son was back for summer holidays. this evening we went to FOC for a family dinner on 27.8.2015.^^
restaurant has a chic ambience.
it is supposed to be for fine food & fun dining from barcelona. for us, it’s tapas. 🙂
FOC supposed to be fire in catalan.
chorizo & egg was a good start. its was a good tasty dish, the egg gave it a silky texture. maybe its a bit like my spanish omelette but deconstructed, no?
like the ham croquettes.
at first taste, the mushroom croquettes had much more intense flavours & bested the ham croquettes by comparison. but i tried the ham croquettes again & it had a very nice lingering flavour. i like both. ^^
the patatas bravas, a deep-fried potato dish was very good too.
really well done enjoyable dish.
the pork trotters carpaccio was delightful.
especially with the condiments & sauce it came in.
the slow braised octopus was excellent too.
taste & texture wise, it was almost comparable with the very good ones i tried recently –
i think this squidink paella is the best of all squidink i had. really flavourful, smooth & buttery. good enough for us to order a second serving.
i think it is better than (maybe) the dish i squid risotto i had at follia (which was outstanding).
the first serving of scampi fiduea alio olio was excellent, very sweet, tasty, intense. unfortunately there was a hair in it!
restaurant did the right thing & replaced it with a new dish. again unfortunately the new dish was not tasty as before. i guess hair made a difference to the taste? :-p
rack of lamb was pretty ok.
it was very tender yes, but actually flavour-wise, my own pistachio crusted rack of lamb was a lot better!
the iberico pork rack was superb!
not only it was fork tender & yet not sinewy, it was very flavourful, excellent!
the hanging sculpture.
daughter wanted to try the chocolate galaxy.
we tried the apple tart. it was ok, nothing special & can do without. nothing like da luca’s crispy apple tart!
the french toast was good. looked at a dessert i may try myself at home.
i think minus the drinks it was about S$50pax. not cheap but doable.