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Sunday, September 24, 2006

WW 1-4-1 @ Capella

Quick! Rush out to buy the Oct edition of Women's Weekly (WW). It comes with a dining coupon book with fabulous 1-for-1 deals at some good restaurants including Il Lido, Doc Cheng's, Secret Garden, Made-in-China.

We first tried Capella last year when WW had the similiar deal at this place. This high class restaurant located facing the gorgeous victorian church at Chijmes serves fusion italian fare. Their pastas left a lasting impression on us the last time round and we've been looking for an excuse to return ever since. Hurrah for WW to continue the offer! This time, the deal was for a set lunch at $30++. On the lunch menu were a choice of 4 appetizers, 3 mains (fish, chicken and beef) and 3 desserts followed by coffee/tea.

My grilled seafood cake came decorated so prettily that it seemed almost a shame to touch it. I thought it tasted more like a normal "huge" fishball although the accompanied sides blended really well with this dish. The pan-fried chicken was more like Chicken Kiev, oozing with mozarella cheese filing. I found the crust a bit dry though and wished that they there was more of the tomato puree to offset the dryness. I did not realise that my dessert was 70% almond and 2% chocolate :p..not much of a almond dessert fan, I became more keen on Jin's yummy strawberry ice-cream.

Jin's mushroom fritata was actually a quiche (i learn something new everyday :p) and it was good! Just the right amount of cheese so it did not seem too heavy as an appetizer. His grilled steak looked more like a pork chop but it was a real steak alright. Tender and lean, every bite got an approving nod from both of us. His strawberry ice-cream dessert was the chef's selected dessert of the day and was a good way to round off the meal.

We finished our lovely Sunday lunch with good coffee and at $35 (for BOTH of us), this was certainly one of our best value gourmet lunches in recent memory.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the capella food review, I was torn between choosing ikoi or capella to celebrate a friend's birthday. Your picture helps, looks yummy!

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