a friend bought dinner this evening at la braceria on 17.4.2015.^^
years ago, la braceria was located at ming teck park area, close to my place. after that the chef has moved to different places a few times.
this friend last joined my home dinners more than 1/2 year ago. this time, he wanted just to buy dinner & have a tete a tete. 🙂
we ordered 1 antipasti & 2 pastas to share, and my friend wanted to share a choc lava cake.
the calamari was good! batter was not crispy & yet it was very nice overall, and with a touch of mayonnaise. ^^
the wagyu & porcini fettucine was “must try for meat lovers”, according to the menu.
& YES!! must try!
pasta was very good indeed. very tasty & savoury.
we also had the seafood squidink linguine. there was quite a bit of scallops & squid. again very tasty. this i can make myself though, and my version of seafood squid ink linguine is almost as good.^^
i am impressed with the flamed lava cake. the flavour was very good. texture was better than my lava cake, a lot more lava, anyway i will adjust my lava cake a bit & see if i can produce more lava. the lava texture is an important contributor to the overall experience.
while it was a very enjoyable dinner with friend who picked up the tab, the dinner cost S$102, about same as what i paid the other night for 2pax at il Lido.
there was no comparison for the ambience & class of il Lido, and we had black cod with unit & scampi pasta with uni & a grilled octopus. on top of that we had 2 great amuse bouche of fine dining standard. so la braceria pales by comparison & is really not competitive on price.