Friday, 11 October 2013

SKYVE Wine Bistro

I was invited for a food tasting to try out the new menu, with the new chef, Jachin Tan, on-board!

It can be considered a hidden place, unless you have walked and explored the area around Newton Food Court before. Around 10 minutes from Newton MRT Station / Newton Food Court, it is lcoated just beside Anglo Chinese School (Junior). If you are driving in from Bukit Timah Road, carpark is available just past the SKYVE entrance.

Outdoor and indoor seatings are available. Their spacious indoor seatings can accomodate to private dinners, birthday celebrations, wedding dinner, etc. Being flexible with their layout arrangement, it does seem like a plus point :)

Near the entrance you will see a wine cellar. Wine enthusiasts should have this place listed in their "places-to-go"! Drinks menu can be viewed here.

Oyster lover? SKYVE brings in fresh juicy Australia oysters, letting their diners enjoy the the authentic yummy taste of oyster :) Dinner menu can be viewed here.

Of course, we get to try The Sleeping Oysters section!! Starting from the left, Mentaiyaki consisting of mentaiko, ebiko, lemon juice, and aioli. Chilean with serrano, lime juice, red wine vinegar. Lastly, Kilpatrick with lardon of bacon, worchestershire, and chives.

My favorite is Kilpatrick, as there are bacons on it! Haha :D But overall, their oyster is a must-order! Each cost $34 per half dozen.

While our food were being prepared, we also had the Truffle and Thyme Fries ($12.00) to appease our hunger... Contents include truffle oil, thyme salt, and granda padano. Snacks Bar menu can be viewed here.

Then came our appetizers.

Petuna and Ume Somen ($20.00), with seared petuna, ebiko, mango, chilli, sesame yuzu dressing, cold somen, and mesclun. Just mix the somen section and pair it with petuna.

Next appetizer is SKYVE Beef Tartare ($22.00), with truffle egg yolk, cilantro dust, flat bread, ancho chilli aioli, and thyme sea salt. Mashed the beef and egg yolk together, and eat it with the flat bread. Mushy beef feels silky down the throat, which is very different from the usual steak we had outside.

Appetizers gone, time for mains! Specially left a bigger empty portion in my stomach for this!

Polenta Mushroom Stack ($34.00), consisting of mushroom fricassee, grilled portabello, polenta cakes, seasonal vegetables, and pesto. It is more of a vegetarian dish, which is rare to have vegetarian and "meaty" cuisines in a one place. What seems to be the chinese carrot cake, stacking the portabello in between, is actually made of cornmeal.

Sous Vide Poulet ($34.00), consisting of apricot glazed chicken, baby vegetables, candied pecans, and pommes puree. Chicken is well-glazed, and cooked till tender to chew :)

Spicy Kalbi Beef Short Ribs ($36.00), consisting of sous vide short ribs, spicy kalbi glaze, sauteed brocollini, and crispy root vegetable ribbons. Another beef dish :D It is indeed a little spicy, but beef is juicy still. Not forgetting how effortless it is to remove the beef from the ribs :) Vegetable ribbons have yam and sweet potato. Manually shaved by chef, thus the irregular shape.

Another main which was specially prepared for us, was this dish made up of lamb. Lamb Rack ($40.00) contains grilled marinated lamb rack, dashi and miso vegetables, and chargrilled tomato momotaro. The sweet taste still lingers in my mouth as I wrote this! So yummy, that I hesitate between selecting my favorite among the beef and the lamb dish!

Then, the desserts to calm our tastebuds from the exicitng moments earlier on. Nope, the following dessert "Opera" is not in our list though...

Mango & Cheese Semifreddo ($12.00), which consists of rippled frozen mousse, frozen lime foam, and sablee cookies. The best way to taste this dessert, is to wait till it "thaws", and you slice it from top to bottom, to have all the flavors in your mouth. Smile formed on me once I tasted it!

Snicker Bar ($12.00), which consists of salted caramel pudding, peanut butter, chocolate ganache, feuilletine, flamed bananas, and vanilla gelato. Each layer that forms to what we see as a "snicker bar" are made up of different flavors. To truly enjoy this dessert, ensure all layers are placed in your mouth before savoring it.. It tasted like bitter chocolate though.

Another dessert specially given to us, named Inspired By Reds ($12.00). It has strawberry parfait, sous vide strawberry in balsamic vinegar, raspberry sorbet, flower tuile, and dehydrated raspberry.The overall taste is not too sweet, just nice!

The dishes we had above are all part of their new ala-carte food menu.

Regardless for a proper meal, or a chilling place for a drink, SKYVE seems like a ideal place. Cosy ambience, and noise level is a little low below average. Definitely a place to chill and relax :) While most of their dishes are made with a cooking method termed "sous vide", which does not overcook the outside, while keeping the inside still juicy and yummy!

Just another reminder to try their fresh juicy oysters flown in fron Australia!

SKYVE Wine Bistro

10 Winstedt Road
#01-17 Block E
Singapore 227977

Tel: (65) 6225 6690

Opening Hours
Mon - Sun: 1000 - 0100 hours

*Last order at 2230 hours