The Butcher’s Wife, a haven for Brazilian inspired cuisine and natural wine lovers is launching a delectable new line-up of dishes along with their perennial favourites that champions gut-pleasing feast offerings and is bound to tantalise the taste buds. The show stopping dishes proves that life without gluten is not dark nor depressing, it is in fact as bright and vibrant as a Brazilian Carnival. Bringing both good food and people together, the brand serves up a communal dining style concept and natural wines all from its cosy kitchen in Tiong Bahru.
Lauded as the fun, neighbourhood natural wine bar and kitchen, the new menu line-up artfully weaves the colourful robust flavours of Brazil whilst infusing touches of local influences for that unique yet familiar taste of home. Dedicated to bringing gut-friendly quality food to the table, the menu is packed with fermented indigenous ingredients with numerous elements handcrafted entirely from scratch.
The Wife’s Croquetas (S$14)
With the creative use of ingredients, each dish is thoughtfully curated for an amazing balance of indulgence and divine flavour combinations. Guests can look forward to going on a gastronomic journey with mouth-watering hearty savoury dishes, decadent sweet treats and a great selection of vegetarian friendly options, that’s best complemented with an amazing variety of Natural Wines.
Fresh Off The Stove
Kick off the feasting with The Wife’s Croquetas (S$14), served with a fermented cashew chilli sauce. An adventurous take on the classic croquettes, the Croquetas is vegan friendly and is concocted using soy milk and folded with brined jackfruit, lending an amazing texture and bite. Fried to crispy golden perfection, the savoury morsel is crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside – truly the best of both worlds. Smother it in the madly addictive tangy fermented dip for an extra delicious punch that will not disappoint.
Chargrilled Cabbage (S$18)
Bursting with flavours, the Chargrilled Cabbage (S$18) is a dish not to be missed. Basted with a fragrant brown butter, the grilled cabbage is paired with fresh pomegranate and pine nut salsa, topped off with a smooth red dragon fruit barbeque sauce for a vibrant yet unexpected flair.
The bistro’s take on the Portobello (S$20) is massively savoury and meaty. The confit portobello is beautifully seated atop of a trio of complex and contrasting sauces – creamy ricotta, a smooth sweet potato puree and a fresh herbaceous chermoula sauce that compliments the flavours of the dish and simply hits all the right spots. Herby, earthy and downright punchy, get ready to devour it while relishing in the piquant nuances of aromas and flavours.
Looking for something heartier? Tuck into the Lamb Picanha (S$38) that’s sure to satisfy even the biggest meat lovers. A popular cut in Brazil, the well marbled picanha is cooked till perfectly pink and juicy and accompanied with a creamy pistachio yoghurt, fresh orange salsa and coriander which seamlessly balances the bold buttery and juicy tones.
Samba through the meal with Acaraje (S$25). A popular Brazilian street food, the brand has yet again added their own twist to the dish, incorporating homegrown flavours for a touch of nostalgia. Sandwiched between the golden crispy house-made black eyed peas buns, the Brazilian snack is given a makeover with crazy delicious, dried shrimp, nuts, coconut milk, green mango herb salsa, and a juicy grilled prawn. The East-meets-West fusion is artfully executed in this dish and oozes a medley of local flavours likened to satay, rojak and laksa.
Room for Desserts
The launch of The Butcher’s Wife latest menu brings an introduction of wholesome and exciting desserts to make the day (or night) extra sweet. Diners can whet their appetite with the reassuring Choc & Caramel Lava Cake (S$18). Showcasing the brand’s play on fermentation, the decadent molten lava cake is made from regionally sourced bean to bar chocolate, spiked with soy-sauce caramel for that extra depth and taste, paired with the smoothest vanilla bean ice cream.
Fresh to Death (S$16)
Hankering for something sweet and refreshing? Fresh to Death (S$16) is just the dessert to satiate the craving. An unconventional spin on the almond financier, the dessert is layered with a fresh tropical fruit and tonka bean compote, aromatic passionfruit and crisp tulie, finished with a creamy fennel infused ice cream. A playful dessert brimming with freshness, expect a combination of colourful and refreshing palate that’s sure to satisfy.
A match made in heaven, the classic Brazilian pairing of cheese and guava is the inspiration behind Romeo & Julieta (S$16). A baked cheesecake that’s both rich and light on the palate, the dessert is topped with a tangy and fruity pink guava coulis and finished with crunchy milk crumbles which lends an amazing bite and texture to the scrumptious dish.
Round up the meal with Sticky White Corn Brulee (S$14). Inspired by the Brazilian dessert Canjica, this brûléed rendition is thick with creamy Brazilian white corn that’s reminiscent of sticky rice, then topped with a tangy passion fruit sorbet, delivering an exquisite mouthfeel to the dessert.
Sip On the Good Stuff
A visit to The Butcher’s Wife is incomplete without having a glass (or a bottle) of their Natural Wines. With over 35 labels curated by Drunken Farmer, sourced from all over the world, including Brazil, are available for dine-in and retail. Those longing for non-alcoholic options can opt for the unique Cashew Fruit Kombucha (seasonal), a refreshing fruity take on the classic drink which pairs perfectly with every dish.
The Butcher’s Wife’s new menu is currently available from Tuesday to Sunday at 19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168650.
For more information about The Butcher’s Wife food menu and latest announcements, please visit www.thebutcherswifesg.com. Island-wide delivery is available on their own platform as well as various third-party food aggregators found on www.thebutcherswifesg.com/order.
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