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2015-01-30 114 views
Full review - http://midas400.blogspot.sg/2015/01/lunch-at-jamies-italian-singapore.htmlWe've been wanting to try this most talked about restaurant in town since its opening, and only got around to doing it when the hype has finally died down. We made advanced reservations just in case. The busy restaurant was not 100% full at lunch hour on a Sunday. Small groups can be seated immediately if all in the party are present.The eatery is positioned as a casual diner with rustic bistro-like interiors
We've been wanting to try this most talked about restaurant in town since its opening, and only got around to doing it when the hype has finally died down. We made advanced reservations just in case. The busy restaurant was not 100% full at lunch hour on a Sunday. Small groups can be seated immediately if all in the party are present. The eatery is positioned as a casual diner with rustic bistro-like interiors. There is a small retail corner selling merchandise and Jamie's cookbooks. We were seated at the 'Singapura' corner with a nicely painted backdrop of our iconic Merlion and national flowers. Table settings are kept simple. In line with Jamie's beliefs, only the freshest, carefully sourced sustainable produce are used in their dishes. All pasta are made inhouse daily with organic ingredients.
Some drinks for starters before the food arrives... Berry Blast $8.50++ and Apple Mojito $8.50++
As usual, we ordered sides for sharing on top of our main courses. Crab & Avocado Bruschetta $14.50++, Crispy Squid w/ garlicky mayo & lemon $11.50++ and Baked Mushrooms w/ smoked buffalo mozzarella $12.50++. The cheesy baked mushroom is not for me. I had the other two dishes which were both delicious and well made.
For my main course, I picked the Grilled Pork Chop $35.00++, marinated & cooked under a brick with parsley bagna cauda, apple, kohlrabi, lemon & crispy crackling (fried pig skin). The chunky pork chop was almost an inch thick, but was evenly cooked and did not lose its tenderness accept for some parts that was all lean meat which tasted slightly dry. It had the smokey BBQ aroma and tasted fab with the crunchy apple slaw. The crackling pig skin was great, like the ones we ate in Bali. I was pretty happy with my choice. Some other main dishes ordered were Lamb chop lollipops $32.00++, 220g Rump Steak $28.50++, Crab Spaghettini $16.00 / 24.50++ and Burger Italiano $27.50++. Most dishes were well received probably due to the quality ingredients used and fine execution. They also have kids menu for the kiddos, with cute names like Chicken Lollipops and Puppy Dogs. Free range chicken and organic sausages were used to make these mini set meals. None of the kids like the mini salad that comes with the meals, though they all gladly finished the main courses. We had an enjoyable meal at Jamie's, food and service was up to our expectations of a Celeb chef 's diner. Prices may be a little steep for some but food is hearty portioned, and made with fresh and healthy organic ingredients that don't come cheap. We thought it was well worth the money spent to dine at a restaurant where its owner is one of the most influential chefs in the world.