Basking in the relaxed, convivial setting
Adrift by David Myers offers an upbeat and enthralling dining experience in a convivial setting. The name ‘Adrift’ connotes to go with the flow, which is befitting of its relaxed, chic setting.
Hubby, Thomas and I celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary
The concept is started by celebrity chef, David Myers who hails from Boston. Other than Adrift at Marina Bay Sands, Chef David owns several restaurants in Japan.
The sleek interior
Adrift's interior boasts a Ginza-inspired cocktail bar, large transparent glass windows revealing an outdoor garden, private room with a vintage feel and seats resembling an outdoor bench.
At the cocktail bar area
A vibrant take on the contemporary izakaya, the menu focuses on Californian produce with Asian influence. The cuisine is inspired by Chef David's culinary experiences and travels around the world. consisting of mainly of small plates, healthy salads, seafood and meats grilled over bincho charcoal on a traditional robata grill. You can also go for the Omakase dinner where the chef will curate a special menu for you with premium ingredients.
Another shot of the interior
My hubby and I were happy to celebrate our 5th anniversary at Adrift on 11 November 2016. We selected the Timeless set menu showcasing signature creations of Adrift. Service was excellent and every dish was flawlessly executed.
Rice crackers with yuzukosho aioli
Before our meal started, rice crackers were served with yuzukosho aioli, a Japanese sauce made using chilli peppers, yuzu peel and salt. The crackers were very appetising and helped to pique our appetites prior to commencement of the dinner.
Japanese big eye tuna sashimi
The first course was the Japanese big eye tuna sashimi which was enhanced with myoga (a type of Japanese ginger), sesame leaf and tofu purée. The sashimi was very fresh and the marriage of different flavours, created a burst of delight in every mouthful.
The vitamin -packed baby spinach salad was equally tasty with hoshimeiji mushrooms, hazelnuts and truffle pecorino. The hazelnuts added a crunchy texture while the truffle pecorino gave it a refreshing earthy aroma and taste.
King crab melt
The suzuki fish was drizzled wth a rich lemongrass butter, imparting a familiar Thai flavour to the taste buds. The taste was quite intriguing although I think the preparation method would have tasted even better if seabass or halibut was used.
Iberican pork chop
For the main course, we had the Iberican pork chop which was succulent and flavourful. The accompaniments, salted plum and sweet potatoes provided a contrast of sweet and savoury flavours.
The finale dish for the evening was the French toast steeped in a rich, sinfully delicious caramel sauce. Coffee sauce was added to give it the extra flavour and oomph. This was our surprise anniversary dessert which was presented by the Adrift team. A complimentary glass of sparkling rosé was also served to accompany our desserts. We were really impressed with the thoughtfulness of the service staff.
Hubby and baby, André Aaron
Overall, our dining experience was fantastic. Service was top-notch and food was an interesting mix of hearty ingredients, showcasing the culinary dexterity of the culinary team. Thank you to General Manager, Gibran, wine sommelier, Dean and staff April and Chris for making our evening such a memorable one.
Adrift by David Myers is located at Marina Bay Sands Hotel Lobby, Tower 2. The restaurant is open from 12pm to 2.30pm on Monday to Friday and from 6pm to 12pm on Sunday to Thursday and 6pm to 1am on Friday and Saturday. The Timeless Set Menu is priced at $88++ per person.
For reservations, please call +65 6688 5657 or visit here.