The Pelican Seafood Bar and Grill unveils new set lunch menu
By Nicole-Marie Ng
Located at One Fullerton, maximise your lunch hour by taking in the spectacular waterfront view while enjoying a 3-course set lunch. Dine alfresco and watch the waves roll in or head indoors to the chic restaurant decorated with an eclectic mix of vintage knickknacks.
The Pelican’s new set lunch menu aims to make corporate lunches more affordable, allowing diners to indulge in a 3-course meal for $38++. Available from Mondays to Fridays, get a taste of the succulent seafood The Pelican is known for from freshly shucked oysters to the catch of the day.
Fresh cubes of salmon dressed in a lemon vinaigrette, light and refreshing on the palette.
Kick-start your meal with the Oyster in Leek Soup. The hearty soup is made from a light puree of potatoes that you pour into the bowl from a kettle. The addition of thinly sliced fried leeks helps to mellow out the briny taste of the poached oyster.
Another crowd pleaser is the Salmon Tartare, fresh cubes of salmon brought to life with chives, shallots, olive oil and lemon juice. Scoop some of the tartare up with the crispy fried Salmon Skin on the side.
Fish lovers will also love the Grilled Red Snapper Fillet. The generous fillet is lightly seasoned with salt and grilled before being served in a delicate fish broth. The fish broth is made by roasted snapper bones till they turn golden brown, adding to the rich aroma and depth of the broth. This dish is also waistline friendly, foregoing heavy carbohydrates for a bed of wilted spinach.
From the Land
It’s not just about the seafood at The Pelican, meat-lovers can look forward to this rich braised beef stew too.
While The Pelican prides themselves as a seafood restaurant, I was surprised by how good the Red-wine Braised Beef was too. Each cube of beef was tender enough to be cut with a fork and was rich in flavour. The meat is braised in red wine and vegetable stock for 4 hours till it turns into a deep and luxurious gravy. Served with mash potatoes and puff pastry, the dish might be heavy for some and would have benefitted from an additional vegetable element.
The creamy panna cotta reminds me of the local avocado juice drinks I love.
Another winner is the Avocado Panna Cotta, the restaurants answer to the local favourite Avocado and Gula Melaka drink. Dig into a spoonful of creamy avocado panna cotta, served with soy caramel sauce for a mixture of sweet and salty. The addition of soy sauce also helps to cut through the richness of the dish, making sure that you don’t feel too stuffed at the end of the meal.
If nothing on this current menu catches your eye, fret not as The Pelican plans to refresh its set lunch menu every two to three months. Come May, the new set lunch will feature Baked Oysters, Salmon Fillet, and a Chilli Crab Linguine so that there’s also something new to try on the menu.
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