29 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069625
Tel: 6220 0629
During a catching up lunch with *Mel, I was introduced to The Den Bar and Kitchen (by day; it morphs into a wine bar with tapas by night). Located along the rows of shophouses along Raffles Place area, this European-styled bistro houses lots of collections from (the founders?) travels around the world, and is a relatively new kid on the block, having been around for about a year.
Décor was simple but chic, a long bar counter hogged the front area together with bigger tables, but the highlight was the painting of the cuties on the wall that greeted us upon entry. Service was efficient but and polite enough.
After browsing the menus, I decided to start with a Mocha (SGD$6.50), reveling in the aromatic coffee grounded by chocolate sweetness, perking me up on this Tuesday afternoon.
The food items comprised mainly of pasta dishes, some salads and desserts, as well as chicken. *Mel went for the Boneless Chicken Thigh (SGD$16.00) served with smashed sweet potatoes, sautéed haricot verts, and jus. The huge chicken thigh was Cajun-marinated; its tender, moistened flesh basking in the exotic smoky hints of the flavour.
I chose to have the Lemon-Butter Seafood Pasta (SGD$15.00) – made up of spaghetti in lemon-butter sauce, chives, lime leaf, white fish, squids and prawns. Springy strands of long, slim pastas tangled themselves around fresh, springy prawns and squids as well as luscious flaky white fish. Lemon-butter was refreshing – not too thick or greasy at all, but a gently zest was emanated. It was quite a lovely pasta dish.