Parco Caffe is a relatively new restaurant under the same team that manages Spruce and Alkaff Mansion. So we had pretty high expectations of the place, especially when we adore Spruce. Spruce's ahi tuna tartare is one of the best things in this world. Haha.
So here we were, one weekday evening, at Raeburn Park. Parco Caffe is situated in an office building. Parking is readily available in the carpark or you can park by the side of the road and walk into the place too.
This is just, beautiful
This corner is really cute!
Assortment of bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Complimentary starter.
The bread were warmed to the right temperature and they were really soft. They were fragrant and great on their own without the dip. Pretty good I must say!
White wine for X.
Iced cafe latte for me
The latte was good. It had a natural sweetness that does not require the addition of sugar.
Slow braised veal ossobuco with saffron risotto
This dish was a mixture of strong spices and flavours. The bone marrow was soft and nice and the veal was pretty tender too. However, the taste was too overwhelming. If you're not a fan of strong flavours or spices, I suggest that you opt for something else!
Lemon Honey Kurobuta Rib -$28
Japanese pork rib tossed in lemon honey sauce served with asparagus.
The first bite I had of the rib was pretty divine. It was really tender and sweet. It made me happy right away! However I can't say the same for the second piece of rib as it was overcooked. The meat was too tough and it was difficult to not only cut but bite into the meat. Also, the portion may be pretty small for some.
It was a pleasant evening at Parco Caffe. The restaurant is pretty and service was good. I called to make a reservation earlier on in the day and the person on the other line asked if it was for any special occasion and what kind of ambience do I prefer. It's nice that they take their customers' preferences into account! We''ll be back to try their weekend brunch sometime!
10 Raeburn Park, #01-28
Daily: 11.30am – 11pm
K's rating of Parco Caffe : 7.5/10