Tucked away on the 45th floor of Singapore Land Tower in Raffles Place, SEAR is the latest addition to the 50RP multi-concept collaboration between Hidden Door Concepts and Massive Collective. The kitchen, led by executive chef Claudio Sandri serves modern American cuisine with an emphasis on high quality and flavoursome steaks.
To this end, two 400kg PIRA charcoal ovens have been imported from Spain to achieve the perfect ‘sear’ on the outside and a gorgeous shade of pink on the inside, sealing in the tantalising juices of each steak.
Handsomely furnished with beautiful leather couches, dark wooden paneling and metal interiors, the establishment’s indoor and outdoor dining area seating a total of 300 people brings a sense of cosy sophistication to an otherwise worn-out office tower.
You won’t miss the striking bull’s head motifs lining the walls, which are juxtaposed against the impressive floor-to-ceiling windows opening up to stunning views of the Marina Bay as the backdrop for your dining experience – a perfect way to escape the busy streets of the business district.
SEAR sources their meat from all over the world, ensuring a large variety of prime meats. True carnivores will love the richly marbled Australian Angus Jacks Creek Wagyu OP ribs, which is grain fed for 450 days and bred in northern New South Wales, while leaner breeds like the Canadian Western Countries Cross Angus are also available.
Diners can choose from their preferred cut starting from S$55 with each order of steak including a complimentary sauce from a choice of nine but we’d strongly urge you to try a few more (S$4 each), especially our favorites Sriracha and tomato salsa and bordelaise with soft bone marrow.
While the meats are the star showcase, lighter options like the lobster cobb salad (S$32) or Angie’s ocean platter, which offers an exquisite spread of fresh seafood serving two, four and six people at S$68, S$128 and S$238 respectively, are also equally delicious.
Compliment these with sides like the simple yet addictive onion ring tower sprinkled with nori salt (S$16) and Russet wedges roasted in duck fat (S$15) served with homemade sash pepper aioli. We promise that you’ll even eat the brussel sprouts (S$16), which is coated in a beautiful maple sauce.
If you’re not stuffed to the brim with the quality meat and sides selection, surrender to the delectable dessert choices. The juicy Pira grilled pineapple (S$13) served with a generous scoop of coconut sorbet and salted coconut is caramelized beautifully, preserving its juiciness and is our recommendation if you’re looking for a light yet sweet finish to your meal. For those who prefer rich, chocolate desserts, you cannot go past the mud pie (S$15), a mouth watering soft brownie and marshmallow creation.
Meat lovers in particular will rejoice with this latest opening but all guests will appreciate the priceless cityscape and the emphasis on five-star quality at SEAR. Chef Sandri’s love affair with meat is translated into each of the dishes he creates and we’re confident will continue to impress.
SEAR, 50 Raffles Place, #45-01, Singapore 048623, +65 6221 9555, www.fiftyrafflesplace.com
This post was originally published on Lifestyle Asia, Review: SEAR steakhouse at Singapore Land Tower on 18th November, 2015