The Place Located in Dempsey, I checked out Siri House, a huge lifestyle, social and dining space which spans across a backyard, restaurant, bar and even an art space. The interior of Siri House is eclectic, and true to its name, it looks more like a residence than a conventional restaurant.
There is a Veuve Clicquot x Siri House theme currently, where there is a new outdoor dining area amidst the lush greenery of Dempsey Hill, for a boozy brunch or dinner. I visited for the Dining at Dusk – An Outdoor Dinner Experience where you can choose the 4 (S$98++ per person) or 6 (S$128++ per person) individually plated course menu.
Each menu includes a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne per person, available for 2 to 5 pax groups (with an applicable minimum spend). Guests can also order bottles of Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label, Rosé or La Grande Dame at special promotional prices, starting at S$120 per bottle. Outdoor Private Dinner bookings are available, Tuesday to Sunday Evenings, 6.00pm to 8.00pm.
The Food The meal started with the Amuse Bouche – Baked Kohlrabi marinated in Japanese shoyu, then grilled on charcoal. There is some goat cheese as well, which can be pungent if you are not a cheese lover.
Next up is the Cold Appetiser – Stracciatella with Aburi Amaebi, sansho pepper, thai basil oil and crab fat croutons.
The Hot Appetiser follows, which is the 36 hours slow-braised Korean short ribs, marinated in pear, apples, sake mirin, shoyu, slow-cooked over charcoal oven. A very flavourful dish where the short ribs is glazed with a doenjang and mirin reduction before being grilled, and served with pickled napa cabbage, a celeriac and parsnip puree and a homemade pickled daikon. I love the tender texture of the short ribs.
For mains, the Lobster Miso Carbonara is lovely. You get fresh bincho-grilled Boston Lobster tail glazed with chicken fat, served with handmade pasta and cheese. There are also bits of morsel mushrooms which makes the pappardelle dish even more palatable.
The other main I had was the Pan Seared Chilean Seabass with a sauce of tomatoes, thyme, anchovies and olives. You get a crispy seabass texture, where the rich sauce works well for me.
For dessert, I had the Jasmine Ice Cream Mille Feuille with toasted buckwheat and chamomile syrup atop layers of puff pastry sandwiched together with jasmine chantilly cream. I love the fragrant jasmine element which resonates with the botanical surroundings.
Other options for dessert include the Sicilian Pistachio Ice Cream. You get brown butter crumble at the base, along with shaved cheese and shaved cured yolk. It is a mix of savoury elements with sweets, and it works surprisingly well. I love Sicilian Pistachio, so this is a winner for me!
There is also the Orange Chocolate paired with hazelnut ice cream and garnished with 75% Valrhona chocolate feuilletine, sea salt, shaved candlenut and a dehydrated chocolate mousse. Once again, the ice cream here is very good, and go for this if you fancy something rich to conclude your meal.
Rants It rained right before our Dining at Dusk meal which makes the outdoor area a little wet. Just a mindful note that this experience is subjected to weather conditions.
Will I Return Again? Overall, I enjoyed the dishes I had at Siri House. Each course is consistently good, all the way to desserts which are not too sweet for my palate. Head here for a meal to escape from town.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
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Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
8D Dempsey Road
#01-02 Dempsey Hill
Tel: +65 9487 1552
Tuesday to Thursday: 11:30am to 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30am to 11:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am to 10pm
Closed on Mondays
Ranted by The Ranter