wife’s good friends H & J bought dinner. their son M was available to join so we had 5pax dinner at zafferano on 15.12.2018. ^^
we were there a bit earlier, so we walked around to have a view of MBS.
there was this controversy storm recently started by leslie tay about cakeage, so i took the opportunity to ask. server told us cakeage is S$8pax cap at S$50. my views on cakeage are different from leslie tay. i think it is ok for restaurants to charge cakeage like corkage but think a S$8pax cakeage is shouting a message in the customer’s face “don’t bring cakes here!”, not very wise in my view, just like leslie said “anti-celebration”, but it’s the restaurant’s prerogative. 🙂
while we were chatting the server told us today saturday no corkage. that was perfect! so we had the champagne we brought served.
we were served some crackers and bread, good bread, nothing special. 🙂
J decided to order the S$108 4-course “degustation” dinner.
so you could pick 1 antipasti, 1 primi, 1 secondi from the menu but limit to 3 different dishes in total, and 1 dolci, which you can pick any.
first time i heard this arrangement. i asked server the serving size she said 1/2 normal, so i am guessing they just want to cook a normal dish & 1/2 it instead of cooking many small 1/2 size dishes?
the wagyu carpaccio was good, very sweet & tasty.
i like the prawn ceviche, they called it a raw red prawn, so i am guessing similar to japanese akaebi.
very sweet and tasty. wife couldn’t take much of it so she took mostly the carpaccio.
i think H took the foie gras.
J & M took the truffle pasta. i think it was good.
wife, i and H took the lobster pasta. it was very good. excellent sauce, wonderful tomato flavours.
wife had the black cod.
it was good, but i think ordinary.
H,M and i had the lamb loin. it was very good, very tender and flavourful.
for dessert we took the flamed lava cake & the chocolate strawberries. both were valrhona dark chocolate so excellent flavours.
lava cake was flamed at the table and had good lava but wife & i didn’t really like the liquor flavour…i think just an ordinary lava cake with ice cream would be fine.
the chocolate with strawberry cake was excellent!
there were some petit fours.
i think we had some coffee too.
J had 20% discount, so dinner was not cheap but not too exorbitant. 🙂
we had a wonderful evening, nice ambience, good food and company of great friends.