wife, daughter & i went to shelter in the woods, greenwood ave for dinner on 27.9.2015. ^^
very nice ambience. we also managed to park just behind the restaurant. 🙂
this the favourite haunt of 1 of my friends. some months back he tried to buy me dinner here some time back but the place was fully booked, so he arranged a nice dinner at la braceria instead. 🙂
we had some complimentary baguette.
the server we had was polite, but she didn’t know anything we asked about the menu, maybe it’s difficulty with english.
wife wanted to try a different salad, so we had the endives salad.
pretty ok with the honey dressing. nothing special i guess.
the escargot tasted quite good, but was a bit dry.
it was served on a bone marrow, but unlike the lovely delicious wagyu with bone marrow at tess bar, here the bone marrow seems to be just presentation.
i loved the beef tartare, really nice! fresh, sweet small chunks of beef, and excellent with chooped onions, capers etc.
some quaint bottles to dispense salt & pepper. 🙂
i want to have this again, S$18 for an appertiser portion.
i ordered the japanese sweet corn soup because it was chef recommendation & also featured by other food writers.
should not have bothered. looked lovely in photos, but it was the poorest of the dishes. any of my own soup would be better. not that it was bad, but just ordinary, very sweet & basically not the kind of good savoury soup i like. 🙂
quiche was good. it’s not the kind of dish i fancy much usually, but this one here i can take again. 🙂
we asked for medium rare for the rack of lamb. it came almost raw. 🙂
i took a piece. my wife & daughter couldn’t, so we asked the restaurant to cook it more. the guy server now said their chef’s recommendation was medium (which was different from what we asked of the earlier lady server who did not seem to communicate well in english).
anyhow we went ahead with medium. it came out medium rare, & it was perfect! 🙂
so once we gotten the medium rare (though they say medium), the lamb was very good actually. & the sauce was very good too, not too “beefy”.
crispy apple tart was quite good.
cannot quite compare with the da luca version. still it was pretty ok.
the dinner was S$146nett for 3pax. they forgot to charge a glass of wine (S$19++), so we told them to add in the charge.
we enjoyed the dinner, food & ambience. the 2 best dishes for me were the beef tartare & the lamb rack (when done right!). the quiche was worth ordering too. the sweet corn soup can skip. the rest were average.