Tue to Sat:
6pm to 11pm
Corkage Price:$40, wine;$50, champagne
Edit: UNA at One Rochester has closed.
Hidden amongst the verdant greenery of Rochester Park, UNA is set in a charming colonial house framed by white trellises and surrounded by lush gardens. Enjoy a lovely menu of quality Spanish fare indoors or in the al fresco area, with offerings that include tapas, paellas, parrilla and other Spanish delicacies.
Start with succulent grilled octopus paired with baby potatoes, coriander and paprika, yielding warm, sunny flavours that transport diners to the Mediterranean. Pan-seared Hokkaido scallops are paired with Iberico chorizo paste, fresh almonds and sweet pea puree, yieldingsweet, earthy and briny notes with every mouthful.
The restaurant’s signature paella is flecked with Spanish chorizo, saffron threads and fava beans, and packed with flavour. Meanwhile, 36-months-aged jamon Iberico from acorn-fed black pigs is simply served with warm bread spread with a light tomato paste to showcase its flavour.
Iberico pork shows in the main menu as well, grilled to admirable succulence and served with padron peppers and pumpkin. Other traditional Spanish favourites abound: suckling pig with celeriac purée and fresh citrus salad, char-grilled lamb rack with roasted eggplant, figs and yoghurt, and beef cheeks braised in red wine and served with Spanish pickles. Seafood lovers can check out the fresh catch of the day—whole fish slow-grilled and garnished with a fennel salad—or Atlantic cod showered with shepard-style breadcrumbs, chorizo and grapes.
The desserts are not to be missed. Fresh cheese mousse with pumpkin ice cream or homemade churros with dark chocolate and coffee cream always hit the sweet spot.