Portico Cafe.Restaurant.Bar @Alexandra Road

To Portico we go for my bday Celebration!

Located on Alexandra Road, Portico is not difficult to find though it may feel a little strange as it is nestled in the same compound with many companies.

Part of the indoor view of where we were seated

View from where I was seated

The Set Lunch menu written on the wall.  Looks good!

Menu – Soup/starters, on the grills, Snacks, Sandwiches,Main Course, and sweets (with pricing). For a clear view of the menu, click here

 

Menu – Drinks

Checking out the cakes selection after placing our order – Caramello and Strawberry Summer.

Had wanted to try the Caramello but it was all gone when we made up our minds! So reserve yours when you order your mains!

More cakes selection – Pumpkin Cheese Cake and Carrot Cake

Since it is happy hour, I started my meal with Tomesella Prosecco Extra Dry, Italy, $12.  Love it so much that I had second!

Accidentally spilled my sparkling white and coincidentally seeing a heartshape formed by the spillage 😛

PB’s Latte, $7.

Truffle Fries with truffle dip, $15 to start our meal. Smells so good when it was placed on our table!

Close up of the Truffle Dip

Close up of the Truffle fries with cheese on top. Nice!

PB ordered Salt and Pepper Squid, $8.

Close up of the Pepper on the batter of the squid

 

The squid was very lightly battered and it was very meaty. Thumbs up!

 

PB’s order of Confit of Chicken, $27 – Maple-scented sweet potato puree, braised purple cabbage, spiced chicken jus.

Close up of the Chicken Confit

Close up of the maple-scented sweet potato puree.

Very smooth but I did not really like the maple scent.

The chicken confit was good. The chicken was still juicy and the seasoning was just perfect.

My order of Portico’s Braised Beef Cheek, $32, in mulled wine, pommery mustard mash potatoes, fresh yuzu compressed sweet pear.

Close up of the mushrooms and pear. I had thought that it was yuzu infused radish!

Close up of the perfectly braised beef cheek! Yumz!

Another view of the Braised Beef Cheek. Everything simply melts in your mouth. The fresh yuzu compressed sweet pear was a great addition to the dish to cleanse your palate.

 

Deconstructed Black Forest, $14 – 70% dark chocolate mousse, edible hazelnut soil, cherry couli, caramel ice cream

How can we end our meal without a nice dessert??  😛

Close up of the deconstructed black forest. There is a lovely surprise in the soil which you have to try out to enjoy!

The presentation looks kind of familiar and it was only upon post-meal research that I realised Portico is helm by Nixon Low, previously at Petite Menu! A very enterprising young man and we do hope to see more of his creative creations popping up in Portico!

Our total bill came up to about $93 thanks to AMEX Palate which shaves 50% off almost all of the items we had! If you do not have yours yet, apply here now! 🙂

Portico
991B Alexandra Road
#01-10 Singapore 119970
Tel: 62767337
Opening HOurs: Lunch: 11:30am – 3:00pm (Last Order at 2:30pm)
Dinner: 05:30pm – 11:30pm, Fri & Sat: close at 12.30am, Food Last Order at 10.30pm,Drinks at 11.30pm
Closed on Sundays
Facbook: facebook.com/portico.sg
Website: www.portico.sg

Live band sessions every Friday and Saturday night from 8.30pm – 12.15am.

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