Our other appetiser of the braised tripe in tomato sauce was a burst of flavours and textures. Sweet yet tangy from the tomatoes and carrots, there was a hint of herb but not overpoweringly so. The tripe was braised soft, yet with a slight chewiness so that as you grind away, the flavours become even more distinct. Best outside of Roma that I've tried.
I was told the seafood linguine is not on the menu but I highly recommend you try to ask for it. If that doesn't work, beg. A very synergised dish, you would not think the linguine was not a fruit of the sea, because it simply took in all of the scampi, scallops and shrimps. Just imagine the complexity when all that is tossed with garlic and tomatoes over heat.
And just so we can exceed our meat quota even more, the perfectly executed medium rare T-bone. Reminds me of Florence's bistecca, but not served on a chopping board and perfectly sliced so we could just lift it piece by piece and eat like civilised persons. If I wasn't leaving room for dessert, I would have liked to pick up the bone and enjoy the best bits.
Frankly, if you ask me, the molten chocolate cake is done to death and face it, it's just boring. But we decided we had to order it because it was the only smell which caught my fancy when our neighbouring table was tucking into it, as we sat down to lunch. Reason: the flambe over the alcohol which above the aroma, adds a perfect dimension in taste. And it is also very rightly moist and ok, if you never eat molten chocolate cake again, you need to eat it here and only here. Easily the best I've had in Singapore.
I will be back next time. Maybe I get to check out the menu or why bother, just ask friendly Fabio.
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