We were looking around for new dining places to dine when we chanced upon this classy looking restaurant, Black Marble at level 2 of the Raffles Holland V Mall.
It was situated right outside the escalator on level 2 so it was easy for any diners to spot.
Black Marble by Otto, is a steak and grill concept helmed by the famous Swiss-born culinary Chef Otto Weibel.
The restaurant has a great ambiance feeling of secluded and fine dining in the area yet they were pretty casual with what the diners were wearing. Our kids were wearing flip-flop sandals while there were other diners who were wearing singlets and shorts when we entered.
We were greeted by an overlooking different cow part of the body, providing us with a quick educational glance before we were ushered to our seats.
|Our sofa seats right at the end of the window|
We started off with a Black Truffle Emulsion ($15) soup which had a strong overwhelming kick of truffle-infused-mushroom, spices and garlic mixed inside the overlooking thick soup. For truffle and mushroom lovers like us, we were immediately won and drawn over by our first taste of the meal.
A Winning Start.
|Black Truffle Emulsion ($15)|
Still front on the appetizer, we also ordered Baked Brie Cheese ($16) to get our craving for a full well spread of condiments that comes with the half-loaf of bread. The taste of the pasteurized cheese itself comes with a burning sensation which was elevated with a herbal form of fermented black garlic scattered around the cheese.
Whilst the meal feeds people of all ages, do note that Brie Cheese is generally not suitable for young children consumption as it carries a higher risk of listeria bacteria that might be more susceptible for young children.
|Baked Brie Cheese ($16)|
The next meal we had on the menu was the 24 Hour Brine Hand-Cut Fries ($8), which was fillings of side green yuzu mayo, grated parmesan cheese and chive to go along with the fries.
|24 Hour Brine Hand-Cut Fries ($8)|
For our main dishes, we chose the Lobster and Scallop Saffron Risotto ($36) and the MBS4 Australian Wagyu Rump ($33).
The authentic Lobster and Scallop Risotto were cooked slow and immersed with Cream Faiche, along with tender lots of Parmesan Cheese and Smoked Mullerbottarge and Chives served inside. The lobster and scallop were freshly cooked and every bite gives the oomph feeling that comes straight at the mouth from the sea.
The MBS4 Australian Wagyu Rump Steak was roasted and cooked right at the 145°F degree (medium) and then rested for 3 minutes before serving. The meat was tender and juicy and the right warm temperature gave the meat its best couple of first bites on its own. The condiments on the sides include a clove of whole grilled garlic and tomatoes.
For the sauce, there is a wide selection available for diners to choose from which includes Bearnaise sauce, Red Wine Jus, Black Pepper, Mushroom Port Wine Sauce, Fresh Herbs Butter amongst the few.
|Lobster and Scallop Saffron Risotto ($36)|
|MBS4 Australian Wagyu Rump ($33)|
Overall, we spent about just over $100 for the dine-in which we thought was somewhat reasonable given the good amount of portion and service that we received.
We didn't manage to try the House Signature T-bone Steak this time round as we came in only a small group of 4 (including 2 young children) but we'll definitely come back next time to try them when we get the craving once again.
Black Marble by Otto
Raffles Holland V 118
Holland Ave #02-01
Nearest MRT: Holland Village (CC Line)
Opening Hours: Daily: 11am - 10pm