You've heard me shower praises on The Dunearn at NUSS' Bukit Timah Guild House, so I thought you might be interested in another place from NUSS - The Bistro at NUSS' Suntec City Guild House. Unlike The Dunearn however, access to The Bistro is strictly for members only, but you can always get a current member to take you there. The Bistro actually features a more varied menu than The Dunearn, and I realise many of the customers are actually here for the decent spread of Asian dishes. Most importantly to me, The Bistro provides a little sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city, especially on weekend evenings.
Complimentary Garlic Bread
The Bistro serves up a monthly set menu that is priced at $25++ for a three course meal and $28++ for a four course meal. Courses can be changed to any item on the à la carte menu, but you would have to pay 50% of the item's labelled price. This post features July's menu, but stay tuned because the next post gives you a peek at August's menu!
San Francisco Inn Seafood Gumbo
Okra and Farmer's Greens simmered in Tomato Broth with Crab Meat and Shrimp
The San Francisco Inn Seafood Gumbo was decent, albeit a little watery. What I liked about it was the noticeable amounts of (real) crab meat and shrimp in the soup.
Los Angeles Cioppino
Fresh Tiger Prawn, Mussel, Crab Meat, Fish and Clams cooked in Tomato Basil Sauce on Pasta
I chuckled when my main course arrived because the prawns were much smaller than the ones shown on the menu. Still, the Los Angeles Cioppino proved to be much better than expected, as the seafood stew base was quite flavourful indeed and went very well with the pasta. Fresh ingredients too, I must add.
Southern Fried Cajun Fish Fillet with Citrus Butter Sauce
The dinner partner Daphne had the Southern Fried Cajun Fish Fillet, which I thought looked quite nice and wasn't overdone.
Mango Passion Oreo Cheesecake
The set menu's dessert (California Raisin Cheesecake drizzled with Fresh Coulis) did not sound very enticing to us, and so we decided to opt for a couple of other items from the à la carte menu. I liked my Mango Passion Oreo Cheesecake because it had a really good mix of the sweet, fruity tang of the mango bits, familiar chocolate goodness of the Oreos, and of course the sweet-sour taste of soft and smooth cheesecake. Yums.
Daphne's choice of an Apple Crumble came in a pretty generous portion and turned out to be quite satisfying as well. The crumble scored on both its crisp crust and delicious caramelised apple slices.
$25++ each for the three-course set meal(comes with free flow soft drinks as well as coffee or tea at the end of the meal),
Additional $3.85++ and $4.10++ for the cheesecake and crumble respectively.
Suntec City, Level 5.
For members only. Members, however, are allowed to bring guests.
Pictures taken with the Canon Ixus 80 IS.