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Just nearly a year ago, Saveur opened at Far East Plaza to much hype. When you thought everything stops there, the duo from Saveur brings us Concetto, an Italian dining concept that replaces the former premises of Billy Bombers at The Cathay.Menu is divided into several sections; Earth is the name given for appetisers, land for main courses containing meat such as pork or beef, sea for fish/seafood and light for desserts. Creamy Pork ($9.90+) is part of the "Land" menu, which is your typical cre
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Just nearly a year ago, Saveur opened at Far East Plaza to much hype. When you thought everything stops there, the duo from Saveur brings us Concetto, an Italian dining concept that replaces the former premises of Billy Bombers at The Cathay.
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Menu is divided into several sections; Earth is the name given for appetisers, land for main courses containing meat such as pork or beef, sea for fish/seafood and light for desserts. Creamy Pork ($9.90+) is part of the "Land" menu, which is your typical cream-based pasta accompanied with a slab of roasted pork by the side. The roasted pork was crispy and tender; easy to pull apart and carried a savoury touch to the pasta. Tagliolini was used as default for the dish and it was cooked al-dente. The cream sauce was thick, but however tipping towards saltiness which made the pasta hard to finish. A sous vide egg is also served for this dish, which is all runny and makes it fun to eat.
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The same cannot be spoken about the Prawn Aglio ($9.90+). By description, this is supposed to taste similar to the Saveur Pasta served at Saveur, with the exception of the Angel Hair pasta replaced with Tagliolini. The final end product however differed quite a bit as it tasted much like Mee Pok tossed in chili oil with a few prawns served alongside. The prawns somehow also left not much an impression to be remembered.
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I decided to try the Duck Tortellini ($11.90+). Literally an Italian form of wantons, Tortellini are pastas with ingredients wrapped inside. Minced duck meat was used, and Parmesan reduction tops the Tortellini. The duck was somewhat savoury, but the Parmesan reduction though light made the dish salty overall yet again, which was not really a pleasure to eat. The Sous Vide egg appears again in this dish, which was perfection with the well grilled and spiced potatoes at the side.
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For dessert, we went for Pistachio Panna Cotta ($6.90+). There was a subtle hint of Pistachio that is hidden in the green-coloured mousse, however the dark crumbs were again way too salty and overwhelmed the flavours of the mousse. While the light coloured crumbs did provided the crunchy texture to provide a contrast, it tasted too bland with no flavour at all.

The service was also a bit problematic, as a wait staff seemed to be more comfortable passing spoons to patrons rather than laying them on the table. We also received the wrong change as well when paying up. Another wait staff also did not ask us if we would like to have the dessert first or later, but ended up having it served before the main course.

Concetto charges 10% Service Charge but no does not charge for 7% GST

For more photos and the full review, please visit: http://jiaksimipng.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/concetto-by-saveur-the-cathay/

(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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