Chubby Botak Koala •
12 Jan 2015
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OSIA Bar and Restaurant is a fine dining establishment owned and marketed by Ottscott Pte Ltd. A partnership between distinguish and award winnings Chef Scott Webster, who made his name in Australia and his long time friend Chef Otto Weibel, the Swiss Chef previous executive Chef from Swissotel the Stamford and Fairmont Singapore.
OSIA offer a fine dining experience, that combines innovative and freshest ingredients, which can be enjoy individually or shared between the diners. Located in RWS, this award winning restaurant not only catered to for the resorts guests, it is also open to public. Helmed by Chef Douglas Tay, winner of several gold medals at Culinary Olympics 2008 and Western Australia Oceanafest 2009; you can look forward to some culinary excellence.
We gathered here to celebrate a friend's birthday party so I need to limit my bloggers probing. We started with the signature Stone Hearth Flatbread ($11). Ours was a combination of Truffled Kalamata Olive and sour cream. The flatbreat has a distinct crispiness on the crust, with a a moist, fluffy yet resilient texture in the middle. The pistachio cream cheese dip provide a excellent complement to bread compare to the normal just butter.
Next come the fresh oyster, served on salt cast ring. I like eat my oyster as close to nature as possible, with a small squeeze of lemon. It is fresh and succulent, you can actually taste the ocean in your mouth.
For mains, I had Byron Bay Berkshire Pork Rack 300 gram ($55). The plating of the dish is quite unique, served on a wooden platform layered with oba leaf. The pork rack looks like a pork chop with the bone in it. The cuts are thick, cooked just right with slight pinkish in the middle but absent of blood. It is well seasoned, tasty, tender and succulent, I almost did not touch the fresh hollandaise sauce. The homemade chutneys, seasoned vegetables and pickles are creamy but under-seasoned. Overall, it can be considered a good main dish, but somehow it's kind of missing the WOW factor.
The tables shared the desserts of OSIA Macadamia Soufflé ($32). Since the soufflé intended for 2 persons, the size is quite tall when it rises. It is light, moist, has the right sweetness to it but the taste of the egg is quite strong. The praline provide a crunchy texture to the overall dish and the ice cream is there for contrasting experience of hot and cold.
The décor of OSIA is modern and elegant. The open concept kitchen is one of the main feature here. You can see the chef at work no matter where you are seating. Service are excellent, setting the benchmark for fine dining standards. Kudos to the service team.
Overall, OSIA provides you with a very good fine dining experience. Starting from the freshest ingredients, modern yet classic cooking technique and exceptionally good service. Cheers!!