Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Domvs by Gabriel Fratini

I heard from J about how great Gabriel Fratini used to be.
Gabriel also said that he's the FIRST to introduce Tiramisu to Singapore. Hmmm...
We brought our customer there for lunch since he's staying there.
It was only towards the last course of our meal that we found out that it's THE Gabriel Fratini who took over... Ha ha... Never TOO late!

Let's begin...

My Antipasto - Scallop with Chantilly Cheese, Beef Cheek with 'I've forgotten what' topping and Prawn with some puree.
LOVE the scallop with Chantilly cheese.
Beef Cheek was good enough. I would have liked it to be slightly more tender.

My Primo
Ravioli - Didn't really like this one.
I would gladly take a 2nd serving of our Appetizer in place of this.

My Secondo - Fish
I like the sauce, the fish was fresh, I like the little pcs of veggie at the side.
It's nicely decorated.
When I saw Brussel Sprouts, I wanted to run away but surprisingly, it was tolerable.

My Dolce - Tiramisu with Chocolate Mousse
Tiramisu was indeed pleasant. Light and nice.
Chocolate Mousse also wasn't overpowering which is good as I wouldn't get sick of having more than a bite.

Overall, J who complained throughout the meal and made his displeasure known for the lack of a menu was full of praise at the end of the meal. I would say Gabriel Fratini himself did the trick!

If you'd asked me, I like this idea of lack of menu and simply let the chef decide.
In Japan, it's called Omakase. In Italy? I'm not sure...
What I'm sure is that J might probably skip going to Mezza9 for special occasions and pop in here instead. This man has expensive taste. Ha ha...

Dreamy C

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

3D2N I Love Jakarta Trip

Whoo hoo...!!! Jakarta baby... I'm coming for ya!
This time round with J and I won't be spending my b'day in Singapore!
Double win!

Turned out I didn't venture to places I would like to as it was pouring on the 2nd day.
An experience in itself and I wouldn't trade it for anything even though I ended up with a slight cold.
Something positive out of it is the surroundings, people and food in Café Batavia.
I had really delicious Sop Buntut there.
Being a Car Free Sunday, the atmosphere is also great!
Spirits of Jakartans weren't dampened at all by the rain!
While all of us were seeking shelter, a small group of local young adults played and sang some music on their guitars. This is what I call - enjoyment while caught in the rain.
A lady fell from her bicycle when it was raining and a few men went to help her. Great attitude!
I applaud them! I'm not sure if Singaporeans would do the same...
Yes, such 'hope' I have for my local people. Years of residence here has gotten me a bit sceptical.

Want to look at photos? Check them out on my Instagram account!

Till next time... it has been fun in Jakarta and I'm definitely going to make lots more trips there!!!

Dreamy C