Panda Peeks: Wine Connection Tapas Bar & Bistro Singapore
When your bistro experience becomes so causal and comfortable that you don’t want to leave, you know that you are eating well. With five bistro outlets and more than ten wine shops across Singapore, including a speciality cheese bar at Robertson Walk, the Wine Connection is a strong and stable presence when it comes to casual Western food.
Our Wine Connection review of their 112 Katong outlet underlines the quality food and an overall pleasant experience, as the lush al fresco terrace is not only very inviting, but also an atmospheric bonus.
Wine Connection | Variety Matters
Browsing through the menu of the Wine Connection, the variety and diverse offering of delicious dishes becomes immediately apparent. From fresh salads and appetising platters to homemade pasta and juicy meat dishes – the assortment of food has something for every taste. Hence, the Wine Connection is perfect for families and groups of friends that never can decide where to eat.
Wine Connection | A Fresh Start
First up on the table was their homemade mushroom soup with truffle oil. Finished with a splash of cream and garnished with fresh parsley, the soup still had very small mushroom pieces, making the flavour quite rich. Although the soup had some cream, it wasn’t heavy at all. The taste of the truffle oil didn’t overpower the soup, but rather combined well with the earthy flavour of the mushrooms.
Next up was the Grilled Vegetable Salad, offering a combination of butterhead lettuce, oak leaf, and Japanese greens. The grilled vegetables included asparagus, bell pepper, and thinly cut zucchini slices. Soft and tender to eat, the veggies were not over-grilled nor had a smoky taste, but offered a fresh sensation while eating.
The salad was topped with thin slices of rich old cheese as well as juicy halves of cherry tomatoes on the side.
Wine Connection | The Main Scoop
The menu of the Wine Connection also features beautiful pasta creations. One that stood out was the salmon-filled ravioli dish. As I had already ordered smoked salmon, I went for the Pasta Carbonara. Offering a choice of penne or spaghetti, I was presented with penne in a rich yet light carbonara sauce that was topped with bacon pieces and cheese.
The Smoked Salmon Platter consisted of a small side salad, thinly chopped red onion, sour cream, two slices of homemade bread, a big spoonful of capers, and of course several pieces of smoked salmon. The salmon itself was a little crispy yet tender in texture, very soft, and not smoky at all.
We also ordered a glass of Pazo de Villarei Albarino. The chilled white wine was very refreshing and a little fruity in taste. It usually combines well with pork or rich fish, such as salmon. Hence, we asked the wine to be brought together with the Smoked Salmon Platter.
Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to have a go at their desserts, as the ordered dishes were definitely enough to satisfy two hungry foodies. However, I will definitely be back for the desserts and to explore their wine menu even further. The Wine Connection also offers a variety of European craft beers on tap. The outlets of the Wine Connection are ideal for a relaxing long lunch or dinner, especially if you need to satisfy various demands for food.
Wine Connection Singapore
Address: 112 East Coast Road, #01-06/07 112 Katong, 112 Katong, 428802
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11:30am – 11:00pm | Fri-Sat: 11:30am – 1:00am
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Travelling, eating, and drinking his way through life, Peter is continuously hungry for more. Always looking something new and exciting every single day, his day starts before the sunrise and ends longer after the sunset.