Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Lunch @ Garibaldi

Lunch with fatpig. I'm actually quite enamored with Garibaldi. The restaurant seems to have a certain charm or class which I don't quite sense elsewhere. The service is attentive and the ambience of the place while not mind blowing, can be pleasantly peaceful for a romantic dinner or warm for a gathering of friends...depending on when you turn up. Of course, this could all just be just an idiosyncrasy of mine.

Garibaldi does a 3 course lunch plus coffee at $29++ from 12pm to 2.30pm which I think is pretty good deal when other spots in town are having theirs for ten or twenty dollars more. The lunch menu is changed every Thursday and options are available for starters and mains.

Today, mine was a Vitello Tonnato (thinly sliced and cooked veal in tuna sauce and capers), followed by a penne al salmone spinaci e crema di zafferano (penne with salmon and spinach in saffron cream) and a dessert of hazelnut chocolate and pistachio gelato.

Vitello Tonnato


"Blue Steel"

penne al salmone spinaci e crema di zafferano
hazelnut chocolate and pistachio gelato

The Vitello Tonnato is something that really got my saliva flowing, I meant, it's the tuna sauce. That sauce was actually applied in moderation and you could taste the veal. In comparison, the one which I had a Papi was totally smothered you couldn't really taste anything else apart from the tuna.

The penne came with hot saffron cream sauce which was quite delicious. Some of those sauce actually bursted out as I bit into the pasta

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