I have to agree with Boolicious over at Masak-Masak that the bread and assorted butters are fab-u-lust! Todays bread were corn and pinenut and a tomato and chilli powder bread. We had truffle butter, plain butter and herb butter to spread on the lovely warm bread before us. There was some confusion over the truffle butter earlier as the waitress had told us that it was anchovy butter. I was thinking to myself, wow my taste buds are really overstimulated as this anchovy thing plus the corn bread makes it all taste like mushroom. Duh... Anyway I really liked the butter but limited myself to a slice each as Cuz had ordered so much food. We shared the pacific clam chowder and Australian blue crab cakes with aioli and mango salsa. The clam chowder was delicate in flavour and I liked that it was not thickened with potatoes. At the same time, its a little too creamy for my taste. The crab cakes reminded me of woo kok except that this was potato and crab. I think its that slightly sweet and deep fried taste that made me think of that particular dim sum. Anyway, it didn't blow me away but I was impressed by the generous portion of crab. Its a nice starter for those who like fried food.
The two piglets that I was with insisted on having dessert. My motto is "there is always room for dessert" but this rabbit was about to burst! They went ahead and ordered the baked alaska and sticky date pudding anyway. The baked alaska was bad. It was rock hard on the inside. I couldn't get to really taste it as it was frozen solid. The sticky date pudding was not as sweet as I expected which was nice. And the straciatella gelato with red currants was a nice touch. Oh, the butterscotch sauce was very dreamy. I coul've just had the gelato and butterscotch sauce. And since we were already passed the point of no return, I had a coffee that came with a giant slab of what looked like biscotti and amaretti marriage. It had the texture of amaretti which was nice but it was flavoured with chocolate instead. To top it all off, they even piped chocolate ganache on top. So, here I am, its dinner time and I am still full. No more! My stomach cannot take it!