Sean Lim 979 •
08 Nov 2009 • 1 review • 0 follower
It was a Friday night and I decided to dine at Potion with an intention of celebrating a friend's birthday.
Upon arrival, there was nobody at the hostess stand. Not a very good first impression. However, as we took out seats and placed our orders, we got a little excited to see what the food will turn out to be, at least for me. No water was served during the 20 minutes wait until I prompted a service staff.
Simple gestures like, "okay" "wait ah" "oh" "can I place your order from the other side because it's more convenient for me?" are not accepted in the hospitality industry. It does not matter where the establishment is located, hospitality should be present across the board.
At this point of time, the red wine was poured. Too much were poured into our glass. The intention of pouring the wine was to allow it to breathe. And with so much in each glass, it was simply impossible? And what more to swirl.
When food arrived, I and my other dining companions were surprised to see the portion sizes, however the food was good. Simple, hearty dishes were plated with care. A good influence of thai and asian herbs /spices gave the dishes a different dimension and sure did interest us. For starters we had: Calamari, Soft Shell Crab and Crab Cakes. The Crab Cakes were good. Calamari and Soft Shell Crab were ordinary but sauces were fairly good.
The Mains were: Lamb, Pork Belly, Wagyu, Aglio Olio.
Lamb's doneness was good, sauce however was on the sweet side.
Pork Belly was a little overcooked, sauce was however good. A little more chilli wld be good !
Wagyu turned out well, doneness was perfect. Mushrooms were earthy and umami packed !
I didn't try th Aglio Olio but it seemed to be a good one since my very picky dining companion did not complain.
Desserts were excellent. We had the Chocolate Pudding, Banana Fritters and Passion Fruit Mousse. A good balance of hot and cold, acidity and sweetness, textures for the desserts respectively.
The Chef did a great job in making us feel welcomed and constantly checked on the dishes and our views. Certainly made up for the fairly good service.