Sage Revisited…

15 JUL 2009

Ever since my first visit to Sage (exactly 2 months from today), I wanted to bring Wifey along to this wonderful restaurant to experience their Executive Set Lunches… and specially their exceptional Truffle-infused Scrambled Eggs

Sage, the Restaurant

Sage, the Restaurant

That day finally arrive… We took a day off to run some errands… Even though the timing was a little tight, I made sure we lunched at Sage… I even called in a day before to make sure the truffle infused scrambled eggs were available for us during lunch – The side of truffle-infused scrambled egg normally comes together with their Mushroom Cuppacino during dinner…

We ordered a different combination of their 3-course set which enabled us to share an appetizer of Asparagus and Egg (with an extra egg), a Mushroom Cuppacino (with the special inclusion of truffle-infused scramble egg) each, a Seafood Pasta for Wifey, the Coq Au Vin for myself, and to conclude, we had the Chocolate Fondant to share…

The Complementary Bread, the appetizer of Asparagus & Egg, and the soup Cappuccino of Wild Mushroom with the serve of Truffle-infused Scrambled Eggs was previously reviewed and described in greater details when I penned my review on my initial experience at Sage (here)… Thus, I will keep these short! Second time round, I am equally impressed by the quality and the consistency of each dish…

A hard-boiled egg, coated in Parmigiano Reggiano – deep fried WITH a hint of still runny yolk… This is just beyond me!! Being a scientist, I dread at the thought of the amount of Research and Development that went into perfecting the art of retaining the runny yolk after hard boiling and deep-frying an egg… Now, Wifey thought there was a hint of bitterness in the poached asparagus, but it still went well with the purple cress and sauce vierge…

Asparagus & Egg

Asparagus & Egg

I actually ordered an extra Egg so that both of us can experience this excellent deep-fried creation!

An extra Egg... up close!

An extra Egg... up close!

More can be said about their Cappuccino of Wild Mushroom… However, I believe one have to experience it for oneself… the smoothness of it all… Wifey enjoyed it and I think it still remains one of the best I came across… However, stealing the show again was the Truffle-infused Scrambled Eggs, and Wifey totally loved it!! Simply put, Its just absolutely exceptional!!

Truffle infused Scrambled Egg

Truffle infused Scrambled Egg

For Wifey, the Seafood Pasta, tossed in a slightly creamy clam broth with basil pesto was complex, yet delightfully light… The squid ink fettuccini pasta was al dente, and made saporous with the excellent seafood broth, the calamari and the Hokkaido scallops…

Seafood Pasta

Seafood Pasta

Wanting to try something new, I chose the Coq Au Vin over their Duck Confit… Dave had been telling me about good the Coq Au Vin was, and I have to agree here… It was indeed another superb dish! A fricassee of chicken marinated and braised for hours in red wine with field mushrooms, roasted potatoes and pearl onion confit… The resultant complex red wine-based sauce tasted fantastic! Infused deeply into everything served on the dish, it was scintillating to the taste buds… An explosion of such delightful flavors amidst the tenderness of the chicken, the mash within the roasted potatoes, and the mini pearl onion… was quite literally… to die for…

Coq Au Vin

Coq Au Vin

To complete the meal, we went for the Chocolate Fondant… Filled with melting dark chocolate ganaches, the bitterness went well with the sweetness of the light custard and the very refreshing pistachio and yogurt ice-cream… Well worth the extra $5 supplement which applies to the set menu!

Chocolate Fondant

Chocolate Fondant

 

The Chocolate Fondant, topped with fresh raspberry reminded me of the one we had in Chalk Restaurant… especially the texture of the outer crust that held the googy dark chocolate within… Simply exquisite!!

Chocolate Fondant - Up Close!

Chocolate Fondant - Up Close!

All in, the bill comes up to $95.30 (inclusive of the $5.00 fondant supplement, 10% Service Charge and 7% GST), and I believe the Coq Au Vin is worth another visit altogether!!

 

My Final Rating: 8.75/10

Address:
7 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore

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