X and I made a reservation at Forlino for lunch to kick start the second Restaurant Week of the year. I was really excited because I've been wanting to go to Forlino for a long time! And I guess my excitement rubbed off on X and he was quite excited too haha
Route to the restaurant
The staff took quite a long time to get our orders and we noticed that the utensils looked really old and were dirty.
The bread was fragrant and nicely warmed. It was a little too oily though
I'm not a fan of cheese but X took a liking to the combination of the cheese and bread
Orrecchiette Pasta with Broccolini Sauce
To be honest, this looks grossly cheap and unappetizing.
The pasta was too hard and it wasn't very good.
It was quite a huge portion and we both did not finish it
Seabass Filet with Potatoes 'Novelle' and Pesto Genovese
The fish was fresh and this was pretty decent
Roasted Beef Flank with Polenta and Balsamic Vinegar Sauce
The three beef slices were tender but they were really thin. The polenta was also too buttery.
White Chocolate Pannacotta with Melon Coulis
The taste of white chocolate was lacking in the sturdy panna cotta.
Caffe e Chiacchere
Served with savory crackers
We would have liked something sweet to go along with our coffee instead of the savory crackers.
X and I were really disappointed with our lunch. Not only was the food a borderline average, service was quite terrible. They did not clean our tables until before our dessert arrived. Also, the waitress didn't do a good job as she left quite a huge amount of crumbs lying on the table. It was as if she was just doing it for the sake of it. Also, there was no differentiation in the utensils for main course or dessert. Lastly, they took what seemed like a million years to pass us our bill even though we were one of the only two tables occupied.
I guess we just expected better.
Total cost: $94+
#02-06 One Fullerton
K's rating of Forlino: 5.5/10