Sol Tasca is the chill-out place to head for intriguing tapas and heavenly desserts.
Contributed By Yeo Zhi Qi
After a long day at work, sometimes all one wants is a comfy couch to sink into, and perhaps to savor good food and drinks. Sol Tasca, a hidden enclave under the Esplanade Bridge that’s just tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, meets all the above criteria.
Sol Tasca offers a delectable selection of tapas and drinks, an interesting break from the usual Asian fare. Tapas is the main focus on the menu and with more than 30 choices, it is certainly a tough call to choose. The Pimento (Spanish peppers), Manchego Cheese And Serrano Jamon On Toast (S$13 for four pieces) is a must-order: the delectable cheese that melts on the warm toast offers the perfect combination of savory and sweet. Another dish not to miss is the Croquetas de Bacalao (S$8 for six pieces), where perfectly crisped potato balls are served with Spanish salt-cured cod.
There is a pretty limited selection of drinks but Under The Bridge (S$14), a cocktail that draws on lychee, strawberry and cranberry with vodka, does not disappoint.
No meal is complete without desserts, and this place has some gems. Sol Tasca’s Crema Catalana (S$8), an interesting variation of crème brûlée infused with cinnamon, certainly did not disappoint. But if you’re a serious dessert lover, sink your teeth into the warm, moist and decidedly un-Spanish Sticky Date Pudding (S$8) that is served with caramel sauce and mint chocolate, and you’re guaranteed of a satisfying end to your evening.
To top it off, a band performs easy-listening Spanish favourites on Friday and Saturday evenings. This is a relaxing hideout to spend the night at with good friends.
#01-04 The Fullerton Boathouse
3 Fullerton Road
+65 6533 8913