I heard about Spruce for sometime, so decided to head there for dinner, to try out their "wholesome and unpretentious American cuisine served with warm hospitality" as quipped from friends and Spruce's website. The location is 320 Tanglin Road, Tanglin Park, Singapore 247980. The number is 6836 5528.
Yes, esconced in a rather inconvenient location for non-drivers, rest assured that Spruce makes it up to diners by offering a peaceful, lovely and enchanting dining ambience that makes your arduous journey well worth it.
No bread basket to be served while waiting for the mains, but that was all right. We were already rather pleased by the indeed warm hospitality and quick attentiveness of their service crew. So I started with a glass of Red Wine while awaiting for the food. See the trees in the background? Yes, this is a dining haven in nature's arm, very tranquil.
The appetiser of Pan Seared Foie Gras arrived next, a very delicate, tender and juicy piece of goose liver that melted in the mouth. Paired with crispy, thin slice of toast, the combination of tenderness upon crisp was simply awesome.
Then the Roasted "Pullet" Chicken was served - served with vegetables, desiree mashed potato in rosemary veloutte. The slightly charred taste of the tender, juicy chicken was lovely, the meat was smooth as well. The mashed potato was infused with the fragrance of rosemary, and the texture was milky as well.
Lastly, the Mushroom Risotto - with Porcini mushroom and truffled hen egg - one of the most delicious I've eaten, especially mixed with the sweet silkiness of the egg. The mushroom rice was absolutely flavorful, and the texture was cooked to softness without being mushy.
I understand the fuss over Spruce now, and would definitely be back for more, maybe try their famous brunches as well.