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Welcome to Wine Universe, where a treasury of wines from all over the world await you! Located in a corner of Millenia Walk in Singapore, our restaurant glassy exterior with its sidewalk alfreasco lounge invites guests to step into its restaurant and wine bar.
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Despite what the name suggests, Oenotheque by Wine Universe has not just wine, but very, very good food. ..... A shining example of this is the Salmon and Crab in Omelette Skin </strong>($22). Refreshing with a very good balance of flavours - saltiness from the caviar (exploding balls of taste), cream from the avocado and creme fraiche, and soft, fresh cold crab and mayonnaise in the middle. Very nice… And as we are at Wine Universe, pair it up with some Chardonnay. Also well worth ordering is the Maine Lobster Salad ($32) and the delicious <strong>Foie Gras Terrine ($24) served with brioche and some carpaccio sliced figs. Moving on to the mains, I have found the fish dishes to be pleasant but a little unexciting. Much more however can be said about the meat, particurarly the Veal Tenderloin ($45) and the Fondue sets ($32). My two favourites however were the... Beef tartar ($40)- Hand chopped beef with pickles, mustard, spring onion and some tabasco giving it a little kick then topped with a bit of truffle oil giving ......
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A newcomer to the vibrant Restaurant Week scene, Oenotheque by Wine Universe awes with its stunning repertoire of dishes and impeccable wine pairings in its recent Media trail. Located on the ground floor of Millenia Walk, Oenotheque is a large restaurant, elegant and sleek in tones of black and white, with large floor-to-ceiling glass windows separating their indoor and alfresco tables. Despite being of Swiss origins, the restaurant serves up dishes Modern French cuisine, with Italian, and slight Asian influences.
The Twice-cooked Baby Octopus, Avocado, and Toasted Sesame Salad that followed bore very distinct Asian flavours, that I thought was a pleasant – albeit confusing – surprise. Marinated with what must surely be something of a mix of garlic, ginger, and perhaps soy sauce, the baby octopus was aromatic and delightfully chewy. The occasional chunks of avocado were, of course, very much welcome amidst crisp salad leaves and a little dab of sweet balsamic glaze on the side.
We know something about you. We know that, on a recent Saturday night, around 9pm you weren’t eating at one of the best new restaurants in town—Oenotheque, a joint venture between Magdalene Tang of Mag’s Wine Kitchen, and Swiss wine distributor Wine Universe.
We know this about you because we were there and you weren’t. We’re really not sure why no one was there, but maybe the magician in the kitchen waved his spatula and made the other diners vanish. Sound outlandish? Not if you saw the way he turned a tomato consommé into a jellied cone in which tiny, crunchy capsicums were suspended—or the way the whole affair was surrounded by tiny beads made from green olives ($12).
Then there was the sashimi of ocean trout—a work of wonder itself without considering the arugula “milk” and super-thin beetroot-flourless-pasta-like-strips that adorned the outer edge of the bowl ($16). So the kitchen wizard (who’s named Paul Longworth by the way, and has previously been a sous chef at the 1-Michelin star Club Gascon in London) knows how to invent, prepare and present his conjurings with art and flair. But what about the taste? Abracadabra. The two starters just described were texture-rich and filled with clean oceanic and vegetal flavors. For mains, the seared Hokkaido scallops served atop salty, swoon-inducing pork belly and adorned with cauliflower puree and shallot jus ($38) were perfectly tender. The flavors in this dish each took their turn at center stage and then receded into an ensemble deserving of the applause coming from our taste buds. The two lamb chops ($45) were fresh, tender and perfectly enlivened by their surroundings of leeks, mustard sauce and red onions.
With warm, professional service; an airy, modern indoor/outdoor setting; and an actual wine library (that’s what Oenotheque means) from where you can take a discounted bottle home after dinner; the magic act is truly complete. See you there next Saturday?
An urban chic restaurant that boast a menu of French and Swiss dishes. Dining area is spacious with tartan chairs, if you are on a budget yet want to looks for a nice place lunch, Oenotheque is the place to go.I had a lunch set there that consists of a fresh fillet snapper, pork and mustard which hovers below $25. Service was polite with staff offering recommendation of wines to go with your meal.