We had our pre-pre-Valentine’s Day dinner at Sage this year, and decided to splurge with each of us having the degustation menu. A swapped his foie gras for the mushroom cappuccino – not a fair exchange in terms of cost, but more than worthwhile in terms of the respective pleasure that each dish would have brought him.
The first course was a huge improvement from the previous degustation’s crab salad - frog’s legs with purple potato chips and truffle foam. I can’t remember what the green sauce was, but it had a nice tartness that complemented the frog’s legs very well.
The next few courses were similar to the previous ones – the quail, and the Hokkaido scallop with crab cake. They were no less delicious; in fact, because we each had a portion all to ourselves, we could really savour the dish to the fullest. My foie gras was again seared to perfection, and A’s mushroom soup was also divine.
The main course was the bacon-wrapped veal with the porcini risotto. This was possibly even better than the first time we tried it, as the bacon flavour was even more prominent. I think next time if they have this on the menu, I’ll just order this as a main course. Out of the various mains we’ve tried here so far, this is still the best.
Dessert was a chocolate and blueberry cake laced with some kind of alcohol and topped with a mascarpone ice cream. This was quite light, but occasional mouthfuls delivered quite a strong alcoholic punch.
Another very satisfying meal, though it did take quite a while because we got there at 8 – probably right in the middle of the Friday night rush. Funnily enough, we saw B and CH there, who decided to come after reading one of our previous posts. Hope you guys enjoyed the meal, and that our recommendation didn’t disappoint :)
The place was almost full, and although the service staff were very attentive, the food was very slow in coming out.
The food is definitely great with standouts being my mushroom soup and the veal and risotto main. I think unless there’s a radical change in the degustation, we’ll both just have the mushroom soup and a main.
Sage, The Restaurant
No. 7 Mohamed Sultan Road
Lunch: 12noon – 2:30pm (Wednesday to Friday)
Dinner: 6:30pm – 10:30pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Closed on Mondays & Public Holidays