We had a lovely dinner on Wednesday night at an italian restaurant located at 14 Stanley Street. It is a walking distance from Tanjong Pagar MRT Station. It is a recommendation by my friend as the one of the owner is her client. We made reservation before dropping by the restaurant named PepeNero.As shown in their website, PepeNero means black pepper in Italian,which refers back to the most popular and commonly used spice in the world. It finds its way into nearly everything from Indian curries to Italian cuisines.
This is a contemporary fine restaurant located in the downtown area. It is ideal for executives who are working nearby for quick business lunch and after work happy hours. The environment and ambience of the place allows a quiet evening with your love ones or private dinning. The restaurant is decorated with wine bottles and square frame pictures to fill up the apple green wall. Understand from one of the owner, the interior design of the restaurant is done by them. Simple and elegant i would say. Good job for them!
Portebello Mushroom @$S12.00 served as appertizer as well. Love the presentation and the colour combination of it.
Homemade White Truffle stuffed Tortelloni with truffle emulsion light cream @S$30.00 per serving. It's a seasonal dish and we were in luck to try white truffle. The cream taste is fantastic. It's a beautiful piece art presentation which taste as nice as it looks. The white truffles are shaved thinly and stuffed with pork meat into the ring-shaped pasta.
Pan Seared Tuna Goulash with Grilled Leeks and Crustacean Reduction @S$30.00 per serving. The tuna was cooked in a special way as it is presented in cube sizes where you can see the middle part is raw and outer is well cooked. You can feel the difference of the fish texture. Love the combination with the sauce.
Spaghetti seafood in "cartouche" sauteed with white wine and light tomato sauce @S$29.00 per serving. Everyone love this dish. The dish was served in a wrapped bag. The staff unwrapped it in front of us and we can see the vibrant colour of the spaghetti.
Homemade Tiramisu with marinated Cheeries @S$12.00.Wonderful piece of dessert. The softness and smooth layer of tiramisu cake melts into the mouth. The taste is different from tiramisu cake that i had previously.
It was a fruitful dinner as we are educated with the culture and the knowledge of italian cuisine. The staff will approach us and ask for feedback and comments after the dinner. They will treat customers like friends and chat with us to input us with more information about italian cuisine. It is one of the way to educate customers on the cuisine. Understand from them,they will change their menu every 2-3 months. Some are seasonal menu such as the white truffles to give an example. So whenever you drop by the restaurant, they will be something new and surprise waiting for you to explore. The exquisite homemade foods shows the effort of the chef in his job.
I would definitely visit them again with their kind and warm welcome hospitality. It makes you feel comfortable and happy dinning with them. Afterall the food quality is par value with the price. I like the contemporary fine feel to the restaurant and yet not pay through my nose for good food.
Date of Visit: Jan 09, 2013
Spending per head: Approximately $50(Dinner)Other Ratings: