Located along the beautifully-lit discovery walk between Somerset 313
and Pan Pacific Serviced Suites
are a row of restaurants and cafes. They always look so good especially at night, when illuminated by the tiny blue lights twinkling high above (in trees).
We decided to give Oriole Cafe & Bar
a try as it was empty that evening, and a male buddy recommended this place for its good coffee.
The first dish we ordered was the Chicken Casserole
, a piping hot dish that looked rather simple served in a shallow ceramic pan - chunks of chicken, capsicum, chorizo, tomato and toast baguette in tomato-paprika sauce. Casseroles
are known to be very homely comfort food whereby one just tosses all sorts of ingredients found in the fridge and let it cook in the ovens. This was certainly comfort food, but a tasty one - tender chicken chunks amongst crunchy capsicum bits and chewy chorizo dices. The tomato-paprika sauce was thick and nicely-flavored, a perfect soak over the ingredients and the perfect dip for the hard-crusted bread slices.
Then we had the Scallops Risotto
- uniquely flavorful blends of large scallops, gentle sweetness of pumpkin bits, the stronger tinge of blue cheese (Gorgonzola) toned down by the herb-ish aroma of Balsamic glaze. Tender, chewy scallops charred to a smokey deliciousness cooked perfectly in chewy arborio rice, what more could we ask for? The slight play at food art was unneessary, because the colors of the tiny veggie bits had already piqued our appetites. Being an all-time risotto lover, this dish stole my heart easily too.
For more detailed information and photos, do drop by:http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2013/12/dinner-at-oriole-cafe.html
I spent $30 per person.
Must tries: scallops risotto, chicken casserole
- I also recommend this place for:
- Alfresco/Outdoor Dining, Chillout, Dinner
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