Not long ago, I wrote about my experience in Artemis Bar & Grill in CapitaGreen – one of the most atmospheric rooftop bars in Singapore. Aside from the myriad of cocktails that they had on offer, I found their bar bites to be quite memorable (I still have fond memories of that Wagyu Hanger Steak!). My experience then was more or less limited to the open-air bar area but I did remember that the venue also came with an elegant dining hall which catered to the well-heeled executives of Raffles Place.
You can check out my previous experience at Artemis Bar & Grill here.
Recently, I had another opportunity to drop by the said venue – this time to check out their dinner menu. The restaurant focuses on offering wholesome Mediterranean fare with lots of seafood alongside your usual grilled meats.
We hung out at the bar prior to the dinner, once again sampling one of Rico Deang’s signature cocktails and having a go at the sumptuous bar bites while the sun set on the city.
Dinner is served in the restaurant’s elegant dining hall which feature well-appointed furnishings against a backdrop made up of Raffles Place high rises and Marina Bay views.
We started off with a plate of Wild Seabass Ceviche ($22), a light and refreshing starter with basil, fennel and topped by crispy chunks of salsify root. The raw fish came plump and with the right amount of acidity – a wonderful and proper start to the meal.
For the main, I opted to have the Patagonian Toothfish ($52). I love a good piece of cod and would always choose it over a piece of steak any day. The fish came tender and slippery. I could make out a hint of sourness as I had my first bite. Like the dish that preceded it, the toothfish was relatively light on the palate. The colorful heirloom cauliflower side was succulent and crunchy – a good counterpoint to the almost melt-in-your-mouth qualities of the fish.
We ended the meal with two desserts. The first was a Comice Pear Tart ($22) which was interesting in many ways. The dish came with saba cremeux, muscat grapes and had a scoop of pear sorbet as a side. While these substances were delightful on their own, I thought the addition of crispy Iberico chips was ingenious. That one bit changed the overall taste of the dish entirely – adding a salty element into what was otherwise a predictably sweet dessert.
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