Monday, November 10, 2008
Bobby's Christmas Set Menu
Bobby's at Cuppage Terrace recently unveiled its Christmas menu to media and bloggers at a tasting session. It's rather nice to think about Christmas, isn't it? Especially amidst this recent financial gloom and doom. Some cheer for the spirit, perhaps. Of course, it might be a less festive Christmas, if there's less money in the bank. But one would be rich if you still have family to enjoy the season with. Togetherness above mindless expenditure, I say.
But wallet-friendly feasting is always a plus. Let's take a look at Bobby's three-course menu (S$35++ per pax, from 15-23 December). It begins with a Festive Tossed Salad with Honey Baked Ham. Colourful, for sure, with the baked ham chopped into fine pieces like confetti. However, I think it might have been better in fewer pieces but larger slices, as the tangy vinaigrette overwhelmed the ham's delicate flavour.
For the mains, choose between:
- Grilled dory fillet with sorrel cream sauce atop a bed of pumpkin mash (far right). This was delicious. I ate the steamed vegetables (centre) with the sauce as well.
- Fillet of beef wtih signature mushroom sauce (far left)
- Grilled turkey breast topped with chestnut stuffing and giblet gravy side with cranberry sauce (not served, so not in photo).
I'm sorry I can't show you what the full portion is like - these are merely tasting samples.
Here's a clearer photo of the beef, which was quite tender. However, I am never fond of Western-style brown sauces, so I ended up preferring the Dory to the beef.
Rounding off the meal is a piece of chocolate log cake - light yet dense, not extremely sweet or chocolatey. I have never taken to log cakes, despite their popularity. Besides the reminder that you might be eating a piece of fireplace fodder, the taste itself is generally rather bland. Discussion at the table turned to brownies, lava or fondant cakes and other forms of chocolate delights. Aaahh.
The Christmas set menu is available from 15-23 December 2008, at S$35++ per pax.
However, if you'd rather have a house party than dine out, you can still enjoy Bobby's treats. Their signature BBQ babyback ribs are available for takeaway, sold by weight (I'll include the prices later when I get them). Pop them into the oven just before serving.
If you aren't into the festive menu, there are other choices. Bobby's offers affordable lunch sets from S$14-18, with free-flow Coke/Sprite. These actually look more interesting to me, but I reckon portions will be smaller than the a la carte versions.
Check here for Keropokman's review. Southernoise was also there (I'm still waiting to link to his writeup). We met Yung Yih of HungryGoWhere too!
Bobby's @ CHIJMES
30, Victoria Street
#B1-03, CHIJMES Fountain Court
Tel : 6337-5477
Bobby's @ Cuppage, Orchard
25-27 Cuppage Road
Tel : 6734-3323
Open daily, 12pm to 12am (Sun-Tues), 12pm - 2am (Wed-Sat)
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