Last night we went to dinner at Gardens by the Bay to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. To make it special I had booked SuperTree by Indochine. The restaurant announced it was closing as Gardens by the Bay now has plans to turn the SuperTree into an observation deck.
What I didn’t realise when I booked was just how much taller than everything else it is. I knew it was bigger in every way but sitting in the restaurant we were worlds away from the skyway platform and the other supertrees in the grove.
I had picked a time for dinner so we could watch the show. Excited that the new show started on the 15th of April so we would see it at the first opportunity once getting back to Singapore. We got home about 2am on the 16th and had dinner at 7:30pm on the 16th. The show, well it happened twice during our dinner but it was so far below us we could hardly hear it.
The new show is all about disco, I want to go back and watch it tonight. I just don’t know if I could appreciate it from 50 meters above it all.
Our dinner, well, on booking and all over the website we were advised there is a minimum spend of $80 per person to dine at SuperTree for dinner. Fine with me. It is about to close, it is our wedding anniversary and we assumed the views would be amazing. I guess we never really considered the food, it is an experience about to be taken off the table so we jumped on it.
We ordered almost exactly $160 worth of food and drinks. We each had one drink, mine was a cheap soft drink, TW’s an espresso martini. Which meant we needed to order a hell of a lot of food to get to our minimum spend. Given the per head cost, we assumed that the portions would be small. I guess they think people will actually enjoy a few drinks. Two cocktails can easily get you to $50, which leaves you only needing to order a main dish to hit your target per person.
That isn’t our style, so one of everything on the menu please. Not quite, but that is what it felt like when the food started arriving. We were full after the first round which was spring rolls and sashimi but we still had 4 or 5 more dishes to come.
TW picked most of the dishes. I added one to the list and away we went. Our first round was two dishes served at once. The two above. The second round was just the one dish. A nice change of pace. The squid TW was after. It wasn’t the squid dish I would have ordered but I had no issues with either so we went with the one he wanted.
TW ate most of the squid. I have the flu so couldn’t taste too much and wasn’t wanting to fill up so early in the night. TW took it upon himself to play with his
Once we managed to clear the plate our next dish arrived. The Vietnamese beef salad. I was enjoying it immensely until I got the chilli. We asked for medium and I think I got the only chilli in the dish – so all the “medium” at once. That shut it down for me pretty quickly. It was one of the long slow burn chilli’s so I couldn’t taste or talk for about 10 minutes.
While my mouth was burning our final dishes arrived. Potato beignets and Luc Lac – another beef dish but this was a main/large plate dish. Everything else was a small plate or starter sized dish. I am not sure that I consider 10 thick pieces of sashimi a small plate or starter size so there is a lot of value in the menu.
I didn’t think we needed two beef dishes but TW wouldn’t spend the little bit extra on the lamb so we got the beef. Both were nice, the salad was good before the chilli and the Luc Lac was great once I could taste again.
The beignets had truffle on them, I don’t remember it is was truffle oil or just truffle in the mayo/sauce on top. I didn’t manage to have one after my mouth cooled back down. So all I could taste at that time was a hint of truffle. By the time I could taste again and these were also cool enough for me to not re-ignite my mouth, I was full. I didn’t think it was worth trying to stuff another in.
Dinner was really enjoyable. I don’t have a stand out dish, I enjoyed it all and the experience. After dinner, we went to the bar and I really hope that whatever changed they make, they leave a bar on the rooftop. We didn’t stay for long but it had amazing views, atmosphere and a nice breeze while we were up there.
Happy anniversary TW. So happy to be home in Singapore for it.