Food reviews - Singapore CASA TARTUFO 20 June 2011


Casa Tartufo
Forum, The Shopping Mall
583 Orchard Road
Singapore

PRICE: $$$$
RATING:

We celebrated Father’s Day early since Chris would be away in Seattle on the actual day (boo!). I wanted to try someplace that all of us had never been to before, and so decided on Casa Tartufo. Located in Forum shopping mall, it doesn’t look obviously like a restaurant from the outside, since you can’t see the tables inside easily, so it’s really easy to overlook and I never even knew the place existed until the day we dined there. It’s cosy inside with lovely warm service and an efficient kitchen.


Our family

Parents!

Inside Casa Tartufo

Boys waiting for their food

With my 2 favourite Dads 🙂

Mummy and me

I’d read online that the Burrata cheese with truffle heart was a must-try, and so was keen to try that out. It didn’t disappoint – I loved how unusual the dish was, I’ve never had it in my entire life! The Burrata cheese was actually pretty un-cheese like! It didn’t have that heavy taste and was not too overwhelming a dish. I’m not sure why they say it has a “truffle heart” because ours had truffles blended within the whole cheese, lending a subtle flavour. It was AWESOME paired with their homemade warm foccacia.. mmm..


Burrata cheese with truffle heart (SG$45)
 

I thought their main dishes were pretty good. I did really enjoy my Omelette with truffles (not pictured below, I forgot!) and thought it was well done, but the presentation was quite basic. The best main IMHO was the Tajarin thin egg noodles with truffle sauce which was a very simple dish with no meat in it, and was a fairly petite portion, but the sauce really packed a punch! Delicious.


Tajarin thin egg noodles with truffle sauce (SG$25)

Angus burger with mushrooms, bacon, mozzarella, onion and truffle fries (SG$26)

Beer battered Dory fillet, Parmesan, Truffle fries, Arrabbiata sauce (SG$24)

 

I thoroughly enjoyed the Sticky Date Pudding, apple crumble and hazelnut ice-cream which was sweet, decadant, and unusual with the hazelnut ice cream. The crunchy crumble pieces were a fun touch, though didn’t taste anything like apple (which is good, IMHO!). The Tiramisu with a touch of truffle had a very very light truffle flavour, but I thought the tiramisu itself was lovely. I love really wet/moist tiramisu, and this one hit the spot. The others felt it was a bit too wet though, but it was fine with me – exactly the way I like it!

The service at Casa Tartufo was very warm, and they were so attentive, which I appreciated. As we left, we were greeted by the owners which was a nice personal touch. Check it out if you’re really into truffles, as you’ll be able to stuff yourself with them here at very reasonable prices. And even if you’re not a truffle fan, you’ll still be pleased as there’s quite a few truffle-free dishes here too.


Sticky Date Pudding, apple crumble and hazelnut ice-cream (SG$14)

Tiramisu with a touch of truffle (SG$16)

Hello Mr Big Eyes

All of us! (errr.. minus the baby)

 

20 Comments

  • internettourist posted on June 20, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    This is my no calorie way of having a food party

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      I dont like reading food blogs cos they make me too envious and hungry, heh!

      Reply
  • ice_queenz posted on June 20, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    with all that good food, being a rather new mommy, and still maintain the svelte figure! blessed lar…

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      *ahem* well.. trying to.. but need to exercise (too lazy)! 😛

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on June 20, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    i see there’s a few hair being sprouted on top of hunter’s head. is it blonde/brown?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 21, 2011 at 1:42 pm

      Yes, growing slowlyyy but surely, haha! It’s light brown now but I reckon it’ll go darker

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on June 20, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I like your dress.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 21, 2011 at 1:42 pm

      Thanks hon, it’s great for Singapore’s heat cos it’s a thin wrap dress

      Reply
  • internettourist posted on June 20, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    This is my no calorie way of having a food party

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      I dont like reading food blogs cos they make me too envious and hungry, heh!

      Reply
  • ice_queenz posted on June 20, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    with all that good food, being a rather new mommy, and still maintain the svelte figure! blessed lar…

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      *ahem* well.. trying to.. but need to exercise (too lazy)! 😛

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on June 20, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    i see there’s a few hair being sprouted on top of hunter’s head. is it blonde/brown?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 21, 2011 at 1:42 pm

      Yes, growing slowlyyy but surely, haha! It’s light brown now but I reckon it’ll go darker

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on June 20, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I like your dress.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 21, 2011 at 1:42 pm

      Thanks hon, it’s great for Singapore’s heat cos it’s a thin wrap dress

      Reply
  • beverly posted on June 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Is that the Mozza in MBS? I went there last week!

    Reply
    • babyflite posted on June 22, 2011 at 12:17 am

      Yup! There’re 2 restaurants, Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza. Only Osteria has the mozzzarella bar.

      Reply
  • beverly posted on June 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Is that the Mozza in MBS? I went there last week!

    Reply
    • babyflite posted on June 22, 2011 at 12:17 am

      Yup! There’re 2 restaurants, Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza. Only Osteria has the mozzzarella bar.

      Reply

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