went with wife to portico prime @ dempsey to have a good steak this evening on 30.7.2017. ^^
tunglok group had pulled out of amex lovedining so lesser dining options. we always like the steaks at prime…
this though the menu has changed & there were no menu page on steaks but instead all the burgers…is portico prime morphing to like the other portico or like relish & bistro type? don’t know.
anyhow we asked the server & she said there is only 1 cut, the USDA ribeye, 200g at S$46. it is NOT on the menu. i recalled from previous that it was USDA choice ribeye & anyway the aussie rump steak etc were not great, so this was the only cut previously (other than the japanese wagyu which has no discounts) that was the really good steak, so it suits us fine.
we ordered 2 ribeyes.
& we ordered the truffle chilled pasta to share.
it was very good as expected. price was very steep at S$30, basically a fine dining degustation price, so with amex lovedining 50% discounts for 2pax still S$15++
the ribeye steak was very good, though somehow i thought previously it was better.
just looking at the photos for my dinner with son on 24.5.2017, somehow the ribeye looked bigger, maybe flatter & the colour & grilling looked better? maybe just psychological.
this steak was ok, but didn’t stand out…
wife was saying the steak we bbq ourselves during our recent trip to iceland on number of occasions were like the same or perhaps better.
certainly i can make this at home just panfry, and just as good…
the reconstructed blackforest very small helping & very ex at S$18.
the chocolate mousse was very good. but then i have no special affinity to this now.
dinner came to $97 nett for 2 inclusive of a glass of red wine for wife at S$13, no discounts.
was really ok for this quality of steak but also not like compelling…