we had complimentary rye bread. the butter was very tasty.
for appetisers, wife ordered a chicken ballotine & i ordered a ham hock terrine.
chicken ballotine was excellent, light & fast with the sauce.^^
i was thinking ter kar tan (pig trotters jelly)! the ham hock terrine looked more like a luncheon meat or 镇江肴肉！
this was quite excellent, very flavourful if robust. i was surprised that wife took a whole piece. & the sauce & sides were superb.
we were sharing the dishes, which was great as we each got to taste & enjoy the dishes w/o getting satiated with 1 portion. we were saying this was like a 4-course degustation lunch!
for the mains we ordered the slow braised beef ribs, and the whole megrim sole.
beef was more like a prime rib or beef on a wagon. it was a good prime rib, but not the specialty standard of prime ribs at SCC (singapore cricket club). 🙂
the prime rib itself tasted pretty good. & the red wine sauce & condiments – chinese cabbage, potatoes, turnips & carrots etc were excellent too! i recall form my student days 30+years ago they used to match yorkshire pudding with roast beef, & we used to joke that roast beef was like paper – i.e. tough & tasteless. now with modern cuisine it was not just roast beef but a slow braised beef ribs preparation. 🙂
i had the whole megrim sole.
the fish was quite sublime, very tender & tasty!^^
the food was excellent & wife was in very good spirits!^^