunch
at a mere $15 nett
(a steal!) that includes a soup, salad, main and dessert
The meal starts off with a seemingly simple Asian Garden Salad
which was surprisingly unpalatable to most of my party. The sauce appears to be a thick balsamic vinaigrette that is bitingly sour and completely numbs the tongue. I recommend skipping this dish as it may masks the taste of the following courses. The only unpleasant dish of the day.
The Tomato Soup
was a welcome change from the first course and we drank liberally to get rid of the taste from the salad dressing. Soup was thick without being clumpy and had a good balance between acidity and sweetness.
My personal favourite of the mains would be the Caramelized Roast Pork with Rice
which comes with Achar
on the side and a killer
homemade Chilli Sauce
. The pork has a great meat to fat ratio and is wok-fried in soy sauce & caramelized with sugar, giving it a sweet yet savoury, addictive kick. The pork goes well with the rice and chilli sauce which helps cut through the sweetness to prevent it from getting too jelat.
The English Roast Beef with Sauteed Onions, Mash and Peas was also excellent, with special mention going to the gravy and creamy mash. The mash was velvety and easy on the palate while the gravy was incredibly appetizing and gelled everything together. The beef itself was great though some slices (near the ends, I supposed) were a little tough from being overcooked.
The highlight of my meal was no doubt the dessert of Coconut Ice Cream with Gula Melaka Sauce. The ice-cream was superbly refreshing and the sweetness of the Gula Melaka was well-complemented by the lightness of the coconut. An incredibly simple yet awesome dessert and a fitting ending to the meal.
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