The Pan-Roasted Atlantic Cod ($33) was stellar, moist and flaky and torched with just the right amount of caramelization. Sauteed endives, wilted spinach and crunchy hazelnuts lent texture, while a luscious brown butter sauce accented with capers provided libation.
The Crispy Skinned Ocean Trout ($32) was beautifully done, paper-crisp skin, and soft flaky flesh. This was accompanied by a fennel, sundried tomato, cucumber & dill salad, and a drizzle of basil dressing
The Beef Brisket & Portobello Mushroom Pot Pie ($32) was well-rounded, hearty and heftily portioned.
But, I wish they were just as generous with the gravy as they were the beef; there wasn't enough gravy to mop up the buttery pastry top.
The Truffled Mac & Cheese ($18) hit all the right flavour points but was unevenly yoked. The top layers were a bit dry, while the bottom was flooded with bechamel. We had to toss this up on our own.
A favourite staple of mine, the Pan-Fried Mixed Mushrooms ($8) was just earthy wholesome goodness.
The complimentary Bread Rolls were superb; crusty, fragrant and piping hot.
Culina Dempsey Bistro
Blk 8 Dempsey Road #01-13
Tel: 6854 8703
Open Mondays to Saturdays from 9am to 8pm;
Sundays and PH from 9am to 6pm