2013-04-26 37 瀏覽
I decided to bring my boyfriend here for a surprise dinner on his birthday. We were in Italy a month back and we both loved the Florentine steak we had in Florence. Bistecca was an obvious choice for the celebrations because it's the only place in SG where you can get Florentine steak - and he was missing Italy so much!The bread we had before the main event. Paired with olive oil, it was lightly salted and very fresh. Pretty addictive.Then arrived the star of the evening... the Florentine steak
Then arrived the star of the evening... the Florentine steak ($178+)! It states in the menu that it's good for 2-3, but I think 3 is the right number. Don't underestimate it! It was seriously enourmous. The doneness we chose was medium rare, but we kinda wished we had selected medium instead. Still, it was great and we especially loved the rock salt seasoning. Added that extra oomph to the meat. The dipping sauces that came with the steak. From left to right (starting from the red one) - hot pepper sauce, garlic and mayo sauce, pea sauce (I think?) and mushroom sauce. Out of all, our favourite was the garlic and mayo. Second choice for me was the mushroom.
On a side note, the service at Bistecca is extremely good. They took the initiative to drop by several times to ask if everything was OK, even offering to give us more sauce since dipping sauce is something that comes in small quantities. They were very, very attentive and topped up water pretty quickly. The boss/manager is also very approachable - he offered us each a handshake at the end of our meal when we exited the restaurant. That's rare indeed! We ordered some sides as well because if not, it'd be plain meat. We had the silky mash potato and the potato gratin (not pictured). Both were fab but the potato gratin stood out more than the mash. It was done very well. Super delish!
Admittedly, the steak is no match for the real thing in Florence. Over there it's super buttery and simply melts in your mouth. But then again, looking at SG's lack of such fresh ingredients - you can't really blame anyone, can you? I'd still come back to Bistecca though!