Wrapping up the Restaurant Week with a fine dining meal at a Italian-Japanese Restaurant – Ristorante Takada! One of the best meal for Restaurant Week in a nice cosy restaurant and definitely impressed by the freshness of the food and the care taken by the chef in preparing every dish! I shall let the pics speak for themselves though I may not have done it justice as the lighting was way too romantic for my iphone 😛
The smalll signage that indicates that the restaurant is tucked in the Alexis
View of the cosy interior with a view of the chef and the kitchen 🙂
Restaurant Week 2015 Dinner Menu at Ristorante Takada – 3 course for $35++.
The Special Omakase Menu for Restaurant week at $88++.
Looks good too with Tagliolini Hokkaido Sea Urchin, Kagoshima Wagyu & Beef Cheef Combination, and a choice of Dessert.
Friend’s order of Sparkling Water, $10++, from Coralba.
My Prosecco, $14++.
My first wine for the entire week and what a better way to wrap the entire week of fine dining than with a nice sparkling white wine? 🙂
Olive oil and vinegar on the table
Lovely refreshing appetiser that makes you wish there were more!
Complimentary House Bread
Amuse Bouche – Mushroom Cappuccino
A very light drink that warms your stomach and gets you ready for the meal
Appetiser – French Quail and Foir-gras Poele at an additional $12++
Close up of the dish.
The foie gras was so good it just melted in the mouth! The quail was a tad tough though.
Appetiser – Burrata and Parma Ham Tomato
Close up of the appetiser.
Still trying to figure out what was that piece of item that looks like a slide 😛
My portion shared with PB. Love the cheese, the ham and the crispy unknown item 😛
Appetiser – Fresh Oyster & Hamchi Carpaccio
Close up of the fat oyster and the hamchi carpaccio which is essentially hamchi sashimi, it just depends on which country you are using the language in.
Love the freshness of the fish and there is no need for wasabi as this is dressed in the italian style.
I had the whole oyster to myself as it was so big that PB was not too keen to have it. I was a little apprehensive at first too as I am not a big oyster fan but once I popped it in, I told PB he missed out on a great oyster that was SO FRESH, sweet and creamy with the additional fragrance from cream dressing. OISHII!!!
Main – Spaghetti Carbonara with Mushroom Truffle
Close up of the Carbonara Spaghetti. Gorgeous!
Main – Braised Beef Cheek with Mashed Potato
Very tender cheek that melts in your mouth! I did not like the beetroot though 😛
Main – Kagoshima A5 Wagyu Steak at an additional $36++
Close up of the steak that PB decided to order
Nicely pink but we were not wow-ed by it considering the additional $36++ paid for it. The beef cheek would have been a better option.
The meal comes with complimentary Coffee/tea too.
Completed with complimentary Petite Fours
Close up of the meringue that just disappears in your mouth!
The checkered biscuit and madeleines
Goose berries dipped in chocolate
Dessert – Tiramisu “Takada”
Very moist and light sponge that keeps you digging for more.
Dessert – French Chestnut Creme Brulee
Close up of the brulee. Gone in seconds!
The Tiramisu was so good that we ordered it ala carte, $12++.
Gone too soon!
Our meal came up to $222.45 with the additional items. For the freshness and variety of food, ambience of the place and the friendly service, I would recommend this place if you are looking to celebrate that special occasion, first dates or just to pamper yourself and to perk up your day knowing that the food is lovingly prepared by the chef himself. Quality control and finesse is definitely guarantee with Chef Takada at the helm 🙂
Great value for this Restaurant Week Dinner!
356 Alexandra Rd,
Tel: 5 6339 3969