Seasons Bistro – Menu Changes With Every Season
Known as “the melting pot of the world”, America’s cuisine is an amalgamation of diverse cuisines from many regions, each unique and influenced by the ingredients available locally. Situated at Triple One Somerset, the newly opened Seasons Bistro offers seasonally-changing menus with an eye on the multi-faceted cuisines of the Americas as its inspiration.
Inspired by Executive Chef Benjamin Fong’s travels in America, each dish on the menu tells a story and pays homage to their provenance across the various cities. From the seafood specialities of New Englang, down to Louisiana’s famous gumbo, all the way over to the exotic Mexican-spiced dishes of the Southwest, dining at Seasons Bistro feels like I have taken on a culinary tour around the continent.
Crowd-pleasing starters include the Seared Yellowfin Tuna Taco ($14++), an ode to food trucks all over Western United States featuring lightly-seared tuna paired with salsa verde and balanced with Cojita cheese, pickled onions, crispy shallots, cilantro jalapeno watercress salad on tortille shell. This dish gives you the fresh flavors of seared tuna. Not sure about the addition of shallots though, I prefer to go without.
Season’s Poutine ($10++), an adaptation of Canada’s quintessential comfort food comprising of a savory collage of french-fried potatoes, beef gravy, and cheese curds, it’s perhaps the ultimate late-night snack. The belgium style fries had a light, golden crunch which has a sublime harmony of flavours with the beef gravy that has been cooked for about 18 hours. But I thought it would be even better if it comes with some traces of meat. Perhaps I am used to the meaty kind of poutine. A word of caution, the portion is like a meal itself, so go easy on ordering more food.
The most memorable dish I had at Seasons Bistro is their Pan-Seared Foie Gras ($16++). I would consider it to be a ‘atas’ french toast as it charms our taste buds with a sweet-savoury combination of French foie gras, dark chocolate ganache and bacon jam served on a freshly-baked pain de mie toast.
Another favourite of mine is the Buttermilk Fried Chicken ($22++) paired with Succotash and deviled ranch dressing and homemade catsup. It’s crackling on the outside and juicy within. Good to eat on its own and I totally don’t need the sauces.
Seasons Bistro is also an ardent advocate of sustainability and conservation, incorporating sustainable produce such as MSC-certified seafood within its dishes wherever possible. Inspired by Cuba and Hawaii, Seared Albacore Tuna ($26++) was served as a spectacular main course. Served with chipotle mojo and salsa verde, the sustainable catch was seared on its outer surface, but leaving the inside moist and tender.
One of the famous dishes in the realm of Louisiana cooking, Gumbo can appear on the tables of the poor as well as the wealthy. Although ingredients might vary greatly from one cook to the next, Gumbo is still a warm plate of soul food goodness. It’s similar to our cze char “mui fan”, except that Surf & Turf Gumbo ($27++) serves a hearty okra tomato stew chockfull of shrimps, chicken and chorizo served with dirty rice, pickled onion, cilantro, chow chow relish and fresh bean salad.
For desserts, the Mojito Tart ($12++) pays a tribute to the popular Cuban cocktail in the form of a toasted coconut tart with mint lime curd and rum cream. Other worth contenders include the Season’s Red Velvet Cheesecake ($10++) that combines the best of both worlds atop a crushed Oreo biscuit base. I crave for something light after eating so many heavy mains, so Mojito Tart works better for me. Mojito is very mild in this dessert, I am not complaining as I absolutely love the refreshing aftertaste. Red Velvet Cheesecake, on the other hand, was too dense for my liking.
Alongside the mainstay dishes on the menu, Seasons Bistro will also be adding to its repertoire on a daily basis, two specials each across the starter, maincourse and dessert sections. These dishes will showcase Chef Benjamin’s creative flair, integrating familiar flavours prepared with seasonsal ingredients available.
You can also enjoy an extensive beverage list with alcoholic drinks such as creative cocktails as well as American craft beers from independent breweries in the US, boutique wines and a wide assortment of spirits. Non-alcoholic beverages such as moctails, juices and smoothies are also available on the menu.
Address: Triple One Somerset, 111 Somerset Road #01-11/12, Singapore 238164
Tel: +65 68365841
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu: 11am – 12midnight; Fri: 11am – 2am; Sat: 10am – 2am; Sun: 10am – 12midnight