I was recommended to this restaurant sometime in 2007 but haven’t been there for a while till last night. Honestly, I wasn’t too impressed at that time, but last night’s visit certainly changed my view. They must have “upgraded”, cause their service was impeccable, not to mention the food.
My friends & I arrived early at Gunther’s, they were not ready yet but invited us in anyway. We ordered our drinks while waiting & the manager brought us a plate of potato wafers. Nothing great but it was a nice gesture especially when my stomach was already growling.
We were finally seated in the chic fine dining room. A tray of fresh seafood was later presented to us, introducing the latest catch of the nite etc & what’s the best cooking style. Well, their Grade 9 Wagu certainly caught my attention.
My all-time favourite Foie Gras. I can never resist this sinful gourmet.
Gunther’s signature dish, Roasted foie gras with crushed candied almonds, served with confit of seasonal fruit -S$40.
Angel-hair pasta, chili Monte Poro with kombu & dried prawns, chives - S$38.I was hesitant in ordering this pasta as I love the one at Iggy’s. Iggy’s has certainly raised my expectation. I decided to give it a shot & requested for a smaller portion.
Char-grilled Wagyu beef (Grade 9) @ $90. I had mine medium to well. Not the best way to eat but I’m allergic to blood.
Foie Gras. Very generous portion indeed - one of the biggest I’ve ever seen & real value for money. Foie Gras came exactly the way I like it – thickness is just right, crispy on the outside & soft inside. Lip-smacking good!
Pasta. A far cry from Iggy’s. Lesson learnt: Stick to your favourite. No pix, nothing to shout about.
Wagyu. I love Wagyu especially when served in Japanese restaurants. Frankly, I’ve never had any good experience with Wagyu done in any Western restaurants. Last one I tried over at Raffles Grill was a total let-down. At S$80+ for a tiny portion, it’s definitely money not well-spent. Moreoever, beef was tough & hard to chew.
Now this one at Gunther’s was a thumbs-up. Meat was succulent & portion was generous too. It’s really hard to find juicy & tender steak especially when done medium-well. I would say this was one of the best I’ve ever taken.
It was truly an evening of culinary delight. Food was great, except for the angel-hair pasta. Maybe it’s not their fault but mine (too high expectation) or perhaps, Iggy’s. Service was also fantastic. Overall rating: 4½/5
(Pardon me for the poor-quality photos. Forgot to bring my camera & used my Kitty hp instead)
Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine
36 Purvis Street #01-03
Tel: (65) 6338 8955