Verre Modern Bistro And Wine Bar was a wine bar turned full fledged restaurant after its revamp. Boosting 750 wine labels at their premise, as such, its specialty is in wine pairing with the dishes crafted by their kitchen
As diner entered the restaurant, diner would not miss the centre piece, a glass room filled with wine bottles. Dinning is surrounding this centre feature. Interior was elegant with an option of causal dinning at the Al Fresco.
We were served with the complimentary starter from the Verre, A deep fried Burrata Cheese with some other ingredients. The dish was a piping hot dish which was rare. Usually, it was either lukewarm or a cold dish. We have a good first impression of Verre Modern Bistro and Wine Bar.
I was eyeing on the Steak Tartare ($18) but knowing my mom will not enjoy that I have to forego it this round. And we went for the Half Lobster Salad ($38), it doesn’t come cheap for a salad though. Romanine Lettuce that was laced evenly with salad dressing lied on a bed of gucamole. And Half a Maine Lobster was topped on the greens giving a contrast to the colour. We thought this dish was excellent in terms of the salad dressing that was appetising, lightly sourish and the creamy gucamole does enhances the salad too.
The Seafood Papillote ($30) is a bag of clams, octopus, prawns and scallop swam in a creamy leek and onion gravy was quite pale in comparison with our first appertiser. As all the seafood except the scallop was a challenge for my weak jaw.
Lamb Chop With Moroccan Couscous and Mint Sauce ($46), in our view was fabulous. The tender lamb meat was easy on the jaw and the mint sauce, a usual and great pairing for lamb, does the trick to mask the unpleasant lamb pungent. The Moroccan Couscous was flavourful with Middle East herb and spice with the tiny raisin giving a little sweetness elevated the flavours.
After the Lamb Chop, our expectation increased exponentially. As such, we didn’t appreciate the classic French dish, the Duck Confit ($35). We felt it was a piece of duck thigh soaked in high concentration of brine. The saltiness was far beyond our tolerance level.
A satisfying meal is to end it with a awesome dessert. I was glad that we have the Jasmine Tea Verrine ($16) that compensated for the greatly disappointed Duck Confit. We appreciate how the various layers of flavour and texture came into play as we degust.
Truly a saving grace to temporary forget about salty dish.
In general, service at Verre Modern Bistro And Wine Bar was friendly. But I appreciate if they could describe the dish to us when serve, it would certainly be welcome since no further description, except the name of the dish, was written on the menu. This was done only to the complimentary starter.
At Verre Modern Bistro And Wine Bar, the excellent dishes were truly on the extreme outstanding scale. Hence, NAHMJ would recommend to start with the Half Lobster Salad, next order the Lamb Chop With Moroccan Couscous and Mint Sauce as Main and end the meal with Jasmine Tea Verrine.
Verre Modern Bistro And Wine Bar
8 Rodyk St #01-05/06, Singapore 238216
Tel: +65 6509 1917
Monday – Thursday 1700 to 0000; Friday 1700 to 0100; Saturday 1500 to 0100; Sunday 1500 to 2300
- alight at Hotel Miramar or River View Hotel along Havelock Road 51, 64, 123, 186
- North-east line – Clarke Quay station