The Black Swan – Singapore

A few weeks back, the much awaited restaurant The Black Swan opened its doors at historic building, The Quadrant.

Previously a Chinese bank in the 1930s, the interiors feel like you’ve stepped into the set of The Great Gatsby.

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I was there for a friends’s birthday dinner and she was never happier with my recommendation. We ordered half a dozen of fresh shucked oysters to start. The atmosphere is quite dark, so sorry for the darkish photos.

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The first image is of my amazing Golden Parachute cocktail, The Black Swan’s take on the old fashioned. Yes, that is a cherry covered in gold leaf.

For the mains, we had the duck confit and the tenderloin steak which was USDA 365 days grain-fed beef. Utterly tender and cooked to perfection, medium rare for me. It also came with a side of crisp fries.

We also had a field day with the desserts. The Sticky Date Pudding was warm and comforting. I felt a sense of emptiness when it was gone. 😦

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The other two, the Coconut Panna Cotta with candied ginger and orange peel moreish and a rich yet palate cleansing treat and The Valrhona Chocolate Dome with a hazelnut praline is completely sinful and satisfying as well.

Overall and excellent place for special occasions and dinner dates. It’s a little pricy, so expect $28 and up for a main.

The ambience and good service adds to the whole experience as well 🙂

Visit www.theblackswan.com.sg for more information.

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