Pacifica @ Mandarin Oriental

April 27, 2009

Recently revamped and relocated to Mandarin Oriental's basement, Pacifica offers an ethereal, jaw-dropping ambience that my camera couldn't quite capture. It's almost like stepping into an underwater world.

Everything here is designed to impress, including the use of Echire butter _ reputedly one of the world's best butters _ made from the milk of cows in far-flung French villages.

Pacifica 18 Vegetables Salad. Not sure whether there were really 18 types of vegetables here, but it was still a massive, utterly satisfying serving.

French scallop crudos with caramel and chili dressing. If only this came in a supersized portion too! The scallops were fresh and went stunningly well with the unorthodox dressing.

Shrimp cocktail salad prepared at the table. Mmmmm, avocados.

Mixing everything up with precision probably isn't as easy as it looks. Kudos to the guy for making it seem like a breeze.

Voila! Huge shrimps make this a salad to remember.

Pacitini (blue curacao and pineapple) & After Eight (vodka, creme de cacao, creme de menthe and creme fraiche).

Sit back and watch the live fish swim in their tanks through the portholes.

Mandarin Oriental.