A paean to the culture and cuisine of the Middle Sea, White Marble is a Mediterranean grill restaurant created by Chef Otto Weibel of Black Marble fame. Drawing from his personal and professional explorations of the region, expect to be treated to fresh quality produce focused on precision and simplistic cooking with enchanting culinary influences from the Middle East, Southern Europe and Northern Africa.
Located in Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, the pristine 158-seat casual dining space stays true to its namesake with its pristine white and grey tonality, and natural yet luxurious finishes such as mother-of-pearl mosaic. In the spirit of conviviality and communality of a Mediterranean home, dishes are made for sharing and plated with contemporary finesse with a myriad of choices fit for every occasion.
Fried coated olives ($8) with spicy yoghurt is a popular pick to start while the mezze plate ($34 for two persons) is a great way to get acquainted with Eastern Mediterranean cuisine for first-timers, and it is one of Chef Otto’s personal favourites.
Diners are promised to relish in a medley of delectable appetisers from warm; roasted butternut squash ($12) and chargrilled octopus ($36) to chilled; broccolini and fine green beans ($15). Bound to turn heads around is the highly praised chicken leg bone-in Tagine ($60 for two persons). The classic Moroccan stew is impeccably cooked in the traditional earthen pot – Tagine, till the 24-hour shawarma marinated chicken is fall-of-the-bone, tender and packed with tangy savouriness.
Chef Otto’s grilled skewers are where it gets exciting as they are all served with homemade lemon garlic cream, harissa aioli and salbitxada sauces. The seafood skewers ($38) surf up a tantalising mix of swordfish, octopus and prawns while the Australian lamb skewers ($48) lands a touchdown with its herbaceous chermoula marinate. Alas, rounding off the meal are some ravishing desserts, highlights of which are Fig & Almond Tart ($16), and Crema Catalana ($16).