V Dining, a newly-opened fine dining restaurant within premium home kitchen appliance V-Zug’s store, has Ryan Clift’s name and touch behind it.
Being a fan of Tippling Club, I was excited to have been invited to a preview tasting at the restaurant last week. Chef Ryan, by the way, is V-Zug’s global ambassador and while he has initially stamped his vibes on the dishes, Head Chef Lee Jing Ping is now fully running the show.
Located in Scotts Square, you’ll notice the façade of V-Zug’s store on the 3rd floor but the narrow, side entrance to V Dining might be missed. The logo is quite obvious enough, though.
Walking past a row of saturated paintings depicting one of my favourite aspects of dining, the wining, the space opens up to a sky-lit, city scene, with an open kitchen taking grand centrestage.
V-Zug’s appliances are strategically placed and used in the dishes that make up
the Modern European degustation menus.
are as follows: 2-course ($48), 3-course ($60) and 5-course ($90) and dinners
are at 6-course ($135) and 9-course ($180).
And so the barrage of teeny, pretty snacks started. I think we had six snacks even before the meal proper began. Good thing I had appropriate attire on.
Already satiated but more to come at V Dining
V Dining to a Sweet Ending
that excitement, desserts were decidedly less assertive. I think that’s not a
bad idea, because we had been through quite a fair bit of flavour explosions in
the other dishes. My brain needs a break once in a while.
I would definitely return to V Dining. It’s one of those menus that is interesting and accessible, and not so inventive as to alienate. A good balance for a night when you want to fine dine and try something different, but want to ensure you walk out feeling like you ate something somewhat comforting and familiar.