We came on a quiet Saturday night and were able to get seats without making any reservation. Besides an a-la carte menu, OSIA
has a set menu too. From the ‘iconic set dinner menu’, one can choose to go with 3-courses at $85, 4-courses at $110 and 5-courses at $135.
Wanting more variety, my friend and I ordered the set dinner and a few a-la carte items:-
1) 3-courses set dinner, $85 comprising of:-
(A) Foie gras
– The difference between 3, 4 and 5-courses is that for starters, one can choose 1, 2 and 3 respectively. As we went with 3-course, we chose foie gras from fjord trout, Norwegian prawn, foie gras and perch. Pan fried, banana textures, madagascar vanilla, jamaican rum.
This was nice, although I wish the crust was more brittle.
– Dish 2 of the ‘icon set dinner menu’. The other option for main being beef tenderloin which we don’t take, we went with perch. Sesame ratte potato, pea tendrils, soy milk curd, shiromiso glaze.
(C) Valrhona hot chocolate soup
– Black peppered ice cream, sesame crisp.
The only option for dessert. This was almost like our chocolate fondant cake, but served in a bowl instead. This was not too bad, although I got to say having pepper in the ice cream, it was kinda weird.
2) Seafood ice experience, $34
– We ordered this from the a-la carte menu as it’s one of OSIA’s signature dishes. With alcohol mixed into the flavoured blended ice, this dish doubled up as a palate cleanser. We were each given a thin, long utensil which had one end bent at an angle for us to scoop the fillings out. But it was a little challenging since the end was flat and not scooped like a spoon. We ended up eating the dish by picking the test tubes out from the holder and pouring the content into our mouths straight. A little unglam for first dates. Ha. We were told to have the lychee martini ice with oyster last, and my favourites were the coconut with maine lobster and pineapple rum with tuna. So nice. My least favourite was the lychee martini ice with oyster. Only because I have not gotten over my phobia for oyster. I could taste the fishiness of the oyster in the lychee martini flavoured ice. A must try!
Due to the (silly) 3000 characters limit, continue to read my review on other dishes here: PART2
Frankly, the portion of the dishes was a little on the small side. However, I will recommend coming to OSIA if one is in Sentosa and will like to have a semi-formal dinner. Although some diners came dressed in the beach attire. Think, loose top over bikini, shorts and slippers. Service was attentive as the staff would explain the components of the dishes.
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