MUSEO – For the ambience, not for the food
Famous for their unique tea selection and pioneer offering of social painting in Singapore, Arteastiq Boutique Tea House is making waves in the F&B industry again with the opening of MUSEO at the Quayside Isle on Sentosa Island.
MUSEO, pronounced as “Moo-Zay-O” means museum in Italian, brings to mind fine exhibits by world-renowned art masters, all displayed in an elegant and refined setting. It is the first to serve food in exquisite glass cups.
We ordered a set of appetizer to share ($39) which consists of barbequed squid with chilli and pepper ($12), tuna tataki ($10), deep fried silver fish served with hot sauce ($12) and smoked roast pork belly served with hot sauce ($12). I like the tuna tataki which has attractive seared slices of tuna and some mayo to perk it up with some flavour. Its pork belly has skin perfectly roasted to a biscuit-like texture.
My friends and I ordered a variety of mains. I had the Pan Roast Cod Fillet ($33) which comes with baked scallop on half shell with onion relish and mushroom risotto. Even though the cod fish was delicate, I find the portion too small for the given price and the risotto was too dry and hard that night.
Hoong An’s River Prawns and Linguine ($28) was probably the best main for that night. The lobster that was picked was a fresh water lobster. Be sure to toss the pasta with the lobster broth to ensure a fuller taste on the dish.
Jin Hua’s Sliced Beef with Mushroom “Zurich-Style” was served with pan roasted rosti potato. Actually I would prefer my beef and mushroom to be tossed with some red wine sauce instead of the cream sauce. But well, that’s personal preference lah. The only complaint was that the rosti potato cannot hold well together and it came off in shred and pieces.
For dessert, we had Strawberry Crumble ($12), Green Tea Creme Brulee ($12) and Vodka Chocolate Lava Cake ($12).
The Strawberry Crumble had traditional red wine stewed strawberry served in a gelato of your choice. I love the cumbles on the top, and when you put a big mouthful of strawberry cream with crumble, it tasted great! But when I finished the crumble and start to eat the stewed strawberry, it felt like I was eating strawberry jam.
If I were to choose a dessert, I would prefer the Vodka Chocolate Lava Cake which had warm chocolate oozing out.
Frankly, this is not the place for good quality food. Yes, dining in a cup is an interesting concept but the food and price doesn’t justify. But if you want an escapade and looking for the ideal sanctuary to while away your lazy weekends, MUSEO is definitely perfect. You can spend hours doing a piece of art at the social painting studio while enjoying some food.
They have an extensive high-tea buffet menu, available only on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1.30 to 5pm. Each diner gets to enjoy an elaborate range of intercontinental dishes, afternoon treats and desserts, perfectly complimented by Arteastiq’s signature range of tea sets for just $48 per person. I assume that will be better than having ala-carte dishes.
If your meal is not yet complete without a beer, MUSEO also has a Weekend Beer Retreat buffet option available for these beer lovers as they get to wind down their mind and body with free flow of beer.
Or if you want a romantic date with your loved one, you can enjoy sunset dining in the plush and luxurious setting, topped off with the perfect selection of house music and magnificent view of the marina littered with beautiful yachts, that is sure to put all stressed out souls at peace.
Address: #01-22 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way (Sentosa Cove)
Tel: +65 6734 8066
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 1.30pm to 1am; Friday and Saturday 1.30pm to 2am