Kinou: Tartare, Cocktail Bar, Ceviche, and A Secret Getaway – The Chosen Glutton

Kinou: Tartare, Cocktail Bar, Ceviche, and A Secret Getaway – The Chosen Glutton

Kinou @ Tras Avenue

Benjamin Tilatti, the chef-restaurant of Kinoucontributed to the colourful life alongside Tras Avenue with the opening of this multi-concept house, comprising restaurant-bar on the bottom flooring, a gathering house and a members’ lounge on the higher flooring. From the get-up to the naming conference on the menu, it bears no bother for one to establish the cheeky and brazen-faced disposition the restaurant is headed in the direction of.

Lots of of Cocktails & Drinks

The place it considerations alcoholic drinks at Kinou, to say that one could be spoiled for alternative could be an understatement. We exaggerate to not report that the intensive choice of cocktails, wine, and laborious liquor should be within the a whole lot in mixture. Cocktails are largely within the vary of $18 – $21 earlier than taxes. As all the time, we will cease wanting pretending to be somebody who drinks and who is aware of their drinks.

Bone to be Wild :: $16++

Whereas not remarkable, Beef Bone Marrow (Bone to be Wild) ($16++) is just not out there routinely in native eating places. When you have not tried it, giving your first time to Kinou would possibly simply be price your whereas. The feel is harking back to a broken-down foie gras, and it equally possesses a wealthy buttery flavour. To additional increase the worth of this starter, it comes with a facet of Tennessee shock – that’s, a shot of Tennessee whiskey ($4++), with the bone as your receptacle, no much less. That is our favourite of three starters, of which we categorically suggest, if not for the good style, then for the doubtless wild expertise.

Kinou Prawning Spot :: $16++

The Prawns Poached in Garlic Oil (Kinou Prawning Spot) ($16++) was fairly a spotlight too, largely owed to the abundance of garlic oil, so comfortably flavoured and fragrantly intoxicating. We discovered ourselves wiping it clear with our facet of sourdough. The prawns in itself, nevertheless, lack the succulence that may in any other case have been excellent. For that, we thought this starter could possibly be skipped.

The ceviches and tartares (menu might be discovered right here), primarily the highlights of Kinou, might be blended and matched into platters of three, 5, and 7. Now we have had ceviches and tartares a number of instances, however we admit we are not any knowledgeable. Relating to them, we search for firmness in really feel and cleanness in style. Any accompaniments ought to solely complement fairly than complement, in order that the meat, at its most elementary kind, could possibly be tasted. We felt that Kinou achieved this, and we had been happy with the portion too. The Kinou Signature Beef Tartare ($15++/half measurement; 24++/full measurement) comes with comte cheese, whereas the Duck Tartare (Whack A Quack) ($15++/half measurement; $24++/full measurement) comes with blackberry. Do be aware that the latter comes decidedly extra gamey, and it could possibly be overpowering for some. We desire it.

Whereas we discover the style to be of normal, we do really feel that it is barely dear.

Nadya’s “Some Kind of Chocolate Dessert” :: $15++

On the finish of the day, in case you can solely have one factor right here, it’s essential to have Nadya’s “Some Kind of Chocolate Dessert” ($15++). The identify gives the look that no thought was put into it – as if simply some type of desserts. Boy had been we improper. The interaction of textures and flavors was flawless, there’s something candy (caramel), one thing salty (miso; shoyu glaze); one thing to crunch on (cashew brittle), one thing to lick (mousse). It’s gentle on the palate however intense on the flavours.

Cocktail Bar, Tartare, Ceviche, and a Secret Getaway. Should you pay shut sufficient consideration, you’d discover the absence of the last-mentioned. This shall stay a secret till you pay the restaurant a go to. particularly, lock your self away in the bathroom. You may be in for a deal with.

What’s price ordering:
Beef Bone Marrow (Bone to be Wild)
Ceviches & Tartares
Nadya’s “Some Kind of Chocolate Dessert”

Photographs by Kathleen.
Tackle: 81 Tras Avenue, Singapore 079020
Contact: +65 6224 0463 / reservations@kinourestaurant.com (accepts reservations)
Opening Hours: Bar from 3pm – 12am (Tue – Solar); Meals from 5pm – 11.15pm (Tue – Solar)
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