Friday, November 16, 2007

Pasta Brava

C says:

We made our way here again on Friday night, managing to get a fairly last minute booking. They looked quite deserted when we arrived at 7.30, but by 8 the place was full. We just had to be boring again, and ordered the very yummy stracci with scallops and prawns that we had the last time, only this time we shared it as a starter. It was as good as I remember, and now that I’ve had it twice, I think my yearning for it is (temporarily) satiated, and I won’t need to order it again on our next visit.

Continuing my campaign to order less predictable dishes, I opted for the grilled seafood platter today as my main. It consists of sea bream, squid, prawns and crayfish, all grilled and topped with a garlic and pesto dressing. This turned out to be an excellent choice. The seafood was grilled to perfection – charred and smoky yet tender and sweet; surprisingly, the sea bream fillet was the best of the lot.

A had a rather interesting main, which was described as “Thinly sliced sirloin served with rocket and parmesan”, but turned out to be almost like a warm steak salad. The sirloin was tender yet flavourful, but because of the almost starter-like nature of the dish, it was slightly unsatisfying as a main.

For dessert, we had the panna cotta again, and tried the Chocolate Seduction, which was a dense chocolate cake served with cream. I much preferred the panna cotta; the cake was pretty heavy, and it may have been better served with vanilla ice cream. The cream that it came with tasted almost like melted butter – very rich and rather sinful after a while.

On hindsight, we really should have read our own previous review before coming here again, because we did say that with the portion sizes here, and the wide array of interesting mains, one can easily have 2 main courses here, and maybe skip dessert. Note to selves: remember this next time!

A says:

What she said. Also, I really like the service here.

Pasta Brava
11 Craig Road
Tanjong Pagar
Tel: 6227-7550
Lunch: 12 noon - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Closed on Sunday

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