His neck was on the line but everything turned out to be above expectation. Throughout the course of dinner, I learned that both the chef and the barista at @rex were specially trained in Italy for 3 month and that the chef use to work at Caprice, Four Seasons, so no wonder!
*All of us had the 5 course Valentine’s Day Special Dinner Set. I saw another table order Ala Carte so I guess you can choose to have the set or not.
*Complementary mimosas (orange juice with Italian sparking wine)
*The foie gras melts in your mouth and the sourness of the blueberry sauce was a nice complement to the fattiness of the foie. Scallop was a bit overcooked for my taste.
*Best dish of the night and probably the best seafood based soup I have ever had. Super flavorful with many large chunks of crab meat
*What pasta tastes like in Italy! Al dente, flavorful, perfect…I would gladly eat this alone for dinner.
*Good and I really liked how crispy the skin was but compared to the other courses, it wasn’t that special.
*I don’t eat lamb but the boyfriend cleaned his plate and said it was really juicy and crispy on the edges. He said the dish was as good as he had in New York and Australia.
*Sable with vanilla ice cream, passion fruit chocolate mousse, strawberry napoleon. I didn’t care for the sable with ice cream due to the lack in originality but my boyfriend really liked it. I guess it works if you want something very traditional. The mousse was my favorite. The combination of flavors was interesting and it had a smooth and creamy texture. I didn’t get to taste the napoleon but our friends said it was good.
I would definitely come back to try out the entrees on their regular menu. Boyfriend said the pizzas are good.
Date of Visit: Feb 14, 2010
Occasion: Valentine's Day
Value for Money5
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