20 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower
I loved the ambience and decor of One-Ninety totally. the dim lightings an wooden furniture added a rustic yet cosy feel to the restaurant, good for an after-work chilling sessions with friends. i was promptly ushered to the big communal table (good for 8 to 14pax) where it overlooks the open grill section, showcasing the chefs at work.
We were treated to the market mezze buffet which was recently launched and it comprises of cured meat, fresh seafood, salad and cheese and desserts. On top of that, we get to choose our mains; either chicken, seabass, wagyu, lamb to even salmon. The buffet spread might not be as rich as what most other hotels offer but this semi-style buffet plus a main choice is definitely a steal at $58++. Good for a Xmas gathering near this festive joyous season.
From the appetizers, I truly enjoyed the thai chilli lobster which was fresh and succulent that i wiped 3 off (regretting not wiping more). As for the main, I had the red label organic salmon airflown from scorland and the sheer size of it when served left me impressed. Generous prortion of it ever. The "Signature Truffle Focaccia"- (Mascarpone cheese melted within the Focaccia) left me in foodcoma as the the cheesey truffle combination goes really well. (try it and you know it) The baby lamb chops served here was really soft and chewy and even a non-lamb chop like me enjoyed it asI I had a bad experience of eating overly hard and dry lambchops previously elsewhere.
Moving on, we had our share of sweet desserts after the mains. There are cakes, fruit tarts, mousse cakes, pies, meringue, and even macaron. Personally, I loved the yuzu cake and chocolate hazeline cake. While the desserrs may be a little too sweet, it goes well with either a pot of TWG tea or coffee, Alternatively, one could go for their win ($15 per glass) or cocktail selection. The wasabi martini and lemon drop cocktail was really refreshing and goes generally well with seafood mains as quioted from the staff.
Overall, I was impressed at the good service for the detailed explanation of each and every dish and would definitely head back for the food and service with friends.