Vida Vino Restaurant, meaning the “wine life” in Spanish, is a place where the beauty and vibrancy of Spain meets the classic elegance of the Mediterranean. Offering an incredible selection of boutique wines and tapas Vida Vino’s grand goal is ultimate enjoyment.
Mon - Thu: 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat: 18:00 - 00:00
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It has been some time since I last came to this restaurant. I learnt that the menu has been updated and I came here for lunch with my colleagues to try their new additions.
There were 3 of us and we ordered a couple of items from across the menu. Here are the highlights of our meal:
- Padron Peppers: $12. Fresh Spanish peppers nicely grilled to give a slight charring on the outside and given a sprinkling of salt. A simple snack and I like the taste of it. Its not hot at all. Recommended!
- Croquetas de Queso y Jamon: $12. We got 3 pieces of Iberico Ham and Manchego cheese croquetas. This is a must-try. Crispy 1on the outside and I loved the texture and taste of the fillings. If I ould, I would have finished this all by myself.
- Patatas Bravas: $12. Deep fried crispy cubed potatoes. Its served in a ceramic dish and topped with home-made alioli and brava sauce. This will appeal to those who love potatoes. The brava sauce is similar to tomato sauce and Alioli sauce is like mayonnaise. Both complemented the potatoes well.
- Costillas de Cordero: $34. 3 Lamb cutlets grilled individually and served with roasted peppers, olives and capers. The lamb were well cooked and didn’t have a strong ‘lamb taste’. Not bad.
- Bacalao al Pil Pil: $35. A piece of salted cod grilled and served olive oil and garlic emulsion. I didn’t think I would like this, cos the cod has been preserved. But it tastes like regular cod fish. The emulsion also went well with the fish and only had a hint of garlic, and the garlic was not overpowering.
- Paella de Mariso: $65. Seafood Paella with prawns, squid and clams. This serves 3 pax easily. This is one of my favourite dishes of the meal. The paella was cooked in the pan and at the bottom of the pan was charred bits, much like what you will find at the bottom of the claypot for Chinese Claypot Rice. I hardly find paella served with this, as most restaurants do their paella like risotto, which has a smooth texture on the top to the bottom of the dish. The charred bits gave the paella character and crunch in each mouthful. You can taste the saffron in the rice and the seafood were fresh and tasty. Highly-recommended!
- Crema Catalana Con Melody: $12. The crème brulee has a nice sugar crackling on the top. Its supposed to be Melody alcohol, which has a similar taste to Baileys. But the restaurant ran out of melody alcohol, so they substituted for Baileys instead. Its an interesting taste to have Baileys with the crème brulee.
- Churros con Chocolate: $12. Wow. I loved this. The Churros were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon and orange crumbs on the outside. Eating it on its own and then dipping it in the chocolate sauce that has rum in it gave two interesting tastes! After the churros were finished, I used a spoon to finish up the rest of the rum chocolate sauce!
It was a good meal and I (and my colleagues) left the restaurant happy.