New Chef with New Lunch Menu at Club Street Social!
The quaint 35-seater Club Street Social perched along Gemmill Lane launches their new lunch menu, crafted by head chef David Philpot.
The seasonal lunch menu is both appetite whetting and wallet friendly. For the month of August, Club Street Social displays four new lunch items – 150-day grain fed Bavette steak ($25), Roasted Atlantic Salmon ($24), Squash Tortellini ($19) and Beetroot and Confit Chicken Salad ($21).
For starters or plates to share, the 35-seater restaurant also offers tapas and platters, with prices ranging from $9.00 to $32.00.
To share, or not to share?
On top of mains, guests are encouraged to get small tapas to share between friends. Go for the Beef short rib fritters with house made horseradish sauce ($15.00) or the scotch egg with pork sausage and red onion chutney ($11.00).
The short ribs are marinated in port and red wine for 48 hours. They are then breaded in a thin panko crust and deep fried till golden brown. The short ribs were very tender and had a lingering red wine taste. I especially loved the homemade horseradish sauce, which had a nice tartness and heat. It made the fritter taste a bit cheesy, which was interesting.
The yolk of the scotched egg was cooked well and not powdery. The egg was generously wrapped with minced pork sausage that was lightly smoked. The chutney was sweet and tangy, which went very well with the robust and salty flavours from the sausage.
The centre stage
For something old-school, go for the 150 days’ grain-fed beef steak. I had mine medium rare, and it was served with a side of straight cut fries and a mesclun salad. The beef melts in the mouth, and was very flavourful and had a good bite to it.
The pan-seared Atlantic salmon has a very nice char to its skin, and the meat is flaky but not overcooked. The light citrus dressing goes very well with the fish, and I enjoyed the little fennel bits that gave a nice mint flavour.
Do not be afraid of opting for the healthier, vegetarian option here. The Squash Tortellini really took me by surprise. The dish had a very good mix of taste and texture to it – sweetness and softness from the squash, crunchy and nutty walnuts, with peppery and meaty Gorgonzola cheese. I especially liked how they served it with fried sage leaves, great when broken into shards and taken in bite size pieces with the tortellini.
For a sweet ending
To end off the meal, the restaurant also offers sweet treats such as the chocolate salami ($8.00) and fluffy and eggy churros ($10.00), which are served with vanilla mascarpone and balsamic strawberries.
Club Street Social
Address: 5 Gemmill Lane, 01-01, Singapore 069261
Hours: Mon – Sat: 10am – 12am, Sun: 11am – 4pm