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Hello, I'm Cliff Anderson, a resident of Singapore and a diluted 'ang moh'! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

SIN: Portico Host

A taste of Pulau Ubin sea bass at Alexandra Road!

Formerly known as Hosted on the Patio, Portico Host is a casual dining restaurant with its own edible garden. It works in partnership with Plant Visionz and Tiberias Harvest fishery for fresh ingredients to be used in its predominantly modern European-inspired dishes.


As there was an event taking place under the roof, my BFF and I were seated at the al fresco dining area next to the garden.


Caesar Salad S$16.00
Taste: 8/10

Featuring a 64 degree Celcius egg, the simple salad was enjoyably fresh. The garlic croutons were addictively crunchy and aromatic, but there wasn't a lot of the bacon bits. The amount of mayonnaise wasn't overwhelming.


Pulau Ubin Sea Bass Fish and Chips S$23.00
Taste: 8.5/10

The sea bass brought by Tiberias Harvest was delicious indeed. Not only was the fish juicy, but also flaky. The curly fries were executed well. However, the lime-scented apple salad, which got its name from Waldorf Hotel in New York City, made use of walnuts that were a bit stale.


Farmed Mushroom Three Grain Risotto S$28.00
Taste: 8/10

One plate, two types of mushrooms and three grains - the vegetarian risotto dish was delectable. Making use of mushrooms from Plant Visionz, it was creamy enough for my liking. The deep-fried enoki mushrooms were moderately crispy, while the mushroom ragout was flavourful.


Frozen Basil Parfait S$12.90
Taste: 7.5/10

It seems like many of the dessert items are leaning towards deconstruction. We ordered the lemon pound cake that came with refreshing green apple sorbet, embellished with chocolate shards, cocoa crumbs, hazelnut rice, cassis sauce and flower petals.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Service: 6.5/10
Overall: 7.5/10

Service was warm, but getting slower and slower towards the end. Pika's advice: You may want to consider the 4-course Set Menu at S$62.00 per person (additional S$30.00 for wine pairing for each course), 

Portico Host

991B Alexandra Road
Singapore
(Mon-Sat: 11.30am - 3.00pm, 5.30pm - 11.30pm)


*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST.

Have a nice meal,
Cliff(y)

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