Saturday, December 13, 2008

Prive Bakery & Cafe

C says:

The waterfront at the Keppel Marina is fast becoming our new favourite place. Less than a week after having coffee here with R and P, we met D, D and baby J there for tea, then stayed on for an early dinner after they left.

I wish we were hungrier so that we could try some of their more substantial offerings, but after the Casa Verde lunch we were just barely able to fit in a salad and pasta at about 6 pm. The salad comprised mesclun greens, smoked duck breast slices, fennel, figs and crispy shallots. This was interesting, but not something I’d order again. I must say the duck and the figs were well paired, though.

I was eyeing this since I perused the menu the last time we were here – organic mushroom linguine with white wine cream sauce, and an option to add parma ham with an additional $4. Besides the slightly miserly portion of parma ham for $4, this was much better than expected. The sauce wasn’t too rich and creamy, and they were very generous with the mushrooms. And not just button or shitake mushrooms either. There were enoki mushrooms, and big meaty chunks of oyster mushrooms.

Service here is a bit iffy though. They’re all very polite, but it’s quite a challenge making yourself understood to the non-English speaking waitstaff.

A says:

The food’s not bad but not great. I guess you’re really paying for the ambience. And aside from the occasional fishy smell coming in from the sea breeze, I really like the laid back feel of the place.

Prive Bakery & Café
2 Keppel Bay Vista
Marina at Keppel Bay
Tel: 6776-0777
Sun to Thurs: 9 am – 1 am (kitchen opens 10 am; last orders midnight)
Fri to Sat: 9 am – 2 am (kitchen opens 10 am; last orders 1 am)

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