Friday, May 04, 2012

Food Tasting @ Trattoria Gallo D'Oro

Knowing that I will be attending a food tasting event with the Sheen Bloggers, I skipped my lunch to reserve my empty tummy for dinner at Trattoria! Hehehe.

Here's the outfit I wore for the food tasting event. Umm yup, awkward pose right there. HAHA.
Kimono Cardi- MDS Collections; Jeans/Camisole/Crystal Beads Necklace - Forever 21; Wedges - Online; Casio Sheen - Casio

So here we are at Trattoria Gallo D'oro! We all had trouble locating this place! lol. 
Poor Jacelyn walked in her heels when locating the restaurant!

Trattoria Gallo D’Oro (The Golden Rooster), by master chef Carlo Marengoni, aims to make a wholesome name for itself by promoting and upholding the noble notion of sharing homestyle northern Italian cuisine... in a classic Italian way.  

Indeed, chef Carlo only has one sacred rule:  “In Gallo D’Oro, have food must SHARE.”
I must agree with him for that!

 Drinks were served as soon as we got seated. 10 points for the waiters efficiency! There's once I waited 20 minutes for my drinks to be served and I am not kidding you. My mum was so pissed and told the waiter off. HAHA. Partly because she was already choking on her Tom Yum soup and our drinks were yet to arrive.

While the girls had champagne for the night, I opted for orange juice. 

Love the ambience of the restaurant. It feels like we're in Italy! (Although I have never been there. SOON maybe?)

 In the word of Chef Carlo, you can now visit Italy without visiting Italy”. Partly also for it is often traditional home cooking which defines the personality of Italian cuisine and culture.

We were served with the appetizers first.

Burratina di bufala con pomodorini | $18
(Fresh buffalo Burratina cheese with sliced tomato, basil and ‘first pressed’ organic extra virgin olive oil)
Not a fan of Buffalo cheese but I love its gooey texture though.

Followed by....


Spaghetti alle vongole con aglio, prezzemolo e vino bianco | $20
 (spaghetti with clams, garlic and white wine sauce)
Generous amount of squids, clams and prawns. You can definitely tell by the picture below. Oh and our pastas were served without wine for that day because I do not take alcohol. Very thoughtful and sweet of Chef Carlo. Also thanks to Joy for informing Chef Carlo beforehand! :D


Sardine fritte | $25
(Deep fried Sardines with onions and lemon)
Very very addictive. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. The taste of this Sardine fritte reminds me of the Fish Crackers. I don't mind swapping popcorns for these! Hah. I'm serious!

Involtini di manzo ripieni (Uccelli scappati) | $28
(Rolled beef with mozzarella, capers and tomato sauce)
Not sure about all of you, but this is my first time trying this out. Juicy beef with mozzarella stuffing. Very unique indeed.

Pollo al forno rustico |$26
(Roasted chicken with potatoes, olives and shallots)

Branzino intero al forno | $29
Oven baked whole Sea bass with leeks and Italian herbs
For its freshness and all. I'm gonna give this....


And here comes my most favorite part. The dessert which I highly recommend to all you sweet tooth lovers!
Torta della Nonna con gelato | $10
(Grandmother’s custard cake with vanilla gelato)
Running out of words to describe how good this cake tastes! It has a slight lemony flavor. I love it!

By the time we were done with our dessert, it was already 9.40pm

Us being us, showing off our sponsored Casio Sheen watch. Awkward moment for Chef Carlo. Hahaha.

Pic below credits to Claire!

I'd come down and visit Chef Carlo again for his delicious cooking. Especially his grandma's custard cake.

Enjoy a delicious 2 Course Set Lunch at only $18/ Person*!

Are you craving for the scrumptious Italian food already? Then pop by their restaurant at the following address!

Trattoria Gallo D’Oro
7 Magazine Road, #01-03
Central Mall
Singapore 059572

Tel: 6438 8131
Fax: 6536 4149

Operating hours: Mondays – Saturdays (Closed on Sundays)
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm (Last Order: 2.30pm)
Dinner: 6.30pm – 11pm (Last Order: 10.30pm)

**Do take note that the restaurant is not located at The Central but is actually located at Central Mall. Yes. It is 2 different malls with almost similar names. Don't get yourself confused! Cause the girls and I actually got confused between those 2 malls and we ended up losing our way. LOL.