Intrepid Gastro Bar participates in the ‘Wish Dish’ initiative launched by Make-A-Wish Foundation

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Crab Cake with Bacon & Apple Slaw

Opened early this year (January 2013), Intrepid Gastro Bar at Far East Square aims to bring the essences of Melbourne to our tropical island. Owners Rommel and Michelle both grew up in Australia. This casual and cosy gastro bar is a recollection of their gastronomic experiences from Down Under, serving hearty dishes coupled with craft beers and coffee.

In the month of October, Intrepid Gastro Bar participates in the ‘Wish Dish’ initiative launched by Make-A-Wish Foundation in Singapore. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of Intrepid’s Wish Dishes (3 of their popular communal platters, such as the Aussie Angus Rib Eye) will be donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.


*Wish Dish* Aussie Angus Rib Eye ($120+, feeds up to 4 pax)

1.2kg broiled 200-days aged Australian Angus bone-in rib-eye, corn salsa, grilled lemon, grilled root vegetables with smoked sea salt, Dijon mustard and sauce béarnaise

Alternatively, there are two other sharing platters featured as Wish Dishes: Hog’s Platter ($88+, feeds up to 4 pax), featuring crackling pork belly, grilled royal pork loin, spiced apple cutney, baked pork trotters with pomegranate glaze and smoked sausages; and Whole Barramundi ($68+, feeds up to 4 pax), featuring salt baked barramundi, chardonnay venus clams, warm potato salad, smoked oysters, mixed beans salsa.

For any orders of these 3 dishes during the month of October, Intrepid Gastro Bar will be donating 50% of the proceeds to the Make A Wish Foundation Singapore.

It’s still not too late to partake in this meaningful initiative –there’s still a week before October ends.


Crispy Pork Belly ($8+)

Chef Iskander Latiff, winner of Channel News Asia’s “The Perfect Meal”, designs the menu such that it’s refined yet relevant to Melbourne’s vibrant culinary scene. The menu features quintessential Australian meats such as Kangaroo and Crocodile.


Intrepid Tapas Sampler – A selection of five small plates the comes with one complimentary half-pint beer or a glass of house wine ($28+)

For a taste of diversity, go for the Intrepid Tapas Sampler. We tried the Mangalica Salami with Olives, Cheese & Maize Fritters, Grilled Rosemary Prawns with Banana Mustard, Grilled Lamb Meatball, and Tandoor-style Crocodile Skewer. Continue reading