Art gallery-cum-restaurant 7Adam chalks up a first in the local dining scene by offering contemporary artworks and modern bistro cuisine under one roof.
By Yong Yung Shin
Even the most ardent shopper knows that you can’t buy art in a hurry—and this is the concept underpinning 7Adam. Perched atop a slope at Adam Park, the newly opened art gallery-restaurant (part of the NUSS Guildhouse) offers interested art buyers a relaxing environment within a black and white colonial bungalow to admire art pieces while relishing bistro bites and beverages.
The art exhibits are works by both local and regional artists, and the exhibits change every eight to 10 weeks. Currently, artworks by Singaporean child artist Dawn Kwan and well-known batik artist Sujak Rahman are on display till March.
The paintings and sculptures fill the premises, adorning walls, standing along the staircase, perched on pedestals, and displayed in various sections of the restaurant. This allows for interested patrons to better visualize how the artworks will look in their homes.
On the food front, the menu features modern bistro food by Chef Jimmy Chok that blends Eastern elements with Western. The starter of Pan-fried Foie Gras (S$18) took our attention off the art for a while with its buttery fullness tempered by tart apple slices while the scrumptious Duck Confit With Szechuan Pepper Salt (S$24) rewarded us with a fiery kick with every crunch of a Szechuan peppercorn in the mouth. Sweet-toothed ones will not be denied their gratification, with options ranging from Chunky Peanut Chocolate Mousse (S$12) to Chocolate Souffle (S$12) and Poached Pear In Red Wine (S$12).
If a bit of tipple is needed to facilitate the decision-making process, cozy up at the bar area where leather sofas and colorful stools beckon. The alcohol display is charming, with old-school glass louvres framing the shelves.
Available are cocktails like the Creamilicious Kit Kat (S$23) a concoction of Bailey’s, Crème de Cacao and milk with Kit Kat-flavored ice-cream, and Ladies’ Desire (S$22) a pretty yet punchy mixture of vodka, elderflower syrup and lychee liqueur, alongside an array of wines, champagnes, whiskeys, brandies, sakes and other liqueurs.
Art appreciation workshops and thematic talks will also be organized throughout the year.
7 Adam Park
+65 6467 0777 (Restaurant)
+65 6463 0777 (Gallery)