My fiancé and I were very lucky to be selected as one of the 6 couples for the food tasting session organised by Openrice and Between* at Supply & Demand on 17 November 2013.
Supply & Demand is a quaint and indie restaurant that was opened for a few months tucked in the touristy place at Esplanade. What’s most interesting about this modern Peruvian-Italian bistro? I would think it’s the décor. The décor is an interesting mix of industrial chic and cosy wooden cabin, with both wood and concrete/cement elements – it’s pretty obvious the owners put a lot of effort into designing the place to make the diners feel homely.
Personally I love the stairway leading up to the bar on the second floor. The bar takes on a cooler approach overlooking the scenic view of Marina Bay. The sofas are peppered with green and grey cushions which further accentuate an atmosphere like in the “beach’. On the other side, the beer drums are used as table tops and it’s pretty nice to have a drink with your partner if you prefer twosome.
Let’s now turn to look at the food and drinks. Supply and Demand has an extensive range and spread of food and we were really spoilt for choices when we opened the menu. The menu is super wordy – the reason being the description of each dish is pegged to the name. I would suggest that some food photos will be good for a reference to the diners. As for the prices, it is quite reasonable – $15-$25 for pasta, $20-$40 for pizza, and $10-$20 for desserts.
This bistro, as mentioned earlier, serves food from tastes of Italy and Peru, somewhat fusion with Asian influences. My fiancé found them interesting since it was our first time trying Peruvian food. The menu was prepared in advance for our consideration:
Appetisers (To share):
-Shrimp and Avocado salad
-Fries with a Side of Guilt
Choice of Mains:
a)9” inch pizza from the menu selection (no extra toppings)
b)Pasta (spaghetti or penne) with choices:
•All’ Arrabbiata (Fiery Hot Tomato based, with minced pork/chicken)
•Ragu Di Maiale (Tomato Red Wine-infused, bacon & minced pork)
•Carbonara Classic (Cream based, with bacon)
•Maiale Orientale (Olive oil based, white wine, with minced pork, bacon & mushrooms)
c)Desserts (choice of 1):
-Italian Style Tiramisu
-Molten Chocolate Cake
-Textured Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel
And Drinks from menu (coffee/tea/juice)
After some discussion, we decided to go with Truffle & egg pizza, All’ Arrabbiata Pasta and Tiramisu.
The All’ Arrabbiata Pasta has a spicy taste prepared in the Italian way with an Asian twist topped with minced pork. I had to mix the pasta thoroughly as it was a little dry on top but tangy and flavourful with the sauce.
The tiramisu came in a glass jar (reminded me of the similar one at Poulet) and it is good enough for two persons sharing. The Tiramisu was really to our liking since it’s not too sweet and yet we could taste the lady fingers soaked in the coffee in every mouthful. I even felt on cloud nine for every spoon of Tiramisu I took that my fiancé felt I was over exaggerating.
Recommended Dish(es): Tiramisu,Truffle & Egg Pizza
Date of Visit: Nov 17, 2013
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