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This month Nom's is organising its first Cafe Week which is happening over 2 weekends on 10-13 Dec and 17-20 Dec 2015. There is 14 cafes participating in this event, offering Brunch/ Lunch at $25/ person, Tea at $15/ person, and Dinner at $35/ person. To promote this event, OpenRice has organised a contest which I have won a dinner for 2 at Prive Cafe. The cafe is located at Keppel Bay, which is about 10 minutes walk from Harbourfront MRT station. The place looks like a different world from the
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This month Nom's is organising its first Cafe Week which is happening over 2 weekends on 10-13 Dec and 17-20 Dec 2015. There is 14 cafes participating in this event, offering Brunch/ Lunch at $25/ person, Tea at $15/ person, and Dinner at $35/ person. To promote this event, OpenRice has organised a contest which I have won a dinner for 2 at Prive Cafe.
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The cafe is located at Keppel Bay, which is about 10 minutes walk from Harbourfront MRT station. The place looks like a different world from the nearby noisy and packed Vivocity. Here there is a spread of yachts anchoring around by the bay with expensive looking Condominiums in the background. Sounds like a place for the rich and famous.
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The cafe has both indoor and outdoor alfresco dining. Most prefer alfresco dining as it is quite cooling with the wind blowing gently as well as the nice view around. As the night falls, the place also looks quite romantic. But we decide to dine indoor as there is air-con and it is also less crowded compares to outdoor.

The cafe week dinner is a 3 course meal which consists of a starter, a main course and a dessert. For starter, there is 2 choices available.
Boston Clam Chowder
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Boston Clam Chowder ($14++)
Served in squid ink bread with bacon, Idaho potatoes, celery, parsley and clam stock
The chowder is very rich and thick. Best have it with the crispy squid ink bread which balances the salty bacon's taste in the chowder.
Charred Broccoli Salad
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Charred Broccoli Salad ($17++)
A healthy mix of Virginia ham, baby gem lettuce, avocado, spiced almonds, Spanish onions, blistered grapes and shaved parmesan, drizzled with honey-garlic dressing
It is quite a light and refreshing, although I would prefer the vegetables to be chopped into smaller pieces with more dressing added.

Next for the main courses which also come with 2 choices.
Linguine Aglio Olio
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Linguine Aglio Olio ($18++ for spaghetti version)
Linguine Aglio Olio tossed with Chilean scallops, sundried tomatoes, bird's eye chilli, wilted spinach and smoked bacon
The pasta is quite tasty with the sweetness of the tomatoes balancing the spicy taste of the chilli and salty bacon.
Duck Leg Cassoulet
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Duck Leg Cassoulet ($28++)
Duck Leg Cassoulet served with carrots, pearl onions, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, garlic confit and bacon
The serving is quite huge. The duck meat is quite tender and flavourful, although I feel that the sauce is a bit on the salty side. The sourness taste of pearl onions quite stimulate one's appetite.

Lastly for dessert, there is also 2 choices for us to choose from, although we are both quite full by this time.
Sticky Date Pudding
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Sticky Date Pudding ($12++)
Sticky Date Pudding served with housemade butterscotch and vanilla bean ice cream with sprinkled walnuts
It is my all-time favourite dessert which I will always order when I dine here. I am so happy when I notice it on the menu. The story behind this dessert is that the co-owner of Prive used to operate a restaurant called Brown Sugar which served great Sticky Date Pudding. Since then it is a well known fact that it is the must order dessert here. The sticky date pudding is served pipping hot. It tastes sweet, soft and moist, although I could not taste the bites of dates this time round. A great well done dessert.
Chocolate Posset
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Chocolate Posset
Served with summer berry coulis, pistachio biscotti
It is chocolate mousse, served in a jar. It tastes quite rich and creamy. However it is wasted on me who is a non chocolate lover. It tastes a bit jelat after a few mouthfuls.

Overall the food is not bad. Comparing with the ala carte prices, having the $35 nett for the set dinner sounds like such a great deal. The place is packed during the weekend. Getting the staff to refill the water takes quite an effort, although they do check with us on the food from time to time.
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Date of Visit
2015-12-12
Dining Method
Dine In
Spending Per Head
$70 (Dinner)
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  • Sticky Date Pudding