Review: Zafferano Restaurant, Italian fine-dining, small portions

Singapore Restaurant Week 2013 concludes for me with lunch at Zafferano! This Italian restaurant is located on the 43rd floor of Ocean Financial Centre so dining here gives you a great view of the financial district’s skyline.

Fine dining is usually not my thing. For one, I like to relax in a more casual setting. And secondly, being a typical Singaporean, shorts and slippers are my requisite weekend wear. The good thing about the Singapore Restaurant Week is that it gave me a chance to try something new. It also gave me a chance to take my parents out to a nice restaurant.

The interior was quite lovely.

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Review: Blue Bali on Cluny – Indonesian/Indian food with great ambiance

So the Singapore Restaurant Week madness continues at Blue Bali on Cluny. This is the second restaurant I booked and it I must say that I prefer it to Absinthe. With generous portions of food and an amazing ambiance that made me feel like I was transported back to my beloved Bali, I can say that I will be returning to this restaurant quite often. There were adequate paleo options on the menu as well and I was able to adhere quite well to clean eating with the starter and the main course.

Blue Bali on Cluny, located at Bukit Timah, is an outdoor Balinese restaurant. As you can see, they have done an excellent job in making the place look amazing, complete with Balinese statues scattered around the restaurant and a river stream on the edges of the place.

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Review: Absinthe Restaurant, great starters, so-so main course

I am a very boring person. I can eat the same thing everyday and do not really need variety. But thanks to a close colleague of mine, I have become more adventurous of late. In her own words, she has “decadent interests.” It was through her that I found out about Singapore Restaurant Week. In this one week, top restaurants around Singapore offer a three-course meal for $35-$40.

We picked Absinthe Restaurant, which is located at Boat Quay, for a three-course lunch. This is French fine dining so I knew the portions would be small. The good thing about French food is that you can be assured of the quality of the food. When I was in France a few years ago, every meal I had there was top notch and made with the freshest of all ingredients. I had cheese and red wine with almost every meal. I had mussels for lunch and grilled pork for dinner. It was heavenly. I don’t believe I touched anything processed.

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