Chef @christopetan 's dinner set menu is a study in course progression and restraint, each successive dish segueing effortlessly from the previous one in terms of flavour building and adhering to the overarching theme of maximising umami with a small but thoughtfully chosen set of ingredients.

Blowtorched on the outside to give it a delicious sear, the little cubes of beef within still remain refreshingly raw. Tiny dots of wasabi mayo provide bursts of creamy heat without overwhelming the natural flavour of the meat, whilst the dehydrated lotus root crisps present themselves as handy makeshift scoops for the tartare.

Brine's 5 course dinner is normally $35+, but they are having an insane 40% off opening promo till 23rd April. You'd be crazy not to take advantage of this chance to sample some crazy good food at that price.

Taste: 4/5