my RI friend bought an exquisite lunch at la ventana @ dempsey today on 12jan2017. ^^
this friend not easy to meet up. i enjoyed his company & looked forward to the lunch.
the outside looked a bit untended outside. inside ambience was great. 🙂
there was the crispy breadstick & hummus.
& they also served the warm bread basket – some baguette & olive oil. baguette was good.
my friend recommended the S$48 3-course set lunch.
for appetizer, there was a gaspacho, tapas & something else i cannot remember.
friend recommended tapas & we both ordered that.
it was very good! ^^
nice anchovy bruschetta, a marinated pangrilled mackarel??, a nice croquette (or both were croquette?), a potato dish? & grilled jalapeno pepper.
one thing about the service – for a place like this, strange that the server did not explain the dishes they served.
for the main course we both had iberico pork & crayfish. i think there was a salmon main option.
this was a really delectable dish. the iberico steak was served slightly pink which i liked.
my friend cannot take pork medium rare, so the restaurant took back & made it well done & served to him nicely presented again. that was good, commendable!
i enjoyed this dish! as i did the tapas appetizer.
the inerico pork steak was excellent & not as fatty as the iberico collar that i do.
the crayfish was quite a fair size helping. it was not overwhelming but was more than competent, so overall it was quite a great pairing.
server recommended creme brulee, said it’s most popular.
creme caramel stuff really not my preferred dessert. if it was a good pannacotta i meight take.
friend recommended cheese cake, and it was very good. it was done the japanese cheese cake way – very light cheese. it was good!
my friend took the fruit sorbet. so nice! i am sure great too, refreshing.
we had a wonderful time, nice food & conversation, great company. something to look back & reminiscence.
my car was in the garage for maintenance, and my friend did not have a car at his disposal last minute so he cabbed to my place to fetch me for lunch. after lunch we cabbed back.
La Ventana @ Dempsey