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The Black Swan

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The Black Swan is a stunning Art Deco grand bistro and bar inspired by a beautifully restored 1930s building. Paying tribute to the anachronistic nature of the space, The Black Swan’s menu revisits time-honoured chophouse classics and aims to transport diners to the full flavors of the glorious past.


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A couple of weeks have passed since I attended the tasting at The Black Swan (thanks @bydanieleng for the invitation) but this indecently good Twix Tart by new Head Chef Alysia Chan is still stuck on my mind. There is something about it that has EVEREEEETHING right on the button.
For starters, she does not stinge on the voluptuous chantilly cream. That in my books, already makes it a winner. I really love how it gives each bite of the buttery, crunchy pastry lined with sea salt caramel and filled with almost-solid, cool dark chocolate ganache, cookie crumble and juicy cherries a pillow of softness to ride on.
I guess when a chef creates a dessert based on her favourite candy bar, the force of inspiration is strong.


Having followed The Black Swan’s new Head Chef Alysia Chan’s culinary career for years, I was curious to see what she would bring to this establishment’s table so to speak. I was not disappointed.
Even though I was feeling a little tired that evening, it did not detract from my enjoyment of her food. She has embraced the minimal food wastage movement and totally owned it, as evidenced deliciously in quite a few of the dishes we got to try.
I would not hesitate to have the entire menu again as I felt each item was well thought out and executed. Shown above is the first half of what we were served (the remaining half appears in a second post):

(Clockwise from top left)

Broccoli & Pine Nut Hummus with Polenta Chips ($14++) - a tasty vegan-friendly dip that has discarded stems of broccoli, carrot leaves, sundried tomatoes and toasted pine nuts blended together.

Sourdough with Beef Fat Butter ($8++) - The crisp and the chewiness of the flavourful #bread was pure pleasure, and with a schmear of the sinful butter, even better.

Charcuterie Platter ($38++) - Get one to share. You won’t regret it. The housecured meats are tender and intense in flavour. Condiments are also on point.

Grilled Maine Lobster ($60++) - Lighter than the classic Mornay sauce, the crustacean is prepared with a piquant romesco instead and accompanied by chewy black barley and corn risotto for a substantial meal.

San Marzano and Hokkaido Corn Salad - A very decent salad with crisp fresh baby spinach and arugula tossed in a white balsamic vinaigrette.

Venus Clams ($24++) - You’ll want to bathe in the lip-smacking sauce. An order of sourdough is useful to mop up every drop.


The world’s your oyster when Happy hour goes at $9++ for a drink and oysters at 3++ each! Ps: The dipping sauce which came along w the oysters were really really refreshing - tangy & whets the appetite!

Mmm, classic apple tart. May the best man win the last mouth!

Really large and juicy slab of steak! It can get quite salty after a while. $60++ for this:)

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Famous for their bar and steak, the Black Swan also has nice choice for foodies that prefer to have a lighter meal. Cauliflower was succulent and beautifully seared, topped with Ibsen egg and black truffle pepper for greater taste. Lobster tail was nothing surprising, but good if you are like me who has to have some protein in order to get full XD