Middle Donald •
20 Dec 2011 • 187 reviews • 10 followers
What should I say?! It's one of those places where you only go once!
I ordered the grilled octopus salad and it was very unpleasant. The octopus was not tasty at all and the salad was drenched with mayo look alike salad dressing. I left half of it on the plate. My husband had the boulibaisse and it was quite tasty but nothing to wow you.
As for the main, I had the set lunch turkey. It was ok and was surprised to find the tin cranberry jelly cube rather than a home made cranberry sauce. My husband had the lamb and he said it was very average. We had 3 glasses of wine and 2 espresso and the bill was $180.00. I think for the quality of the food and the service, it was overpriced. Will we return? No, not when someone else is buying!
The management of Wine Universe Restaurant responded to this review:
17 Jan 2012
Thank you for your feedback on Oenotheque Restaurant. I am sorry to know that you did not enjoy your dining experience.
The dressing for the Octopus salad that you had is a house dressing made from mustard and white wine vinegar with a pinch of sugar and salt. I understand that it looks very similar to mayonnaise but differs greatly in taste. On behalf of the chef, I apologise that too much dressing was given.
The set lunch turkey is served with pear compote, not cranberry jelly. You might have mistaken it for cranberry cubes as the pear is poached in red wine thus giving it a reddish colour. The compote is made in-house by the kitchen staff using the freshest ingredients. Your dissatisfaction could have resulted from mistaking the pear compote for cranberry.
I believe your discontentment is a result of not having enough information of the menu to make a well-informed choice for your meal. Thus, I would like to invite you and your husband to return to the restaurant to dine in where a better explanation of the menu will be given. I would like to offer this complimentary meal in appreciation of your helpful feedback.
Oenotheque strives to serve our guests with the best food and service. It is regrettable that you did not enjoy the experience on your last visit. I sincerely hope that you will grant Oenotheque a second chance and we at Oenotheque look forward to having you dine in with us again.
Wine Universe Singapore