Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Fri: 19:00 - 22:30
Sat: 18:30 - 22:30
Domvs, the Italian Restaurant is located on the lobby level of Sheraton Towers Singapore, and serves Italian cuisine.
The best dish I had in my entire dinning experience here is the Lava Cake, small though but good melting chocolate in the middle which is what I like ! I Had a seafood soup which was good (seafood was fresh especially the prawn & scallop). Family members had the pasta for the main course in which one said too much garlic for her tomato based pasta, whillst another say too little garlic for his aglio olio. Mine was the sea brass which was ok. Liked the good attentive service and the free complimentary carpark (which was offered which i didn't have to ask for it !) Quiet & comfortable ambience.
I'd eaten at Domvs a couple of times many, many years ago, and really liked it as a restaurant with a fine dining atmosphere and food, but not at bank-breaking prices. So I was pretty excited to go there again recently, to check out its (not so newly) renovated interiors and menu.
The food at Domvs remains good, although I won't comment on individual dishes because I had the UOB set dinner. Portions were generous, and the flavours were generally simple and rich. The ambiences of the restaurant seems a little brighter now, if a little less plush. (The gauzy curtain at the front of the restaurnt was very Hari Raya.) Service by a predominantly mainland Chinese staff is attentive, and the waitress accommodated my shameless request to pack our 4 petit fours into 2 separate containers to go with an admirable minimum of eyebrow-raising. (In my defence, the food was good and we were very full.)
I still maintain that Domvs is a good date place, with its rarefied atmosphere suited more towards hushed tones that lively conversation. The tables are also more widely spaced than, say, Galbiati, so there's more privacy. And it's relatively quiet on a Friday night.
Domvs means ”Home” in Latin. I think they wanted to create a ”Home-like” ambience in the restaurant so that diners feel relax and comfortable having their lunch/dinner at ”Home”.
The dining area is very spacious and I like the tables being spread far apart from each other, keeping small talks ”enclosed”. The decor is modern and elegant, furbished with real trees and flowers placed on every table.
Ladies are being pampered on WEDNESDAY, the chef offers a complimentary Seasonal Salad to go along with the set lunch specially created for Ladies. From my observation, the dishes are very light and healthy, emphasising more on vegetables and steaming. The special set lunch is only meant for ladies on Wednesday, Men don’t get it!
Domvs also offer a 2/3 course business set lunch which is wallet friendly, priced at $28++ and $ 36++ respectively.
Smoked ocean trout with mixed green salad
A simple mixed green salad topped with smoked ocean trout to start. The chef has kindly included more salad leaves for me.The smoked ocean trout was sliced thinly and topped it on the mixed salad leaves. I was curious to find out what was the red coloured thing that was sprinkled on the ocean trout.
Pan seared garouper, black olives & capers
My mains was a Garouper fish was is a firm and meaty fish. The chef served the seared fish in a spicy tomato stew with some mixed vegetables( zucchini, carrots and bell peppers). The tomato stew is very ”home-made” and has a hint of spiciness. The fish was also served with carrot sticks, asparagus and snow peas which I requested for more greens. I like the spicy tomato stew with lots of vegetables and I love anything with tomatoes!On the other hand, I felt that the fish tasted a little fishy and does not have the sweetness of fish. This was a slight disappointment though. At least, the fish has a crispy skin and the tomato stew compensated for the slight imperfection.
Mango Charlotte with raspberry coulis & sorbet
Dessert was a choice of mango charlotte or the Earl grey chocolate fondant which I didn’t pick. The waiter reccommended something lighter, the mango mousse to end my meal . I was also told that that the mango charlotte was quite popular here , it is also available for purchase.
The mango charlotte
Soft vanilla sponge with mango mousse in between the layers. The mango mousse is ok, I would prefer the mango flavour to be stronger( mangoe-y). The vanilla sponge is very soft but I felt it was a little on the sweet side.
The raspberry coulis and sorbet
The sorbet has a mild raspberry flavour. It is advised to consume the mango mousse before reaching for the sorbet as the latter has a slight sourish taste. Not too bad, I like the berries with passionfruit puree.
2 chocolate cookies and peanut butter cookies. The waitress was unsure of the latter and had to double check with the kitchen. The chocolate cookies were just passable, probably it was the texture was too hard and chocolate taste was mild. I prefer Famous Amos / Amoy cookies! I didn’t try the peanut butter cookies as I am sensitive to the peanuts.
Managed to get the reseveration to go for the Pay As You Wish promotion, was very excited and looking forward to the meal.
Ambience was ok, except that we were seated next to a table of 6 (Celebrating their 50 wedding anniversay i think) Not that i wanted to eavessdrop, but they were talking too loudly :P
Starter: Foie gras terrine with “cremona” mustard and vincotto sauce
ok, average, still prefered pan fried foie gras
Asparagus soup with pan seared scallop, truffle foam
After taste too strong, cant taste truffle too. But scallop was fresh
Homemade beef cannelloni pasta with cherry tomato, leek sauce
Very average, thought it should be better
Grilled beef tenderloin with herbs crust Parmesan cheese
served with potato confit
Ok, thought the potato confit was better haha
Grilled Atlantic salmon with baby spring vegetable, basil lemon sauce
Salmon was good, fresh & tasty. No fishy smell
highlight of the meal:
Lemon crème mille –feuille with strawberry compote and mint jelly cubes
Overall average meal, doesnt worth $100 per head they priced it. But since it is a pay as you wish promotion, it is highly recommended :-)
Probably will return if can get the pay as you wish chance again!