Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Jamie Oliver's Italian Restaurant in Singapore Vivocity

Jamie's Italian Restaurant opened in Vivocity Singapore (1 Harbourfront Walk). This restaurant is opened by the famous Jamie Oliver, British Chef that cooks Italian dishes on TV.

As Mrupupup is big foodie, so must try Jamie's Restaurant, first in Asia.  The new restaurant offered Italian dishes such as salads, breads, pasta and antipasta. The pasta noodles are made on site daily and using fine fresh produce. The place had an open kitchen and alfresco dining area.

Mrupupup went in without early booking for a seat at the restaurant. The staff said 45 minutes on a weekday evening 7.30pm! Super long wait!  Mrupupup saw the waiting list, at least 10 reservations more for the evening. As Mrupupup was about to leave at the 15 minute mark at their waiting area because could not wait anymore, suddenly the waiter said ok ok go ahead! Wow, Mrupupup wondered that evening that this was a delay tactic or marketing gimmick to make people wait so as to feel more hungry for a chance to eat at Jamie's? Anyway, Mrupupup went in and had a nice red seat.

Overall verdict: Expensive food - Overall, food was plausible (maybe not use to the Italian style of food). Service staff were good because got good seat and they did explain the dishes! Good ambience - think because got many people. Mrupupup thought might not be worth paying for the meals. Can try this place if you got money - prepare to pay at least $30-$50 per person.

Menu ordered
Crab spaghetti $25 (large portion)
Portion was large size (but not really big in quantity) and little shredded crab meat too. Mrupupup felt that it was a crab spaghetti but tasted like prawn noodles. Mrupupup 'soften' the taste with lots of shredded cheese. Not worth the price.

Vongole pasta with clams in wine sauce $17 (small portion)
Vongole pasta with clams was good because the portion was just nice and loved white wine sauce that went well with the clams!  Pretty good! Simple but a good dish!

Jamie's Walnut Salad ($9)
Exotic taste which Mrupupup never tasted before. Pretty interesting salad with lots of walnut.


Other dishes
Italian Bread - need to order about $6 just ok

Creamy Panna Cotta ($9) –  Pudding was firm and soft at the same time. The vanilla flavour was good and the fruit grape sauce added sourness and sweetness to complement.  Nice dessert!

Brownie $11.50 - Pretty normal - could be better

Plates of meats and olives  $15 - Pretty ok for starters

Funnel salad - $10 pretty interesting salad. Just ok.



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