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Lunch at Oca Grassa

Recently my colleagues and I visited an Italian casual fine dining restaurant, Oca Grassa for lunch.

They were featured on TimeOut Singapore online,ย here.

Oca Grassa means “fat goose” in Italian and it signifies prosperity and the good life. ๐Ÿ™‚

From our experience at Oca Grassa, I most certainly agree that the restaurant lives up to its name!

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The cute namecard with a lightly embossed goose with 3 golden eggs. ^^

2013-07-23 12.30.32The restaurant has a lovely lobby / entrance with a beautiful painting.ย 
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My #ootd, a black dress with pink floral prints and blue wedges.

I matched my earrings with the dress, but you can’t see it here, haha.

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Oca Grassa has an open kitchen concept where you can watch the chefs in action. Here’s our starters of bread with meat slices and vinaigrette.

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For salads, we had seafood with avocado. I love avocado and the squid was grilled to perfection! It was akin to savouring the bounty of the sea in a mouthful. ๐Ÿ™‚2013-07-23 13.05.09

Next up we had a seafood fritter platter of prawns and squid.ย 2013-07-23 13.11.14

Then we had a tomato based seafood pasta. I felt that the pasta was a tad overcooked, could have been better.

For the last main… We were in for a surprise!ย 2013-07-23 13.37.29

Look at my colleagues shocked expressions! ๐Ÿ˜›

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And all of us eager to Instagram the chef’s recommendation, the florentine steak served on himalayan salt. ๐Ÿ˜›2013-07-23 13.41.19

I had never tasted steak so good. It was served medium rare, I had a few cuts, one served more cooked and another in medium rare which tasted better because it was tasty and chewy.

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Lastly, we ended off our meal with desserts, Tiramisu with gula melaka and Panna Cotta with a guava base and topped off with pomegranate flavoured ice. I can’t decide which I prefer more!

Located at 6 Bukit Pasoh which is near Duxton, the restaurant is nestled among shop houses which provides a nice background for a stroll after dinner in the evening. ๐Ÿ™‚ The budget per person is about $100, without drinks. For wine, add another $50. If you’re planning for a date, you can request for a smaller Florentine steak for two.

I would most definitely be back again for the seafood salad, steak and desserts!

If you’d like to visit, here’s the details:

Oca Grassa

6 Bukit Pasoh Road

Tel: 6534 9854

Opening Hours:
Mon โ€“ Sat: 12pm โ€“ 2.30pm (Lunch)
Mon โ€“ Sat: 6pm โ€“ 10.30pm (Dinner)

Till the next post,

<3

Ena

Dinner at Covelli Italian Bistro

To celebrate my 23rd birthday in advance, my family and I had dinner at Covelli Italian Bistro, here are the photos from dinner that night. ๐Ÿ™‚
Ena Review Covelli Italian Bistro

Tasty calamari rings. Recommend!
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Truffle oil mushroom soup… Was not that great because the mushroom soup tasted more raw than tasty. :/2013-07-10 20.05.25

My truffle oil ravioli. It was very filling, so I would recommend this dish to be shared in a group, which was what I did rather than eating it all alone. ๐Ÿ™‚

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My elder sister’s chicken “burger”.
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My second sis’s moroccan flavoured lamb. ย I asked my sister for her opinion on this dish and she said it is nice and tender and though she is not a fan of goat cheese, overall she felt it was good. ๐Ÿ™‚
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My dad’s pork dish.

Seems like I missed out my mum’s lobster spaghetti. ๐Ÿ˜›

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Family photo! ๐Ÿ˜€

Overall the dishes were very tasty in our opinion and reasonably priced at about $20-$28 per dish. So if you’re thinking of where to go for a first date, you can consider this place! ๐Ÿ˜‰

The dish portions were also filling as we didn’t had stomach for desserts. Thumbs up for filling portions!

We went down on a Wednesday night and there were 2-3 other groups of diners, so if you’re going down in a group, especially on weekends, you might want to make reservations. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you’d like to visit, here’s the address:

181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central #B2-11/22, Singapore 238896

Phone: 6238 6400

Till the next post,

Be Beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜‰

<3,

Ena