Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Dinner at Prego's @ Fairmont Hotel
Following my last entry, also on Prego's, it is time for an update. Last night was my fifth visit, with yet another different group of girlfriends.. for a sumptuous dinner. Prego's Italian Restaurant is located at 2 Stamford Road, Level One Fairmont Singapore, Swissotel the Stamford, Singapore 189560 and the number for reservations is 6431 6156.
The service is still good and friendly, and the ambience is still laid-back and non-pretentious for a good-class Italian restaurant serving decent Italian fare. Hearty diners crowd the cosy, brightly-lit classic family-style trattoria.
We did passed by the antipasti section but did not order any. There was a rather wide selection of hams, cheeses, olives and other accompaniments. It was tempting, but we saved our stomachs for the mains.
Instead of the big and fluffy bread they used to serve in the past, now they serve slices of focaccia (soft, warm and equally fluffy), breadsticks and crispy chips, all served with a lightly-flavored salsa dip.
The three of us shared three mains - the first being the Tagliolini Al Nero - squid ink tagliolini, roasted tiger prawns, garlic and chilli in tomato sauce. The tagliolini was very springy in texture, and the sapid flavor of sour-sweet tomato was prominent. There were at least five very succulent and fresh tiger prawns, shelled and sweet for us to savor. This was truly a keeper.
Next, we had the Penne Tartufate - wild mushrooms and truffle cream sauce. Do not be fooled by the seemingly plain-looking pasta dish - the cream sauce was very delicious and rich, and of course the salient flavor of mushrooms was duly noted. The penne was cooked to a perfect texture that was neither too hard nor soft, as well.
Finally, the Anatra pizza - roasted duck, Cilantro, duck gravy, red onion and ricotta cheese. This thin-crusted pizza was rather tasty, with a smooth layer of cheese lining the surface of the pizza, and chunks of scumptious duck meat. Another deceptively-plain but flavorful delight.
Each of us paid SGD$42.00 for this lovely dinner at Prego's, fully satiated and satisfied.