Spathe Public House – Good Food is meant for Sharing
Spathe Public House is the latest restaurant along Mohamed Sultan, serving a trend-setting European ‘share plate’ menu to offer guests a chance to experience multiple flavours throughout the meal.
Named after the large leaf-like bracts surrounding a flower cluster and signifies the blossoming of new beginnings, Spathe believes that good food is meant for sharing. Hence, its signature creations are even designed to come in ‘mammoth portions’ to feed groups of friends and families.
Its interior radiates a whimsical Bohemian vibe that is enhanced by a raw brick-graffiti design and red booth seats. Upon entering the space, we walk pass a tempting retail showcase of freshly-baked pastries, breads and an array of gourmet products like Italian balsamico and hand-harvested sea salts.
There is a counter next to the espresso machine displays the day’s sweet temptations from cakes to desserts. These can be enjoyed with a cup of coffee that features Spathe’s own blend of specialty Australian coffee beans. Conventional water jugs are replaced by funky watering cans, and gardening forks and spades double up as sharing utensils or curios.
At Spathe, popular young chef Claudio Sandri (formerly of Brasserie Wolf) helms the kitchen. Originally from Switzerland, Chef Claudio brings his European culinary expertise to crafting the menu.
Confit Duck Puff ($38 sharing / $18 individual) has buttery and flaky pastry that is wrapped with a generous filling of savoury stewed pulled duck. For an additional S$9, you can a topping of pan-fried foie gras.
Love hotdogs? Try the scrumptious Mohamed Sultan Meter Dog ($55 sharing / $18 individual) which features a whole metre strip of veal and chicken curry wurst (customised from a specialty butcher using Chef’s recipe) with wasabi mayonnaise and caramelised onions. It can be shared with groups of 4-5 persons.
If you are game enough, take the Mammoth Challenge – diners who can finish this enormous hot dog within 10 minutes will get to eat it for free!
Timeless crowd pleasers not to be missed include the Yellowfin Tuna Poke ($18). It is a French-meets-Hawaiian appetiser of yellowfin tuna sashimi mixed with creamy avocado chunks, tangy shiso-yuzu vinaigrette, and crispy shallots.
Besides the Confit Duck Puff, another of my favourite starter is the Sous Vide Spanish Octopus Salad ($38 sharing / $18 individual) which is a delightful mix of lightly-grilled Spanish octopus, baby spinach, orange, garlic soil, honey, and wholegrain mustard vinaigrette.
Octopus can be very tough and bland, but when it is cooked in sous-vide method, it is tender and flavorful. It is unique to see orange in salad but it brings a citrus tangy taste to the salad.
Chicken & The Sea ($78 sharing / $25 individual) is a lip-smacking dish of creamy Spanish paella rice. The rice is soaked in rich seafood stock and served with NZ mussels, prawns, squid, chorizo, free range chicken from France and saffron.
Signature Spathe Australian Angus Burger ($22) is another hit at our table. It has a stack of juicy, hand-chopped grass-fed Angus beef patty, sunny-side-up, and red pepper chutney sandwiched between toasted homemade brioche buns – served with Cajun spiced garlic fries for some zing. The beef patty is tasty and succulent. I didn’t quite like the Cajun fries though, I thought it was too overpowering.
To end our lunch, we had the Poached Pear Charlotte Royal ($11) which is an elegant dome of silky Madagascan vanilla custard, crowned with pear slices that have been gently poached with spices and sugar, and ringed with lady fingers. Pour a pot of chocolate over it, let the chocolate lingers in the mouth.
Good food and good company should always be accompanied by good drinks, enjoy refreshing cocktail creations such as the Spathe Sangria ($55) or The Garden Pimms ($56) specially prepared for you. If you are working nearby, you can look forward to the affordably priced 2-course Weekday Lunch Set (from $13), which includes a Mixed Leaf Salad with a choice of main – Lasagna, Spaghetti Alla Salsa Rosa, and Scottish Smoked Salmon Tartine.
Spathe Public House
Address: 8 Mohamed Sultan Road #01-01 Singapore 238958
Tel: +65 67351 035
Operating hours: Monday – Friday 11am – 11pm; Saturday: 9am – 11pm (Brunch from 9am to 5pm); Sunday 9am – 5pm (Brunch from 9am to 5pm)
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