Bluewaters hold a happy memory for me as I first came here with the little darling awhile ago. Last week, I decided to pay a visit with my friends to see how the cook, a former Michelin starred restaurant chef has cope with time. The food that night felt a little lackluster but where it was strong before, it still is now.
For starters, risotto dishes at Bluewaters are just simply delicious! They are light, buttery and pack the beautiful flavors of the season. That night, I had the Nero Risotto which was squid ink risotto with scallops. This for me was the highlight. Superbly executed and easily comparable to the mint and sweet pea risotto I had 2 years ago. Many kudos for the consistency!
The next appetizer was the Arancini which to me felt a little dense. The creamy dressing if I recall correctly to be Aioli or a mayo concoction of some sort did not quite make the cut too. The Arancini itself is a pretty dense ball filled with cheese and rice which to me is pretty bland. Perhaps a chutney for some sweetness or tomato chili salsa for that extra freshness and acidity. That would definitely prevent this dish from starting your meal too heavy especially if you had the whole thing yourself, it would be cloying!
For my main, I chose the Wagyu steak.I really felt that this was nowhere near the fillet steak I had before. What to me was a turnoff was the fatty bits which were not tasty. So, for me, I plucked out all the fatty bits to have the meat. Nowadays, I find the name Wagyu overused. There is no point using the Wagyu is it does not benefit the steak enough. This clearly is one of those instances. A cube of prime Angus fillet would have more than suffice like it did 2 years ago.
Over all, I thought my dinner there was pretty enjoyable. Food was still quality although the misses were pretty apparent this time! Also, my friend found the waiter quite rude as she mumbles to herself when speaking. As if mocking as times according to fishman. Perhaps better luck next time?