The exams are drawing near and I needed some place quiet, some place relaxing where I could just destress and have a nice dinner. Privé immediately came to my mind, and this little islet is indeed becoming a favourite spot for both me and Daphne. Away from the hustle, away from the bustle, just enjoying the gentle sea breeze and lapping of the waves.
The N.Y. Burger: 8/10
"200g wagyu patty, melted english cheddar, crispy onions". I've read about this burger on a couple of blogs and I can understand why they like it so much. The beef was very fresh, juicy and tender, even after I asked it to be "medium-done" instead of their usual "medium-rare". The bread tasted a little salty actually, and what's a burger without its fries! Still, a very good burger indeed, even if it's not exactly big on size.
Chicken Milanese: 7.7/10
"Breaded chicken breast, Grana Padano cheese and Arugala salad". This was something interesting for the both of us, but it's actually quite flavourful given the cheese and herbs infused in the chicken. The chicken was also very tender, slightly crisp on some sides, and (I know some chefs don't exactly like this coming bit) it goes very well with chilli sauce!
Shoe-String Fries: 7.8/10
"Medium cut, fines herbes, sea salt". I was playing around with my camera, so the picture of the fries above was a shot with only the yellow meant to be seen, everything else fading to black. Anyway, those type of fries at MacDonald's, they're shoe-string as well. Daphne was expecting something thicker since there was a thin, medium and thick cut choice on the menu. Understandably, she probably thought the thin would be like those at Macs, the medium would be like those at Mos Burger, and the thick probably more like wedges. The ladies at the table next to us had the same thought, and one of them was saying, "It's medium cut right, why are these so... puny?"
And this is a shot Daphne insisted was necessary, since it not only shows the true colour of the fries, but it also captures the crispiness of it all. On taste, it was actually quite good given the salt and herbs used, but at some point I was wondering if the word "sea salt" and the actual marina just outside could have had some form of psychological effect, if you know what I mean. I guess the final question you would have to ask yourself is, would you pay $10++ for a bowl of fries? Well, we did, it was quite good actually, but more would always be good!
Service was really good, they're always so polite and friendly. Makes me like this place even more.
$28.00 for the n.y burger
$18.00 for the chicken milanese
$10.00 for a bowl of shoe-string fries
*Prices subject to the usual 7% GST and 10% service charge.
2 Keppel Bay Vista; Marina at Keppel Bay
Near Keppel Bay Tower. Entrance before and beside The Casuarina Condo at Keppel Bay.
Operating Hours: 9am to midnight (last order 11pm).