The Place Mediterranean restaurant Esmirada is located just outside Orchard Hotel along Orchard Road. It prides itself as serving authentic Mediterranean cuisine with the likes of some Moroccan fare. I only get to know about this place because of the existing dining promotion with the Palate card, which entitles diners to discounts of up to 50% depending on the number of people. There is the alfresco dining area which offers views of cars along Orchard Road.
For a more mystical dining experience, I would suggest taking the interior air-conditioned seats where the lighting is dimmed to romantic perfection. It does feel like I am in Morocco, especially with the Mediterranean music playing along.
The Food For appetisers, we had the Burgundy Escargot ($15) and the Oxtail Soup ($10). The half dozen Escargot is served in the usual sizzling pan fashion, well marinated and taken perfectly with the mushrooms masked beneath each Escargot.
For mains, I tried the Wagyu Beef Skewer ($36) as I thought that it is an authentic Mediterranean fashion to serve the meat this way. The Wagyu Beef is mixed with Eggplants and Onions to offer a more balanced diet I supposed. I had the Wagyu Beef done medium rare and I really love the taste of the Beef as it is sufficiently succulent and tender at the same time.
Will I return again? Most likely. The quality of the food is high and the location is accessible. However, I will probably return if there are similar dining promotions in future as the price is relatively steep.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4.5/5
Esmirada @ Orchard
442 Orchard Road
#01-29 Orchard Hotel
Tel: +65 6735 3476