ED: There’s something primal and prehistoric about having a gigantic roasted tenderloin trophy presented before everyone seated at the dinner table. My pupils enlarged and posture stiffened as the chef parked a shiny metallic sumo warmer right beside our table. The chef unintentionally teased us by lifting the lid once to check and everyone cranked their necks sideways just to take a peek! Which was a terrible mistake as the chef shut the lid and walked off leaving us whining like hungry puppies.
Mimi posing like a show girl. “You wanna see you wanna seee~?”
At last he returned and proceeded to carve the prize. I would have pounced and sank my teeth into the beast, but realized i was in a classy restaurant which boasted of golden chandeliers with shimmering crystals, furnishing and carpet so elegant its possible they stole them from a castle.
It was Jeanine’s birthday! Her parents and six of us ordered four 450g Diamond Jim Brady Cut to share. But before we get to the best part, here’s what we started our dinner with.
The Famous Original Spinning Bowl Salad
-Crisp romaine and iceberg lettuce, watercress, shredded beets, chopped eggs and croutons, tossed with exclusive Lawry’s vintage dressing on a bed of ice
The salad was prepared prior to serving at table side. The waitress added all the condiments into the spinning bowl and poured the dressing high above her head level while spinning the bowl which i found interesting. Perhaps they got the idea from Teh Tarik (hahh). She served the salad on a ice cold plate and no prizes for guessing, but i guess that should be the bed of ice. The dressing actually tasted like thousand island sauce. Which is not that exclusive but i loved the combination of the beetroot eggs and tasty croutons and that it was ice cold(not being sarcastic here it really is cold which is great). Next,
Atlantic Lobster Tail – $52.90
Fresh sweet succulent lobster cooked perfectly with clarified butter. Nuff said. But how i wished they had lobster thermidor! Next,
Traditional Lump Crab Cake – $19.90
The crab cake filling was slightly starchy on the inside which I would preferred it not to be and i felt the crust could have been crispier should they have fried it for longer. I feel that a perfect crab cake should be one which is super crusty on the outside, packed and loaded with juicy crab and sweet like dynamite. But it still tasted great with a squeeze of lemon to freshen it up and rich sour cream which gave it a nice mouth fill.
The “Diamond Jim Brady” Cut 450g – $106.90
An extra thick cut for hearty appetite (hmm that’s should be referring to me)
The steak was served with Yorkshire pudding, Idaho mashed potatoes, whipped cream horseradish, horseradish and we added creamed spinach which apparently is their famous side dish. It was pretty huge. Just look at Clara’s terrified face-
We were all so excited and the mouth-watering smell was killing us all we couldn’t really wait and halfheartedly took few photos and dived right in. The steak was to my disappointment under seasoned. (But they did provide seasoned salt and pepper) I guess that’s the way they do their steak here so you can appreciate the natural flavor of it. But I cant help but feel that the beef fell a little short on flavor. But, BUT then if you have if with the horseradish cream and horseradish, like Gordan Ramsey would say, “its f**king delicious”. Plus, their creamed spinach is awesome, mash potatoes were not bad, but yorkshire pudding, which is the wife of steak, was a little too eggy for my liking.
Overall, it was a good meal and we all enjoyed the company, which is what makes every meal extra special. (:
Here’s a look at the interior. We were lucky we got the room which was much nicer! Be sure to make reservations if you plan to dine here!
Address: 333A Orchard Road, #04-01/31 Mandarin Gallery, Singapore
Tel: +65 6836 3333