The Place Aged beef is all the rage now, especially if you are a beef connoisseur. District 10, located at Suntec Tower Two, is one new restaurant in Suntec City mall which specialises and offers aged beef to its diners. With a space that is merely 1,800 square feet, I found it amazing that this vacant space in the past has been transformed to a new chic looking restaurant with alfresco seats. The first thing that caught my eye when I entered District 10 @ Suntec was the state of the art refrigerator which stored the dry aged meat. It’s all about dry aged beef here at the Suntec outlet of District 10, which is a relatively new method of preserving beef under a controlled humidity and temperature to allow the meat to be more tender over time. I can foresee the dry aged technology becoming more prevalent in Singapore as our taste buds become more sophisticated, and as diners become more spoilt for choices these days.
Love watching chefs in action. Watch how Head Chef Luca Pezzera handles his meat deftly. No kidding, you literally need a saw to cut those thick slabs of meat off.
The Food We started with the Vitello tonnato ($24), thinly sliced roasted veal loin with light tuna sauce. I was skeptical of this dish initially as the veal was almost in sashimi form, but it was so fresh that I could not keep my hands off it. The tuna sauce was such a great compliment to the veal as well. The other appetiser we had was the Puglia Burratina with organic Cherry Tomato-Basil Bruschetta ($26). I am not a tomato lover but the ones here from Italy was so sweet that I became a tomato convert for it.
For something healthy to share, you can’t go very wrong with the Butter Lettuce Salad with pancetta, hazelnut, Gorgonzola and egg ($20).
To savour the best flavor of the aged beeg, I highly recommend the 45-days dry aged corn-fed traditional Florentina Steak ($22/100g). It was fascinating to watch the chef in action while preparing the steak, simply seasoned with salt, pepper, herbs and extra virgin olive oil. The steak was succulent as I expected it to be, with extremely tender fats as well, so sinful yet I felt it was a waste if I did not stomach it.
Other cuts include the 45 days Home Dry Aged Grass-fed Black Angus OP Rib ($18/100g) and 30 days Home Dry Aged Irish Grass-fed Rib-Eye ($44/250g).
For desserts, District 10 has its own in-house pastry chef to prepare the likes of Double espresso panna cotta with vanilla sauce ($12), Bitter chocolate – marshmallow fluff with caramelized banana ($14) and Profiterole filled with chestnut, served with warm chocolate sauce ($12).
The espresso panna cotta was my favourite pick as the espresso flavor was intense and it did not come across as overly sweet for me.
Rants It is really all about red meats here and beef, so if you are not a meat lover, it is hard to get excited about the menu and seeing all red. Indoor seats are quite limited at the Suntec outlet as well, so do reserve well ahead.
Will I Return Again? I really appreciate good steak, where there is finally a restaurant like District 10 to offer aged beef at relatively affordable prices. I will just be mindful to share the calories and meat with more people the next time.
Make your reservation instantly at District 10 @ Suntec City here.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
District 10 Suntec City
3 Temasek Boulevard
Suntec City Tower 2
Tel: +65 6822 2886
Monday to Sunday: 11.30am – 11pm
Ranted by The Ranter