Singapore may rank as one of the world’s most expensive cities but the Michelin-starred restaurants here can be affordable, especially if you take advantage of set lunch deals. One Michelin starred Alma By Juan Amador at Goodwood Park Hotel is a contemporary European restaurant where you can get a good 3 course set lunch for $39++.
Alma By Juan Amador at Goodwood Park Hotel is located on the road level. It has an al fresco lounge terrace with a bar that has a casual atmosphere.
Walk through the doorway of Alma By Juan Amador and a stylish and elegant dining space will allow you to forget the outside world for a couple of hours. The restaurant has different sections artfully separated by decorative partitions and wine cabinets. There is a low key glamour which is befitting of a fine dining restaurant and judicious use of bright colours makes Alma feel contemporary and inviting.
3-Course Lunch Menu
Alma By Juan Amador says it serves “Asian-influenced Modern–European cuisine” and the 3 course set lunch comprises a “selection of typical Spanish–European dishes combined with Asian influences.”
The 3 course set lunch at $39++ is available only on weekdays. Below is a picture of the current set lunch menu.
Food for the Eyes
Alma By Juan Amador at Goodwood Park understands that thoughtful presentation leads to a more enjoyable meal. It makes use of crockery, colours, patterns and textures to make the food it serves interesting and appealing.
It serves fresh potato bread in a box of coffee beans. Its creative presentation of a simple item such as bread is unusual and intriguing. The bread is kept warm and has the aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans. Even before the meal starts, the bread excites in so many ways – and it is delicious.
The 3 course set lunch menu allows us to choose an appetizer from four options. We chose the Akami and the Hokkaido Scallops (which attracted an $8 supplemental charge).
Akami was sashimi tuna served with chipotle pepper, polenta and white radish. There was a complex mix of texture and taste. It was an interesting appetizer.
The Hokkaido Scallops were plump, sweet and juicy and the al dente texture of the risoni pasta provided a nice contrast. It was a very enjoyable appetizer.
There were 4 items available for the mains. We opted for the Boston Lobster Pasta and the Chilean Seabass.
The angel hair pasta with Boston lobster and seaweed was nice but not particularly memorable.
The Seabass with Mushroom Ragout tasted every bit as good as it looked. The fish was cooked till there was a nice crisp layer. It was tender, moist and not at all greasy. The light sauce made the fish even more enjoyable. A very delicious dish.
There was no choice when it came to dessert. It was simply called Lemon and was a creamy concoction of lemon, umeshu and lavender sprinkled with bread crumbs. It was a rather unusual dessert and was quite refreshing.
Alma By Juan Amador at Goodwood Park is a chic restaurant with stylish decor and contemporary feel. The service is excellent and the staff are friendly. Their dishes are prepared with quality ingredients and, generally, interesting and tasty. The potato bread and Chilean Seabass were particularly memorable. In one of the world’s most expensive cities, we think the 3 course lunch at one Michelin star Alma By Juan Amador is good value.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Alma by Juan Amador
Goodwood Park Hotel
22 Scotts Road
Tel: +65 6735 9937
Monday to Thursday: 6.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.
Friday to Saturday: 6.00 p.m. to 12.00 a.m.
Monday to Friday: 12.00 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Monday to Saturday: 6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Closed on Sunday
Nearby MRT Station : Orchard
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