Food Review: Sommer Dining At The Sail | One Michelin Star Contemporary European Restaurant In Singapore

The Place Located on the ground floor of The Sail on Marina Boulevard, I checked out Sommer Dining recently, which is a One Michelin Star restaurant in Singapore. The space of Sommer is elegant, and the dining ambience is a stark contrast from the hustle and bustle of the CBD.

The restaurant is well-lit in the day with ample natural lighting, and there is a private dining room in addition to the main dining hall. The Contemporary European dining restaurant is helmed by Chef Lewis Barker and is part of the Ebb & Flow Group, which also manage concepts like Willow & Tigerlily Patisserie.

The Food I visited Sommer for dinner where there is the option of the Inspiration ($238++) or Experience ($288++) menu to choose from, both of which are also available for lunch even though there is a cheaper lunch menu at S$148++ as well. I went for the Inspiration ($238++) menu and here is what to expect: 

Parker House Roll with Shio Kombu Butter 
I am always in for freshly baked bread and this warm bread would not disappoint, though the best part for me is the Shio Kombu Butter.    

Next up is a series of four snacks – Ankimo glazed in Ponzu with Katsuobushi Cream and Salted Radish; Smoked Eel Rillette with Apple and Marigold; Spring Pea Tartiet with Smoked Creme Crue and Marinated Ikura; and 36 Month Aged Corte Cheese Cornet. 

Aged Hamachi with Fennel, Shiso and N25 Kaluga Reserve 
One of my favourite courses on the menu, this course showcases fresh sashimi-grade Hamachi fish topped with caviar. I love how light yet delicious the flavours of each component is, especially the slight saltiness of the caviar.     

Samegarei from Hokkaido with Young Leeks and Sauce ” Vin Jaune” 
It seems like fish is the forte here at Sommer as I really enjoyed this Samegarei fish which spots a crispy skin and it goes well with the creamy ” Vin Jaune” sauce which consists of yellow wine. 

Roasted Racan Pigeon with Green Asparagus from Jérôme Galis and Wild Garlic Condiment 
I am not the biggest fan of pigeon meat though I know that it is one of the favourite types of meat showcased in French/European cuisine. That said, this pigeon meat is quite flavourful and not gamy at all.  

85% Abinao Chocolate with Espresso Cremeux and Iranian Pistachio Soufflé 
My kind of dessert. I love a rich dark chocolate and I really enjoyed this chocolate with the pillowy-soft Pistachio souffle. The souffle texture is soft and it spots a nice fragrant Pistachio flavour.     

The last part of the meal is a series of bite-size desserts – Gariguette Strawberry Cheesecake; Canele De Bordeaux; Tahitian Vanilla Macaron with Roasted Yeast Ganache; Choux Croustillant with Ivoire Chocolate, Mango & Passionfruit; and Earl Grey Tart with Tonka Bean.  

Rants For a dinner course, the meal was over quickly in less than two hours (not that it is necessarily a bad thing), which I attribute it to the fact that the only significant courses are the Hamachi, Samegarei and Pigeon courses. 

Will I Return Again? Overall, I think Sommer offers a good dining experience if you like European cuisine in a cosy and intimate space. The service is polished and perhaps the only downside is the lack of a dining view and the relatively few courses to expect (at least for the Inspiration menu I had) as compared to other dinner menus from other Michelin starred restaurants which might leave diners a little underwhelmed.  

TheRantingPanda says:
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 
Overall Experience: 

The Sail at Marina Bay, 2 Marina Boulevard 
Singapore 018987 
Tel: +65 8771 5001  

Opening Hours 
Tuesday: 6:30pm to 9:30pm 
Wednesday to Saturday: 12pm to 2pm; 6:30pm to 9:30pm 
Closed on Monday & Sunday 

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