This was one of the prettiest restaurants I’ve dined at. The turqoise on white combination was perfect. The decor transported me to some European holiday isle. The food’s not bad either.
The grilled chicken pizza. I am sure this was made in a wood fired oven. At first I thought it was too much and we would have to have some packed back. But in the end it was so light and the crust was very fine and fluffy. What a contrast to the oily heavy pizza we usually order in when we have nothing to eat and don’t want to go out to buy something.
The pasta was lovely too. B said it was similar to what he’s had at Pasta Fresca, but he added that the Cugini bacon was far superior. Perhaps Pasta Fresca’s would be better as the price is lower (the meal here came to about S$85), but you won’t get the same ambience. I would say this would be a nicer place for special occasions. Also this place serves authentic southern Italian cuisine and perhaps we should have been adventurous and tried other offerings on the menu.
The calamari was so yummy. The sauces were the best. Freshly made mayonnaise with that lovely pale yellow colour from the egg yolk. B explained how mayo was made by beating together egg yolks and vinegar. He explained that it takes a long time to make and you need patience and arm strength to keep whisking the mixture till it turns fluffy.
And more photos of that beautiful decor. Just all the pretty little details that we enjoyed soaking in and probably might have missed if not for blogging. The best part was the natural light flowing in from the glass ceiling. The air-conditioning was cold enough for the place not to get too warm.
Another nice thing is that the place was empty. It’s always nice to have a meal in a quiet sleepy place.
This place had the best sparkling water I’ve had so far. It was not bitter and too high in terms of the salt content I think. The wait staff will ask “sparking or still”, but I noticed there is the option of tap water. Just so you know.
The olive oil. Would have been nice to have some bread, but then we would have been too full.
87 Club Street
Lunch: Noon – 2.40 pm
Dinner: 6 – 11 pm