it's the premiere show for the Galazy International Ballet Gala. that's quite an event and i wouldn't miss it of course. i called up an old friend to watch the show together, and of course we will need to find a nice place for dinner and talk for our reunion then.
to think of nice places with an affordable price near the cultural centre, Deli and Wine popped up and lingered on my mind. we both agreed to go there and have a try then.
the decor of the place has given me a very comfortable and cozy feeling. however, the flaw was that there were so many people in there, but that wasn't their problem. we've ordered two dishes from the main menu. i had the grilled mushroom linguine with balsamic vinegar, while my friend had a baked garoupa rice in lobster sauce. we were given a stand with a number on it after ordering and paying for the meal. we managed to find a small table despite the crowds.
we waited a while for the dishes to arrive. i can't stop looking around the decor and a little bookshelf. this would be a place that i'll love to sit and spend hours at, only if there's fewer people.
it's probably a very busy hour at that time so the food didn't arrive particularly fast, but it's not too slow either, not that slow to make me impatient at least.
i loved my mushroom linguine. the grilled mushrooms were aromatic, and there were different types of mushroom too. i really loved the slight sourness contributed by the balsamic vinegar. it's pretty appetizing. for the pasta, yeah it's al dente, just right for me.
Grilled Mushroom Linguine in Balsamic Vinegar
i had a few spoons from my friend's baked rice. i liked the golden yellow surface of the cheese on the dish. the garoupa and rice were okay, not bad. but i couldn't taste any hint of the lobster sauce, not even a hint after few spoonfuls of the dish, and my friend says so too. so that was a little bit disappointing then.
but in overall i quite liked this place. i think i would return again for meals when i come to the cultural centre next time. it's affordable, and the food's not bad, and it's a nice place to sit!
we didn't stay too long and have left after we're done eating because there really were quite a lot of people waiting or looking for seats.
i hope i'll get a chance to feel what it's like to dine in here with fewer people in the restaurant ;P
Date of Visit: May 27, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately HKD38(Dinner)Other Ratings:
Value for Money 4