Winter is coming. Granted, Singapore does not have the four seasons but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a menu for the changing of seasons. Morton’s of Chicago – the go-to place for premium steaks – has just introduced a new seasonal menu for autumn.
The menu is rich, as with most menus for the cold season. A Prime Steak Tartare (S$33) starts the meal on a hearty note. Beautifully seasoned beef tenderloin tartare is paired with cornichons, pickled red onions, lightly toasted baguette, and Dijon mustard to add that extra zing. I had to remind myself not to eat too much of the steak tartare, bearing in mind the equally hearty dishes that were to follow.
For the main dish, steak lovers will find delight in the American Wagyu Ribeye Steak 10oz (S$118). Since it’s Morton’s, you can be sure the beef is from premium sources; this American wagyu comes from Snake River Farms, a US ranch known for using traditional Japanese feeding methods. Due to the adoption of such feeding techniques, the end result is buttery and superior textured meat. The Japanese-grade marbling in the meat keeps the ribeye succulent and tender.
The ribeye was not the only star of the night though. Just as gratifying was the Roasted Hen of the Woods Mushrooms (S$23), a new side dish addition to Morton’s menu. When the dish was first served on the table, we had actually thought the mushrooms were artichokes. Sourced from Japan, these “Fall” mushrooms lend an earthy element to the meal, with its charred bits and light texture.
The seasonal menu also features another new side dish, the Morton’s Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes with Nueske’s Bacon (S$28). Blue cheese is actually a classic steakhouse offering. Unfortunately though, I am not a fan of the intense flavour of blue cheese and so, I did not help myself to much of the dish. Having said that, those who are fans of this strong-flavoured cheese should not give this dish a miss.
As for dessert, Morton’s homemade White Chocolate Pecan Bread Pudding (S$35) is served with bourbon caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream and white chocolate confetti. Overwhelmingly rich as that may sound, the dessert in actual is not. It’s a comfortable sweet note to end off a hearty meal.
Morton’s of Chicago
5 Raffles Avenue
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore, 4th storey
Tel: +65 6339 3740