From lobster roll with Thai curry aioli to Australian Wagyu with Korean BBQ-inspired sauce, Adrift by David Myers is a culinary expression of the Chef’s adventures...
Adrift by David Myers presents itself as a Californian izakaya, but we think this classy restaurant at Marina Bay Sands is much more than that. With a load of stamps on his passport, Chef Myers’ menu takes inspiration from his travels. Iconic flavours are taken from different cuisines and expertly combined for a whole new experience. As travel addicts ourselves, this menu that inspires wanderlust has certainly captured our hearts.
Review: One menu, different cuisines
Start with the New England Lobster Roll to get your appetite going. While the name says New England, the taste is reminiscent of a Thai green curry. Despite being in the form of an aioli, it still manages to retain that piquant spiciness that Thai green curry is known for, with the creaminess of the coconut milk enhancing the succulent bite of the lobster meat. Stuffed into a potato bun that’s baked in-house with a dash of charcoal, this is one toothsome dish that showcases Chef Myers’ penchant for putting his spin on well-loved Asian flavours.
A popular staple at Adrift in both Singapore and Tokyo, the Wagyu Cheeseburger is a hearty main that pairs amazingly with a beer. Meaty, cheesy, and carb-y all at once, this is comfort food taken to the next level. If it ever gets a tad too rich (as burgers are wont to do), add a piece of jalapeno for that additional kick, or have some fries with the aromatic garlic aioli for a different bite. Psst: There’s also a spring roll version of this burger that’s served with a dollop of caviar.
The Australian Wagyu Striploin comes sizzling on a charcoal grill, greeting the table with a mouth-watering aroma. This David Blackmore cut doesn’t melt in your mouth like the Japanese variety (and we mean that in a totally good way), instead, it is beefier and meatier with just enough fat to make it buttery. Delicious is an understatement – it took us much will to share. If you must dip, we recommend the sesame oil and soy-based sauce that’s inspired by the ones commonly served in Korean BBQ joints. Sweet and slightly spicy, a little goes a long way in adding depth to the beef’s natural flavours.
The Japanese Flying Squid is truly a standout pick. Think smoky, grilled squid drizzled with a special sauce featuring a caramelised, almost nutty butter, paired with the clean yet sharp taste of white balsamic vinegar that’s balanced with the fragrant saltiness of white soy dressing. Served with lemon, you can also include a dash of citrus to add to the layers of flavour. This is one unique dish that you have to taste at least once, so go forth and order, we say.
Hardcore truffle lovers would be all over this next dish for sure. Prepare for an explosion of truffle flavour with the Black Truffle Fried Rice. This dish goes all in on the truffle – it’s made with both white truffle oil and black truffle shavings! As a vegetarian main, the rice is fried with grilled carrots and asparagus, and has quite possibly become our preferred way to consume our veggies. Request to do away with the onsen egg on top and you’ve got yourself a delectable vegan option too.
Perks: Sign up for a free Sands Rewards Lifestyle membership for exclusive benefits when you dine at Adrift by David Myers! This loyalty programme lets you earn up to 10% instant reward dollars at over 200 participating brands. Getting rewarded for feasting, shopping or having a staycay? Hell yes.
See you at the bar
Daily wine specials have selected vinos going for $50++ all day, every day. But there are more highlights to look forward to all through the week! Here’s the rundown…
Monday: Have your eye on a fancy pour? Take half off all wine bottles priced under $200 and you’ll have a cure for those Monday blues.
Tuesday: It’s time to mingle with the Social Hour. This time of the week sees 50% off all cocktails from 6pm to 9pm – so get your poison of choice and join the party!
Wednesday: As a way of saying ‘happy mid-week’, this bar is giving you one-for-one deals on all their specialty concoctions. We love Kyoto’s Garden, a citrus-y and floral blend of gin, yuzu, and geisha blossom tea.
Thursday: You’re one working day away from the weekend so why not have a pre-weekend treat? The tempting price of $15++ for all well drinks (think G&T, tequila sunrise and the like) might just be the excuse you need.
Friday & Saturday: To celebrate the weekend, Fridays and Saturdays (from 9pm) will welcome live acts serving up funk and R&B jams for a night of sophisticated lounging.
Sunday: Wanna sneak in one last drink before the grind begins? Of course you do. Pop a few Piper-Heidsieck bottles for the table at just $100++ each!
Adrift by David Myers, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Hotel Lobby Tower 2, Singapore 018956
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