10 Winsteadt Road, Singapore 227977
Tel: 6225 6690
Some places, you pass by and they slip your mind; some places, they materialize. Skyve Wine Bistro belongs to the latter, because I get to come back here for dinner and drinks with girlfriends. Whether this venue is used to for events or dining purpose, the ambience is just gorgeous and unpretentious - themed like a garden with an elegant core.
We were pretty much the only customers for the night, sadly; because in a beautiful place like this, you wish to share its enchantment with people (enough to sustain its business but not to spoil the dining experience). Anyway, we started with some beverages before meal, such as Red Wine and White Wine. Menu was European fare with curated set menus and ala carte items.
We ordered a Curated Set Dinner (SGD$60.00) to try; it consisted of 4 courses and opened with Bay Bisque - lovely seafood tomato concasse broth filled with Mirin Scallops and candied chestnuts. Mediterranean Octopus was grilled for too long; the anticipated crunchy texture gave way to tough chewyness. Other ingredients for this dish included, vandovan, lemon pickled eggplant and cauliflower purée.
Next course was Hibachi Pork with barley asparagus risotto, buckwheat popcorn and chicharon. Personally I didn't really know how to appreciate the pork as I felt there was too much fatty portions; but my girlfriends loved it. Final course was dessert - Semifreddo of Lime, blue pea flower caviar and sable. Dessert was really fluffy and delicious ; beautifully concocted.
Other starters we had were house-made Cheese Bread by the restaurant- crusty yet redolent of cheese's flavour.
Live Oysters (SGD$15.00 for 3) were fleshy, juicy and simply delicious. It was tempting to order more.
Pan-Seared Foie Gras (SGD$18.00) was served with fluffy Gruyere (Ice) Cream, Barigoule Apple Cone and Cacao de Grue flakes.
The Beef Tartare (SGD$18.00) was so-so; taste was a little raw bordering on gamey, and the miso cured truffle egg yolk was hardened. Other ingredients used were Shallot Dust, Gherkin Gelee and Biscuit.
Moving on to mains, we had the Lobster "Sang Mee" (SGD$32.00) composed of fresh springy Lobster with crispy egg noodles, Battered Mussels, Abalone slices and Egg Drop Soup which was utterly scrumptious.
Smoked Tenderloin (SGD$38.00) was sadly, lacking of tenderness despite the medium doneness. It was a bit tough overall. Accompaniments were Truffle Soil and Braised Shitake Mushrooms lending aromas, as well as Pickled Green Peppers and Gobo.
We ordered a dessert but had to desert it as we were too full. But we enjoyed the dining experience at this gorgeous restaurant very much, and appreciated the attentive service. Skyve Wine Bistro is definitely a beautiful place for a meal or drinks; a hidden gem worth discovering.