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Oso Ristorante

Having had a most sumptuous albeit sad lunch to bid my boss adieu 2 years ago at Oso Ristorante, I’ve always had a mind to return. Oso Ristorante is a cozy yet fine dining sort of restaurant housed on the 2nd storey of a row of shophouses along Bukit Pasoh. It has a woody theme, with windows to let in the light. The seating is not as cramped as 2 years ago.

The chance to dine here again presented itself when I snagged a table during Restaurant Week last month. Actually, I wanted to try more restaurants but I had to settle for only 2, given that Restaurant Week is but one week long! You can read about all my Restaurant Week feastings here.

Oso Ristorante was very generous for Restaurant Week. Most restaurants provide just 3 course meal, but Oso Ristorante up the ante with not only a starter, but a soup! That’s why, for Restaurant Week, it’s best you check out the menu to see if it’s to your liking, although some restaurants make the choice of keeping it secret and surprising you only on the day itself. Very tough for fussy eaters, but good if it means that the restaurant can select the freshest produce of the day to serve to customers.

Oso Ristorante -

See, don’t you think it looks nice?

Oso Ristorante - 70% dark chocolate and almond timbale bonnet & Double cream flan panna cotta with caramelized black pepper sauce

70% dark chocolate and almond timbale bonnet & Double cream flan panna cotta with caramelized black pepper sauce

Decided to talk about the dessert first for a change. The white cubes were the panna cotta, delivered in a cube form as compared to the usual shot glass form or unmoulded onto a plate. It had an even creaminess, and actually not extremely creamy despite the double cream. The chocolate cubes had a half brownie half gelatine texture. True to the description, it was very chocolaty and had a slightly crisp top. Wish it were a little more sweet as it was meant to be a dessert.

Oso Ristorante - Warm cauliflower timbale with avruga herring caviar in dill dressing sauce

Warm cauliflower timbale with avruga herring caviar in dill dressing sauce

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Best Chocolate Croissants at Da Paolo Gastronomia!

Happy New Year to one and all! Hope you’ve been having a great time enjoying the 3 day long weekend!

On the 1st day of January 2012, I spent it at 112 Katong. I had lunch at Baci Italian Cafe, followed by sweet stuff at Da Paolo Gastronomia. Enroute from 1 outlet to the other, I toured all 5 floors of the building, which was very crowded with families keen to check out the new 112 Katong. Bumped into several strange people dressed in jester clothing who kept waving at me and wishing me Happy New Year. It was quite funny to see them going up the escalator in a straight file along with the other shoppers. Sorry no photo of that unfortunately.

Lunch at Baci Italian Cafe was a very forgettable affair. I will blog about it in the next post. What is more important is the fact that I believe I have found the best Chocolate Croissants that I have ever eaten in Singapore to date!

Da Paolo Gastronomia - Chocolate Croissant (2)

Don’t be fooled by this rather plain looking Chocolate Croissant. Da Paolo’s Chocolate Croissant is bigger than any Chocolate Croissant I’ve seen. It is as long as the knife! It’s flaky on the outside, yet moist, rich, buttery and chewy on the inside. And let me tell you, this Chocolate Croissant is filled with a horizontal column of thick chocolate filling from end to end. No more searching for miserable chocolate chip bits in your croissant. Every mouthful of this Chocolate Croissant from Da Paolo delivers chocolate and croissant with every bite! If you ask me, eating this is even more comforting than eating a plain old chocolate cake. Really really really fantastic. It’s so substantial, the Partner and I went halves on this. I would almost recommend you not to have this on your own or you would not be able to eat dinner.

And the most incredible part is it costs only $3.20!!!!!!!

And I’ve tried the Chocolate Croissant at Maison Kayser, the renown French bakery that recently opened at Scotts Square. It’s nothing compared to Da Paolo’s Chocolate Croissant.

Da Paolo Gastronomia - Chocolate Croissant (1)

There are some seats at the Da Paolo at 112 Katong. You have to make your orders at the counter, and get your own cutlery, but they will serve the food to you.

Da Paolo Gastronomia - Dark Chocolate Mint Latte (3)

We also tried the Dark Chocolate Mint Latte for $6. Quite pricey considering the other drinks were cheaper. Whoa, at first sip, the mint flavour really hits you. It was like drinking liquid mint chocolates. I couldn’t even tell that it was a latte. It was rather sweet too and I found it amusing that the staff even gave us a sugar packet. As a chocolate drink, this was refreshingly different. I rather liked the mint flavour, and there wasn’t any bitter taste either, which is usually associated with dark chocolate. I wouldn’t order this if I needed a caffeine shot though.

Da Paolo Gastronomia Pastries!

After our snack, we went back out to take a picture of the pastry case, and the chocolate croissants were all sold out!

 

See my other posts on Da Paolo Gastronomia at http://365days2play.com/tag/da-paolo/

See my other posts on 112 Katong Mall at http://life.365days2play.com/2011/12/10/i12-katong/

 

Da Paolo Gastronomia

112 East Coast Road #B1-21

Singapore 428802

www.dapaolo.com.sg
www.facebook.com/Gastronomia.EastCoast

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