Duxton Hill, a historic district located in the Tanjong Pagar area in Singapore, is home to many great restaurants that feature all sorts of cuisines. A restaurant that caught our eyes though, was Praelum Wine Bistro, a wine bar nestled within the modern shophouses in the area. The cosy bistro is led by two-time National Sommelier Champion and current President of the Sommelier Association of Singapore, Gerald Lu.
The food served at Praelum, mostly European classics interestingly inspired by different wine regions. Enjoying their food with a glass of wine is definitely a great way to excite your palates while discovering some new favourites from the world’s top wine regions.
We had a specially curated three-course menu that included an appetizer, main course and cheese platter — all paired with individual glasses of wines that wholly brought out the flavours of every plate.
We were served a refreshing dish of Char-Grilled Squid, Harissa Rub, Bell Peppers, Saffron-Cream. The sommelier paired this delicious starter with a glass of Jacquart Brut Mosaique NV, an award-winning Champagne from France.
The main course was a perfectly Braised Angus Beef Cheeks with Root Vegetables, Forest Mushrooms and Mash paired with Terrunyo Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, an award-winning bottle from Chile.
Last but not least, the savoury Cheese Platter was paired with Pampas del Sur Gran Malbec 2015, an award-winning Argentinian red. We want to give a special mention to the quince that is also a perfect match with the cheeses and the red wine.
The Charcuterie Platter from Praelum is also something not to be missed. It is a great starter plate with savoury Italian Rosette and Coppa ham slices that everyone is bound to enjoy.
Every dish and wine we had during the dinner is now available via UrbanFindr’s delivery platform and the Bottle Shop. Yes, you read that right — it is now possible to get a piece of a Duxton Hill restaurant in the comfort of your own home. With these sommelier recommended wine-pairings, executing a lovely and intimate weekend dinner at home with your loved ones is!