The Grandstand – the former Turf Club is the largest family lifestyle destination in Bukit Timah.
Completely surrounded by nature, this 1 million square feet property is home to an eclectic mix of retailers, dining and services outlets, kids’ activities clusters, and one of the biggest pre-owned car mall. (Parking is free!)
The North Grandstand comprises 7 levels while the South Grandstand comprises 6 levels.
Thanks to OpenRice & sweetest Estelle, I got to visit The Grandstand & 6 restaurants for food tasting with 4 other lovely bloggers. (In this post, I’ll be sharing with you one makan place first.) 😉
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When you join OpenRice as a member (openricer) and submit food reviews, you stand a chance to be invited for food tasting sessions!
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Casallena Tapas Wine Bar Bistro (#01-14)
Display of over 70 labels of wine selections from region of old and new world wine.
Tataki of Tuna with Peppercorn Salad, $11.90
This is so good! The outer part of the tuna is cooked, with a layer of pepper & herbs and leaving the insides raw like Sashimi. Extremely fresh & salivating.
Exotic Mushroom Infused with Truffle, $7.50
Mushrooms grinded, simmered & drizzled generously with truffle oil. I love this mushroom soup & wouldn’t stop feeding myself spoon after spoon!
Seafood Lasagna Maki, $14.80
Lasagna Maki? This is something new! I am not someone who will order lasagna usually but this? Quite different. The seafood is very fresh & juicy. I will definitely try it again!
Curry Seafood Pizza, $11.80
This curry pizza is so spicy but I worshipped it! It’s like a fusion of western pizza & Indian prata with Malay Nasi Briyani. Oh my… what has my description turned into?
It’s a must try!
By this dish, I started to wonder if all the food here is gonna be this good? ;-D
Pork Sausage Pizza, $11.80
Also spicy, this is as good as the curry pizza! Since when a non-pizza lover like me started praising pizzas like this?
Wagyu Tomahawk, $198
A feast for 3-4 person.
When this was served, I was thinking: “Wow, this is huge. Probably the meat will be tough.”…. But no! It was simply marvelous! Even the fats tasted good. So tender & so well marinated, I can imagine why many people love to have this with some nice alcohol.
Chempedak Cake, $6.50
This has got a nonya feel to it. The sweet tooths will like this.
Green Tea Tiramisu, $6.50
I muttered “oh no…” when they bought this out from the kitchen. I hate any thing that is flavored with green tea/matcha whatsoever. I love drinking pure green tea but no no, nothing flavored. I was prepared to struggle to swallow that tiny bite so that I can do this review, however, I find this Green Tea Tiramisu really pleasant! I was surprised that the green tea powder taste wasn’t overwhelming. It was fragrant. Made into tiramisu?
One word – Like!
Baked Apple Crumble, $9.80
With a single scoop of Haagen-Daz Macadamia Nut Ice Cream and hot apple in the crumble, this is a delight to the tongue! Estelle, Verlyn & I “attacked” this till nothing is left. Yes, you heard me enough.
I highly recommend my friends & readers to visit Casallena for their great ambience, service, food & affordable prices!
Click HERE for Casallena Tapas Wine Bar Bistro Facebook Page.
Tel. No.: 6465 4353