I've forgotten the story, but only remembers as a rather horrifying childhood experience. Going to Pietsantra is like wandering into the unknown and tadaa.....ended coming out of it with a lot of question marks??? in your head.
|A bit scary hor? or romantic?|
Well, it's because I had to exchange my Insing voucher (Laurent Bernard one) and I did not want to travel here myself just to get my chocs ( too much time on public transport) and I think it was wise to ask Black Face Dad to come here for dinner, and so can 顺便 get rid of the voucher. If not, I will keep on worrying that the voucher will expire.
As you can see, this place is really hidden. And I finally understand why the Insing Laurent Bernard Voucher can only be used at this particular outlet.....
Okay, back to Pietsantra, when u get here, u will go like, hmm...oohss.....wow.....there is such a place in Singapore!!! Aha....so how about the food here then? By the way, its rated one of the 4 authentic Italian Restaurants in Singapore...so did it live up to its name?
well....though it opens from 11.45am all day on Sunday, we are still the early birds. not only the place is rather creepy to me...like old Victorian village...but the people inside too. (they seem to be living in their own world.....).There was this old manager who was called by his colleagues to take down our order...but he is quite odd actually. He actually stated that food will come at 6pm and I went huh? I thought the person on the phone said the restaurant was opened the whole day? Wasn't sure if he understood what I was saying and I politely requested another server. And he walked away without coming back.....Aha, so funny and so odd. And he did not call other people to take the order, until I stood up and approached others for help and confirmed that yes, food will be and can be served right after the order is taken. ??!!??@#$
|Starters: Not onion rings but foccacia|
| Insalata Mista |
Mixed Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumber, Carrots and Onions Black face dad & pretty mum's healthy dose of veggies
|Looks like witches' potion of balsalmic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil!|
Zuppa di Farro
Emmer Wheat Soup with Beans, Potatoes, Carrots, Celeries and Onions.
However, disappointing....disappointing. The duck leg I ordered fell ploomps....below my expectation.yes, it was indeed a lesson to pay when creativity does not always turn out good. I had watched on discovery travel n living channel on which a handsome Italian chef cooked prawns with CHOCOLATE.yeps....its my fav cioccolato into savoury dishes.
Coscia D’anatra in Dolce e ForteTraditional Duck Leg recipe from south of Tuscany. Stewed with Red Wine, Vinegar, Raisins and Dark Chocolate.
|the duck skin torn apart from the meat|
makes u miss hawker centre's roasted duck
It makes u even sadder for ur decision when the food u order turns out like that, esp when the taste was also awfully bland. I wonder if the kitchen has run out of even salt n pepper. The raisin sauce lacked the punch. Meat was...not dry, but no fragrant smell, no taste. Had a difficult time finishing this although i lamented its small portion.
I stared at pretty mum n black face dad's red appealing veal shank. It was huge n looks so much better.
Ossobuco con GremoladaVeal Shank braised for four hours and served with Potato Puree, Lemon Zest and Rosemary
|with the visible bone marrow|
|Factory Made Linguine in Carbonara Sauce and Ham|
The Least Satisfying Carbonara
maggie mee tastes better;)
Then why still write Home made here and there in the menu? I'm not too sure if i can trust CNN Review that this is the 4 Authentic Restaurants in Singapore. Perhaps I should just go NTUC and buy canned pasta sauce n hv my pasta. They are way lot better...and cheaper.
Tordelli di CarneThe Tuscan version of Home-made Ravioli filled with Meat and Sausage served in Meat sauce
|the cross section of the Tuscan? Ravioli|
supposed to contain sausage & meat
Lastly, do u still hv mood to read abt the desserts?
|La Torta di Pistocchi|
Imported from Florence. A
|Dolce de Duca a.k.a. Tiramisu|
Don't be deceive by the presentation. How come the slabs used to serve the desserts were warm? This is not grilled steak.
|Panna Cotta al Caffe e Panna|
Italian Coffee and Cream Custard
Then what's the menu for? This is the question I had after the entire meal. When food served does not match its description, its disappointing and frustrating.
|Or should I rename this to Caramel Panna Cotta?|
|Yes the menu may be nicely written |
(Look at the long history on the first page of its menu)......
|Yes.The place may be very nicely furnished......|
|But sadly I could not taste any heart and soul or any sincerity in the food that came frm the Tuscany brothers who run this place.|
For the menu, location & pricing:
Pietrasanta : The Italian Restaurant