daughter wanted to buy 4pax family dinner again & brought us to this happening place concetto by saveur at The Cathay on 18.1.2015. :-)
i must say i am very pleasantly surprised, far exceeding my expectations. ^^
we had a reservation were there early at 6pm & were among the first few customers, but the place filled up quite quickly.
we ordered 2 appetisers & 4 mains/pastas to share. i liked everyone of them! ^^
the caesar salad was very good, not too creamy, nice bacon tips & overall flavours especially enhanced by the grilled octopus.
the chilled capellini, crab & shrimp tartare, lobster foam & ikura lagi best.
i can have this all by myself, excellent lobster foam, wonderful flavours, texture & looks.
funghi risotto was very good, a good restaurant standard, intense aroma and taste.
i like the crab risotto even better than the funghi.
& i am usually not so hot on duck confit but this was good, nice crispy skin & tender, soft meat, not sinewy which was often with braised meat & some duck confit, the reason braises are not my favourite.
i liked also the pesto tagliatelle, though pesto can be overpowering if taken much, but this was an excellent accompanying portion.
the kurobuta pork cheek with gnocchi was another pleasing dish. i liked the tender & flavourful pork & also the gnocchi.
we had a dark chocolate tart to share. nice too. deconstructed.
the bill for 4pax include 1 glass of wine (S$6) was $107 about S$27pax nett, a perfect family evening out, nice food & ambience.
food was mostly better or as good as petite menu, which my daughter said was now closed, and some chef had gone on to start portico, a new eatery. i guess that would be our next family go to place to try out.