Thursday, March 20, 2008

Pasta Brava

C says:

Once again, just like almost all the previous times we've been here, this was an impulsive decision. We were all set to go to the gym tonight, but I was feeling pretty tired and in a rather bad mood, so we decided to indulge instead, since it’s the eve of a nice long weekend.

We decided to share 3 mains again, and once again we shared the wonderful home-made stracci pasta as our starter. This is a great dish – the pasta is silky smooth and perfectly done, the prawns and scallops are tender and fresh, and the saffron cream sauce is made less rich by the green peppercorns. This is another dish that I’ll be hard pressed not to order whenever we come here.

For once, we tried one of their non home-made pastas – I ordered the pappardelle with a ragout of duck and mushroom. While the pasta didn’t have the luxurious silkiness of the home-made ones, this was still very well done, and the ragout wasn’t excessively tomato-ey. It was meaty and full-bodied, yet quite light at the same time, and the duck was surprisingly tender.

We shared the T-bone steak Florentine style – this was an ok steak, but nothing great. The tenderloin side was pretty good, but the sirloin side was a little tough and sinewy at some places. We skipped desserts so the 3 mains between both of us was just nice.

A says:

I think the home-made pastas are much better than everything else. Stick to those and you can’t go wrong.

Note to self: the latte sucked so stick to the cappuccino.

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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