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The Wine Buffet At Winederlust Is Something You Have To Try

James Chan

Winederlust

Winederlust is a new wine bistro located at Wanderlust, a beautiful boutique hotel along Dickson Road. Housing over 300 different brands of wine from all over the world, the inner alcoholic in you will be spoilt for choice.

With respect to pricing, I had assurance during my brief tour of the place that their bottles are well below normal retail selling price. What’s more, if you decide that you want to da pao (takeaway) wines instead of drinking at Winederlust, you pay $10 less.

winederlust wine buffet

The Wine Buffet

The crux of the matter that I would like to highlight would be their wine buffet. Available every Saturday and Sunday, you pay $48++ for 2 hours free flow of up to 3 different wines. If you don’t have a clue as to what to choose, feel free to ask any of the knowledgeable staff for assistance.

To top it all off, what seals the deal for me would be the food. For an additional $10, you can enjoy and pair selected Chef’s Creations with your wines. JUST $10 for the normal portion!

winederlust tuna

Tuna Tataki Chimichanga, $14 a la carte or $10 with wine buffet

Corn Tostadas, Onion Avocado Sesame Tabbouleh

Seafood and white wine is a no brainer. Senior sommelier, Amir Solay suggested pairing this dish with a Pagos (a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc) and who am I to question a man with over 20 years of experience?

The tuna (sourced from the shores of Japan) was beautifully seared on the outside and extremely fresh. The pairing of the light and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc was perfect for this appetizer.

 winederlust cheese salad

Caprese Mozzarella Salad, $12 a la carte or $10 with wine buffet

Buffalo Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomato, Smoke Fermented Beans

This dish was paired with Pagos, the same Sauvignon Blanc I had with the Tuna. The fermented beans (tempeh) and the mozzarella is a little fatty and leans more on the rich spectrum. The Pagos is perfect to wash away said fattiness and gelat-ness with its light acidity.

On that note, I’ve never had such a tasty and tender tempeh before! I’m used to the hard nonsense I get at Ayam Penyet stores. So you can imagine how surprised I was after my first bite.

winederlust sous vide pork belly

Sous Vide 12 Hours Pork Belly, $20 a la carte or $10 with wine buffet

Braised Lima Beans, Grated Daikon, Pork Jus

Moving on to their mains, this dish was paired with a French Cabernet Sauvignon, a much heavier red wine. The Sous Vide Pork Belly is a heavy dish so pairing it with a heavier, full bodied wine provides the palate with a sense of equilibrium.

Wow. The pork belly was superb! Loved how the fats melted in my mouth and how tender the meat was. The element that I absolutely went crazy over was the pork crackling. It was crispy but not over the top kind of crispy (like Chicharrón in the Philippines). I only wished there was more of that on this dish.

winederlust is it worth it

Is the juice worth the squeeze?

Head on down during the weekend and get that wine buffet. Let’s take one of their main dishes, the pork for example. It costs $20 a la carte but with the wine buffet, it’s only $10!!! SICK! What’s more, you get to pair all the good food with great wines!

 

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Winederlust
Wanderlust Hotel
2 Dickson Road, Singapore 209494
Tel: 6298 1188

 

*This was a sponsored post (Thanks for the food Winederlust!)

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Summer Hill – Order That Godlike Roasted Chicken

James Chan

Summer Hill

Let’s just say you can’t miss Summer Hill (even though they’re really small) because it’s easily the prettiest eatery in the WHOLE of Sunset Way.

Looks aside (mama always said not to judge people by their looks), for a bistro located in a HDB estate, there seems to be a disconnect with their high pricing. That doesn’t stop throngs of people from coming to eat at Summer Hill though. You’ll understand why if you order the Roast Chicken.

The Food

They have an extremely simple menu with limited offerings so you don’t need to overwork your brain too much before ordering. Also, their portions are relatively big and justifies their prices. Here’s what we ordered.

summer hill mussels

Fresh Mussels Cooked in White Wine . $25

You get a generous amount of delicious and perfectly cooked mussels. Fresh, plump, sweet and juicy – everything I look out for when it comes to mussels.

Signature Roast Chicken, $23 for half, $45 for whole

This chicken is DA BOMB. It comes with a homemade sauce but honestly, I didn’t even need the sauce. The chicken is so damn good, I could eat it on its own. The mark of how good a chicken is can easily be judged by how tender the breast is. At Summer Hill? SO TENDER!

summer hill roast beef

Boneless Beef Roast, Grass Fed, $36

It’s a decent dish but I’ve honestly had better roasts in Singapore. That green chilli sauce has a slight spicy aftertaste which is a definite plus but that it.

summer hill pork collar

Roast Pork Collar, $25

Nope. Didn’t work for me. The meat, although marinated perfectly, was tough and pretty hard to go down.

 

Is The Juice Worth The Squeeze?

Yes to the Roast Chicken & the Mussels. I would come back for those two dishes for sure. Furthermore, it’s located so near to one of favorite drinking places, Stickies Bar @ Sunset! Eat, Drink, Sleep, Repeat!

 

Make a reservation via CHOPE here!

 

Summer Hill
Blk 106 #01-62
Clementi Street 12
Singapore 120106
Tel: 6251 5337

https://summerhill.sg/

 

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