my RI friends decided to visit national museum & have lunch, so 3 of us met for lunch at concetto @ the cathay on 23.9.2015.^^
another 2 friends joined lunch afterwards, so 5pax. 🙂
prices have gone up from S$20.90 to S$22.90, inflation i guess, but for me it’s still a good deal. 🙂
i missed the YMCA (that being nearest to concetto & national museum & cheaper parking rates) carpark entrance, so parked at park mall & walked over to the cathay. concetto looks out onto the road, and is bright & airy. 🙂
we all ordered the concetto pasta – an interesting chilled capellini dish.
it was not quite the famous chilled capellini at da luca or gordon grill or of course gunther.
still it was pretty flavourful & unique. & ala carte price is just S$4.90! 🙂
i like the previous version a lot better though – chilled capellini with crab & prawn tartare (tiny morsels) tossed in lobster oil & topped with lobster foam & ikura (salmon roe).
think they should just revert to the previous version, full-stop!
i pushed away most of the mayonnaise. this drier version was heavier, less refine but still tasty. 🙂
i had the kurobuta pork cheeks. 🙂
it had this impressive squid-ink calligraphy, haha! ^^
the kurobuta was super, melt-in-the-mouth. 🙂
& the gnocchi & sauce were very good. this for me was the best dish. ^^
we ordered different main courses to share & try.
salmon was done beautifully. 🙂
plating & presentation were top class!
with cous cous & pickled shallots, and the tasty & pretty crab bisque foam. 🙂
the chicken was good too & nice presentation too. 🙂
taste was pretty good, ok just chicken nothing special out of the ordinary though.
for me, kurobuta was no 1, salmon next & last chicken. 🙂
my good friend on the other hand liked the salmon best.
i only tried the pistachio panna cotta here before.
this time we ordered the tiramisu. again it was so pretty! 🙂
it was kind of deconstructed preparation…
as a dessert, i think it was rather good, and i would order it next time.
as a tiramisu, i think my own tiramisu is much better, both in flavours especially coffee & liquor, & also texture.
the pistachio panna cotta was as good as last time.
for a change, i will try the tiramisu next time though.
for me the only slight complaint was the poor service. the young guy was unhelpful, “tidak apa” & very poor in his service attitude. towards the end though he warmed up a little & his attitude improved from poor to ok. think he just needed some service training. the lady server was ok. 🙂
the 3-course set lunch was S$22.90, & for me that was great value-for-money! 🙂 there is a supplement of S$3 for the salmon. 🙂