Having noticed that T was answering a phone call, the thoughtful waitress attentively waited before introducing the daily specials. The menu was chalked on a small blackboard that was carried by the waitresses to every table. Some nice exercise for her biceps...
Back to the food: Bread basket came with butter and fresh tomato sauce. The grissini were tasteless and soft; I could hardly finish one. The baguette and herb bread were okay, but not impressive. The tomato sauce, lack in olive oil, failed to win my favour as well.
As for the daily special, the Fresh Crabmeat and Ocean Prawns with Avocado Salad met my (rather high on that day) expectation in both presentation and freshness, but sadly not taste. All the ingredients were fresh and tasty, but, alas, the flavour of avocado overwhelmed the crabmeat!
Capellini con gamberoni e porcini: angel hair pasta with king prawns and porcini mushroom (sounds definitely better in Italian!). The pasta was rich in garlic flavour and had a slight touch of white wine. I personally think the flavour was a bit too strong. The king prawns were good enough. In all, not particularly memorable.
Desserts: I was quite disappointed by the Apple Tart. The apple slices were too sweet (obviously too much sugar) and too soft; the tart was not crispy; even the ice-cream was just so-so. We had to go to another place for desserts in order to fill up my stomach for sweets.
To the credit of the restaurant, I can’t really remember when the last time we had dined and chatted so relaxingly was. The place was cosy, lighting was soothing, and the staffs were helpful without being disturbing. It was a perfect place for an extended chat, as long as you don’t expect too much from the food. So I don’t recommend this place to gentlemen who wish to impress their would-be girlfriends with food offered here. Anyways, my dear friend, Happy Birthday~!!! xoxo
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Spending per head: Approximately HKD270
Value for Money3
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