Located in a nostalgic, pre-war colonial heritage building at Albert Court, Wine Bonanza is a great spot to chill after work, hang out with friends and savour a romantic dinner with your significant other.
The newly opened restaurant, which seats 60 diners indoors, is decorated with rustic European fittings and furniture. The menu offers contemporary European and fusion cuisine.
We stared with Prawn Gambas ($23), a Spanish Tapas of crunchy Tiger Prawns basking in mouth-watering spicy garlic sauce and topped with an avalanche of garlic silvers. The sauce is absolutely delectable-we mopped up every single drop with the accompanying crusty garlic toasts. Just typing out this makes me hungry!
Another exceptional starter was the Aged Italian Bean Puree Beignet ($15). Humble bean puree, covered with bread crumbs, is deep fried and elevated with truffle mayo. This deceptively simple morsels deliver a flavour explosion and did a great job in whetting the appetite. As there is no meat in this recipe, vegetarians can enjoy this too!
Carnivores can gratify their meat cravings with European Classics such as Lamb Rack($37) and Beef Stew($26). The tender lamb is accompanied with mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables and dollops of mint sauce.
Wine Bonanza Beef Stew features flavorsome brisket braised for 8 hours in red wine sauce. The fork-tender meat is served with baby carrots, roasted baby potatoes, paper thin fried lotus chips and crisps garlic toast. While both main courses were satisfactory, they did not leave a huge impression on me.
Carb-lovers will be relish the Truffle Cream Pasta ($24) prepared with al-dente linguine doused in creamy truffle sauce. A medley of earthy mushrooms completes the fuss-free dish, which is suitable for vegetarians too!
End the meal on a sweet note with the Bread & Butter Pudding ($11), a dessert that exemplifies timeless comfort.
In addition to a comprehensive menu, Wine Bonanza also stocks an extensive variety of wines imported from Italy, France, Australia, New Zealand, US and Chile. Prices start from $45 and for premium ranges, can go up to a couple of thousands.
Apart from the main dining area, Wine Bonanza’s basement houses a charming private dining room equipped with a high-quality projector for presentations and conferences. The kitchen can customise the menu to suit specific dietary requirements (eg vegan, vegetarian). Upon request, a dedicated butler, sommelier and chef will be provided on site to ensure a memorable gastronomic adventure.
Many thanks to AT Marketing and Wine Bonanza for the invite.