Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Lunch @ Garibaldi

Garibaldi, bread
Lunch with fatpig. I'm quite enamoured with Garibaldi. The restaurant has a certain charm or class which I don't quite sense elsewhere. Service was attentive and the ambience could be pleasantly peaceful for a romantic dinner or warm for a gathering of friends...depending on when you turn up. Just some thoughts on the place.

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.

Garibaldi, vitello tonnatoVitello Tonnato

Garibaldi, penne al salmone"Magnum"

Garibaldi, penne al salmone"Blue Steel"

Garibaldi, penne al salmonepenne al salmone spinaci e crema di zafferano

Garibaldi, hazelnut chocolate & pistachio gelatohazelnut chocolate and pistachio gelato

The vitello tonnato really got my saliva flowing, I meant, it's the tuna sauce. That sauce was applied in moderation that you could taste the veal. In comparison, the one which we 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 delicious. Some of those sauce actually squirted out as I bit into the pasta

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