On the 40th floor, nestled between the clouds and a 15,000-square-feet Sky Forest, Artemis is a hidden gem in the heart of Singapore’s CBD. The restaurant offers spectacular views of the urban skyline. The wonderful outdoor bar has a look and feel similar to the famous SkyBar located on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Excellent for a drinking session to impress a date or customer.
Artemis offers quite a wide variety of drinks with 10 types of Gin and Tonics(22SGD), 20 types of cocktails(22SGD) beers and an extensive wine list. For coffee and tea drinkers, you will be happy to know that they have quite a few selections as well. We decided to start with cocktails JP Rizal(Don Papa Rum, Pineapple, Calamansi, Coconut) and The Beautiful Sour(Death’s Door Gin, Bergamot, Sparkling wine). The drinks were well crafted and had a good balance between the alcoholic content and mixers.
We also tried the Merlet and Pierre Ferrand Cognac both were dignified, with a rich oaky flavour and not overly smoky.
Artemis offers 4 types of house baked bread to accompany the high quality Arbequina olive oil and olive “dust”. The freshly baked crusty bread were all very tasty on their own. While each complimented the pureness of the olive oil extremely well. The olive “dust” is a mixture of cumin, dehydrated olives, and spices. The combination of the three is quite different from the typical bread and butter or balsamic vinegar.
We started with a Hamachi salad(Chef’s special not on menu). The fish was firm on the bite but melted like butter in the mouth. The freshness of the sashimi grade fish shined through in this dish and the light seasoning enhanced the natural flavors. The fish also came with a light salty cracker that gave good contrast.
The Homemade Egg Raviole(28SGD) made us smile from cheek to cheek while eating.Wild mushrooms, Brillat Savarin(cheese), organic yolk, white asparagus, brown butter ice cream, Parmesan. The creaminess of the ingredients went extremely well with raviole, the brown butter ice cream built great contrast between the warm and cold. Truly an innovative take on the traditional brown butter sauce.
We continued with Sylvain Erhardt(26SGD) believed to be one of the top asparaguses in the world, sits on top of Comte fondant, pimento pepper, and macadamia nuts. The asparagus was tender, sweet and the macadamia nuts echoed the nutty flavour of the asparagus. The pimento peppers and cheese provided a balance and textural contrast to the dish.
I will be candid and admit that we had a gastronomic orgasm while having the Slow Cooked Iberico Pork(48SGD) The Cognac Apple, Apple Compote, Buttered Turnip and Document, and Almonds was a match made in heaven. The interesting part of the dish is that the outer black layer is actually achieved by tossing the Iberico pork swiftly together with squid ink, such an ingeniously sneaky way of giving the pork a charred look(home chiefs are you taking notes?).
We were presented with a beetroot sorbet, a creamy yogurt topped with beet room crumble(not on menu) to cleanse our palates. Beetroot is not one of my favourite things to eat due to the earthy root like flavor, however, the sorbet was pretty smooth and didn’t overpower.
The Panchineta(26SGD) vanilla Crème Patisserie, Peach, and Apricot ice cream, Cognac Flambé was a visually pleasing dish where your server will pour flaming cognac table side over the desert. The Spain pastry was crunchy and the peach and apricot added a nice touch. Our view is that the flaming cognac did not evaporate enough of the alcoholic content causing an intensive cognac bite to each mouth of the desert. Perfect for the closeted alcoholic, not so for those with a sweet tooth.
Grand Cru Chocolate Ganache(18SGD) Banana cream, Coconut Sorbet, Salted Sesame Crumble was delightful with rich chocolate, the salty sesame/cereal like combination provided a great crunch in contrast to the ice cream and banana cream. A must order dessert.
We finished with a platter of Yuzu marshmallows, chocolate tarts, and orange chocolate balls.(not on the menu) The yuzu marshmallows were light and slightly tangy but the star on the plate was the chocolate tart(yes, another gastronomic orgasm). The buttery crust of the tart was flaky and light, the tempered chocolate was smooth, rich and creamy with a unique taste. I am not able put my finger on what the additional ingredient(s) are but it did make us raise our eyebrows.
Artemis offers one of the best views in the city while dishing out true gastronomic creations that wow the taste buds. Each dish has been crafted with great respect for all the ingredients and the execution is nothing short of flawless. Service standards are top notch, the friendly staff will do their best to address your needs. A must visit for those looking to enjoying an immersive dining experience that will wow the palates.
Interesting trivial about Artemis:
Artemis is proud to be Singapore’s first member of the Whole World Water initiative. By serving on-premises filtered still and sparkling water to guest at a small per head fee, Artemis donates $1 per person towards securing clean and safe water for over 1 billion people who currently live without it.
Level 40, 138 Market Street
Monday to Friday 11:30 am to late
Saturday 6:00 pm to late