Celebrate Valentine’s Day at SEAR
Recently opened in November 2014, SEAR is a Modern American steakhouse located above Singapore’s Central Business District. Overlooking Marina Bay on the 45th storey of Singapore Land Tower, Group Executive Chef Claudio Sandri has created an elegant three-course Valentine’s Day menu this year.
To whet the appetite, couples are offered an amuse bouche of Crispy Pork Belly complemented by homemade orange sorbet, hoi sin sauce and pork rinds. Using Australian pork, the meat is roasted to perfection with an irresistible crackle. But I wish the meat can be more tender.
From the starters, guests may choose from one of three delectable options: refreshing Seasonal Oysters with diced ibérico chorizo and a Roma tomato cloud; PIRA Grilled Hokkaido Scallop & Foie Gras paired with a sweet mango and grape chutney; and Sweet Corn Soup made of pearl corn. The oysters we had that night was Fine de Claire from France, the tomato cloud is made into a marshmallow texture which complemented the oysters very well. For me, I would pick the huge fat grilled scallop with tangy mango chutney.
Mains are equally tempting with a PIRA Grilled Canadian Tenderloin that is lean yet rich in intrinsic flavour, complemented by homemade basil potato gnocchi, baby carrots, red wine sauce and a sprinkle of pine nuts. Alternatively, there is also Spanish Rice Stew with luscious Canadian lobster, ibérico chorizo and saffron.
Chocolate is ladies’ favourite, I like the light pink Raspberry Soufflé drizzled with milk chocolate sauce and crumbly dehydrated raspberry bits. I prefer to skip the milk chocolate sauce as too much of it makes the souffle too dense. For a more indulgent dessert, you can opt for the Marshmallow and Double Chocolate Mud Cake with homemade vanilla bean ice cream – the rich dark chocolate mud cake is laced with whisky, topped with dark chocolate ganache and crowned with marshmallows.
For an intimate ambience, adjourn to Angie’s Oyster Bar which will offer 1-for-1 apéritifs all night long. Couples looking to party the night away, will enjoy special complimentary entry into Empire’s Valentine’s Day Traffic Light Party (usual cover charge is $25) with every Valentine’s Day Chef’s Menu ordered.
SEAR’S Valentine’s Day set dinner is only available on 14 Februrary 2015. You can choose from two seating times – first seating at 6pm is priced at $108++ per person or second seating at 8.30pm is priced at $138++ per person. Special early bird offers are available till 1 February at $88++ per person (first seating) and $118++ per person (second seating). Wine pairing is also available for an additional $35++ per person.
Address: 50 Raffles Place, #45-01/02, Singapore 048623
Tel: 6221 9555