A recognised name in Singapore, home-grown teahouse and social painting studio Arteastiq has opened a second outlet at Plaza Singapura. Exuding chic refinement, this is a little piece of oasis that makes one forget you’re in the heart of all the action.
As a boutique teahouse, Arteastiq takes pride in its tea offerings. Invigorate the senses with chilled teas or soothe the throat with a cup of hot brew. I highly recommend my all time favourite, Iced Pomelo Tea.
A collaborative result of 3 well-travelled chefs with expertise in modern European, Asian and Pan American cuisine, Arteastiq’s new menu is truly one of a kind. Mains are grouped into 2 segments- “Ladies Affairs” comprises of sophisticated and lighter options while “Gentlemen’s Dinner” is made up of hearty meat-centric plates.
For a refreshing start, go for the healthy and delicious Soba salad, Nordic Lights ($16). The presentation is lovely, isn’t it? Greens, smoked salmon, soba noodles and cherry tomatoes are tossed in light Asian vinaigrette, and served in a tortilla bowl, which provides textural variation.
Aphrodite ($25) is a luxe rendition of the ubiquitous Eggs Benedict. Sitting on toasted brioche, the succulent Maryland Crab cakes were crowned with perfectly poached eggs, as well as a dollop of creamy Hollandaise sauce spruced up with smoked paprika.
There’s something intrinsically satisfying about fried chicken and waffles. Louisiana Love ($22) is constructed with pan-fried chicken pieces cloaked with buttermilk, nesting on a bed of whole-wheat waffles (less guilt). On the side, there’s Arteastiq own improved version of margarine, a delish maple butter and red vegetable slaw.
Satisfy the carnivore in you with The French Affection ($35), a sumptuous platter of NZ Black Angus Ribeye Steak (230 grams), accompanied with sweet potato fries and Bearnaise poached egg. The tender, juicy steak with brown sauce was truly a smack down on flavours. Mention-worthy are the seriously good sweet potato fries- within each addictively crispy exterior, is a substantially filled interior of comforting orange carbs.
Seafood lovers will adore Boston Love Boat ($29). Beneath the buttery, flaky pastry, lies fresh prawns, mussels and scallops in a soul-warming, layered seafood saffron stew. Take a bit of stew and fluffy pastry and let it mingle in the mouth- ahhh bliss! Once again, the delectable sweet potato fries make another appearance in this enticing dish.
Aphrodite and Louisiana Love are from the “Ladies Affairs” menu while The French Affection and Boston Love Boat are from the “Gentlemen’s Dinner” section.
The “Sweeter Sides of Love” dessert menu offer artisan treats to satisfy the most discerning palates. Indulge in Ode to Nectar ($12) a slice of moist and rich honey chocolate mi-cuit, accompanied with a scoop of premium gelato. If you prefer an elegant dessert sans the sugar rush, check out Silk Thread ($13), an interesting rendition of the classic crème brulee. The barely-set custard is smooth, creamy, and infused with Osmanthus, resulting a delicate and refined sweet ending.
Making quite a statement upon its arrival is Monet ($12), one of Arteastiq’s dessert teas. The combination of French Rose Tea and Champagne Vanilla Gelato came off really well.
Arteastiq @ Plaza Singapura is a sophisticated, comfortable and convenient venue for a romantic date or Tête–à-Tête with girlfriends. Working nearby? Take advantage of the weekday brunch special, which starts from $15 and include a complimentary speciality tea.
Like the Mandarin Gallery Flagship outlet, the Plaza Singapura branch also has an Art Jamming Studio for art enthusiasts to unleash their passions and escape the stress of fast-paced city life. Immersing in art is a beneficial activity to conclude a stressful work day or recharge over the weekends.
Much love to AT Marketing Consultancy and Arteastiq for the invite.