Dinner @ Cocotte

October 11, 2010 in French by thywhaleliciousfay

Full view of the kitchen!

And I was surprised when my friend suggested ordering 4 appetizers and 2 mains. I assumed he’s a small eater after he commented on my huge appetite on two earlier occasions. (^^lll) But to be able to choose so many dishes really got me very delighted. Haha!

Shared Appetizer #1: Homemade Pork Rillettes

Shared Appetizer #2: Moules A La Normande

Shared Appetizer #3: Escargot Gougeres

Shared Appetizer #4: Pan-Seared Scallops

Shared Main Course #1: Poulet Roti

Shared Main Course #2: Roast Pork Collar

Shared Dessert: Raspberry Cream Cheese Mousse

However, sadly, the food din live up to our expectations. Which was weird especially with all the hype created by the media. Just a day before dinner, Cocotte was published in ‘The Straits Times’. And in the papers, it was mentioned of how good the chicken was. And while we tried the Poulet Roti, the dish was nice. But not exactly worth all the rave. Hmm…

2 Dickson Road, Wanderlust Hotel, Level 1, Singapore
(65) 62981188

There were hits and there were misses. Thus leaving us with neutral feelings about the food.
Polite, friendly staff.
A little dim, but I liked the design and casual dining atmosphere of the place! The washed walls, timber floor and colourful steel chairs.

Must Try: Moules A La Normande, Roast Pork Collar

Dinner @ Cacio E Pepe

September 16, 2010 in Italian by thywhaleliciousfay

Dish #1: Carpaccio Di Pesce Spada

Dish #2: Pizza al Prosciutto (Parma Ham)

Dish #3: Ravioli with Truffle Sauce (Not on menu)

Dish #4: Rack of Lamb

Dish #5: Rum Lava Cake

And I am so glad my girlfriend and I were not put off by the slight inaccessibility of the place. The food was simply yummy! If I really had to choose, I would say my favourites were Ravioli with Truffle Sauce and Rack of Lamb! =)

I am thinking of making a trip back cause apparently, their signatures dishes are Spaghetti Alle Vongole and Risotto Pescatore which we din manage to try! Roar.

4 Rochdale Road, Singapore
(65) 62811905

They were polite. When our three main courses were served, the lady advised us to start on our ravioli as it’s better to consume it warm!
The decor is very simple. White, grey walls with the shop front being a huge glass.

Must Try: Ravioli with Truffle Sauce, Rack of Lamb, Rum Lava Cake

Dinner @ La Strada

July 7, 2010 in Italian by thywhaleliciousfay

My girlfriends and I went to La Strada for dinner. For appetiser, we shared the Proscuitto Di Parma Con Melone which I thought the melon was too sweet. In the sense of, the melon’s sweetness overpowered the saltiness of the parma ham. Hmm…

As for main courses, we had Linguine Alla Gamberi, Linguine Alla Vongole and Chittara Alla Carbonara. And the carbonara was good! My favourite truffle was used in the dish too. However, the sauce used for Linguine Alla Gamberi left a slightly bitter after taste which I did not like.

And finally, for desserts, we had Crostata Al Limone E Mascarpone and Torta Cioccolato Con Caramelo Salato which I liked both.

So yes. It was an enjoyable night!

1 Scotts Road, Shaw Centre, #01-11, Singapore
(65) 67356656


Must Try: Chittara Alla Carbonara