Saturday, November 22, 2008


C says:

So today is my cousin’s wedding, and as part of the celebrations, his sister L (yes, the one of Eve boutique) and mom organised a post-church ceremony lunch for close friends and family at Novus at the National Museum.

Because everyone was on a tight wedding schedule, the meal consisted of just a main and a dessert, but portions were sizeable, and perfect to ensure that we didn’t feel too bloated and unable to fit into our clothes for the evening.

The main course was pan fried sea bream with potato brandade (mashed potatoes, in commonspeak), artichokes and sugar peas. I think A liked the mash, oops, the brandade, best, but the fish was excellent as well. Very fresh, crisp on the outside and perfectly cooked and moist inside.

Dessert was also a winner – blueberry crème brulee with Tahitian vanilla ice cream. There were blueberries inside the crème brulee, and it was also served with a summer berry compote of raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. Usually these berry compotes are way too tart but the one here was a pleasant surprise. It was sweet and only very slightly tart; even A could eat it, and he doesn’t normally eat berries of any sort.

Given how good lunch was, we’re now inspired to come back again to try stuff from their main menu. Prices are a little on the steep side though, especially from the meat section where mains are between $45 and $60 (exclusing a whopping $108 for their signature wagyu beef dish). Maybe we’ll come for one of their set lunches one day, or perhaps their degustation dinner at $108 would be a more worthwhile bet.

A says:

The atmosphere is a bit too chi-chi but the food is good enough for me to want to come back. Only for lunch though. The set lunch is much more in our range and I don’t think I could handle too fancy a dinner.

Novus Restaurant & Bar
#01-02 National Museum
93 Stamford Road
Tel: 6336-8770
Lunch: 11.30 am to 2.30 pm
Dinner: 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm

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