BOTANICO AT THE GARAGE
50 Cluny Park Road, S(257488) TEL: 6264 7978/ 9831 1106 thegarage.sg
The restaurant’s seasonal-driven menu boasts a variety of intriguing elements, from the appetisers to the dessert. The lamb tartare is light and hides any gamey hints; its burst of flavour comes from the deepfried capers, pickled onions, black olives and mustard ice cream. The hand-dived Japanese scallops from Hokkaido are fresh and succulent, and sit atop a bed of luscious artichoke purée. The Tropical Fruits dessert has a deceptively simple name—it’s anything but. A marriage of sweet and savoury, the dish features an aromatic laksa leaf ice cream that enhances the appeal of tropical fruits including jackfruit and sea coconut.