Below Par Tapas Set Dinner @ Tapasan Dorset Hotel on 28Jan2014

4 tapas

4 tapas

bought a voucher so went with a friend on 28.1.2014 to use it before expiry on 31.1.2014.

the S$29.90 voucher for 2pax tapas dinner set include selection 4 cold tapas, 2 hot tapas, paella & drinks at tapasan at the new dorsett hotel at bukit pasoh.

the ambience was great. we sat at a table alongside the long glass windows facing new bridge road.

choice of drink included stellar artois or hoegaarden beer. my friend ordered the spanish beer & i ordered a guava juice. we arrived restaurant at 8.45pm. website said last order 9.30pm but the spanish server informed that they ran out of paella & would replaced by a seafood fried rice & they were about the same. i told her paella & seafood fried rice were not the same. anyhow she gave us an extra guava juice to make up. service & attitude were ok, nothing great.

cheese balls

cheese balls

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seafood fried rice

seafood fried rice

the 4 cold tapas (ham, cured meat, salmon, cheese/egg) were ok i guessed, but i should really say below par for a decent tapas restaurant. likewise the hot tapas of cheese meat balls & fries with egg/sausage pieces. and of course really it was quite meaningless to have seafood fried rice at a tapas restaurant instead of seafood & chicken paella in the dinner set menu. the fried rice was of ok to good standard, so as a meal it was ok.

my idea of a good tapas restaurant was la cicala at club street which served excellent S$25pax set lunch included 3 tapas, main & coffee, but i think it had closed for sometime already.

to be fair, price-wise at S$29.90 net for 2pax dinner (a good paella alone could cost that much, well that was if we actually had a good paella instead of substituted seafood fried rice), food was ok-ish & really i should not complain, but i would not want go back for sub-par food even at cheaper prices. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy


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