[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton - Alvinology

[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton

Treat your taste buds to a tour of the diverse Mediterranean region at The Lounge at Riviera. A new concept by the fine dining restaurant Riviera, The Lounge at Riviera, as its name implies, serves up a more casual dining experience with ala cart options and platters for sharing. Perfect for those looking for more relaxed vibes at fine-dining quality!

For dinner, suggest coming in the earlier part of the evening at around six-plus, to be thoroughly awed by the natural light let in by the floor-to-ceiling glass façade of the restaurant.

A stupendous view spanning Fullerton Hotel to Marina Bay Sands with the iconic Singapore Flyer in the backdrop awaits you. Not to worry if you can only make it later; the night lights of the vibrant bay area is yet another sight to behold.

[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton - Alvinology

The brains behind the new menu for The Lounge at Riviera are executive chef Remy Carmignani and executive pastry chef Nicolas Vergnole, both with years of experience in Michelin-starred restaurants under their belts.

The menu takes diners on a gastronomic tour across the sun-drenched Mediterranean coasts, from Italy, Southern France, Greece, and Spain, all the way to exotic Morocco.

If you are in a group, consider starting your meal with the Riviera Platter ($88*) which showcases half a dozen freshly-shucked Fine de Claire Oysters, Smoked Cod Roe Tarama with House-made Potato Blinis, Dorade Royal Tartar with Ginger Dressing and stunning ruby-hued Beetroot-Cured Scottish Salmon made in-house.

[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton - Alvinology
Riviera Platter ($88*) : Fine de Claire Oysters (Half Dozen), Smoked Cod Roe Tarama, Potato Bl inis, Dorade Royal Tartar & Ginger Dressing, Beetroot-Cured Scottish Salmon

Each oyster embodied the freshness of the sea.

[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton - Alvinology
Fine de Claire Oysters

Thick slabs of Beetroot-Cured Scottish Salmon, chewy and full of umami, a favorite of our table.

[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton - Alvinology
Beetroot-Cured Scottish Salmon

The flavorful Eschabèche would have you mopping up every last drop of its sauce with bread.

[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton - Alvinology
Eschabèche ($28*): Wild-Caught Red Mullet, Crunchy Sourdough, Hand-Cut Pickles & Mustard
[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton - Alvinology
[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton - Alvinology
A closer look at the cooked till tender melt-in-the-mouth Red Mullet.

All the bread are made in-house.

[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton - Alvinology
Toasted Rosemary Sourdough ($6*)

Enjoy the bread with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Do you prefer your olive oil light and floral or earthier in flavour? The attentive servers will gladly provide you with both.

[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton - Alvinology
Country Loaf ($6*)
[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton - Alvinology

Made from slow-braised lamb shoulder, the Grass-Fed Lamb Croquetas ($18*) are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. The earthiness of the lamb is complemented with a sweetish low-heat pepper paste.

[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton - Alvinology
Grass-Fed Lamb Croquetas ($18*): Slow-Braised Lamb Shoulder, Piquillo Gel

Looking similar to Indian Samosas, the Moroccan Briouates ($18*) filled with whey cheese and spinach are mild in taste and enlivened by the accompanying spicy arrabbiata sauce.

[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton - Alvinology
Moroccan Briouates ($18*): Pastilla Dough, Ricotta Di Pecora, Spinach, Onion Tfaya, Arrabbiata Sauce

Moving on to mains, there’s the Tajines Makfoul ($48* for 2 persons/ $78* for four persons) – Chef Rémy’s take on an authentic Moroccan Slow-Cooked Grass-Fed Lamb Shank tajine, served with silky Lamb Jus-coated Barley with Almonds and freshly-baked Moroccan Batbout Bread.

From the European Mediterranean, we have the Greek Dorade Royale en Papillote ($58*), the freshest sea bream prepared with Mediterranean Chermoula, Taggiasca Olives, Fresh Chili, Preserved Lemon and Ratte Potato, steamed to perfection in a parcel, which is lovingly and delicately opened at the table when served, releasing incredible aromas from all the vibrant ingredients.

[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton - Alvinology
Greek Dorade Royale en Papillote ($58*): Mediterranean Chermoula, Taggiasca Olives, Chilli, Preserved Lemon & Ratte Potato
[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton - Alvinology
The unveiling

Be sure to leave some room for dessert as you’d want to try the Chef Nicolas’s innovative creations. The Mon Choux ($18*) features Glenfiddich 15YO Whisky-infused Choux Puffs filled with Salted Caramel Ice Cream, and
Cubebe Pepper-infused Dark Chocolate Sauce drizzled at the table.

[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton - Alvinology
Mon Choux ($18*): Choux Puff, Glenfiddich 15YO WhiskySalted, Caramel Ice Cream, Cubebe Pepper Dark Chocolate Sauce

Those with a sweet tooth would enjoy the Riviera Macarons ($15*) which features three good-sized macarons sitting on a bed of cacao nibs.

[Review] Refined and Relaxed Mediterranean fare with a view: The Lounge at Riviera, One Fullerton - Alvinology
Riviera Macarons ($15*): Rose Ganache, Hibiscus Gel, Salted Butter Caramel, Amalfi Lemon, Basil

With borders closed, traveling through food is an enjoyment to seriously partake in. Tasting diverse Mediterranean flavours while taking in views of the prime Singapore riverfront? Only at The Lounge at Riviera.

*All prices are before service charge and GST

Details

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday:
12pm – 2.30pm (Lunch) | 6.30pm – 11pm (Dinner)
Sunday & Monday: Closed

The Lounge at Riviera
À L a Carte Food Menu available
Discovery Lunch Experience: $48++ (two-course)
Discovery Lunch Experience $58++ (three-course)

Riviera The Restaurant
Menu Decouverte: $98++ (four-course) [Exclusively available for Lunch]
Menu Signature: $158++ (five-course)
Menu Epicurien: $188++ (seven-course)

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