I came to know about Wolfgang Puck when he was featured in Oprah during my teenage years. I didn't pay much attention to him as I was not into food or cooking back then. So before the world knew of Gordon Ramsey, the culinary world celebrated Wolfgang Puck. When I got interested in food and cooking (thanks to Masterchef series), my tastebuds dreamt of dining in one of Wolfgang's restaurants.
Last year, me and BB Bear attended the Annual Epicurean Market in Marina Bay Sands. It's an event where MBS' prize chefs and restaurants offer their specialties at sample prices. Most of the restaurants are considered fine dining (spell expensive) thus it's great to have us, ordinary folks, get the chance to sample their specialty dishes at affordable prices. They featured, among others, Gordon's Bread Street Kitchen and the soon-to-open Wolfgang Puck's Spago.
One of our most unforgettable experience in that event was tasting Spago's Agnolotti. We had the Sweet Corn Agnolotti with summer truffles. The moment we tasted the extraordinary dish, we just were speechless. We just looked at each other and understood that this was truly one of those culinary experience were no words are needed. You just feel and savour the taste! I don't know how to describe food tastes but all I know was that this dish could make you close your eyes and just have, what they call, food orgasm. lol
From that day on, me and BB Bear swore that if ever we got the chance (or money) we would dine in Spago.
And so, BB Bear got his company bonus last month. Being our "CEO" friend and a generous one at that, he said he'll treat me to any fine dining restaurant of my choice. I was ecstatic! My top choice at that time was Wolfgang Puck's CUT but since it's very expensive, I hesitated to go there. CUT is known for its wine and steak. I read, a meal could cost you thousands. Since it was not my money to be spent, I was uncomfortable. Yeah, I know lots would smack me for this sort of martyrdom but I was really not comfortable having others spend that much money... lol. In the end, we decided to go to Spago since it's also Wolfgang Puck's but is more casual and affordable. We're not rich so I think this is more of our level. :D
That day in Spago was truly memorable. The food were soooo yummy and the portions were big. Ok, I'll let the pictures do the talking. :))
Spago has 2 resto, one has a more casual, open bar vibe overlooking MBS' infinity pool. The other has a more formal, fine dining feel. We dined in the latter. The restaurant, due to it's high ceiling and wide windows, is very airy and bright. It was designed elegantly yet very cozy.
We ordered the 7-course meal. We were served unlimited bread, butter and cheese in between courses.
Overall, we enjoyed Spago and I think it's worth every cent. We wouldn't mind going back from time to time. They served large portion which is a big plus for us big eaters. The service was also excellent! The food are delish and it won't burn your pocket. I am dreaming of dining in there again...wishing for some Bear to give treats again. lol
I am a Filipina, formerly based in Singapore and is now living permanently in Melbourne. Yet, I am really a global citizen at heart. :)