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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Dinner at Caffe B @ MBS (Revisit)

2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-15, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Tel: 6887 3311

Having been to Caffe B (read review here) a couple of years back and enjoyed myself tremendously with the palatable food, impeccable food and elegant settings, I decided it was time for a revisit - this time with *Charmaine for her birthday.  The pillar with wine bottles still greets us at the door, and the interior is still as beautiful as ever.

While waiting, I started with a glass of Moscato (SGD$15.20), a sweet teaser to kickstart the meal. I know, it would be more proper to douse a Prosecco first, but I miss the last Moscato I had here.

We were served some soft, tasty bread Foccacia as a starter, paired with olive oil.

The non-conventional starter we ordered was a side of Truffle Chips (SGD$13.00) - not in the menu, just part of a seasonal specials. The fries were crispy and the truffle flavor was resplendent, so this made for a very welcoming antipasto.

For mains, we took the recommendation of Risotto "Singapore" (SGD$38.00) - chilli crab inspired risotto with giant scallops. The huge arborio grains were chewy and solid, giving the dish a wonderful bite. As for the chilli crab sauce, it was distinctive in flavor and crab's unique sweetness, but not too spicy - even *Charmaine who had sore throat was able to handle it well. The giant scallop was succulent and bouncy in its freshness, the perfect choice for this dish.

We also shared the Angel Hair Pasta (SGD$33.00) - consisting of capellini tossed with veal jus sauce, truffle oil, edamame and Hokkaido pan-seared scallop.  Imagine springy pasta infused with the rich flavor of veal jus and truffle oil - a very tasteful combination. The juicy scallop and crunchy edamame completed the dish; it was tempting to order another of this but of course we refrained.

Finally, we had dessert - Tiramisu (SGD$18.00) - the classic Tiramisu done a la Minute. They were so lovely to serve this as a complimentary dessert because we were celebrating *Charmaine's birthday. The Tiramisu was moist, soft and tasted distinctively of the sweetness of mascarpone cream as well as Amaretto infusing its spongy layers. It was very good, but I was a little saddened it was not the same Tiramisu I had 3 years back, with the biscuit fingers (see here).

Nonetheless, thank you Caffe B once again for the fabulous dining experience and excellent food.

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