I was attracted by the number of reviews on the restaurant week website, and decided to make a dinner reservation during restaurant week. A risk really, since the menu and choices were not listed.
We were having a late dinner and being one of the last few to enter the restaurant, we were still given a table at the corner, away from the main thoroughfare. A quiet place with stares from the right or left was a good start I would think.
My worried mind was put to rest when the menu was handed over.
The entrees had the options that I liked, which were lobster bisque and foie gras! The lobster bisque was generous in flavour and the foamy layer complemented the sweetness of the soup.
Great Lobster Bisque
I was slightly disappointed with the foie gras as I felt a peppery taste with every bite. And having asparagus, mushrooms and raisins as the sides sure did not do justice to the piece of duck liver. However, having said that, my partner enjoyed the foie gras thoroughly and complimented on how it was well executed with a crispy exterior and a melt-in-the-mouth interior.
mixed review of foie gras
We were served a small cup of mushroom soup after the entree. The soup was rich and piping hot. I enjoyed it and wished it were a bigger serving.
rich mushroom soup
The mains were not as exciting but there were still options to choose from. We tried the Iberico pork rib fondue and prawn angel hair pasta. The pork rib was cooked more like a stew, and if not for the flavoursome gravy, the meat would have tasted bland.
Iberico pork rib fondue
The prawn angel hair pasta was ordinary, and I have had better angel hair cooked in similar way at Saveur. Nevertheless, I must give credit for the size and freshness of the prawns.
Prawn in angel hair pasta
Dessert was well presented and the lychee panna cotta was especially memorable. It was a nice way to end off the meal.
Lychee Panna cotta
Yes, the food was good, but I think it needs an extra oomph factor to make me want to come back again.
Lobster Bisque,mushroom soup
Date of Visit: Mar 19, 2012
Spending per head: Approximately $50(Dinner)Other Ratings: