Took some time off work on a Friday noon to spend some time with love. Decided to explore the Asian Civilisation Museum (ACM) and their China Mania exhibition!
There are quite a lot of things to see in the ACM. I have always been fascinated with objects from the past… the workmanship, the details. How do they do it with such limited tools at that point in time?
After about 2 hours of exploring every nook and cranny, we are finally done with our museum date :) The best part is that…. it’s free for Singaporeans. What are you waiting for? I wish there were more upcoming exhibitions for us to check out cause it’s definitely something different from the usual lunch-movie-cafe dates.
We were getting really hungry so we headed towards The Cathay to try out Concetto for dinner! I didn’t know Concetto is under the Saveur Group till i googled for reviews on what’s good there.
Saveur serves affordable French food, while Concetto serves affordable Italian food. It’s design has a very whimsical industrial feel to it, which I thought was pretty cool.
Concetto Pasta $6.90
Chilled Capellini tossed in lobster oil & seaweed; served with crab and shrimp tartare, finished with lobster foam & ikura
The plating was beautiful, with a nice blend of colors. However, it tasted quite bad… way too fishy for our liking. The ingredients didn’t gel and the flavors are overwhelming.
Crab Risotto ($13.90)
Arborio rice cooked in shellfish broth & crab meat; served with crab meat tartare, brussel sprouts & crispy rice cracker
There was hardly any crab and it had a pretty fishy taste to it too. The risotto was too overcooked as well.
Funghi Risotto ($10.90)
Arborio rice cooked in mushroom broth and mixed mushrooms; served with enoki tempura, thinly sliced king oyster mushroom & red wine pickled shallots
The service staffs were polite and generally helpful. Concetto did not impress me as much as Saveur did on my first visit. I don’t think I will go back to visit again after the disappointing experience.
Concetto by Saveur
The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, 01-11/12 Tel: +65 67351141
Opening Hours: 12:00 – 9.15pm (Sun-Mon), 12:00 – 9.30pm (Tues-Sat)