The ambience of the place is as it was when Oso occupied this space, just darker. Lighting was very low at our table in fact (which explains the quality of the photos) so quite few tables of love-birds surrounding us. However, I'm sure they were lamenting the table of 20 women celebrating a birthday just across from us. 20 of any specimen is not going to be quiet affair. I was also in the direct line of fire, having been shot by a professional photographer's flash about 100 times. If these could make holes, I would have bled to death in about 15 minutes flat. I digress however, since a restaurant can't really control the patronage.
We shortlisted off the host's recommendations, our only instruction to her being "If you would like us to come back, what would you suggest?"
|Burrata Caprese Style with Cherry Tomato and Salad|
|John Dee Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin Tartare with Truffle Oil, Shaved Parmesan and Arugula|
|Paccheri with Homemade Italian Sausage, Porcini Mushroom and Parmesan Cream Sauce|
|Sous-vide Cod Fish Fillet Drenched in a sauce of seafood, anchovies, and cream topped with crispy corn|
So perhaps we made the wrong shortlist off our friendly host's recommendations. We didn't try the other yummy sounding spinach souffle, nor the braised lamb shank. Oh well, if someone else invited me, I may do that. I'm just unsure at this time whether I would pick up the phone and make a reservation again soon. A pity since the service was really quite good - friendly, professional but without being intrusive. A gem anywhere these days, really.
27 Tanjong Pagar Road