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Mag's Wine Kitchen

86 Circular Road
Singapore 049438
Tel: 65 6438 3836's insider take:

Though set up like a bar—one raised woodblock communal table extends the length of the room—food is hardly an afterthought at this wine and cigar spot behind Boat Quay on Circular Road. The compact kitchen—run by Mag Tang herself—turns out some of Singapore's most delicious fare. Tang has even been knighted for her work importing from France's Champagne region. European-influenced dishes include a salad of smoked duck infused with coffee bean and tea, or crusty homemade bread for dipping into foie gras macerated with port and Armagnac. But the real indulgences come at dessert: In straight-laced Singapore, the melted chocolate fondant is one of the island's most worthwhile sins. If you'd prefer not to share the experience, book the upstairs private dining room, which adjoins an impressive wine cellar stocked with 2,000 of Tang's recent purchases.

Open Mondays through Fridays noon to 2 pm and 6 to 10 pm, Saturdays 6 to 10 pm.

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