Friday, 27 February 2015

Media Invite: Club Meatballs X The Entertainer app

China Square Central
From the folks behind Sarnies and Lokal, Club Meatball is a collaboration between Sarnies and BW Furniture. Located at China Square Central, Club Meatball is a furniture showroom-cum-concept café. While the open restaurant serves a choose-your-own-adventure style meatballs experience, the actual BW Furniture showroom (located behind the restaurant) has a jaffle and cold-pressed juice kiosk inside. I was very blessed to be invited by PR for The Entertainer App to attend a media tasting with some fellow bloggers.

Espresso martini
Espresso martini ($17)
We started the night with a choice of  3 cocktails. The Espresso martini is concocted using espresso shot from the single origin of the day (aka coffee bean of the day), Kahlua & Vodka. Perhaps because Club Meatballs is using espresso shot instead of coffee flavouring, the coffee aroma lingers. Love it!!!
gin basil smash
Gin Basil Smash ($17)
The Gin Basil Smash is concocted using Gin, basil and lemon juice and serve with in-house dehydrated lime slice. If you like something sourish and with high alcohol content, this might be the one for you.
Negroni ($17)
Served with a sphere ice, Negroni is a cocktail made with Gin, Gran Classico, Carpano Antica. Among the 3, my favourite is the Espresso martini. ;)
Sliders China Square
For sliders lovers, you have a choice of Wagyu beef, gorgonzola and onion marmalade sliders ($14) or the Pulled pork, chilli and purple slaw sliders  ($13). While the pulled pork is well seasoned with spices, the small little buns are a bit too hard for my liking. However, I do enjoy the buttery taste of the buns.
Huevos con Chorizo
Huevos con chorizo
A Spanish dish made with eggs and Chorizo, served with slices of toasted Ciabatta. I was told that this dish is best enjoyed by cutting the eggs into small pieces. It is also good to know that the Chorizo is made in-house.
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Sobrassada and gorgonzola bruschetta ($10.50)
One of my favourites of the night, I like how the creamy gorgonzola cheese paired with Indian inspired spiced sobrassada.
Club Meatball
Ricotta, mango, walnuts and honey bruschetta ($9)
To be frank, this is the first time I had a sweet version of a bruschetta. While some at the table were commenting that this should be a dessert, I like the combination of all the elements in this dish. While the bread is thin and crispy, the fruitiness and sweetness from the mango & berries complements the homemade ricotta cheese. Definitely a delightful and refreshing starters for me.
wagyu meatballs with mashed potato
Wagyu beef and rosemary balls with onion & red wine sauce & mashed potato ($19.50)
Five massive golf-ball sized wagyu beef meatball on homemade mashed potato. I am totally sold by the mashed pototo, so smooth yet there are bits of potato in every mouthful. Love the touch of the textual bite.
Iberico pork and fennel with salsa verde & fresh papardelle ($19.50)
Homemade papardelle is so thin and springy that I would love to have more if not for my exploding tummy.
lemon meringue
Lemon meringue with caramelised pineapple and pistachios ($12)
According to the PR, the best way to have this dessert is to scoop from the top to the bottom and enjoy the burst of flavours in the mouth. A good mix of nuttiness, acidity and sweetness, which I think a lot of ladies would find it delightful.
White chocolate cheesecake with almond crumble and berries ($12)
Richly packed with anti-oxidants on a dainty white chocolate cheesecake with almond crumble base. Definitely a sweet way to end the night.
With a good variety of  strong cocktails, draught beer, good coffee and decent food, Club Meatballs is a great place for casual meetings or to chill after work. To enjoy a better deal, you can enjoy 1-for-1 on main course items at Club Meatballs or its sister cafe Sarnies and sister restaurant The Lokal, if you have the Entertainer app. 

So what is The Entertainer app all about?
the entertainer
Credits : The Entertainer
The Entertainer app is an app that allows you to get massive savings by offering more than 800 buy one get one free offers for dining and leisure in Singapore. On top of that, you get the Entertainer Travel 2015 which give you over 250 free hotel nights at leading 4 stars and 5 stars hotels across Middle East, Asia, Africa & Europe when you purchase the Entertainer Singapore app now. 

Currently the Entertainer will be offering an early bird price (S$60, UP S$75) on the app till end of Feb and you could enjoy a further 10% discount if you use promo code “2015ALVIN” when you check out. For more information on the Entertainer app, you can check out Alvin's tutorial on the app or find out more on the Entertainer's website

Club Meatballs
20 Cross Street #01-35 China Square Central
Singapore 048422
Tel: (+65) 6222 8660
Operating Hours:  Mon – Thurs 11am to 12am
                              Fri 11am to 1am
                              Sat 5pm to 12am
                              Closed on Sunday

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