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Gaddi's
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My first visit to Gaddi's was 5 years ago to celebrate my first wedding anniversary, because my once-in-a-lifetime noon + evening wedding ceremony and banquet were held at the Peninsula. I still remembered that my first visit to Gaddi's gave me a pretty memorable experience with the very beautiful interior decorations and good service. Food seemed to be ok but not particularly outstanding. After 5 years' time, maybe it was time to go back.It was so freezing cold that I ordered hot water as my we
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My first visit to Gaddi's was 5 years ago to celebrate my first wedding anniversary, because my once-in-a-lifetime noon + evening wedding ceremony and banquet were held at the Peninsula. I still remembered that my first visit to Gaddi's gave me a pretty memorable experience with the very beautiful interior decorations and good service. Food seemed to be ok but not particularly outstanding. After 5 years' time, maybe it was time to go back.
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It was so freezing cold that I ordered hot water as my welcome drink. The waiters were so considerate to serve hot water in such a glass so that it wouldn't burn my hands. The table flowers were so pretty!

Each of us decided to order a lunch set which included your choice of a appetizer, a mains and a dessert, and also coffee/tea, Petits fours and a glass of white, rose or red wine.
Bread & Butter
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The white bread with non-salty and salty butter (at the top of the photo) was served very shortly after they had taken our orders. The bread was only slightly warm and it was nothing special. There were only 2 kinds of bakeries to choose from: French baguette and onion and bacon roll. The French baguette was very crispy and the onion and bacon rolls tasted pretty good, not overly salty at all. However, they were just slightly warm, again. The quality of the bread including the level of crispiness was still worse than those from Mandarin or Robuchon or Petrus, not to mention the much less choice of bread. A bit disappointed.

Our appetizers arrived next. I was a bit surprised that there was no amuse bouche. A waiter answered that there was no amuse bouche for lunch set. I still recalled that there indeed was amuse bouche when we ordered lunch sets 5 years ago. Anyway.
Hokkaido scallops on a delicate artichoke puree with turmeric and chick pea foam
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This appetizer was nothing exceptional. The scallop was ok. The foam tasted quite delicious. The crispy chip on the scallop added some texture to the dish.
Marinated mackerel in soy sauce, green tea powder and tomato stew with celery leaves
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This appetiser was really outstanding. It tasted even better than those top-notch sashimi out there, with very well seasoned fish which tasted very yummy even without any sauce. Of course the presentation was really appealing to the eyes!
Mango & Carrot Juices
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A drink including red, rose or white wine was included in our lunch set but we decided to go for juices. There were choices of apple, orange, grapefruit, water melon, mango and carrot and we went for the last two. Could tell they were really freshly squeezed but the mango juice was really not sweet enough and it was so thick. The carrot juice tasted much better.
Braised pork belly, red cabbage puree, apple and Brussels sprouts
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The pork belly had a really strong flavour of pork and it was reasonably fatty. It was tasty I would say. The red cabbage purée tasted good too but the deep fried potato balls (I think) were too salty!

Pan-seared Australian lamb chops with seasonal vegetables and navarin sauce
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The lamb chops were quite disappointing. I had tried some really yummy lamb rack at Chesa which was also of good portion and were looking forward to some even better lamb chops at Gaddi’s. However, the lamb chops here were not tender at all and lacked flavour of lamb. I think the lamb chops I recently had at Ole Spanish Restaurant were even better at a much better price and more generous portion...even those at all-you-want-to-eat lunch buffet by Le Menu seemed better, not to mention those served at Petrus...The baby spinach (I think) was too salty too.
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As we were waiting for our desserts, we enjoyed watching a waiter carefully taking out the fish meat from a whole pan-fried fish for other guests.
Milk panna cotta with raspberry mousse and fresh fruit salad
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Again a very appealing presentation! This dessert tasted great too! Not overly sweet and the milk panna cotta was of course very smooth and went great with the raspberry mousse.
Hazelnut crunch and dark chocolate tube with vanilla ice cream
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This one was of course more heavy but I am such a chocolate lover. However, the chocolate mousse and the vanilla ice cream (inside the dark chocolate tube) were nothing special. Yet I really loved the hazelnut crunch at the bottom because I liked crunchy desserts! 
Petits fours (chocolate tart, marshmallow, sea salt & caramel chocolate)
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The Petits fours were ok.

Petits fours & Iced chocolate with skimmed milk
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I had had some really delicious iced chocolate at Chesa earlier and wanted to encore. My lunch partner said they tasted better at Chesa but I found them ok here except for the smaller portion.

Overall, I think the food was ok in general with the very outstanding marinated mackerel, delicious pork belly and yummy milk panna cotta vs the very disappointing lamb chops and lack of choices of bakeries. Unfortunately I found their service level not as good as before. They used to clean the bread crusts on your table in the middle of your meals and used to pull the table out a little bit before and after your washroom visit but they no longer seemed to do so. One side note was that they wouldn't introduce your dishes in details as they served you, unlike other Michelin restaurants. One thing which hadn't changed was the really beautiful interior decorations and settings. I really loved how they let you sit with your partners together along the sides of the restaurant for a good view of the whole restaurant and more importantly better privacy. Moreover, the restaurant was not full at all during my visit so that it was a very good place to chat to each other as you enjoyed your meal. 
(The above review is the personal opinion of an user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Date of Visit
2018-02-05
Dining Method
Dine In
Spending Per Head
$660 (Lunch)
Recommended Dishes
Marinated mackerel in soy sauce, green tea powder and tomato stew with celery leaves
Braised pork belly, red cabbage puree, apple and Brussels sprouts
Milk panna cotta with raspberry mousse and fresh fruit salad
Petits fours & Iced chocolate with skimmed milk
  • Marinated mackerel
  • Braised pork belly
  • Milk panna cotta
  • Iced chocolate