SPAGO by Wolfgang Puck Singapore Review

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck's flagship restaurant, Spago, is now open on Sands SkyPark. This is the first Spago you can find in Asia, and yes if you're wondering why Wolfgang Puck is resounding in your head, they also have another restaurant, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, also located in Marina Bay Sands. 
Located on level 57 of Marina Bay Sands Tower next to the famous infinity pool Singapore is so famous for, Spago boasts a spectacular view of the city skyline. 
But of course if you don't want to be disappointed, head over when there's no haze haha.
Spago, MBS, Singapore,  wolfgang Puck, marina bay sands, lounge
There are 2 parts to Spago, a lounge / bar area and a restaurant area. For a start, my friends and I decided to check out the bar area and it was so huge and inviting, really gorgeous even though we went at 6PM in the evening. A normal wednesday evening already saw the bar 3/4 filled at 6PM, so you can imagine how popular this place is.

We then moved to the restaurant area, and started the meal with the Kaya Toast ($33++) ,  Seared Foie Gras, topped with Pandan-Coconut Jam onToasted Brioche. 
Slow Cooked Egg Yolk drizzled all over, with Foie Gras-Espresso Mousse on the side
 Spago, MBS, Singapore, foie gras, kaya toast wolfgang Puck
I must say, I'm not a foie gras lover, in fact it almost causes a gag-reflex whenever I consume one because I really just cant take the strong flavor. But wait, Spago's Kaya Toast is probably one of the first few foie gras dishes I actually liked.
It was rich, but not too pungent, and it was incredibly creamy.
Topped with the kaya jam and espresso mouse, it was so, so so so good.
Even though you only get 2 slabs for $33, this dish is so rich that it is good to be shared among 3-4 people.

As you can tell, we went all out that night. We ordered another appetiser, the Chirashi Sushi from Tsujiki Market ($59++), that consisted of Big Eye Tuna, Uni, Hamachi, Ebi Shrimp, Tosa Soy & Yuzu Gelée, Grated Wasabi Root
Spago, MBS, Singapore,Chirashi, japanese, wolfgang Puck
What can I say? This dish was so beautifully plated, colorful and really fresh. 
The portion was a little small for a main, so strictly appetiser's appetite only.
You'll probably have to pay this price if you visit Japan, so I thought it was pretty worth it, albeit a little expensive on a whole.

Like almost every restaurant that range, a bread platter was brought around and we had 4 choices of bread to choose from. You guys know how much I love bread, so my expectations were pretty high.
All I can say is I was really disappointed with the quality and selection, they were all hard, cold and rubbery. 
Bread lovers, maintain your expectations.
Spago, MBS, Singapore, Sea bass, wolfgang Puck, bread platter

When it came to the mains, I was pleasantly surprised at the prices. I thought it would be steeper, considering the brand of Wolfgang Puck (and CUT is really steep).
There were 3 of us, so we ordered 3 mains - Crispy Scale Black Sea Bass, Honey Miso Broiled Japanese Black Cod and Pan Roasted Quail

First up, Honey Miso Broiled Japanese Black Cod ($49++) 
For $49++ , this slab of cod was really really decent. I thought it was really well-put together, just that the Honey Miso was really sweet after a few mouthfuls.
Spago, MBS, Singapore, Cod, wolfgang Puck
Spago, MBS, Singapore, Miso Cod Fish, wolfgang Puck
Pan Roasted Quail ($46++)
These on the other hand, were a lot smaller than we imagined. I thought it was pretty normal, but you gotta give it to them for making the plain-old quail look so beautiful
Spago, MBS, Singapore, Quail, wolfgang Puck
Crispy Scale Black Sea Bass ($46++)
Once again, for this price at such a beautiful place, I thought it was pretty decent and worth it. The Sea Bass was cooked to perfection, and yes, the scales were really crispy. Crispy on the outside and soft, fresh on the inside.
Garnished with Littleneck & Bamboo Clams, Smoked Potato Purée, Garlic, Wild Oregano, Parsley and Lemon. I would highly recommend this because it was pleasant, light, and yet tasty.
Spago, MBS, Singapore, Sea bass, wolfgang Puck
View the menu of Spago here.

As if it wasn't enough, we were dying to try their Salted Caramel Soufflé ($24++) when we saw the couple next to our table having it.
Spago, MBS, Singapore, Souffle
My friends thought it would be funny to secretly tell the waitress to include the words "Congratulations on your blogging milestone" and have them served to me. I was indeed surprised and was like ????? why are they congratulating me? What milestone?
Then I looked to the side and saw 2 of them giggling to themselves. Good job, guys.

But anyway, I wouldn't recommend this dessert if you can resist how picture-worthy it looks.
To begin with, the salted caramel souffle was so sweet on its own, I almost got a headache at the first bite.
But when eaten with the Fuji Apple Sorbet (which was soooo sour), it just didn't go well together. 
Towards the end of the souffle, there was so much water collected at the bottom that turned the souffle soggy, slightly kueh like. 

Overall, I had an amazing time at Spago, just catching up with my friends over the beautiful view and good food.
The bill came up to $640 for 3 of us, yes, steep.
But if you can stop the waitress in time from opening bottles after bottles of VOSS Still Water and serving it to you, one bottle costs $6 lol, the bill wouldn't be as scary. So yes, just a tip because we went through 3 bottles of those before we realised that the waitress was just opening more up and putting it on our tab without informing us.

Hope you guys enjoyed this short review of mine!

SPAGO by Wolfgang Puck
Sands SkyPark, Tower 2 Level 57
Access from Hotel Lobby Tower 2
Telephone: +65 6688 9955
Dress Code - Dining Room: Business Casual


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