Caffe B at the Marina Bay Sands is launching a revamped $25 set lunch menu for all its guests. Catered to the business executive who is seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, lunch at Caffe B promises an intimate yet classy dining experience. It is meant for those who are adventurous in their culinary styles and are also looking for a quaint ambiance to match.
The $25++ 3 course set features 2 starters and 4 main courses to choose from. All guests will end off with a set of Trio Profiteroles.
First up, the Potato and Prosciutto Salad is a combination of potato wrapped with a shaving of aged Prosciutto ham and topped with bonito flakes for that burst in salty flavour.
Personally, I would go for the Minestrone when available. The more robust flavour and warm, umami setting opens up the appetite and tempts you for the main course to come. The Chef’s Soup varies daily, so do check.
For the main course, choose from the Beef Verde, the Tuna Sake Tataki, Chicken Lasagne Parmegiano or the Vegetarian Pasta Alla Fungi.
The Beef Verde is an interesting concoction on its own. I’ve rarely seen beef served sous vide and in a pale, meaty form. Still, the flavours are unique in the sense that the flavours of juicy beef are heavily contrasted with the more heartier and robust edamame and sauce verde. It is not a dish that the unacquainted can appreciate. Personally, I would prefer a good steak wonderfully seared and sprinkled with a garnish of coarse sea salt.
The Tuna Sake Tataki is an option that is a little more familiar and yet interesting. Fresh tuna is quickly seared with Sake for that hint of alcohol sweetness. What I found unique was the serving of homemade hash browns served by the side.
My favourite dish out of the range of mains served has to go to the Vegetarian Pasta Alla Fungi. Spaghetti is presented with a combination of wild mushrooms and cream. The flavours stand out immediately and its rich aromatics permeate the senses. Any time, any day.
Alternatively, the Chicken Lasagne Parmegiano is a hearty dish layered with poultry, mushrooms and eggplants. A creamy bechamel sauce and pomodoro covers the entire portion and topped then with a serving of shaved mozzarella. I rather enjoyed this dish but would still opt for the mushroom pasta in the entire set.
End off the meal with a serving of Trio Profiteroles that are each piped with different flavours of Matcha, Red Bean and Chocolate Cream. A sweet end to the meal that could better be served with a cup of coffee or tea.
All in, the $25 set lunch menu at Caffe B is an affordable option if you are seeking to dine around the Marina Bay Sands area. While my favourites mains slant towards the more umami and richer tasting vegetarian option, I will say that there is a decent selection that can cater to various adventurous tastebuds. This is one set menu that really makes its mark on value just on ambiance alone.
Thank you Caffe B for the invitation. Portions depicted in this review are tasting portions.
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2 Bayfront Avenue
The Shoppe at Marina Bay Sands
Lunch 12pm – 3pm