COSMO Restaurant & Wine Bar – Affordable European Fare at Forum Shopping Mall
The newly opened COSMO Restaurant & Wine Bar promises classic dishes with a modern European touch. Complete with a lovely ambience, great selection of food, and an extensive list of wines, COSMO Restaurant & Wine Bar might be the new kid in town, but it’s here to stay. The brainchild of renowned Executive Chef Michele Ow, who has worked with various cooking schools, and different prestigious brands, COSMO Restaurant & Wine Bar sends out stellar dishes crafted with premium ingredients, so you can expect just about the best here.
To start, we had the Porcini Cappuccino ($8) and Chef Signature Salad ($12). Here, your eyes will fool your taste buds as you think you’re about to sip a hot cappuccino. In reality, the Porcini Cappuccino is a rich and earthy mushroom soup that is finished with truffle zest and chives. The refreshing salad was an ensemble of arugula, pear, walnut, house-smoked salmon, and classic French vinaigrette. Aren’t the dishes pretty?
Listen up, die-hard fans of foie gras, COSMO’s Foie Gras ($20) is wonderfully smooth and creamy, and will leave you wanting more. My peers preferred the Seared Hokkaido Scallop ($28). Sashimi-grade scallop is seared to perfection, and topped with Russian caviar. Salivating yet? I bet you are!
A succulent slow-cooked beef cheek might just be the cure to your mid-week, or even mid-day, blues. The Joue De Boeuf ($28) sees beef cheek stewed in a rich red wine sauce until it’s extremely tender. The pieces of beef cheek are then placed carefully on a bed of truffle mash, sliver onion and sautéed velvety field mushroom. This is my favourite dish at COSMO Restaurant & Wine Bar!
Pretty in presentation, and pretty tasty too. The Confit de Canard ($32) is slow cooked in duck fat, served on a parsnip purée, and drizzled with a berry balsamic glaze. I’ve to say that the duck tasted better than it looked. This fork-tender duck was moist as all get out, and probably had the crispiest skin I’ve ever encountered.
While it can be a marvellously tender and juicy cut of meat, chicken breast is difficult to perfect. And perfecting it consistently is definitely a big challenge. I was impressed by COSMO’s Chicken Breast ($22) which was well executed. A beautiful piece of Sakura chicken was sous vide at 55° for 3 hours before it is plated together with mushroom velouté and roasted vegetables.
The Chef Signature BBQ Pork Rib ($28) features slow-cooked prime pork ribs that are oven roasted and basted with homemade BBQ sauce. What a melange of flavours — the ribs were spicy, smoky, tangy, and sweet! The flavours all melded perfectly with the distinct flavour of pork. Served with buttered seasonal vegetables on the side, the ribs were juicy and tender and required little effort to be pulled off the bone. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself unable to resist sucking on the bones!
COSMO Restaurant & Wine Bar has also just introduced Catch of The Day. During our lunch, we tried their Jumbo Prawns which were so much meatier, sweeter, and way more succulent than our usual prawns. The huge prawns were grilled, to bring out the sweetness of the meat, while sealing the juices within. I am sure you will enjoy this wild crustacean!
COSMO has indoor, al fresco, and private dining areas, so it’s definitely a venue that will suits all occasions. Be it business meetings, romantic dinners, or family gatherings, COSMO is prepared to welcome you.
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