Mag’s Wine Kitchen

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Ground floor of Mag’s Wine Kitchen exudes a rustic vibe

Ever heard of Mag’s Wine Kitchen? Well, better late than never. Occupying a two-storey shop house space at the fringe of the once-glorious Boat Quay precinct, Mag’s Wine Kitchen is no new kid on the block but a 16-year-old modern European diner that started life as a wine bar in 1996, thanks to the stash of fine wines amassed by oenophile owner, Magdalene Tan, a former forex trader. That Mag’s Wine Kitchen has stood the test of time in Singapore’s here today, gone tomorrow dining scene dominated by a clutch of culinary heavy weights – the likes of Les Amis – says something about its finesse. The two-tiered space runs on dual tracks: the ground floor bistro with woodblock high tables and an open kitchen lures with a rustic vibe while the upper deck is decidedly more formal, if smart, with starched linen-blanketed tables. It doesn’t matter where you choose to dine, the same modern European menu crafted by Tan is available to both at the same prices; as is the 1000+ labels of mostly old world wines stocked in Tan’s on-premise wine cellar.
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What to expect?

Ceviche of hamachi in yuzu and sesame seed oil scented dressing

Miso-marinated foie gras on a mound of greens with julienne apples

Asparagus risotto with Parmesan crisps alongside grilled lobster

Braised pork cheeks with caramelized onions and carrots

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Mag’s Wine Kitchen | 86 Circular Road | Tel: 65-6438 3836 | Lunch from S$48++, dinner from S$58++| www.magswinekitchen.com

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© Evelyn Chen 2013

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