Lenas is a modern, eponymous American-Italian fusion restaurant under the Ministry of Food line. I liked the adorable signboard and comfortable interior decoration the moment I set eyes on it, and have been there at least thrice for delectable and affordable meals.
The large Lenas outlet at Bugis Junction is no longer located at level One, Bugis Junction; it has merged into a hybrid outlet with its MOF restaurant branch at 200 Victoria Street #02-45 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021. The contact number is 6336 7630.
The outlet has long row of couch and square wooden tables, furnished in soft lightings and comforting hues of brown and beigh. The service crew was friendly but took some time to notice customers when they wave.
The first time I went here, I had some Salmon Pasta that bode really well with me, hence I did not hesitate at all when Edison* suggested that we do dinner here for our mini gathering.
Katherine* had the Fish Pasta in Cream Sauce - golden-fried dory fillets with springy strands of golden pasta cooked in a sumptuous, light cream sauce - this dish was simple but pleasing to the senses. The dory was firm-fleshed, with the slightly-saccharine taste of white fish flesh enhanced by the near-crispy trimmings of the fried fish skin.
Edison* had the Mushroom Pasta with an egg, and a Hoegaarden Beer, as depicted in the next photograph. The mushroom penne in creamy sauce tasted good on its own - leaning on the strong essence of mushroom flavor and the light cream balances the richness of the taste to a gentle, tasty rhythm. Stirring the sweetness of the egg into the pasta set the dish on another level of sapidity.
I had the Smoked Salmon Baked Rice - another yummy dish by Lenas. The rice were baked to an almost-crisp dryness, but the cascading, gently-melting cheese seeping through, did well to blend and transform every morsel into an amazing tantalizer. The smoked salmon was soft, and set the flavor of the dish to perfection. I had a glass of House Red to go along with my meal.
We spent SGD$30.00 each on average here, and it was money well spent for an evening of delightful food, merry chatter and a cosy, carefree atmosphere. Whether you choose to come here for casual dates or gathering between friends, this place provides a good, insouciant ambience.