After a sombre week of mourning and reflection (as per my last entry) …… decided to take out some time from the Good Friday long weekend to get this food review entry out of my drafts folder, and do a complete re-write at the same time 🙂
Z had suggested checking out Singapore Restaurant Week – as this is where participating restaurants (mainly fine dining establishments) offer their set menus at a special price. We then zoomed in on OSO Ristorante due to the many GREAT reviews that we have heard of the place.
As one of the participating restaurants, the set dinner was available at a special price of $50++, with an additional $30 dinner charge as stated in the Restaurant Week website.
We had initially thought that it was a 3 course meal, only to realize that the soup and pasta were separate dishes by itself …… thus making it a full 5 course meal. This is definitely a fantastic deal for an Italian fine dining restaurant under the Singapore Restaurant Week promotions! 😀
1st up, the appetizer! Smoked Salmon Panna Cotta With Avruga Cavaiar Cucumber-Mint and Gin Liquor Sauce.
My 1st time coming across such a combo. Imagine combining the sweet and smooth taste of an Italian style Panna Cotta with the milder taste of smoked salmon, and to add on a tinge of mint! Was expecting the mint-taste to give the overall appetizer an electic touch …… but it was a lot milder than we expected. This appetizer didn’t wow us that much after all.
Next up, a classic soup – Cauliflower Soup With Black Truffle Puree and a contemporary pasta – Angel Hair Pasta with Beetroot-Basil Pesto Shrimps, Green Asparagus & Melted Gold.
Our mains. There were 2 different mains for us to choose from – Stewed Dory Fillet In Lobster-Orange Bisque (or) Braised Veal With Red Wine. I opted for the veal while Z & L took the dory, whilst I shared parts of the veal with them. We felt the veal was more unique and better done, as compared to the dory which was more ordinary.
Finally dessert to cap off the meal. This is OSO’s Signature Oven Baked Oso’s Classic “Crostata” With 70% Dark Chocolate And Milk Ice-Cream. And easily the BEST part and the highlight of our meal. It looked like a very simple chocolate tart …… BUT the moment you break open the ‘tart’ itself, the milk ice-cream comes gushing out and makes a potent combination with the dark chocolate. Yummmy!
All in all, while the set dinner was at a very good price point (thanks to Singapore Restaurant Week) which we paid $55++ in the end (they did not charge us the additional dinner charge) …… the food did not exactly wow us unlike what we have read in various online reviews, with exception of the dessert :P. But it was a great dining experience, and the restaurant itself had a very nice, cosy interior (refer to the pictures in the official website) without coming across as overly exclusive/stuffy/high class. Speaking of Italian food, since Z and L kept wowing about Valentino, I have earmarked it as a to-go place next!
46 Bukit Pasoh Road
Tel: (65) 6327 8378
Fax: (65) 6224 9610
Lunch : 12pm – 2:30pm (Mon – Fri)
Dinner : 6:30pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Sat)