Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 22

Lunch at Gattopardo

I’ve had great difficulty penning this review and, if I may be honest, I’ve re-written the opening paragraph more than once. The reason for this is simple; whilst I try to be as positive as I can, I also try to deliver a balanced review by noting my criticisms. However, when a dining experience is as […]

March 19

Dinner at Alkaff Mansion Ristorante

Alkaff Mansion Ristorante was the second restaurant we went to as part of Singapore’s restaurant week, the first of which was Taratata Bistro (review coming soon). Alkaff Mansion serves Italian cuisine in what I regard as being one of the finest dining environments I have had the opportunity to experience. Let’s be clear, that’s a […]

March 15

Nasi Padang by Rendezvous Restaurant Hock Lock Kee

  Rendezvous Restaurant, now located at the Central, has been around for more than 70 years and is synonymous in Singapore with Nasi Padang. When I reviewed Samy’s Curry at Dempsey, I mentioned how Samy’s was one of the restaurants I grew up with – Rendezvous was another. Lunch at my grandparents’ place was a […]

March 14

Assembly Coffee @ Evans Lodge

Right off the bat I’ll tell you that Assembly Coffee is something special. Located at Evans Lodge and nestled between The Wine Company and Mr Prata, it is actually quite easy to miss the entrance but for the huge (and well designed) mounted emblem and street-level signboard. Assembly describes itself as being part of the Third […]