Group of 6, we had been given an 8pm time slot after requesting 7-730 and being told they couldn't accommodate us that early. Arrived at 8 and the place was about 1/4 occupied- shame. We were offered water immediately on arrival (turned out to be Evian at $10/bottle!! would very happily have had the local bottled stuff- annoying upsell).
Aside from those 2 details the rest of the night was really good.
The staff were lovely and efficient.
The venue is beautiful with all of the candles.
The menu is sublime- lots of choices.
The Amuse Bouche was cube of watermelon filled with a cube of herbed fetta cheese- utterly delicious- great pairing. Bread basket was offered and was also delicious with a varied selection.
I had the tortellini stuffed with blue cheese and cubed pumpkin and fig- delicious. We ordered additional vegetables and a salad.
For dessert I had the pandan creme brulee with chilli strawberries and a sesame basket with orange sorbet- standout flavours. Really delicious.
Everyone ordered 2 courses and enjoyed their meals.
The wine prices were very expensive- the restaurant menu devoted an entire page to explaining why this was so, even more expensive when the tax and service of 21% is calculated in. In comparison to the other fine dining restaurant that we went to I think the Samaya is making a significant amount on the wine. The food prices I thought were good for the very high quality that was on offer.
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