Still trying to recover from the Dubai hangover, and unable to decide how exactly to pin down the gourmet experience, I decided to concentrate on Mediterranean cuisine right here in Singapore for the next post after a couple of weeks of hiatus.
I am often quite wary of multi-cuisine restaurants. More often than not, it’s difficult to determine which cuisines of the many they offer is actually better than others. Then again, if I am looking for just ‘a’ type of cuisine, I am better off going to a restaurant which specializes in that cuisine itself. Having said that, multi-cuisine restaurants do have their advantages. For one, you don’t really have to decide what type of food you fancy. Secondly, it comes in handy when the fellow diners cannot come to a concensus about choice of cuisine. And lastly, you do get variety.
Recently, I came across one such multi-cuisine restaurant, almost hidden away in the Millenia Walk, Temasek Avenue. This restaurant is probably the first place I have tried that serves all the Mediterranean spread at one place. Medz offers a choice of spread in French, Spanish, Moroccon, Greek, Turkish and other Mediterranean cuisines. The mall entrance, located next to the TCC on the ground level, almost camouflages the floor space of Medz, which is quite large, especially for a mall setting. The other Medz outlet is located at Basement 2 Orchard Central.
On entering the restaurant, you are given individual billing cards, you pick and choose your dishes and pay as you check-out. Inside the restaurant you see nicely spread out tables along side food stations. They have a nice elegant décor which is quite lively.
Smaller touches include the cutlery station placed at various spots across the restaurant.
The mirror décor was quite classy.
I even loved the tiny little ‘taken’ stone placed at our table…
It’s almost like a fancy food court, where you can order food from different cuisine stations.
You have the Spanish station offering a variety of Paella and A La Planca and Tapas.
Then there’s the Italian Station which apart from the various pasta and pizza choices also offer’s (Swiss?) Rosti.
The French menu is quite elaborate too. From comfit to truffles to lamb shank they do offer a decent spread.
The Greek cuisine has some special displays of fresh sea food.
Finally the Moroccan cuisines offers a wide range of kebab’s, both in meat and seafood alike.
They have an extremely fancy drinks and bar counter with some luxuriant displays.
Finally, their desert counter too is really colourful and epicurean. The choice is quite large, from cakes, to tarts and cookies to pancakes and waffles… it’s a decently large spread.
They also have an outdoor seating, quite opulent, however, it’s right next to the road, make it slightly noisy, especially weekdays.
This is what we tried:
Drinks: We started with a beer…
 Prawn Al Ajillo: The crumb-fried garlic prawn tapas is one of my favourites in Spanish tapas. While the prawn was really fresh and sautéed well, the crumb and garlic coating lacked a bit of seasoning. Further, I expected a little more gravy, instead, the gravy I got was heavily oily. It wasn’t a bad dish, just not good enough, and definitely not to my taste.
 Swiss Rosti with sour Cream: The rosti was well-made and quite crisp. The speed at which it was polished off was enough to prove it was good enough.
 Cajun Fries: Probably the best dish of the evening was the Cajun fries. I am a sucker for well-made fries… a dish that easy and can be as easily spoilt. The fries were extremely crispy, and really well-seasoned.
 Ras El-Haniyt Beef Kebab: For the final dish, I tried the Moroccan kebab’s. The Kebab meat was well-grounded and quite tasty. Haven’t eaten too many beef kebab’s around Singapore, so it was refreshing change.
 Waffle with Strawberry and Cream: The waffle was nice and crispy enough. Strawberries were fresh and the cream just sweet enough to complement the tanginess of the strawberry. It was a good choice to finish off the meal.
How much will it cost me: Difficult to put an amount, as it entirely depends upon your choice. For the above selections and an Erdinger Dunkel beer it cost us approximately S$ 65-70.
Verdict: It is one of the few multi-cuisine restaurants around… quite classy with a decent selection of food, drinks and dessert. This is the place you can chill out, lounge around, share a drink or two with friends and family. It allows each diner at the table to select for themselves and the spread is good. Coming to the food, well it leaves a little more to be desired. The food is quite good… but I personally did not find it exceptional. Having said that, I would recommend it a try for sure… for the experience, the varied cuisines and the sheer choice.
 #01-46/47/55/56, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore
 #B2-01/03, Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore