daughter arranged a father’s day dinner at follia on 20.6.2015.^^
this the 3rd father’s day. wife arranged a 2pax father’s day lunch at kuriya dining earlier, and then a family father’s day dinner at valentino, as wife & youngest daughter were away during father’s day.
we started with pane pizza all’ aglio, just S$4.80.
it was good as any pizza minus the toppings. 🙂
the lobster bisque was good, flavourful, and came with mussels, clams, prawn & flower crab. most important the bisque tasted great! 🙂
flower crab had no meat, the ingredients looked good, but not really important. i was curious that 2 reviewers – one said dislike the mussels the other said they had a bad taste. the mussels were ok for me though.
the special crayfish squid ink risotto was very good. really like the flavours of the risotto with good shellfish stock, smooth & creamy. the proprietor told us later though it was butter & no cream. it was especially good with the tomato sauce for the crayfish mixed into the risotto.
there were 2 halves crayfish & 2 large prawns. 🙂
S$35 not really overly expensive for the dish. however i don’t really need to pay for crayfish. i can do my own very well bought from chinatown, at times just S$12/kg. the squidink pasta dish on their menu is good enough for me.^^
i liked the frutti di mare a lot too. it was really an excellent flavoured tomato sauce.
the ingredients were also very good.
i will definitely take this again.
we arrived at 7pm & the place was empty. but by 8pm, it was full left 1 table. a simple but pleasant place & a very friendly proprietor who took photos with us later.
& i was not disappointed. it was the same saffron osso bucco dish i had at a riverside restaurant along milan’s navigli district, just as good! 🙂
the osso bucco was very well done, fork tender, tasty & not sinewy. braised meats are never my favourites though, nothing to do with the dish itself. & the saffron risotto was excellent, and very nice garlic toast too.