Saturday, 27 February 2010

Lily's Birthday - Cutler & Co

Staying true to our "tradition" (which I happily obliged) that whenever we have a occasion to celebrate, we'll put our budget aside and spend on some good food. Last week being Lily's birthday, I brought her to dine at one of local's well acclaimed restaurant, i.e. Cutler & Co. This is one of the few restaurants to received plenty of reviews, mostly positive.

That was good enough for us to celebrate Lily's birthday! :D

The service throughout was friendly and professional. We were made very welcomed and comfortable from the very moment we stepped into Cutler & Co. A very important point seems to be missing from Tetsuya's. The attentive staffs made sure every bite and sip was made in a relaxed company and pleasurable ambiance.

We didn't take too long to decide what to have as the menu is not extensive. We both ordered a 3 course meal and each one tasted better than the other! We sent each plate back to the kitchen squeaky clean. I wished there was more.   

Lily's 3 course meal

 Entree: Pressed quail terrine, foie gras cigar, orange and pistachio

Main: Pan roast leather jacket, fennel pollen and cuttlefish braise

 Dessert: Chocolate ice-cream sandwich, vanilla parfait & salted caramel

Stephen's 3 course meal

 Entree: "Salad Lyonnaise" frisee salad with crisp pancetta, garlic sausage, smoked tongue, confit gizzards & poached egg yolk

 Main: Suckling pig, sweet and sour onion and prune vinegar

Dessert: Violet ice cream, chocolate ganache & sour cherry

We both like the casual vibe cum reasonably priced fine food. It was a very good evening, great food, attentive & professional staffs, we were relaxed as we were never pressured to leave after our desserts. Surely, one of the best dinners we had.

p/s - Due to my 'superior' photography skills and the lights were rather dimmed, the photos didn't turn out right. Had to search around other blogger for their photos.