Saturday, September 26, 2015

Pince & Pints: Truffle Lobster Roll to Celebrate Expansion

I've been wanting to try the much lauded Pince & Pints lobster roll but the epic waiting time (over an hour at times) is enough to make anyone wilt. If you've felt the same way before, you'll be glad to know that starting today they're adding 30 seats on the second floor! This will certainly help to ease congestion for the initial 46-seater downstairs and reduce waiting time.

I had a sneak peek of the second floor. It's casual and unpretentious, with warm woods lending a cosy feel, and a high ceiling giving it airy space.

Pince & Pints is also expanding north to Kuala Lumpur! Come 9 October, folks at Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru can look forward to the same signatuer lobster goodness. In fact, they'll be having something extra - lobster noodles in superior broth!


To commemorate this expansion, Pince & Pints has introduced the Truffle Lobster Roll (S$68++). Buttery sweet lobster paired with earthy truffle? A divine combination!

The meat from a full lobster (claw and all) goes into this roll. The lobster is first blanched 3-4 minutes and then given an ice bath. Then it's seared with butter and homemade truffle sauce. Chopped chives and truffle caviar complete the ensemble.

The dish is served with a homemade truffle sauce (no artificial truffle oils here) with a serving of fries and chef's salad.


This is the regular lobster roll (S$58++), which is utterly decadent as it is. This too, has a whole lobster stuffed in a soft, toasted roll. The meat is done perfectly; it's tender and juicy. These are wild caught Maine lobsters flown in 2-3 times a week, and kept in a special holding facility until delivery to the restaurant.

The bread they chose also goes really well - it's very soft and slighty sweet, made by a local bakery.


But I discovered just how good the Grilled Lobster (S$58++) is. That char grill smokiness permeating the succulent flesh...oooh. It didn't even need the herbed butter sauce but that was nice too.


The Chili Lobster (S$58++) was probably the only one that didn't thrill me, mainly because the sauce was too starchy for me. I think it could do with more chili heat and spices too, but then again, I probably eat too much chili padi for my own good.


You can also get some nice cocktails at Pince & Pints. Here's their lychee martini and the 500 Days of Summer. They were a perfect way to start our dinner there, but take your pick from the wide variety of drinks on their menu there.

32/32A and 33
Duxton Road
Singapore 089496
Tel: +65 6225-7558 (update: they take reservations, starting Nov 30, 2015)
Open Mon - Fri : 5pm - 11pm (Dinner Only)
Saturdays : 12pm - 11pm (All Day)
Open on Public Holidays
Last Order for Kitchen 10pm

Thanks to Pince & Pints for the invitation and congratulations on the expansion!

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