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Lawry’s The Prime Rib

It was the Partner’s birthday, so it became my turn treat him to a lavish meal. The idea of having good meat for dinner never fails to perk him up so we decided on Lawry’s as the restaurant of choice. I was pretty keen to go back to Lawry’s again since it has now relocated to Mandarin Gallery in Mandarin Orchard Hotel. We got a nice seat by the windows overlooking Orchard Road. Those dining in bigger groups should ask for the pretty booth seats.

Lawry’s is famous for its prime rib roast beef. There are a few other choices of main courses to choose from like Lobsters, Fish and Chicken Cordon Bleu, but since Lawry’s is famous for it’s prime rib, then that’s their speciality and probably the best tasting dish there.

We both chose the Lawry’s Cut which is 280gms of the Prime Rib for about $80+ and comes with a Spinning Salad, Yorkshire Pudding and Mashed Potatoes.

Lawry's The Prime Rib - Californian Cabernet Sauvignon (2)

First, we had a glass of Californian Cabernet Sauvignon to get things started. I love drinking wine when eating steaks and roast meats. The wine tastes nicer and so does the food. And it just feels so much more festive with a glass of wine in hand! It’s too bad that prices of alcohol are so much higher in Singapore than elsewhere. 

Lawry's The Prime Rib - Bread Basket

Bread basket – Normal tasting bread.

Lawry's The Prime Rib - Famous Spinning Salad (2)Lawry's The Prime Rib - Famous Spinning Salad

The Famous Original Spinning Bowl Salad– The waitress will literally announce aloud to everyone that this is Lawry’s famous original spinning bowl salad. She will then make a performance out of mixing the salad dressing into the salad ingredients. The metal bowl is placed in another bowl of ice so it spins like hell during the demonstration.

I found this quite hilarious the 1st time I saw it several years back. Isn’t this supposed to be some posh restaurant, and not a circus? The staff did not skip a beat when the next table totally ignored her. They must feel totally jaded with this performance if required to repeat this numerous times a day everyday!

Lawry's The Prime Rib - Famous Spinning Salad (3)

The salad tastes good. The vegetables are fresh and crisp and almost makes you believe you’re neutralising the bad effects of eating so much red meat later on. Though strictly speaking, one should omit the salad dressing to be truly healthy. I finished the whole lot, fried croutons and all. Lawry’s even serves you a chilled fork, which is thoughtful of them. But can someone tell me why this salad is famous because it sure doesn’t look that stunning, appearance wise.

Lawry's The Prime Rib - Roast Beef Lawry's Cut (280gm)

This is the 280 gm cut of delicious roast beef. Before we ordered, we were wondering if we might be able to finish 280 gm. I said, go for it since the 200gm roast beef is only about $10 cheaper. (If necessary, we can dabao!) Turns out I managed to wallop the entire piece of roast beef. It was really a very delicious piece of meat. It was cooked exactly to the doneness that I wanted, it was juicy, and it was tender all round. Really delicious, to the extent that I wish there was more of it!

The gravy looked a little watery at first, but it went really well with the meat as well as the Yorkshire pudding. The staff will offer you refills of gravy too, which I gladly accepted, using the Yorkshire pudding to mop up all it’s flavourful goodness. Btw, I just LOOOVE Yorkshire pudding. It’s supposed to be a damn fattening thing. These days, Yorkshire pudding is cooked by pouring a thin batter made from flour, eggs, and milk into a preheated and oiled baking pan. But in days past, fat drippings from roasting the meat was used. Or perhaps, it’s still done now, depending on the restaurant. I’ve seen Jamie Oliver do it once on TV. The amount of oil used was almost equal to the amount of batter! Still, when having a celebration, let’s go all the way!!!

Lawry's The Prime Rib - Roast Beef Lawry's Cut (280gm) (2)

If you don’t want mashed potato, you can ask for fries too. I recall previously they used to serve baked potato. Wonder if they have that if we ask.

Lawry's The Prime Rib - Carving Station

The chef skillfully carving up the meats

Lawry's The Prime Rib - Horse Radish

Whipped cream horse radish to go with the roast beef. Delicious!

Lawry's The Prime Rib

Lawry’s The Prime Rib

333A Orchard Road #04-01/31 Mandarin Gallery,
Mandarin Orchard Singapore 238897
Tel: 6836 3333 Fax: 6235 0300
Reservations:
reservations@lawrys.com.sg

Operating Hours
Sundays – Mondays: 11.30am – 10.00pm
Fridays / Saturdays / Eve & Public Holidays: 11.30am – 11.30pm
(Last Order at 10.30pm)

http://www.lawrys.com.sg/

Lawry’s has a number of on going promotions. Eg DBS and POSB cards get 20% discount. Check it out!

Salta Parrilla Christmas Lunch

After having gone to Goodwood Park for Christmas Lunch 2 years in a row, we decided to try something else for a change. I had a really good time at Salta Parrilla the 1st time I went there and I had been finding another opportunity to revisit again. So I was glad to know that they would be open for Christmas, offering up a very good Christmas semi-buffet lunch at only $39.90! Btw they are having the same thing again for New Year’s Day so don’t miss out. This is one of the best places to have good meat.

Salta Parrilla

Discovered that they’ve added wooden panes to give more privacy to the diners. I quite liked being able to look in and out actually. We were the 1st to arrive so we got a really nice seat by the corner opposite the TV.

Salta Slow Cooked Lamb (2)Salta Slow Cooked Lamb

Slow cooked lamb ordered by my mother and the Partner. Juicy, tender and flavourful. The chefs manning the grill/parrilla must be really talented!

Salta Slow Cooked Beef

Slow cooked veal. Was a little tougher than I’d expected. Had to get the Partner to carve it up for me cuz my hands got shaky after a while. I think I’m used to different cuts too, this particular cut didn’t look too appetising either.

Salta Cod Fish (2)Salta Cod Fish

Fish was not supposed to be on the Christmas lunch menu, but we had requested a special order in advance since my father doesn’t eat 2 or 4 legged land dwelling animals. It’s funny to say this, but you know what, I thought the cod fish was the best dish. Yes it was way too oily, but the flavours was intense, and it was so flaky and smooth! Every sliver literally melted in my mouth.

Salta Cheese Board

Cheese platter

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Sides of vegetables. As previously mentioned in my 1st visit, the vegetables are nothing spectacular, since their speciality is in meat. The potatoes were very good though. Just a few sprigs of rosemary and garlic transformed the potatoes into wonderful balls of flavour.

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Empanada – Similar to our curry puffs except this one contained roquefort cheese. We were kinda expecting some kind of meat filling, so that was a little disappointing. Didn’t need more cheese after the huge selection at the cheese station. The empanada was pretty bland too, the skin was nothing like our crispy or flaky curry puffs. This one was pretty tough.

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Brownies with chocolate truffle cream

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Salta Fruit Salad

Fruit salad – pretty tasty and served in a nice glass

Salta Coffee

Complementary coffee – Damn strong. Something like 3 shots of expresso in 1 cup! After putting in nearly 2 packets of sugar and lots of milk, it became quite nice and we finished it up.

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Icon Village (2)Icon Village

Icon Village all decked out for Christmas. I like the look of this little alley way with the reddish brick theme. I believe there is a gourmet olive oil and honey shop here, in addition to some Japanese restaurants, pubs, nail spa and Salta.

Conclusion: Salta’s speciality is in its grilled meats. The appetisers and desserts were just pretty okay. Since the meat dishes on the ala carte menu already costs about $30, we were okay to fork out another $10 to enjoy the semi-buffet. I’m definitely going to come back again to try out that skirt steak and sweetbreads that I’ve been thinking about for the last 2 months!

SALTA Argentine Parrilla + Grocer

Icon Village, 12 Gopeng Street #01-56 Singapore 078877
Phone: 6225 8443
Mon – Thurs: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm ; 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Fri – Sat: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm ; 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
http://www.facebook.com/SaltaParrilla

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