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Saturday, August 31, 2013

First Spanish Restaurant

Serenity is strongly advocate for its yummylicious Suckling Pig through words of mouth and its attractive looking posters and advertisements pasted on the big pillars in vivocity. Due to its popularity, we had make efforts to go earlier for dinner, avoiding the peak period. As we approached the entrance, we were greeted in Spanish with "Hola" and was advised to wait to be seated. Within seconds of waiting, we were served by a lady.

Please Wait to Be Seated - Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant in Telok Blangah Singapore 
Please Wait to Be Seated


Each of us was given a menu with a dancing lady on its cover indicating "dance to the delightful flavours of spain". I would say this is probably Serenity's Business tagline. Wine pages told up almost half the menu leaving the rest with delicious Spanish food well illustrated within.
Food Menu - Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant in Telok Blangah Singapore 
Food Menu


Chosen to dine in the peaceful and quiet indoors rather than the outdoors. Seating were comfy, given that the chair I'm sitting on is of fabric with springy cushioning. Just in front of where I'm sitting, there is such a big rack of wine holders and we get to see a wide variety of wines available.
Wine Display - Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant in Telok Blangah Singapore 
Wine Display


Fork, knife and spoon were already placed on its serviettes with a side dish on every seat.
Utensils - Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant in Telok Blangah Singapore 
Utensils


Salteado de Coles de Bruselas con Jamon Serrano (Sauteed Brussels sprout with serrano ham), it is not very common that we can find Brussels Sprouts and that's the reason for my order. Love the natural cute miniature cabbages, stirred fried with bacon, it sums up a simple yet fulfilling dish to me. Not too salty. Likes!
Cost: S$18.80
Brussels Sprouts - Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant in Telok Blangah Singapore
Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts - Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant in Telok Blangah Singapore 
Brussels Sprouts


The Suckling Pig dish(Cochinillo Asado) by itself costs a bomb and we had to skipped it. Luckily we were introduced to the promotion platter and can shared among 3-4 pax. Platter consist of 2 30cm long sausages and 1/4 of Signature's Roasted Suckling Pig with a small portion of potato among the greens. This platter was accompanied by 3 sauces. Upon having this served, the waitress had actually introduce the items and the usuage for the sauces. Well Done!
Potato - Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant in Telok Blangah Singapore
Potato
The quarter of suckling pig was "cracklingly" good, especially its glorious crackling skin. Roasted to al dente perfection with succulent fleash, douse a bit of them into the flavorful sauces and enjoy. As we flipped the quarter up, what lies beneath is a bed of moist sauerkraut (sour cabbage), so simply European!
Cost: S$138
1/4 Platter - Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant in Telok Blangah Singapore
1/4 Platter


Arroz Negro (Black squid ink paella) is also another must tries. Squid ink, mussels, squid, tiger prawns, capsicum, rice were a simply a great combination. Seafood was fresh, especially prawns and the entire dish was adorn with green little peas.
Squid Ink Paella - Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant in Telok Blangah Singapore
Squid Ink Paella
It was rather an expensivemeal as it sums up to S$251.64 for 4 of us. I feel that price is steep, perhaps Spanish cuisine is quite niche and not that available in Singapore. Having said this, I will still patronize Serenity given if I'm there for a special purpose!
Receipt - Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant in Telok Blangah Singapore 
Receipt


Note:
(1) Plain water, cold or warm are chargable at S$1.
(2) Reservations might be needed.
(3) No outside food/drinks are allowed (I bought a bottle of juice while walking around Vivo City and since we are going for dinner, I brought that in. I was warned on that.)

Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant
Location: Vivo City, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-98/99, 098585