Salt Grill & Sky Bar is located on the 55th floor of Ion Orchard. It has an amazing view over the city and you could definitely say “you were dining in the clouds”. During lunch time, they serve a 3-course set menu.
For starters, we ordered the Organic Free-Range Egg Crab Omelette, that came with Enoki Mushroom and Herb Salad, and a Miso Mustard Broth. It was a very nicely cooked omelette which was very light and smooth. The salad gives it a very fresh, earthy flavour. The miso broth was light and yet flavourful without being the main focus of the dish.
We also had the Steak Tartare, with Confit Egg Yolk, Charcoal Aioli, and Stout Crisps. This was an amazing dish, it was very smooth and had a very similar texture and taste as raw fish. The stout crisps gave a nice crunch to it as well. The dish was nicely seasoned.
Usually, chicken dishes are rather boring and not that great. But the Corn-Fed Chicken Breast, with Foie Gras and Truffle Farce, Young Corn, Smoked Bacon Jus, and Dehydrated Sweet Peas was absolutely delicious. The chicken was moist and has a very strong truffle flavour. With the foie gras stuffed inside, the dish was even more mouth-watering.
The Meat of the Day (+$15), was a Waygu Beef Cut. The beef was nicely seared and was very tender. The vegetables underneath soaked in all the juices from the beef which made it very tasty. The parsley puree to me was slightly too ‘raw’ but eating with the meat and a little hint of whole grain mustard really gave it a different flavour.
The Dessert of the Day, was a burnt butter sponge cake with mascarpone cream. It was very soothing and light, making it a very nice way to end the meal.
The Sorbet of the Day was a blackcurrant sorbet. It was smooth but very sour, and had a nice amount of caramelised sugar on the top to eat with it.
The Chef’s Selection of Cheese was two very strong cheeses, a blue cheese and a goats cheese. Some may find it too strong and not enjoy this dish but personally it was also a nice end to the meal.
Overall, it was an interesting experience to dine in the sky with some amazing food and flavours. If you are willing to splurge a little for lunch, this is definitely worth a try.
S$49++ (Some dishes require additional charges) for the Lunch Set Menu
S$9++ for sides
2 Orchard Turn
ION Orchard #55-01 & #56-01
Monday to Thursday: 11.00AM – 1.45PM, 6.00-9.45PM
Friday to Sunday: 11.00AM – 1.45PM, 2.30-4.45PM, 6.00-9.45PM
Tel: +65 6592 5118