We were back in this vicinity again! This time we were at Gardens by the Bay and decided to go Marina Bay Sands for dinner. It does seem like we are trying to conquer all the Celebrity Chef restaurants huh? 😛
We ended up at Osteria Mozza today! Chefs Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich (the botak judge from MasterChef) meld their prodigious talents to bring Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza to the heart of Singapore, and this is one of the 2 Mozzas in the world.
Only the counter seats were available tonight, but it was quite fun to watch the chefs in action actually 🙂 The waiter recommended that we try a 3-course meal and suggested to split up one portion of pasta into two instead of ordering two portions. What a good idea!
We started with bread and some cheese, which the waiter carried on a plate and went to table by table. Well, let’s just say that it cannot be compared to the bread from the neighbour, db Bistro Moderne 😛
The Bufala Mozzarella with Prosciutto di Parma ($25) was great! The salty ham and light cheese were a good combination and we gobbled up everything rather quickly!
Next came the Cappelletti di Vitello with chicken liver & black truffle ($29), which at first sight, the halved portion seemed very little, but it was actually just the right portion for us. Too much of it, and it would have been too over-whelming in taste. We enjoyed this pasta a lot 🙂
Finally, the Grilled Whole Sea Bream with herbs & extra virgin olive oil ($65), which was highly recommended by the waiter, arrived. At first sight, the fish looked completely burnt and unappealing. But the fresh fish meat was tender and delicious! Unfortunately, the very chao-ta skin was inedible to me, as the burnt taste was too strong and the word “cancer” kept floating in my head 😛 The worst part however, was that hubby found a small piece of plastic within the herbs / vegetables. We feedback to the waitress, and all she said was, “I’ll show it to the chef” in a very calm manner, as though it was perfectly normal to have plastic bits in food. It was the most expensive item we ordered, and most disappointing!
I guess towards the end of the meal, I was feeling increasingly frustrated, as it had been quite difficult to get the attention of the waiters/waitresses to refill our cups of warm water. Perhaps I had too high expectations after our experience with db Bistro Moderne…