My friends wanted somewhere affordable and at a restaurant that’s not too shabby. As such, I thought of Concetto
And from the menu (pages 1
), we ordered:-
1) Seafood soup, $8.90
– A rich shellfish broth with a selection of luscious seafood.
The presentation did not look too impressive, but this was not too bad. The groom-to-be was worried the soup would tasty fishy, but this was no where near that. Instead, it was rich and flavourful.
2) Concetto pasta, $6.90
– Chilled capellini tossed in lobster oil & seaweed; served with crab & shrimp tartare, finished with lobster foam & ikura.
It did not exactly impress but this was okie for its price tag.
3) Pork ravioli, $11.90
– Sphere-shaped pasta filled with minced pork belly & smoked scarmozza cheese; served with pernod fennel cream sauce, aged parma ham & onion confit.
The filling within was marinated very well. Very tasty. However, the dough was a little thick. And at the corners where the dough was pressed together, it was a little uncooked.
Due to the (silly) 3000 characters limit, continue to read my review on other dishes here: PART2
8) Tiramisu, $10.90
– A la-minute composed; homemade sponge, mascarpone cream, tanariva chocolate mousse.
Looked impressive on the plate, but I did not really like Concette’s deconstructed rendition of tiramisu. That taste of coffee was missing.
makes a good place for an almost-there-fine-dining experience. The dishes offered at Concetto are what one would most likely see in fine-dining restaurants. But offered at wallet-friendly prices at Concetto. Which also explained why reservation is a must.
My friends reached at 6.15pm on a weekend evening without knowing that I had made reservation for 7pm. And he was told the next available slot for walk-in was at 9pm! So yes, thankfully I made a reservation on their website (which beeds to be done at least 3 hours in advance). And it was great that we were promptly allocated a table even though we were almost 30 minutes early.
However, it’ll be good to request for a table on the upper tier. The restaurant has two levels, and we smelled after our dinner as we say at the lower tier which wS just beside the open-concept kitchen.
But it’s a personal preference that I rather dine elsewhere as I do not mind paying slightly more for better executed food. While Concetto
gives a good deal where one need not dig too deep into their wallets / purses, some of the dishes seem to be misses because Concetto is restricted by the budget in order to keep their dishes affordable.
So it’s really a personal choice. Good deal
or value for money
. Good deal is where one scores something at a very good price (that’s known in advance) while value for money is where one can gets more than what one expect. While, at least that’s how I define the two terms. =)
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