Jian & I went to dat 'Basil Alcove' today, wifout advance booking. Twas full house, so we left his numba wif d waita & went to (a veri empty) 'Roomful of Blues' to hv a dwink whilst waitin. We had 2 pints of Erdinger (bottled one) for $22+++ ($25 sumfing). D bartenda was frenly tho...
We startd wif a mixd mushroom plate fing ($6.80) Is shitake & button. Comes wif a balsamic vinegar wif olive oil dip. Nice... tho I wish d vinegar was a bit mo sticky so it cood adhere isself to d mushrooms betta... But I suppose is ok, cos we dun realli want d taste to ovapowa d mushrooms rite?
I had d pan-fried cod ($16.80). D veges had pomegranate seeds thrown in asso. Dose lil red balls are d pomegranate seeds! Added sum zest to d dish... Of cos, d cod isself is aready yummi. Had carrot foam/froth!!! Dat's d yellow stuff dat lewks lyk it's oozing out of god-knows-where.... I fink it was supposed to be seated on top of d cod, tho... I've neva eaten carrot foam/froth before!! *faint*
We had between us, 1 Leffe Blonde ($6.90) & 1 Hoegaarden ($6.90)(330ml bottles) & a big (750ml) 'The Beer to Dine For' ($14.20).
Total bill: $74.20. No service charge one.
Happi Belated Burfday to me!!!
Yew lot shood try d Chicken wif Avocado & Peach asso. D dish oni costs less dan $10 (I fink is $7.90 or $8.90 or summat) & d peach goes VERY well wif d chicken n avocado (of cos rite, if nowt, he woon add d peach to d dish). I fed my fren a moufful & she almost faintd. (Akcherli, it sorta reminds me of TCC's Chicken & Mango Sannie. Similar concept.... Dis marryin of frooty flavours wif chicken is a veri gewd fing!!! *Pats my tum*)
De next time we go back to Basil, we gonna try d next 2 fings on d menu (werkin our way down bah)... D duck & d pork ribs......
Book in advance on Saturdays (& prolli Fridays too). Gets crowded.
190 Middle Road
#01-07, Fortune Centre
(You got to walk out of the building. It is along Middle Road)
Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm daily; closed on Mondays
I fink dey close fer lunch at 3pm tho... or sumfing... & re-open fer dinna at dunno wot time.
Jian said dat dere is anotha place around Bugis dat has a similar concept to Basil Alcove. Dat Xiaxue blogga was invited to eat dere. He wantd to try, but got turnd off by d restaurant's media-whore-ishness. I am goin to read abowt it now.... Lata den drag him dere n try.