When we received the invitation to Arossa, we were attracted to the concept of the restaurant. Arossa prides itself for its grills that are flown fresh from Australia and New Zealand. They also have wines that are brought from all over the world to pair with their food on the menu. Another interesting fact about Arossa is that the chef, Chiaki Watanabe is actually the first Japanese woman chef in Singapore.
As we enter the restaurant, it is alike stepping into a cozy European Restaurant. Yet, there is something modernistic about the whole place brought forward by it's open concept kitchen placed at the heart of the restaurant. We particularly like the full-length windows where you can dine and people watch at the same time.
|Dining Space overlooking Streets|
|Open Concept Kitchen|
|Displays of Wine|
We were served some Focaccia with their special dip consisting of olive oil, garlic and anchovy. We liked the texture of the bread and it went really well with the dip.
|Focaccia with Dip|
Our welcome drink for the night was Mojito ($15; 1-for-1 at $18). The freshly squeezed lime juice coupled with the fresh mint leaves made the Mojito a really refreshing drink. The glass that the drink was served in was also thoroughly chilled, making the drink constantly cold.
|Freshly shucked oysters|
We also tried their Proscuitto - 24 months aged parma ham with Dragon fruit ($25). It was quite a fare serving of ham. The Proscuitto is from the hind leg of a pig. The difference between a Proscuitto and Parma is that it is made from different regions of Europe. We found the Proscuitto really smooth and tasty. It is a starter good for sharing as I felt eating too many slices on my own would kill my appetite.
The signature dish of Arossa is perhaps their steak. It was a pity that we could not try their Wagyu because it was out of stock. Nevertheless, we tried the USDA Ribeye ( 1 kg at $70 ). We opted for Medium doneness. We found the doneness slightly more on the Medium Rare side. The meat was really good with the charcoal-grill taste accentuating the beef's flavour. I like the cut of the steak as well. We felt for the quality and portion, it was quite worth it for the price tagged on it.
Another signature dish on their menu was the Spanish Iberian Pork Loin ($38 for 200g). The meat looked similar to the steak just that the cut was thicker. We were told that the pork was raised akin to beef in Spain, which might possibly be the reason for the meat to be more tender. This is my personal favourite because the way the pork is being cooked and served is not quite common.
|Spanish Iberian Pork Loin|
Their New Zealand Lamb Rack ($45) was part of their Seasonal Menu. Personally, I'm not a lamb fanatic because I do not like the certain lamb taste. The one served in Arossa only has a subtle tinge of that lamb taste that I don't like. This was good for me as I could savour the tender and juicy piece of meat. However, for those lamb lovers who might prefer their lamb with more of that unique lamb taste, then you might not enjoy this dish as much.
|Truffle Mash and Asparagus|
|Awesome Truffle Mash|
Overall, we feel that Arossa serves up quality grills set in a great ambience. They also have private dining rooms for large groups. We would recommend this place for dates or for special occasions in the family. We hope to be back to savour their quality meat again!
This coming Mothers' Day, Arossa is introducing a Mother's Day 3-course menu at $50++ per pax from 28th April to 11th May. The starters is Proscuitto-wrapped Sautéed White Asparagus followed by some selection of mains and Arossa's special Strawberry Mousse Cake. There is also a complimentary drink when you opt for their Mothers' Day menu.
|Official Arossa Mother's Day Poster|
We would like to thank Arossa Wine and Grill and Publicist PR for hosting us. We really had a pleasant and enjoyable dining experience.
(Nearest Mrt: Orchard)
8 Scotts Road
(Nearest Mrt: Orchard)
8 Scotts Road