Roger le Goeland •
29 Oct 2014 • 10 reviews • 0 follower
Excellent location, excellent interior, excellent service.
But we came for Restaurant Week, and perhaps that is why the food was so disappointing, compared to our expectations for "the best Italian in Singapore".
Prawns in a campari/orange sauce tasted like they came out of a frozen pack; the lettuce that went with it was a little pointless, and didn't look that healthy either. The caviar and cauliflower soup was really nothing special - I make a more vibrant soup at home with Cold Storage cauliflowers. The veal cheek did have a nice sauce, but there was little of it - too little for the cheek - although that was the most enjoyable course of the lot, despite unnamed, tasteless hard chips on the pumpkin. The milk tart was also enjoyable, although nothing to remember - great pastry cooked properly, decent chocolate, and some milk ice cream on top. I would have paid 40 for the lot; the more than 100 I had to fork out made me feel somewhat sad. The Italian meal a la carte I had at Concetto the night before was much better, and only cost 30 after tax and service.
I do think the main menu looked both better value, and considerably more interesting; perhaps the restaurant is simply adapting its RW menu to a broader audience (and improving its margin). No matter, I'm unlikely to return since at that price range there are so many truly great options in Singapore.
The wine recommendations turned out well, and the wine list steps away from the well beaten paths of France and Australia as you would expect. Service was impeccable as, again, you would expect. The cheese "cupboard" is magnificent and perhaps another hint that a la carte is the way here.