VENUE by Sebastian, helmed by the former chef-owner of Restaurant Ember is located at Downtown Gallery as a casual restaurant serving contemporary European cuisine with selective Asian influences filled by Chef Sebastian’s ideas and inspirations.
The white and grey with muted blue accents give the restaurant a bright and clean interior which makes the place feels relaxed and welcoming. There’s two long bar counter located at the front of the restaurant which serves as a divider and an open concept kitchen where the chef prepares your favourite dishes.
There’s quite a selection on the menu and we settled with two mains and a dessert to share. Hand-cut Pasta, Duck Ragout, Parmigiano reggiano ($21) was al dente and the sauce was rich and intense.
My favourite dish goes to the Chilean Sea Bass, Mushroom-bacon ragout, Truffle Yuzu Butter Sauce ($36). Other than having a taste and texture similar to a cod, it’s the best combination when you eat it with the truffle yuzu butter sauce. Lovely!
The Pear Tart, Crumble, Bailey’s ice cream ($14), however, did not leave much impression on me. It’s nice but not outstanding.
Although it might not be a wallet-friendly restaurant to some of you, it’s definitely worth coming back as the small plates menu is extensive and they do introduce new items regularly too.
VENUE by Sebastian
6A Shenton Way