The Place Located at the rooftop of The Outpost Hotel on Sentosa, I checked out the newly opened Sol & Ora under 1-Group for dinner recently. Sol & Ora (meaning ‘Sun & Shore’ in Latin) is part of the group’s latest multi-concept beachfront project known as 1-Altitude Coast and is located next to 1- Altitude Coast Rooftop Bar & Day Club. This is also the sister restaurant of Sol & Luna at CapitaSpring tower.
The space of the restaurant exudes a coastal vibe, with a view of the pool if you face the entrance. It is best to come during sunset, which is beautiful.
The Food The menu takes inspiration from Latin-Mediterranean countries such as Italy, France, Spain and Greece, where the restaurant is an all-day concept from breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea to dinner.
In terms of wine list, there are varieties from Latin- Mediterranean countries from the old-world wines, as well as selections which include morganic and biodynamic, natural wine selections.
Some tapas to start where I had the Petite Meze (S$22), a platter which takes inspiration from Italy, France, Spain and Greece. This platter is representative of all four Latin-Mediterranean countries – whipped taramasalata; rosemary and sea salt feuille de brick, smoky Spanish padron peppers, herbaceous falafel, and briny Sicilian olives.
The Brioche ‘Parker’ Loaf (S$8) comes with Black Olive Tapenade and French Butter, where it was my first time having an interesting spread like the Black Olive Tapenade.
A moreish appetiser I had was the La ‘Bomba’ (S$18), a Catalonian tapas of deep-fried breaded sphere of minced chicken and potato, seasoned with Baharat (Eastern Mediterranean spices). It is filled with house-made aioli and spicy tomato passata sauce, where the texture of the sphere is a nice crispy bite and the flavours very appetising as it comes together well.
Another must try appetiser for me is the Greek ‘Saganaki’ Kefaloytri Cheese (S$23), served with lemon and that fried melted cheese is just sinfully delicious.
For pasta, go for the Cavatelli Pasta (S$28), an appetising mix of seafood like squid and crab tossed with Amalfi lemon, red onions, spinach and Laudemio extra virgin olive oil. The flavour is quite light on the palate even though I thought it is going to be a heavy dish.
For mains for share, the Sardinian Porcetto (S$78) is great for sharing. I love the crispy texture of the crackling suckling pig, served with cinnamon-spiced apple and pear compote; wood-fired grilled baby gem lettuce; charred Amalfi lemon; and fresh greens.
The crispy skin aside, the meat is also succulent where it is prepared the Sardinian way (first brined overnight, steamed, and air-dried for another 24 hours before roasting at a high temperature). The portion is good for 4-5 people.
Alternatively, I also enjoyed the Wood-Fired Wagyu Bavette (S$44), a 200g Flank Steak with truffle sauce and Maldon salt. A flavourful steak especially with the truffle sauce, where the medium-rare meat is succulent.
The Seared Red Norwegian Salmon (S$32) is a decent mains option if you are looking for something lighter in flavour. The salmon is rested on Trapanese Pesto sauce and served with grilled fennel with orange, along with lemon zest and bottarga.
On to desserts, you cannot go wrong with the delicious Churros (S$16) with pecan nuts and vanilla ice cream, along with a rich chocolate dip.
There is also the Greek Bougatsa (S$14) which is custard cream with crispy pastry filo and cinnamon sugar. You get a crispy and light pastry fill texture, balanced with bits of berries on the plate.
Rants The Outpost Hotel in Sentosa is not the most convent to get to without private transport.
Will I Return Again? Overall, the dishes I had at Sol & Ora are good and the dining ambience at the rooftop location makes you feel like you are out of Singapore. This is a restaurant suitable for dates or intimate gatherings with close friends.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Sol & Ora
Level 7 The Outpost Hotel
10 Artillery Avenue, Sentosa Island
Tel: +65 8879 8765
Breakfast: Monday to Sunday, 7am to 10.30am
Lunch: Thursday & Friday, 12pm to 2.30pm
Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday, 6pm to 10.30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 11.30am to 2.30pm (Complimentary Parking for Diners)
High Tea: Thursday to Sunday, 3pm to 4.30pm
Ranted by The Ranter