Weighty Man •
15 Mar 2013
Tao's at Selegie, where I first encountered the owners of this unique dining approach to French dining is now with Zero Zero. Dozo is a different group, and so is the Clan.
Ambience: It's a very lovely location on the 4th floor of the Central. Facing Clark Quay, it overlooks the river and you enjoy the view of the boats going up and down to boat quay and into the Marina Bay. It was lunch time but I was told that it's nicer at night (dinner prices apply). Comfortable chairs, seating for 200 pax makes it a very airy place for a meal.
Food: It's a set menu that sets you back about $30 for lunch but what a variety.
I could recognise the starter from Tao - aluminium dish served with a milky mix of meats and mushroom with a mozzarella glaze on the top, Was not as tasty as I recalled. I ordered the prawn roll which had mango puree drizzled over it - tasty, wife ordered the noodle salad- which I found to sour. The mushroom soup was next and it was fabulous. Large ceramic bowl that looked like a Korean granit bowl, with hot tasty soup. Could have had another bowl.
For drinks, I had the peach apple, wife had the peach with camomile. Both drinks were tasty and well served with a dainty cup. Helped us chit chat a bit more after the food was all gone.
For mains, I ordered the lamb chops and she had the sirloin steak. The lamb chopswere two pieces of "real" chops, not shoulder cut and well marinated (no smell) and fried. Good taste. The Sirloin was better, tender and well grilled -medium rare.
Dessert was last, what an ending. I had the creme brulee - well set, and with lightly burnt sugar on the top. The brownie with ice cream came with more ice cream than brownie- should adjust the balance.
Overall a satisfying meal at a good price.
Value: $30 a head fo 6 course - a bargain
Service: Black T shirted service, prompt and un intrusive.