Review: District 10 Cheese Wheel Promotion at UE Square, Singapore 239917

October 21, 2016

I remembered talking about the cheese wheel with a French friend of mine a couple of weeks ago, and I was saying how I kept seeing videos of those happening in Singapore in hotel restaurants and would love to try it. Lo and behold, soon after I received an invite for it at the UE Square's District 10 restaurant (which I blogged about before for their steaks and Italian dishes). Imagine my delight! Of course I had to check it out for myself. The promo is only for a limited time, as I understood till end of October. Hopefully they can extend it, but for now you have 10 days to check it out!

Here's a short vlog on what happened. I didn't manage to speak on camera though so pardon the cheesy music (copyright-free that's why!)

Here's the menu for your perusal. Prices are really reasonable for what you'll get (AN EXPERIENCE).

The table side service uses the Grana Padano cheese wheel to finish off a salad (Yes, even a cold Caesar Salad can be finished in the cheese wheel, by scraping the cheese off!), 3 types of pasta and 2 types of risotto.

Like I said, even the Caesar Salad (S$19) can be finished off with some cheese scrapings! Yummy. A bit of green never hurt anyone. It is rather pricey though - I'll rather save the cheese for some pasta. So I won't recommend you try it for the salad. 2/5

Here we go! For the pastas, my favourite is probably the Truffle Tagliatelle (S$26). It was super fragrant with the black truffle shavings (not just scented oil). The pasta was also al dente. A simple but delicious rendition. 4/5

The Rosemary Chicken Linguine (S$26) wasn't too bad either, but I found the saffron taste to be rather distracting. Still, the protein in there might be attractive to meat lovers. 3/5

The Bacon Carbonara (S$24) was ok, but too much cream and cheese! It wasn't pleasurable. So you can see how the spectrum of cheesiness works. Too much of a good thing isn't good. Perhaps a large sprinkling of cracked black pepper could save this? 2/5

Surprisingly, risottos could also be finished in the cheese wheel too as long as they are piping hot! One thing you got to be aware of, is that the dishes will not be hot when they come to you because that energy has been used up in melting the cheese in the wheel. Which is fine by me because I love not-so-hot food. The mushroom risotto (S$26) here had generous portions of the expensive porcini and a umami dimension from the cheese and salt. 3/5

There's also the Basil Pesto Risotto (S$26) with loads of fresh, springy prawns. I liked this one more than the mushroom version. It's such a comfort food type of dish. It's a generous portion - you could probably share this with your friend/partner and take some of their pasta. Because that's what we do - share food.

I had a great experience with the cheese wheel in one of my favourite restaurants in Singapore that consistently keeps up with the trends. I'll highly recommend those who are curious to go try it for themselves.

District 10 Bar & Restaurant
#01-15/16/17, UE Square, 81 Clemenceau Avenue, Singapore 239917
+65 67384788
Mon - Thu: 11:30 - 23:00, Fri: 11:30 - 00:00, Sat: 11:00 - 00:00
Sun & PH: 11:00 - 23:00, Eve of PH: 11:30 - 00:00

Thanks to Food News PR and District 10 for making my dream come true.

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