Monday, July 11, 2011

db Moderne: Second Tasting...

Went back to db Moderne again...after the signature burger...see here for the review, I thought I'd try their other dishes...

We began with the amuse bouche, which is a thin crust pizza

Quite a nice start. The crust was light and crisp. The cheese did weigh it down a bit, but was every bit as tasty as any I have eaten.

I started with the Nicoise salad...

Two pieces of fresh tuna, lightly seared, on a bed of green beans, lettuce, quail's egg, and confit potatoes. Counterpoint was provided by a few pieces of pickled white anchivies which provided a salty, sour punch. Needless to say, the greens were very fresh, as was the tuna.

For mains, I had the lamb...

Beautifully done. The lamb was tender, juicy, and had a nice flavour. Two cuts were served...the sliced rack with 2 ribs, and a kubideh...a minced lamb on a skewer, seen on the plate right. The kubideh was ultra tender...the fall apart on prodding with the fork kind...but delicious.

and for desserts, flour-less chocholate cake...

Very good. The molten chocholate oozes out at just the right speed...testament to the pastry chef getting the chocholate at the right temperature and viscousity. The accompanying 3 scoops of ice cream were quite good as well, but I don't think they made this in-house.

Overall, after the slightly disappointing tasting of the db Signature burger...if you read my earlier review...not exactly a bad burger, no sir, indeed it is one of the better ones in town, but beaten by a cheaper offering across the bay. Today's tasting was rather better. The salad was good. The lamb quite superb, and the dessert was very good. Only the prices are a bit steep, but that's what you get for being at MBS. Recommended to eat here if you are around MBS, perhaps drop by for a pre-show dinner.

db Bistro
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue
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