Flutes Restaurant Bar Tasting Session

April 29, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Flutes Restaurant Bar Tasting Session
93 Stamford Road
National Museum


Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 11.30am - 10pm, Sat: 10am - 10.30pm, Sun: 10am - 5pm


http://www.flutes.com.sg/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session, but I did pay the standard price during subsequent visits.
Attended with representatives from OpenRice, Alvinology, MediaCorp, and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).



Bastion Of Colonial Fine Dining Elegance

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 9
Value for Money: 7
Budget about SGD $55 ++ per person.


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Since moving from Fort Canning, Flutes Restaurant Bar, otherwise known as Flutes At The National Museum or simply Flutes, has retained its position amongst the premier fine dining restaurants in Singapore.

Since 2004, Flutes Restaurant Bar has been associated with old world / colonial elegance, offering a smart casual dining experience with great food and wine in historic settings. And yes, they do hold events, with weddings beings especially popular. We visited for the OpenRice launch of their new mobile app, OpenSnap.




Framed by the white walls of the National Museum, Flutes Restaurant Bar exudes a charming and elegant sophistication. Large windows allow the interior to be lighted naturally, while the artistic touches along the ceiling draw the eye. Furniture is thoughtfully laid out, comfortable and allows for excellent dining conversation.










Service at Flutes Restaurant Bar is friendly and discrete, you almost don't notice that staff are there serving you! I liked that they check politely for meal choices, as well as offering more drinks when they notice you're almost out. I also liked that they check on your meal, and take feedback well.

Food at Flutes Restaurant Bar revolves around British English and Australian inspired cuisine. Dishes are generally tasty and well portioned for one, presented beautifully and feature fresh, quality ingredients. Not surprisingly, prices reflect the fine dining standards here. Flutes Restaurant Bar is also known for their extensive list of mostly Australian wines.




We started with an Italian inspired Sun-Dried Tomato Bread with olive oil and vinegar dip. Freshly baked in-house, this was fragrant and soft, lovely to eat!

Sun-Dried Tomato Bread


Sun-Dried Tomato Bread



Loved the Smoked Salmon Rosettes appetizer! The salmon was nicely smoked and meaty, and the beautifully crafted blinis were soft and fluffy. Paired with micro greens, zesty grapefruit, salty bottarga (cured fish roe) and thick creme fraiche, this went down a treat.

Smoked Salmon Rosettes


Smoked Salmon Rosettes



The Cream Of Mushroom With Truffle Oil And Chives soup is extremely satisfying. The fragrance of truffle oil lends a rich earthness, while the mushroom soup is thick in texture and rich with mushroom flavour.

Cream Of Mushroom With Truffle Oil And Chives


Cream Of Mushroom With Truffle Oil And Chives



The Grilled Beef Striploin features a thick cut of prime beef striploin, done till medium rare. Despite the tasty, moist interior, the meat was tough and difficult to cut, let alone chew. Would have been slightly better with a thinner cut of beef. The asparagus was fresh and crunchy, and paired well with the fragrant and smooth truffled mashed potato. Overall a tasy dish, but disappointing in the texture of the meat.

Grilled Beef Striploin


Grilled Beef Striploin



In contrast, the Seared Fillet Of Barramundi was excellent. The fish was soft, flaky and meaty, perfectly done. The white bean ragout was fragrant with herbs, onions, tomatoes and pepper. Lovely dish, I highly recommend it!

Seared Fillet Of Barramundi


Seared Fillet Of Barramundi



The Dark Chocolate Cake With Caramelised Walnuts has a rich, almost brownie like cake, but isn't as rich or dense as an actual brownie. Rather average, but the addition of the cunchy walnuts and sweet, creamy anglaise sauce made it much better.

Dark Chocolate Cake With Caramelised Walnuts


Dark Chocolate Cake With Caramelised Walnuts



Finish with beer or wine!




Overall, Flutes Restaurant Bar is a great dining option for romantic dinners, events, or simply for great food and wine.



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