There is no shortage of modern fusion cuisine in Singapore—there are about 10 restaurants in Marina Bay Sands alone that pride themselves in such a menu. But a true stand out is Adrift by David Myers, which serves dishes that are meant to be mixed and matched, with flavour combinations inspired by the celebrity chef’s culinary sojourns.
“Adrift is a personal ode to the vibrant experiences I’ve encountered in my many travels,” he says. “It’s a colourful food culture mash-up from both sides of the Pacific, a merging of old and new—small plates you can toast to, and a modern way of dining.” And by modern, he means effortlessly vibrant. The restaurant sits at the heart of Marina Bay Sands’ main hotel lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out into a garden, while a Ginza-inspired cocktail bar energises the all-wood interior.
Reflecting this breezy spirit are playful but artisanal dishes that meld the East with the West: There’s everything from crunchy caramel popcorn with togarashi (red chilli peppers), king crab melt with pimento cheese and foie gras bahn mi, to Ricotta toast and Kagoshima beef with onion jam and ponzu.
Under the Sweet Finish section on the menu is a raspberry parfait, which comprises smooth sweet-tangy layers of rose-infused diplomat cream, fresh fruit, raspberry gelée and a decadent cocoa mochi, topped with a scoop of sorbet and sprinkling of California pistachios.
But if cocktails or whisky is more your idea of a post-dinner treat, you’ll be happy to know that Adrift has just launched a midweek bar programme that boasts half price cocktails on Tuesday, a large array of premium whiskeys on Wednesday, and $50 bottles of quality wine on Thursday. You’re welcome.
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By Dana Koh