If you are looking for a nice place to wine and dine your better half this Valentine’s Day, Wine Bonanza might just be what you were looking for. Good food? Check. Nice wine? Cozy ambience? Check that too. Great service? Definitely!
The restaurant is set in a charming colonial heritage building at Albert Court and seats 60 indoors. The private dining room can seat 10 or 20 standing guests and seems like the perfect location for a proposal on Valentine’s Day.
The wait staff here are friendly and obliging, attentive without being intrusive. Wine pairing service is equally on point. The wines compliment the dishes well and enhance the overall dining experience. It is, after all, a place best known for its wide range of wines and cocktails.
The serving size is perfect for a light eater but a two or three-course meal may be more sufficient for a big eater. So let’s see what’s worth the calories at Wine Bonanza!
Three-Hour Lobsters Bisque ($18)
The lobster bisque is given an Asian twist with the addition of Angelica Root and the herb works surprisingly well with the rest of the ingredients. There is just the hint of the herb, enough to make the dish interesting without overpowering it.
Aged Italian Bean Puree Beignet with Truffle Mayo ($15)
Vegetarian, bean puree covered in breadcrumbs, then deep-fried and topped with truffle mayo. The tanginess of the bean paste is a great match for the deep-fried crust. But I wish we could taste more of the truffle in the dish.
Octopus Carpaccio ($17)
A touch of balsamic reduction brings out the natural freshness and sweetness of the thinly sliced octopus.
Beef Stew ($26)
Beef braised with bacon, mushrooms and carrots for eight-hours in red wine sauce. Probably one of the more decadent dishes we tasted that evening. The sauce is rich and full of flavour. Meat is lined with bits of fat that literally melt in your mouth. The crispy pieces of lotus root on the side also taste as good as they look.
Grilled Halibut ($26)
Eating clean doesn’t necessarily mean you have to eat stuff that tastes like cardboard. Healthy food can taste great too and Wine Bonanza proves just that. The fish is fresh and done just right, resulting in a juicy and moist piece of fillet. Serves well as a light meal.
Truffle Mushroom Cream Pasta ($24)
This is arguably the best dish of the night. It may look like the run-of-the-mill mushroom pasta but looks can be deceiving. The rich truffle cream sauce is bursting with flavour and absolutely addictive. We couldn’t stop ourselves from slurping up every drop of the delicious sauce.
Deep-fried to perfection, these crispy fries topped with cheese and a generous amount of truffle oil are probably among the best truffle fries I have ever had.
Pina Colada (Price upon request)
End the meal with a delicious Pina Colada if you are skipping dessert. We love the version here as it reminds us of Orange Julius, in the nicest way possible. But of course, this version is spiked with alcohol. Not a dessert wine but better!
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Address: 180 Albert St, #01-09 Albert Court, Singapore 189971
Nearest MRT station: Rochor Mrt
For reservations call 69093828