Monday, September 15, 2008

Prego Dinner

Girls night out on a Friday! It has been a loooong time since we last did that. Dinner and dancing but it turned out to be just dinner :p The dancing was replaced by drinks but alas! Terrible service (non-existant) at Ink Club Bar that we could kinda spend an hour there without anyone serving us our drink, so yes, we walked out. The waiter who took the pic for us was great in marketing - he positioned us exactly where he could capture the Prego sign. How's that for publicity?
Freshly baked Italian bread. So yummy and soft and delicious. I love the bottle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar - 2 in 1. Lovely.
A splash of balsamic vinegar in olive oil and bread. Perfecto!
We decided to share appys. Parma ham with melon and figs. Prosciutto, Melone e Fichi al Balsamico : 20 months old Parma ham, rock melon and balsamic figs. I really don't like parma ham on its own but when wrapped around the melon and figs, it was pretty good.
Calamari Fritti : crispy calamari, marinated artichokes and spicy tartare dressing. Hmmm...I love the clever way the lemon was wrapped so that the seeds would not drop out when we squeezed it. I didn't really taste the artichokes. The calamari was good too. Just nice.
Here is C's dish - Gnocchi di Spinaci Ripieni con Mousse di Gamberi in Salsa di Granchio: Spinach and potato dumplings stuffed with prawn mousse, crab meat and bisque sauce. This was pretty good though it could probably get a bit too much after a while.
D's dish - Spaghetti alla Carbonara: spaghetti with guanciale bacon, pecorino cheese, egg yolk. Very traditional but oh so yummy. The cream made all the difference. It was a huge portion too.
My order - Lasagne al Forno: oven-baked pasta layered with veal and beef ragout, tomato b├ęchamel sauce. Also another traditional dish. It was good though I felt it was a bit too salty. The pasta itself was awesome.
A's order - Rigatoni al Ragout Magro: rigatoni with minced beef, veal and vegetables in tomato sauce. It was not too bad too though A said it was also salty. Maybe it is the meat which is salty?
T's order - Spaghetti alle Vongole: spaghetti with clams, garlic, parsley and white wine sauce. This was actually pretty good. Flavorful and just great. Not too creamy or salty. Nice.
Prego's standards seemed to have improved. I don't mind going there again for a meal. Anyone with Feed at Raffles Card? ;)

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