An upmarket restaurant and barroom under the Arteastiq Group, Museo (pronounced “moo-zay-o”) which means museum in Italian, is located at the prestigious Quayside Isle on Sentosa Island. The interiors are tastefully decorated, exuding a dramatic, yet romantic atmosphere. Art enthusiasts can indulge in their passions at the art jamming area, while sipping on cocktails or specialty teas.
The focus today is on Museo’s revamped menu, which showcases an extensive variety of Mezzanines, an intriguing concept where guests dine from chic glass cups. The presentation is so pretty, I can’t help but snap away! The following are my top picks, amongst the massive selection we tried during the tasting.
Start your meal on a wholesome note with Smoked Salmon Roulade ($12), a refreshing salad of smoked salmon cream cheese wrap adorned with ebiko, on a bed of snow pea sprouts, chuka wakama and tomatoes, dressed in honey mustard.
Whet your appetites with Deep-fried Camembert Cheese ($13), which boasts an enticing light and spongy texture. The cranberry sauce was a superb accompaniment to the cheese. For something more luxe, perhaps the Foie Gras Terrine ($14) may interest you. The ornate creation resembles a beautiful garden, complete adorable miniature “garden forks”.
Carb lovers can seek comfort in the Squid Ink Mushroom Risotto ($8), contrasted with a dollop of salted egg cream. This is a combination I’ve never tried before, but fell in love with upon the first bite.
Indulge in the assortment of seafood options, such as the succulent Lavender Prawns ($14) accentuated with lavender-tinged mayo, and crispy Deep-fried Silver Fish ($13), served with an addictive tomato-chilli sauce. My favourite was the plump and juicy Pan-seared Canadian Sea Scallop ($14), which sits in a moat of saffron butter cream sauce, finished with a sprinkle of anchovy rice. Delectable!
Another stellar Mezzanine we sampled was the Smoked Roasted Pork Belly ($12). The swine was skilfully roasted, to achieve a golden brown, crackling skin, while the well-marinated meat was further enhanced with hot sauce and German mustard.
Carnivores will adore the tender and juicy US Beef Short Rib Boneless with Egg Benedict ($40), where 24-hours sous vide rib is crowned with spinach, a perfectly poached egg, then completed with a drizzle of salted egg cream sauce. To some, there may be too many things going on, but I liked how the chef merges the popular breakfast and dinner dishes together, making it the ultimate comfort food.
Get your dose of omega-3 oils with the Pan Roasted Cod Fillet ($36) which captivates with its flaky texture, as well as saccharine and delicate flavours. Its sidekicks, baked scallop on shell and truffle mushroom risotto, were excellent too.
In the Frozen Pistachio Nougat in Chocolate Ball ($17), hot butterscotch sauce melts the cocoa sphere to reveal a hidden surprise. Needless to say, anything that combines hot, cold, and sweet is always superb!
For those who like some alcohol in their dessert, don’t miss the Vodka Chocolate Lava Cake ($13). Encase within the moist chocolate cake, is a molten core with hints of vodka. A scoop of vanilla ice cream tones down the richness. Two thumbs up!
At Museo, you can feel a lot of attention goes into everything they offer. And because the portions of Mezzanines are small, you can enrich your palate by trying a large assortment in one seating. You’ll be faced with a lot of choices (37 options!), and if you need help with decision making, Museo has curated 4 sets for you to choose from.
Mezzanines are also available for afternoon tea. Watch the world go by at Museo’s plush lounge seating while relishing in great food and specialty teas, coffees or hot chocolate.
Many thanks to Museo for the invite.