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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

CH209: Dinner Dates

Last Friday, I was the delegated organizer for my dragon boat friends' dinner get together. Well, actually, I suggested it and volunteered to organize since I haven't been active with dragonboat and have not seen some of them for a long time.

A friend suggested we go eat at some place Italian. A quick google for Italian restaurants resulted in a food blog that suggested Pasta Brava. By the name of the place, I wouldn't have been able to tell that we were set to eat some place fancy. Price range from their menu was around 20-30 sgd, and well, you couldn't tell from the price that it was upscale-ish. 

Before heading down there, I met my good friend Paul and we had something light to eat at a farm to table concept restaurant. The place looked fancy (no pictures though). I had mushroom soup (you can smell the truffle put in and it was delectable!) and white wine while he had an open faced sandwich and coffee. Afterwards, our friend Abu came by and we all went to Platitos to chill and wait for other friends. Eventually though, only three of us went to Pasta Brava while others went straight to there. It was a nice evening of sorts. From the craziest discussions to catching up, it was every bit fun and fulfilling to have organized such a get-together. Now, we're going on assignments to organize a monthly meetup! :)

For food pictures, visit my friend Eugene's blog entry on our "Dinner Dates" entitled Sweet Weekend. The food was really nice and authentic. I especially loved my ravioli despite how unappetizing it looked. But then again, it's ravioli! Overall, based on price, food and quality of service, I'd say it's worth going to...and coming back to again! The place is suitable for a date or a gathering of friends.

Having more white wine (Sauvignon Blanc) at Platitos

Waiting for food to be served

I had the salmon ravioli. 



8 comments:

  1. Nice, nice! :) I forgot to mention. The other nice Italian place which I like (more than Pasta Brava) is Etna Italian restau, which is also in Tanjong Pagar. :)

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    1. I didn't find that from my search. Another one a friend suggested was inITALY but I think it's pricier..

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    2. There's some issue with comments lol I was supposed to add we should have something akin to a monthly get together with Richie and the whole company lol so not always Neil road! :))

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  2. The restaurant's interior is quite modest, but there's a homey vibe to it. :-)

    The guy in white shirt looks familiar.

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    1. he's the one who wrote the entry with the pictures, maybe you do know him he's pinoy :) i was about to type his name but then i have to ask his permission first LOL. it did feel homey! downstairs was busier as upstairs I believe was reserved for bigger groups...so the ambiance can be different

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  3. i love pasta brava but i wanna try Etna. let's!

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    1. ill organize once you get back from Maldives! hahaha

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